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Popular Restaurants in Jerusalem

Popular Restaurants in Jerusalem

Jerusalem restaurants tend to offer a different style of cuisine to that of its big-city neighbor, Tel Aviv, and many of the restaurants here are kosher. Fast, filling Middle Eastern food is always available, and for tourists, there are plenty of traditional decades-old eateries to discover.

More Expensive Jerusalem Eateries

Machaneyuda is one of the city’s more expensive establishments, where the food is primarily Mediterranean. Owned and run by well-known chefs who source their ingredients from the market close by, you can expect seasonal, creative dishes. Although the menu is a little pricey it’s still possible to find some tasty cheaper options. The unpretentious décor and open kitchen mean that you can watch the chefs preparing the dishes, which often makes for good entertainment. The restaurant is extremely popular so advance booking is recommended.

The 1868 Restaurant is another fairly pricey restaurant in Jerusalem. The kosher establishment gets its name from the fact that it's housed within the first stone house to be built outside the Old City walls, in 1868. The menu is influenced by classic French cuisine, where you can choose from light meals, three course meals or taster menus which include a vast number of dishes.

Moderately expensive restaurants in Jerusalem

Eucalyptus bases its dishes on foods from the Bible. Renowned chef Moshe Basson uses seasonal ingredients sourced locally to create gourmet menus. Dishes include traditional Jerusalem artichoke soup flavored with almonds, chicken stuffed with figs and the famous ‘Seven Vegetable Couscous’, a recipe dating back to the time of King Solomon. As well as serving up delicious food, the waiters will happily relate the history behind each of the dishes, making a visit here a more than simply a dining experience.

The Te’enim is a favorite among vegetarians, serving a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes. The restaurant is located in a charming suburb and is spread over three floors which offer delightful views of the Old City. Food is healthy and hearty, with everything from main dishes to huge breakfasts on offer.

Information on recommended locations in Jerusalem:

Jerusalem City Center - A List of attractions
East Jerusalem - Museums, Shops and Restaurants
Jerusalem Museums - Culture and Arts
Jerusalem Ein Karem - Touring Jerusalem
Jerusalem Night Life - Bars and public houses to visit
Jerusalem Restaurants - Best places to eat in the city
Jerusalem Shopping - Malls, shops and markets
Jerusalem Useful Info - Useful information for tourists

Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Find your Hotel in Jerusalem

 Information on additional destinations in Israel

Tel Aviv
The Dead Sea
Mitzpe Ramon (Masada)
The Gallilee