Jerusalem Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Jerusalem

December 7, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Religious pilgrims have been traveling to Jerusalem for centuries, yet you don’t have to share their zeal in order to appreciate this city’s profound cultural and historical significance. Plan on seeing the major sights, but also leave plenty of time to walk through the streets and simply immerse yourself in the daily life of such an ancient and revered place.
Things to do in Jerusalem

1. The Eucalyptus

14 Khativat Yerushalayim, Jerusalem 9411700, Israel Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Israeli, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +972 2-624-4331
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Eucalyptus

Authentic Biblical cuisine using wild herbs that celebrate innovation and ancient recipes. Located at the beginning of the New Artist Colony not far from the Old City, 5 minute walk from the Mamilla shopping corridor.

Reviewed By isamara - Parkland, Florida

Just wanted to give a shoutout to the amazing staff of The Eucalyptus. Friends of mine were traveling here for their son's Bar Mitzvah and had planned to have their dinner here. I worked with Joe to arrange a surprise for the Bar Mitzvah boy, which he executed graciously and happily. This is a testament to the caliber of establishment it is.
When I asked my friends about the meal, they couldn't stop raving about it, but what stood out to them was the personal attention everyone gave to their son and how special they made him feel. If you are considering celebrating a special event in Jerusalem, I highly recommend The Eucalyptus!

2. Machneyuda

10 Beit Ya'akov | Located in the Lamahane Market, Jerusalem 9432316, Israel Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$785 +972 2-533-3442
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Machneyuda

Reviewed By Eric A

This is the only great dinner restaurant in Jerusalem. The food was all very good, however the place is just not a 5 star because of the tables and the way food is brought out. I highly recommend, but service, tables and overall experience do matter. Nevertheless go, and go often.,

3. Agas Ve Tapuah

6 Safra Square, Jerusalem 9414100, Israel Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$392 +972 2-623-0280
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Agas Ve Tapuah

Great Italian dairy menu. Kosher. Also provide gluten-free pasta!

Reviewed By Ella C - Tel Aviv, Israel

Great for little events or jusy a peacfull and delicious evening out with family or friends. Love it!

4. Azura

The Iraqui Market 4, Ha-Eshkol | Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem 9432204, Israel Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +972 2-623-5204
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 673 reviews

Azura

Reviewed By JKO1111

Friendly and fast (!) service, delicious Iraqi food. Everything on the menu is delicious. The prices are very reasonable. The setting is fun (in the heart of Machane Yehuda). There are two Azura restaurants, one at either end of the courtyard. They're owned by brothers. Same food at each. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

5. Glen Whisk(e)y Bar

18 Shlomtzion st | Near Mamila, Jerusalem, Israel Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi British, Bar, Pub HK$39 - HK$235 +972 54-901-0076
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 107 reviews

Glen Whisk(e)y Bar

A proper English bar, very close to the old city with 17 taps of extraordinary beers from Israel and all other the world, the bar has its' own beer on tap!. It's a whisk(e)y bar with over 100 types of single malt whiskies from all over the world. It's a small bar where you can meet locals from Jerusalem and students from all over Israel. Open hours are since 20:00 every day till last customer. It plays mostly rock music. Sometimes hosts a live bands and has simple but good food.

Reviewed By LevinsonGedera - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

We ordered the local draft and the service is friendly and professional. The music at the bar is a bit heavy but bearable, this is a young people's pub. The selection is good. Didn't eat but enjoyed it. This small but fun place is open...Morethanks it's nice to read such compliments but was somthing wrong ?

6. Nocturno Cafe Resto Bar

Bezalel 7 | Nocturno / First Floor Compuond, Jerusalem, Israel Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Cafe, Mediterranean, Israeli, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$63 - HK$157 +972 77-700-8510
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Nocturno Cafe Resto Bar

Nocturno is a homey coffee house, popular with Betzalel art students and other creatives. Nocturno is not far from the bustle of Ben Yehuda Street and Mahne Yehuda market, but feels far more local and authentic. It was one of Jerusalem's first espresso bars, and now has over 15 years of experience to its name. Located on Betzalel Street, it also has tables on the street, which give a taste of the city's exciting urban spirit.in the menu you can find special sandwiches, pasta, salad and a new special vegan menu. Nocturno located in "Designers In The City" complex.The Designers in the City complex displays exhibition of the work of about 20 chosen designers in the studio where they create, put together, work and sale their products to the general public. The complex includes designers of various disciplines - ceramic design, industrial design, jewelry, fashion design and more.

Reviewed By Lucas G

The breakfast food quality is average. The service is attentive but rather slow in getting the food served. Ambience is ok and not too bad a place for breakfast and not sure about the dinner. Price is fair and location is convenient assessable.Thank you for the review, we make all afforts to serve fresh and tasty food. hope you'll come again

7. Halitatea - Jerusalem tea house

5 Hillel, Jerusalem 9458105, Israel Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +972 77-411-0224
Excellent
88%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 263 reviews

Halitatea - Jerusalem tea house

Reviewed By Karmit A

I highly recommend visiting this awesome place! The staff is kind and welcoming, the food is great and they have many dishes for vegans. I had the Indian Thali and it’s was delicious :)

8. Hachapuria Mahane Yehuda Market

5 Ha-Shikma, Jerusalem 9432305, Israel Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Israeli, Georgian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$78 +972 2-537-3630
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Hachapuria Mahane Yehuda Market

Reviewed By Dincy - Denver, CO

Never had khachapuri before, but will be searching for it again forever! This is a great little hole in the wall with very friendly staff and delicious food. I’ll be sorry to leave Jerusalem without visiting it again.It warms our hearts that our little place made such an impression on you that you'll now be searching for hachapuri again!

9. Yudale

11 Beit Ya'akov, Jerusalem 9432317, Israel Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Israeli, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +972 2-533-3442
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Yudale

Reviewed By Eric B

Amazing food by Asaf Granit a very interesting Israeli chef.
Nice market food joint in the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.
Food was just amazing
The beetroot with cream was sublime
The tuna carpacio was delicious
The green salt was very tasty and fresh
The marrocan fish was just amazing
The polenta was much better than the one I eat in his other place across the street mahneiuda

10. Manou ba shouk

Ets Khaim Street 29 | Shuk Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem, Israel Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +972 2-622-8675
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 579 reviews

Manou ba shouk

Home Made Lebanese and Middle eastern Food kosher

Reviewed By Tejas S

We are an Indian family and some of the dishes in the menu were customisable to Indian tastes. These guys customised the dishes and delighted us. Small but accommodative , fast but attentive to quality , chaotic but willing to listen, affordable but exclusive. ?

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