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Middle Eastern, Soups, Israeli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.6 km from Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Overpriced soup (35 shekels, about $10, for a bowl with 2 slices of brown bread with a herb butter). The soup was decent but not even close to be worth that price. You’re paying for the cool hipster interior design, music and attitude of the...attractive young worker. She ignored me when I walked in and even when I stood in front of her by the till; apparently her friends at the table are more important. When I asked what was in the sweet potato soup besides sweet potato, she blankly looked at me and said, “I have no idea.” Seriously?! She delivered the brown bread and butter by practically slapping the plate down on the table. Very glad to NOT leave a tip here and having the satisfaction to tell her why.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

Vegetarian restaurant featuring delicious homemade soups (samples available), salads, roasted and stuffed vegetables as well as other traditional vegetarian cuisine. Staff very friendly and place has a good atmosphere. Very well recommended especially if you’re not after a heavy dinner. My wife and I really...enjoyed this restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019

Our first trip to Jerusalem and like many others we were looking for a healthy yet yummy dinner venue. We found a real gem! The hostess with the mostest. The lady was absolutely lovely. Offered us the tasters of all the soups as we were...not sure what we wanted to eat. The chef made a delicious pasta for our 4 yo. We ended up ordering for a stuffed zucchini which was absolutely delicious!! A must have. They offered us freshly prepared dolmas by the chef’s mother. The best iv ever eaten. The meal was a winner and so was the place. Loved the concept of the joint which on recycle, reuse while serving healthy, freshly prepared comfort food. Thank you so much! We are sure to recommend to everyone visiting Jerusalem. 🙏More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 2 November 2019

Welcoming, warm and friendly service; all staff had a great sense of humour, too! To help us decide which of their soup options we wanted we were offered samplers, all of which were yummy. The portions were generous and it was served piping hot. All...was so good we decided to return 3 days later.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 27 October 2019

Very tasty food with very fresh the service is very kind. The chief who is the owner speaks perfect French which was relaxing for us. Excellente cuisine très parfumée plats copieux tarifs raisonnables compte tenu de la qualité. Le service est gentil et en Français.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 6 June 2019

Simple, tasty soups, lovely salads, like going back in time to the 60s. Love this place. Unpretentious and friendly. Always saw lone diners here who felt comfortable as I saw the same person several times on our trips here.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Decided to try Hamarakiya as it’s listed in lonely planet but should’ve known better, as there tips aren’t the best more often then not these days. We ordered 3 dishes: shakshuka (praised in the guide), eggplant and focaccia. Shakshuka was bland and sour, literally canned...tomatoes with egg. No seasoning whatsoever. The focaccia was not a focaccia but just a white bread with some mozzarella on it. Bland and tasteless. The eggplant saved the night but was also mediocre at best. Overall we expected way more but left disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Vacation586303, General Manager at Hamarakiya, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2019

This description does not match the hamarakia ! we never had focaccia! we never had mozzarella! we don't cook eggplants ;) we never had canned tomatoes ! our promise is fresh food only fresh, you can visit our place before opening time from 8am to...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019

We went with the lentil soup (עדשים כתומים), and found it to be very delicious and filling. The pesto that comes with the bread is great -- very herby, not the usual stuff. Fun place, very quirky and charming decor.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Here is my experience, as is: Waiter brings soup holding bowl while fingers inside the soup. The stuffed vegetables were un-eatable, taste like paper. Between what you order and what you get, expect some surprises. All bowls and plates are broken, probably best place for...germs. What can I say, there are so many wonderful places to eat in Jerusalem, just make sure to avoid this place.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

try the vegetable plate, the hummus and the lentil soup!! this is the perfect place for a vegan dinner

Date of visit: December 2018
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  • Hamarakiya is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5