Fodor's Expert Review Machneyuda

$$$$ Center City Israeli Fodor's Choice

On the edge of its namesake market, this restaurant is considered one of the best in Jerusalem, possibly the country. Celebrity chef Assaf Granit grew up in Jerusalem and pays homage to the city's colors and cacophony in his elegant dishes. You can wait for your reservation across the street at Yudaleh, a lively cocktail bar by the same owners. Once in, grab a seat at the bar to watch the exuberant chefs slice, dice, and sauté while banging on the pots and pans to the beat of zippy music. The menu changes twice daily, but nearly always includes chamshuka, a fusion of chopped meat and hummus; a creamy polenta topped with crisp asparagus, mushroom ragout, and shaved Parmesan; and a raucous dessert ceremony of ice cream flung on tables covered in aluminum foil. To enjoy the full range of flavors, order the tasting menu. Reserve at least one month in advance. 

Israeli Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

10 Beit Yaakov St.
9432316, Israel


Known For:
  • Top restaurant in Jerusalem
  • Exuberant chefs
  • Changing menu that may include chamshuka, a fusion of meat and hummus
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Fri. No lunch Sat., Reservations essential

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