Restaurants

Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Modern

Talented chef Avi Peretz devises delicious menus that feature traditional Israeli dishes with a modern twist. His Jerusalem tapas platter is a case in point, with seven tapas dishes concocted from vegetables that ar…
Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Machneyuda

A trio of chefs has turned the local dining scene on its head at this fabulous restaurant near the market. It's not kosher, it's not staid (quite the opposite) and its menu travels the globe. Strangely enough, the l…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Jerusalem

Pinati

The photos of loyal customers that cover the walls are testament to the longevity of this simple hummus joint, which is so popular that it can be almost impossible to get inside during the lunchtime rush. The half-c…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Jerusalem

Abu Shukri

After the best hummus in the Old City? This local favourite gets our vote. The standard platter includes a bowl of fresh hummus with your choice of topping (chickpea, tahina, fuul or pine nuts), some pickles and a b…
Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Yudaleh

The precocious sibling of Machneyuda looks like a Hawaiian beach shack, serves the same exciting modern Israeli food as its big bro and is even more fun (and that's really saying something). Sitting at the bar, orde…
Middle Eastern in Jerusalem

Le Petit Levant

Head here to sample delectable dishes from Lebanon and Syria. The service can be shambolic (sometimes reminding us of Fawlty Towers), but the food is sensational – flavoursome mezzes, succulent grills, tasty fatteh …
Turkish in Jerusalem

Azura

One of the city's best-loved eateries, Azura has been cooking up its Turkish-influenced comfort food since 1952. Its version of hummus scored well in our 'find the best hummus in Jerusalem' quest, and the signature …
Middle Eastern in Jerusalem

Lina Restaurant

A good place to recover after battling the crowds at the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Lina has two dining rooms on opposite sides of the street, both of which serve good hummus, jugs of fresh juice (29NIS) a…
Middle Eastern in Jerusalem

Families Restaurant

This popular place in the Muslim Quarter's busiest shopping strip is appropriately named – it opened 40 years ago and has since been operated by three generations of the same family. The cavernous interior is a plea…