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Abu Shukri

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Al wad st., jerusalem | Next to the 6 th station of via dolarosa, Jerusalem, Israel
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Rumford, Rhode Island, United States
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well known place in the Old City for hummus. I can confirm that it is inexpensive, tasty, and fast. Definitely worth hitting if you're on your way to the nearby points of interest like the Via Dolarosa or the Holy Sepulchre. However, I would also recommend some alternatives that one can not list because there is... More 

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1 Thank Bryan R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant serves mostly hummus and falafel. The restaurant itself is not big but pretty crowded as it is situated in the middle of the market in the Old City of Jerusalem, a very touristy spot! A tip for everyone who would like to eat in the restaurants in or around the market in Old City....please, ask for the price... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this place overall as a quick lunch while on a walking tour of the old city. I went with a local guide, so yes, this is definitely a spot used to tourists and I agree with others to ask for a menu with prices before ordering. Our lunch was plentiful and cheap (as it should be). The falafel... More 

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1 Thank LeSuriel
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Known old place with Excelent humos and falafel ! But you feel the place lack of hygiene Toilettes need more cleaning ! Sinks are disgusting ! No papers to dry your hands You feel the Staff who work there need to have cleaner clothes if they work with food !

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1 Thank Leodaniel2017
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Abu Shukri restaurant with my family and we had a nice lunch without any drinks. Usual stuff. Some chicken, lamb and kebab with a set at small salad dishes. The price at the end was shocking for this type of let's be honest fast food. 400NIS equivalent to $120. The guy even demanded a tip. If going there... More 

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1 Thank Boris P
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of tourists and in my opinion, the quality of hummus is not the best. I know that it is very subjective opinion, but after tasting so many great ones in Israel, I would not go there for the second time. But if you are in Jerusalem and you look for a tiny place with mostly hummus -... More 

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1 Thank Monika J
Israel
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here with an international group of 25 people from South America, eastern Europe, southeast Asia, east & west Africa, our American-Israeli tour guide (he recommended this restaurant), and our staff of three. We had a great time and a wonderful vegetarian lunch. The hummus, of course, was first class, the pitot fresh and warm, the chopped salad, fresh... More 

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Thank Aravasouth_57
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If u r in Jerusalem graving for a really good falafel , hummus and foul , leave the western side of the city and go for the real thing, the old city of our beloved Jerusalem and look for Abu Shukry restaurant in bab al wad street...the original flavor of the old city at it's best! U can enjoy ur... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We love this place. Many locals. Also many tourists know how to find this place (thanks to Lonely Planet). Good hummus, and good falafel! We really enjoyed the food! One minor disadvantage was the cockroach (luckily for us it walked over our table after dinner so we could still enjoy the food). But still very recommended place, good for a... More 

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Chernex, CH
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It is cheap, it is plentiful, it is haunted by locals, and feels so authentic. You could totally overlook it as a traveler. We were taken here by a friend who was friends with the owner, and after he fed us off-menu, we basically rolled out of there. I felt like I would never be hungry ever again but my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al wad st., jerusalem | Next to the 6 th station of via dolarosa, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?