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$$$ East Jerusalem Middle Eastern

Steps from the Old City, this East Jerusalem landmark has been in business for decades—a thank-you note from President Jimmy Carter proves it. Traditional fare like stuffed carrots and onions, or musakhan chicken cooked in sumac and onions, show Palestinian home cooking at its finest. Starters like the hummus or the eggplant spread are reliably executed. If owner Zuheir Izhiman is around, ask him to share his years of local lore.

Middle Eastern Casual Lunch Dinner $$$ Family

Quick Facts

9 AlZahra St.
9720952, Israel


Known For:
  • Welcoming owner
  • Regional wines
  • Familial atmosphere

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