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*Refers to restaurants with multiple locations throughout the city

$ - $$$$ refers to expense

Restaurants will display their Kosher status in a prominent location. Most restaurnats that are kosher will have licenses sponsored by the State Rabbinate. A few establishments have “independent” Kosher certificates (“Hashgacha Pratit”), which are known to be legitimate checkers of Kashrut.

 

It is customary to tip between 10-15% per meal at a restaurant.

 

Rehavia

 

Cafe Yehoshua - $$ - Azza Street cafe

Shosh Cafe - $$ - Delicious brunch

Pizza Flora - $$

Wine Bar - $$ (open on Shabbat)

Wine Bar - $

Bab Al Yemen - $ (open on Shabbat with no payment necessary - you pay a different night)

Mistabra - $$ (nice Coffee shop)

Lehem Shel Tomer* - $ (amazing Challot)

Sushi Rehavia* - $$

LaPietra - $$

Bardak - $$

Humus Rehavia - $

 

Mahane Yehuda/Nahalot

 

Beer Bazaar - $$ - good beer selection

Mahaneyehuda - $$$$ - Need reservation in advance. Very expensive and loud but incredible

Azura - $$ - Only open for lunch

HummusTahini - $ - *some say* it’s the best hummus in the city

Hatch - $$ - good beer selection

Ishtabach - $$ - excellent meat

Argento - $$ - Israeli take on empanadas

Hachapuria - $$ - Georgian food

Mona - $$$ - nice restaurant

Cafe Bezalel - $/$$ - Great cafe with outdoor seating

Nocturno - $ / $$ - Coffee shop, bar and concert venue

 

City Center

Tmol Shilshom - $$/$$$

Jahnun Bar - $

Gatsby - $$$ - Speakeasy with excellent cocktails. Open on Shabbat

Foccacia Bar - $$/$$$ - Open on Shabbat.

Kadosh - $$ - Excellent brunch and Sufganiyot.

Kedma - $$$/$$$$ - fancy meat restaurant in Mamilla mall

Humus Ben Sira - $ - delicious hummus and close to HUC

Caffit - $ - Coffee shop with lunch near HUC

Aroma* - $ - The Starbucks of Israel. Closest one is in Mamila Mall

Muffin Boutique - $ - Best bagels and muffins in Jerusalem, on Ben Yehuda St.

Sam’s Bagels - $ - Also good bagels on Ben Yehuda Street

 

 

Emek Refaim

 

First Station - Has multiple nice restaurants, including some open on Shabbat. Also includes smaller restaurants, ice cream, etc.

Ben Ami - $/$$ - Excellent coffee shop and brunch spot

Waffle Factory - $$ - delicious late night waffle spot

Coffee Mill - $ - much of this guide was written in this comfortable coffee shop

Thailandi - $ - “Thai” food.

Bagel Cafe - $/$$ - Another decent bagel spot in Jerusalem

American Pie Pizza - $$

Japanika - $$ - Sushi

Silo - $ - Nice bar near first station in a refurbished water silo