Best Jerusalem Restaurants


This list for fine Jerusalem dining comes from Al Hashulchan magazine’s 2009 Guide to the Top Restaurants in Israel, December 2008.

(Sometimes Israeli restaurants change their hours (or close!) in tough economic times, so we recommend you call ahead to confirm hours of operation, and to make reservations if necessary.)

Note that kosher Jerusalem restaurants are not open during the Jewish Sabbath (Friday evening and Saturday until after sundown).

Bistro-- Chef-- French--Japanese--Mediterranean

Bistro Restaurants

Café Paradiso
36 Keren Hayasod St. 02-563-4805. Open Mon-Thurs, Sat 12pm-2am, Fri 10am-2pm.

41 King George St. 02-625-2722. Open daily after 6pm.

15 Yoel Solomon St. 02-625-7776. Open daily, 24 hours.

Chef Restaurants

31 Jaffa Rd. 02-624-6242. Chef Asaf Granit. Open Sun – Fri evenings, Sat afternoon and evening.

Angelica kosher
7 Shatz Rd. 02-623-0056. Chef Erez Margy. Open daily, evenings. Housed in the ground floor of the Montefiori hotel.

Shmil Bama'abada kosher
28 Derech Hebron St. 02-673-1629. Chef Shmil Hollend. Open Sun. evening, Mon-Thurs morning – night, Friday morning until Shabbat, Saturday evenings (after Shabbat).

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French Restaurants

1 Ben Sira St. 02-624-2945. Open all week in the afternoon and evenings.

Gavrielle kosher
7 Shimon ben Shetach Rd. 02-624-6444. Open Sun – Thurs afternoon and evening, Friday afternoon, Saturday after Shabbat ends.

La Guta kosher
18 Yosef Rivlin, Nahalat Sheva. 02-623-2322. Open Sun-Thurs afternoon and evening, Friday afternoon, Saturday motzei Shabbat (after Shabbat).

Japanese Restaurants

31 Jaffa St., Finegold courtyard. 02-623-5464. Open daily afternoons and evenings.

Mediterranean Restaurants

Rama’s Kitchen
Near the Church of the Nativity, in the Old City’s Christian Quarter. Call for reservations and specific directions. 02-570-0954. Open Thursday evenings, Fridays, and some Saturdays, from Passover (April) to Sukkot (October) only.

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