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Armenian Tavern

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€€ - €€€
Givat Ram
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79 Armenian Patriarchate Rd | Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3854
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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199 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a week of middle eastern food, our tour guide told us we were going to have Authentic Armenian food. It was delicious, but tasted like pretty much everything we had already had. They served mostly family style for our tour group. Delicious hummus and byoreks (like cheese blintzes). The pita bread was warm and toasty too. Great salads and... More 

Thank Tracy V
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant. I would say it almost authentic Armenian - I would expect little bit more Armenian food there. But anyway, the food was very good, service was friendly. It has kind of home authmosphere. On a way from Old city, just before Jaffa gate - jump there. You will like it.

Thank mishabrn
Haifa, Israel
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The authentic decor and the atmosphere give a feeling of an old tavern. The food is well made and tasty, we had lamb "shashlik" and beef kebab with couple of beers. The service was warm and friendly. and our orders came pretty fast. The place offers authentic Armenian kitchen for a reasonable price. This is an excellent place to stop... More 

Thank Serg O
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We get the advise to visit this restaurant but we get disapointed a lot. The food was cold, the waiters gave the idea we had to hurry, the waiters are not really patience with their guests. Outside it smells like terrible good food but it isnt what we expected. We don't go back.

Thank Toyaisme
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The quaint and interesting decor with the multiple glass lights really add to the pleasant welcoming atmosphere. The food is excellent good selection and service is very good. We had a lovely evening here well worth a visit.

Thank Hilscupcake
Houston, Texas
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393 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a very quaint tavern in that the decor is like a museum. The service is fast and friendly and the food is wonderful. We had a Greek Salad and Ground Lamb Meat kebab - one of each and split it. Glad we did. Great stop for both food and atmosphere.

Thank drsped
Kiev, Ukraine
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Not the best place for vegetarians. Practically there are no different salads, soups. Expensive and once again - expensive. Nearby you can find much more optimal options.

Thank ppo-1
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a good solid mid-tier Armenian restaurant, pleasant atmosphere with some interesting decor, pleasant service, and indeed, open on Shabbat given that the Armenian Orthodox are Christian. They have very good Armenian cognac. I also recommend their Friday special, Shinye.

Thank rosserjb
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was better than expected. You enter by going downstairs and enter into a den of Armenian history and culture. The menu is varied and the food is plentiful and good. They sell are good variety of alcohol and is just a good place to have a meal. Prices are about average for Jerusalem and won't break the bank -... More 

Thank wildbillsghost
New Jersey
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1,812 reviews
667 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,202 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Simple, lovely and friendly place offers Armenian dishes. Basturma and dolma. Good lamb courses. Large portions. Good wine. Nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Armenian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Armenian Patriarchate Rd | Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Givat Ram
  • Neighbourhood: Givat Ram
  • Phone Number: +972 2-627-3854

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?