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Jerusalem Garden Cafe

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78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315 (College St)
+1 828-254-0255
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Mediterranean/Libanese food in a great atmosphere. We vision a Saturday night and there was a belly dancing show. We ordered the special of the day- kebab sampler plate. Tasteful and good portion size, two plates good for three peope. The dance was great, entertaining and kind of sensual. I recommend this place

Thank marcelo401
Asheville, North Carolina
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am writing this in hopes that management might see it and fix this issue,since it is apparent there are no managers actually at at the restaurant. I go there about once per month,and the last two times service was very slow .Either understaffed or waitresses who seem to spend as much time hiding from the customers as they can.Tonight... More 

Thank lbasskin
jerusalem_manager, General Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your input sir, and personally apologize for the less than pleasant experience. I am the general manager of the restaurant, and I value your review. I will definitely be looking into this issue and will be fixing this problem immediately. I am not able to see everything that is going on when I am not there, and... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really cool place. Nice atmosphere. The band and belly dancer were really good. The hummus was to die for. Serving sizes are very generous. We waited a very long time to get a glass of water. We waited even longer to get our glass of wine. Our food was brought out 5 minutes after our wine came.... More 

Thank Crystal S
jerusalem_manager, General Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Mam, thank you for your review, we always appreciate customer input. I apologize for the less than stellar service, and will be using your review as information to help steer my staff in the right direction. Thank you once again for your concern. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place! I'm local and go here often. Their falafel is my favorite of any I've had. In the evening ... make a reservation. They have live music and a belly dancer! My partner is vegetarian and he also loves this place. Enjoy!

Thank lisafI6851IZ
Maryville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was not sure what to expect when we walked into the restaurant but It was fabulous, the food, service and atmosphere was excellent. If you are just driving through Asheville this would be a stop I would make every time.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived in the off hours of the day (mid afternoon), and still the service was impeccable and the food delicious. We sat in the back room, which has authentic floor pillow seating around short tables, with tapestries covering the walls. Our teenagers found the music, tapestries, and seating cool, which is high praise. When the food came, it was... More 

Thank Stacy A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Light, non-greasy falafel and nice chewy pita...beautiful food with fresh ingredients. We could have used a little more pop with extra herbs, spices, etc.

Thank MattMacon
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait at Tupelo and other nearby restaurants was way too long so we strolled in here and went right to a table, and enjoyed some of the best middle eastern fare we'd ever had. Service was spot on, decor is casual and interesting. Next time we'll go straight to Jerusalem.

1 Thank Michael D
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Jerusalem Garden Cafe several times, and I've never been disappointed. Seating options are unique - there are couches and regular tables, as well as a room where you can sit on the floor at a low table. I cannot recommend the Vegetarian Platter enough. I have gotten it several times and it really can't be beaten... More 

Thank Madeline B
Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this place. We went on a Friday around 5pm and it wasn't crowded. The seating is limited, so I can see how it would fill up quickly (make reservations!). The location is right on the street, so you have to find paid parking elsewhere and walk in. We did not sit in chairs and it was still pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
    (College St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255
Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?