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I absolutely love this restaurant. It's one of Jerusalem's gems of a restaurant, with exquisite Turkish-infused food that makes you want to set up camp and inhale their food. Their eggplant with minced beef is fantastic, as are their hummus and their meatballs. Come here...prepared to share food, as you'll want to try everything. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the vibe was both welcoming, laidback, and uplifting.More
From the hip, modern city-life of Tel Aviv, to the ancient, enduring and timeless city of Jerusalem, where every crack in the living stone walls and streets exudes a wealth of history.
And once again, into a teeming mix of cultures that to the outside...world appear to co-exist only tenuously, but actually are deeply intertwined and inseparable…
After wandering around the packed, narrow and winding ancient streets of the Holy City, we found ourselves headed to this famous old-world restaurant. I don’t know how my friends found it, but I was totally lost. I guess you have to have a native nose..? Once again: a blend of ancient cuisines from across this part of the world: Mideastern, Arab, Persian, Israeli ~ all blending together in a cauldron to make people delight in one of the greatest pleasures of this world: good food.
The food here is cooking in a series of pots placed at the edge of the kitchen, which overlooks the dining room. People see, smell, order, and the waiters yell the requests to the crews in the kitchen, who dip into the pots and hand out filled bowls and plates of hot, steaming foods to the waiters to serve.. it’s all very casual and very clean. And all washed down by nice, chilled local beer.
Most amazing, delicately cooked and fully flavored food, and well worth the experience. It’s probably been done this way here for decades, and not changed one bit: food’s always cooking, and people are always eating. No sweat !!
Not expensive at all...More
It took me a while to find this restaurant, but it is so good that we found it.
I came with my mother who born in Jerusalem as well as her grandmother and so on. The food was just as she remembered and tasted great....You made my mother happy.
Thank you very muchMore
Eight of us walked in for lunch on a stormy afternoon, and were immediately seated by a cheerful and hospitable host. Within seconds hot pita bread and hummus were served, and a bottle of Israeli white wine which served us as we browsed the menu....We shared for main dishes and two appetizers, which was plenty. Absolutely amazing experience and would definitely go back in a heartbeat!More
In the Mahane Yehuda market, so not much atmosphere, but at least the dining room is up a flight from the bustle of the market and a little quieter. Food was amazing, flavorful, large portions. Don't miss the baked eggplant with beef/lamb on top, silky-smooth...hummus, and yummy fresh pita. Very reasonable prices, too.More
One of the best place to have local family food. It’s close to le souk but don’t worry if you don’t find it ask... everybody knows the place. You may also do take away. And everybody is very friendly !
A must go! A bit tricky to find, but once I did, wow, was I happy! I had probably the best hummus with tahini I had on my entire trip to Israel and then I had the Azura - Turkish eggplant stuffed with ground beef,...pine nuts, and a delicious sauce with cinnamon. Seriously, SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!!! I was the only one dining so of course, the service was fantastic, but based on the pride in their food, I am sure the service would be good regardless of when you visit. Please visit Azura!More
Sabbath or not, they are not open in the evenings. Anyway, the food is finished very quickly (after 3 or 4 pm, you are left with "left over"). So I don't think there is a need to serve in the evenings.