Top 5 restaurants in Jerusalem: Eat The Local Cuisine!
If amazing food doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of Israel, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve never been there. Those who have had the opportunity to spend time in the Holy Land know that there is an endless bounty of culinary delights around every corner. Jerusalem is no exception to this so it seems like a shame to limit this list to only 5 restaurants, but you’ve got to start somewhere! So here it is- the top 5 restaurants in Jerusalem:
Between the breathtaking panoramic views of the Judean hills and the artfully plated cuisine, this upscale eatery in Ein Kerem is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Beyond offering delicious food, Chef Atalya Ein Mor provides her guests with a rich culinary experience including tours and classes.
Phone: +972 52-475-5167
Located in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market, this is the place to go for a quick but satisfying meal for those seeking Mediterranean comfort food at its finest. As one of the area’s most iconic eateries, Azura draws locals and tourists alike for traditional dishes, most notably their famous, mouthwatering hummus.
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Phone: +972 2-623-5204
Featuring Biblical cuisine with a modern twist, The Eucalyptus makes use of wild herbs and local spices reminiscent of centuries old dishes. Sitting in the ancient stone building, you will feel as though you have been transported to a different time. As a member of the Slow Food Movement, the restaurant is passionate about keeping local food traditions alive. Click here to check out our Israel tours.
Phone: +972 2-624-4331
As one might expect from a restaurant called Modern, this is truly a contemporary dining experience from the cuisine down to the sleek chairs and sculpturesque lighting fixtures. Located inside the acclaimed Israel Museum, the eatery features an ever changing menu full of modern interpretations of traditional Israeli dishes.
Phone: +972 2-648-0862
Those hoping to enjoy a vibrant and entertaining atmosphere along with excellent food will not be disappointed with a visit to Machneyuda. Do not be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by people singing and dancing on tabletops in this lively, bustling restaurant. Adding to the unique environment is the open kitchen that allows guests to observe the cooking and the creative process behind it.
Phone: +972 2-533-3442
It is impossible to fully experience Jerusalem without savoring the local cuisine and the interacting with the people who bring those dishes to life. Make sure to carve out some time to visit these restaurants and your taste-buds will thank you.