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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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Chernex, CH
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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bangalore, India
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202 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Abu Shukri as part of the lunch break on the Sandeman Holy City Tour. For 45NIS they serve you pita, salads, hummus, felafel, fries and a drink. It was a very average meal, and nothing outstanding, we've had better hummus (try Ben Sira Hummus). Mint Lemonade was good tho.

Thank huzefac
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple, authentic food. They claim to have the best hummus! Order the hummus and falafel and have your perfect lunch somewhere in the streets!

Thank Ed020
Saint Louis, Missouri
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147 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This famous hummuseria is located right by station V on the Via Dolorsa and is worth a visit if you want a quick bite as you explore the Old City. It is renowned for its hummus and it came through - we sat down and ordered from a less than hospitable host (maybe they get so inundated with tourists that... More 

Thank Brain_bleed_md
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our guide showed us this restaurant which looks very simple and plain but had the best hummus. Different kinds and all superfresh. Go there!

Thank Helena H
Nashville, Tennessee
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1,044 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Abu Shukri makes amazing hummus. It is interesting how many different varieties there are in this region. To me, there is no contest...this is the best place for hummus. The falafels are very good. The only downside is that the pita bread is sometimes cold and is not as fresh as it should be...I do not go for the pita... More 

Thank Ann C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I recently had the great opportunity to travel through the Middle East with some friends and, while on a tour, we were taken into the Shukri Restaurant. The food was just delicious! Specifically, I think I could just sit their & eat the amazing Pita & delightful Hummus ALL DAY! :)

Thank Roxanne B
Malcesine, Italy
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215 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

How "good" a Hummus is depends on the person who's eating it. So it's not really fair to rate any Hummus place. Tastes are different and this restaurant for me isn't a place I would visit again. But if you are hungry and near by: Give it a try.

Thank Werdi L
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The food is really good, even though the restaurant at first sight doesn't look spectacular. You get lovely pita breads with hummus and falafel, which was just delicious.

Thank Sonja S
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Don't let the decor put you off. It's the food that counts, and here it really does. The best falafels in a town and country famous for them are s highlight, as is the humous, spicy tomato sauce and salad. Try the freshly-made mint lemonade... It's s perfect place to stop and refresh on your tour of the Old Town.... More 

Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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?