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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Nafoura Restaurant is located inside the old city's Jaffa Gate adjacent to the old old city wall and in the heart of trh christian Quarter,Nafoura sprawls gracefully over almost quarter acre of dining areas with archaeological columns ,gardens and fountains. The concept behind the Nafoura Restaurant is to provide a tranquil haven for visitors of the Old City away from the noise and the bustle of the bazaars.Opened all week except sundays. Barbecue night every thursday for special meats ,chickens ,and fish .From six till ten (summer time only)
US$15 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian, Israeli
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location at Jaffa Gate. Arabic restaurant with rear garden. Good Palestinian beer. Huge array of salad starters followed by gigantic mixed grill. Chicken as soft as butter. Wonderful charcoal flavours. Friendly service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MollieArchie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

N’a four à was an excellent experience, twice. We went there in a party of 16 one night and it was so good that our group of seven went again the next night. The Arabic food was excellent, they knew exactly how to deal with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GEOMelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good Arabic restaurant in the Christian quarter just by the Jaffa gate . Sitting in and also in a beautiful garden in summer . The garden border are the walls of the old city . Salads were great . Shish kebabs...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Visited Nafoura mid-week having tried to find it the night before (but google maps had the wrong location marked) . We were warmly welcomed and shown a table at the back fo the restuarant, where a couple of large tables were full and a few...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Went as a huge group. Food was excellent, very authentic and fresh. Atmosphere is quiet and very homey, well kept with a large garden-facing wall to the right. Owner was very friendly. You can taste the food was cooked with love, not a tourist trap....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jp384
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch with falafel, hummus e different kind of sauces! Excellent wine 🍷 service very good!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Konstantin_Sal
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Israel. If I could I would give it a ten. We had lunch here in April 2016, and enjoyed it very much. So much that we made it a point to return on this trip. Our dinner was even...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anna Marie H
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Delicious food. We had the falafel plate and the kebab. The humus was also delicious. Reasonable prices, definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank evita_stoka
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Superb location within the Suliman walls Friendly environment. Excellent local food and reasonable price.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank roberto1557
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were looking for a restaurant near our hotel, and the clerk recommended Nafoura. If you just walk by, it looks like a narrow little restaurant. However, it has an expansive patio in the rear that runs along the old city wall and is quite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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29 August 2016|
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Response from Lexizmom | Reviewed this property |
This is a Christian Arab owner - no, they did not advertise kosher.
raed h
8 February 2016|
Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
No Steaks on our menu; just good middle eastern food.
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