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Samara Restaurant

23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
+972 2-628-2050
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“baklava” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Middle Eastern
€€ - €€€
23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Jerusalem and the street address given is totally wrong. The Samara Restaurant as pictured is actually inside the Old City of Jerusalem on your left about 100 m down after you entered through Jaffa Gate. The food is OKish, the service indifferent...More

Thank Will D
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Went in here for a snack and coffee (elevenses). at the time of our arrival only one guy doing everything so things were a bit slow, as he was cooking, clearing tables and doing the till. Another guy did turn up later to help. My...More

Thank Valhallaprime
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The waiter (or the owner), a pink shirted stocky guy, is agressive and violent. My mother used the bathroom and then decided to leave seing the agressivity of the man. We didn’t order nothing. The guy, still agressive, wanted 10 shekels (2,5€) for the use...More

Thank JasmineMatine
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is the place where we rest our feet in the Old City. Right at the Jaffa Gate you can drink one coffee for an hour or eat an entire quick meal. Cash only! Terrific prices. Very high quality hummus and baba. One hummus plate...More

Thank CateS617
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

At Jaffa Gate. Very good food. Affordable. Comfortable. Nice place to watch all of the people visiting. Jaffa Gate is a fun active area. Great Hummus. Great breakfasts. Some English spoken. Pleasant and fast service

Thank fondamcg
Reviewed 11 September 2017

a place to go right inside the Jaffa Gates. The atmosphere is hospitable, the food very good and simple, they owners are lovely. Not fancy, just warm and ubiquitous.

Thank Nicolas E
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Delicious soup and sandwiches near the Jaffa Gate and our Guesthouse. Hospitality and service was lovely. Restaurant has a quaint Middle Eastern environment. We have dined there the last two years and have been very satisfied.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Let's be honest, you are not coming here for the food. You are here because it is a respite from the heat and crowds. It faces David's Tower. Let me repeat that; this modern oasis faces the 2000+ year old David's Tower. That alone makes...More

Thank BRC2007
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Located just inside Jaffa gate this restaurant serves up tasty sandwiches on pita bread with salad and fries. Air conditioned with clean restrooms. Cash only.

Thank jekcpa
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great place for a quick bite to eat sitting down. Good menu of salads and sandwiches. We ate there twice and enjoyed ourselves both times. We stayed 9 nights at the New Imperial Hotel which is just doors away. Pleasant atmosphere.

1  Thank Candy G
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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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