Jerusalem restaurants

Top Choice Food Hall in German Colony & Southern Jerusalem

First Station

This dining and entertainment complex, housed in a handsome 19th-century railway station, is an atmospheric place for a sit-down meal or a few beers. There are boutiques, cafes and an ice cream stand, plus more than…
Top Choice International in Downtown

Machneyuda

Is it New York comfort food, Italian fine dining or haute cuisine? This superb restaurant owned by three of Israel's most acclaimed chefs near Mahane Yehuda Market has won local acclaim for its playful menu, which o…
Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Modern

The main restaurant at the Israel Museum is as swanky as its setting demands, with a refined array of dishes: artichoke sofrito, stuffed ravioli and chicken kadaif (thin Turkish noodles) so elaborately presented tha…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Downtown

Pinati

While locals swear by the hummus, served with pita and piquant garlic-chilli paste, this hole-in-the-wall's well-seasoned mains are also worth sampling: slow-stewed moussaka, schnitzels, bean soups and shakshuka (a …
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Downtown

Azura

With slow-cooked comfort food, on kerosene burners no less, and efficient service, this Turkish-influenced kosher restaurant off Rehov HaEshkol St near Mahane Yehuda Market is one of Jerusalem's best loved. The frag…
Top Choice Italian in Downtown

Anna

On the upper floor of elegant Ticho House, Anna is a stylish spot for a coffee or an Italian meal. Nibble pastries, pizza bianca, linguine with mushrooms and truffle oil, stuffed sea bream or artichoke omelette, con…
Top Choice Italian in German Colony & Southern Jerusalem

Lev Smadar

Carved out of a British hanger, this space was saved by the community and renovated into an intimate and sophisticated restaurant with a one-screen cinema attached. Red chequered tablecloths and candles set the scen…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Old City

Abu Shukri

Abu Shukri is so popular that it's spawned imitators around Jerusalem. The standard platter includes a bowl of rich, smooth hummus – topped with chickpeas, tahina (sesame-seed paste), fuul (stewed fava beans) or pin…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Old City

Abu Kamel

Tucked into a cave-like corner of the Muslim Quarter, just off the Mouristan Market, Abu Kamel serves some of the city's best hummus, topped with pine nuts. Daily specials might include makloubeh (roasted vegetables…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in East Jerusalem

Sarwa Street Kitchen

Sarwa Street Kitchen is a chill place to loiter with a quiet coffee, juice, meal or beer. The kitchen offers a range of freshly prepared dishes, from homemade pizzas and burritos to Palestinian favourites such as ma…