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Samara Restaurant


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Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol

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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Waiter was terribly unfriendly and I saw im treat at least 3 other parties the same way before we even ordered... we left without eating.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 231benjamins
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Lucky find. We ate hear a few times in  the evening during our stay in Jerusalem. A good variety on the menu. Food was ok and remarkably good value bearing in mind it's such a busy area in the old city. There is a small...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikey74540
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The service was of the better kind in the old city. Reality is that Israel is not a customer service orientated society it seems. People are just rude by standard. At least the service was ok in this place. The food was fine, the fries...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sam B
Reviewed 7 November 2018

we can only recommend. we had great food and wine there - just infront of David´s citadel. Nice staff, lovely view.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Markéta V
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have been traveling for two weeks in Paris and Israel and in that time have had great, and at times, exceptional meals. That is until last night, November 6, 2018. My husband and I had a late lunch, so we just wanted something light....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anna Marie H
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you like Falafells and Shawama, salads and pitta then this is a good place to eat, but much the same quality and price as dozens of others around

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Need to know how to be nice with the customers. Not recomendable at all, specially if you are the kind of customer who like to feel welcome.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank juancN9265OG
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant right between the Jaffa gate and the Mammalia Mall on the evening the Jerusalem light show started. All restaurants we had passed in the Mall had an hour wait. This one barely had customers. However, it was not bad. It...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank S7401PHphilipm
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Had lunch there with two American professors and as a guide will never return. Mediocre food and when I asked for tap water on a very hot and humid day, waiter told me no tap water just expensive bottled water. When we received the bill...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JoeZias
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We live in Jerusalem and the street address given is totally wrong. The Samara Restaurant as pictured is actually inside the Old City of Jerusalem on your left about 100 m down after you entered through Jaffa Gate. The food is OKish, the service indifferent...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Will D
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