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Samara Restaurant

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23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
+972 2-628-2050
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Regularly visit Jerusalem once or twice a year and I always stop for lunch here Good friendly service wifi great aircon Good range of foods and wine Its right @ Jaffa Gate so eat before or after your visit to the Old City

Thank Con B
Hockley, Texas
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Air conditioned, relaxing, and friendly staff, Samara is situated near the gate and just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the market. A great menu of items suited to the variety of pilgrims, shoppers, and visitors from all over the world. The staff serves you kindly, with multi-lingual options, and make great recommendations. The small space serves many,... More 

Thank Leah G
louisville, colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We felt so welcome at this restaurant. The setting was delightful, as you can sit and enjoy all the people coming and going from the Jaffa Gate and the food was excellent. The owner spent time with us and shared how he has owned this for many years. He was just wonderful! Don't miss this one!

Thank Maui1221
emerald hills, ca
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

After walking around the Christian quarter we asked a shopkeeper for a restaurant recommendation and he said to go to Samara Restaurant.sThe waiter greeted us and seated us and gave us a menu that was pretty complete in its offerings. We selected a chicken kabob and meat kabob which came with fries and salad. The food was cooked to order... More 

Thank georwc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Really good stop after a long day in the old city. Really enjoyed it. The mixed grill and Greek salad were excellent.....

Thank Mike W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Second time here in 2 years yummy burger (lamb/beef) wine is quite pricey but a welcome haven to relax imbibe and eat after a long day of the Old City of Jerusalem

Thank Con B
Orlando, Florida
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170 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

By the time you have wandered through the Old City of Jerusalem and arrived at the Jaffa Gate, you will be looking for a clean, nice place to get a cool drink and a quick bite. This is the place. Right by the gate, comfortable, relaxing and convenient.

Thank skip15000
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

I went here with another group of friends who recommended it to me. My food was made quickly and it was quite delicious. The atmosphere was quite noisy and it added to the experience. There is nothing fancy about this place, but it is a good place to get a decent meal for about 50 shekels. I will go there... More 

Thank Brian N
Tampa, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Location great for Jaffa gate. We ate here twice as it was adjacent to our hotel. Food was pretty basic and the prices while a little 'touristy' were OK. Mostly pita-pocket microwaved sandwiches, french fries, etc. Staff (which seems like the owners) are perfunctory and apathetic. This is a shame; with a better attitude and a little more creative with... More 

Thank Tampa_Turtle
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253 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

This is a clean restaurant, with good service, offering tasty basic food - all you need after a day's sightseeing. It is not expensive by Jerusalem standards and the portions are large.

Thank mouseHerts

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Restaurant Details

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    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-2050

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