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Family Restaurant

Khan Al Zait St | Next to the 7th Station of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3435
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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Khan Al Zait St | Next to the 7th Station of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Hashimi Hotel along Khan Al Zait Street and enjoyed two nice lunches at the Family Restaurant, which is almost next door to the hotel. This is a friendly and casual place with a large seating area. As the restaurant name...More

Thank BradJill
abed_latif, Manager at Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BradJill We were honored to host you at "family Restaurant", thank you very much for your kind words and we are glad that you like our food. looking forward to have you again. Best Regards Family Restaurant

Reviewed 16 April 2017

We found this restaurant while wandering around. We stopped for a quick lunch, but it ended up a lot more than that. It was a feast and the value was excellent for Old City

Thank caljane17
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was our best meal and service experience when travelling Israel, food was very tasty, good portion, good prices, good choice, friendly staff and amazing interior! Go a try, you wont regret the experience :)

Thank dencasrutkova
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Our group of 34 pilgrims stopped for lunch on our way to the Church of the Holy Selpulchre. Despite the size of our group, the food and service were fantastic. Loved the fresh lemonade and three kinds of skewers.

Thank revemw
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had half a chicken & chips served at the table for 40 shekels. Additional were 2 x bread buns (flat round) and 4 salad extras. The meal was well prepared, the chicken well spiced and tender, the chips (fries) crispy and properly fried with...More

Thank Raytrail
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good price, good food and good service! The waiters are very attentive and supportive and they are from the same family! Definitely it's for me the best restaurant in Old City!

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Saw there posters outside the shop and it looked yummy. Gave them a try on our visit to Jerusalem. Food was tasty, presentation was excellent. Abid rendered excellent service. He spoke english well too. The eating area was nice and clean. Decor was great too....More

1  Thank sjaffer2016
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great plac to eat , good food right next door to the hashmi hotel which is used by lots from the uk, , the guys Abid and tareq whom are brothers speak very good English and are very helpful, definitely worth a try

1  Thank raees121
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Yeah, I would say the restaurant was quite good. Not that I would give the whole five stars, but not even close for one star either. However, I liked both the food and service.

Thank Eero K
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

You must stop here on any visit to Jerusalem! Been coming here once a year for about 8 years and it's always fantastic. Great food, simple atmosphere, revamped in the last year, great hospitality, a real treasure.

Thank zuzazu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
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09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Khan Al Zait St | Next to the 7th Station of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-3435
The Family Restaurant was open in 1942, being in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem, next to the major junction of the via de la rosa st., crowds of locals and tourist used to come in, enjoy their meal whether fresh meat skewers, grilled chicken, barbecue varieties and defiantly the best salad appetizers as well as the famous home-made Homous and Falafel. The Restaurant contains two roman arches which date back to more than 2000 years old and a third Ottoman arc which is about 100-200 years old. The Restaurant Family members welcome you all days of the week from 9 till 8. Best Regards Abed Restaurant Manager