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Versavee

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Christian Quarter
Coffee Shop, International, Wine Bar, Middle Eastern
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Versavee Building, Jaffa Gate Square, Old City, Jerusalem | Jaffa Gate, in the facade next to the Imperial Hotel, Old City, Jerusalem 97600, Israel
+972 2-627-6160
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in Jaffa Gate square in the Old City in Versavee Building,it is a...
Located in Jaffa Gate square in the Old City in Versavee Building,it is a renovated architectural masterpiece of old world charm with clean, modern amenities. There are options for indoor or outdoor dining. The menu features local Mediterranean cuisine which is by far the most delicious in Jerusalem. The bar offerings are vast and the fresh squeezed juices are.The service is superb as the restaurant is owner operated. It is convenient for visitors to the Old City, it also opens late at night.
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  • 83
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good quality food, clean and comfortable

Trip advisor reviews lead us here and we weren't disappointed. We had soup to start which was quite thin but tasty. We tried the shawarma, tomato & cucumber salad, salmon sandwich and chicken livers. All big portions so go with a big appetite or order less. The tomato and cucumber salad was too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Trip advisor reviews lead us here and we weren't disappointed. We had soup to start which was quite thin but tasty. We tried the shawarma, tomato & cucumber salad, salmon sandwich and chicken livers. All big portions so go with a big appetite or order less. The tomato and cucumber salad was too salty for my husband, it does say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Just inside the Jaffa gate the restaurant have lovely friendly staff the food was excellent. We eat dinner there three times during our week stay in Jerusalem. It is set in a stone room - just a graet place cannot recommend it enough.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Just inside the Jaffa Gate is Versavee. We found it on a cold Sunday evening just after they had opened (yes they are open on Sunday). The staff was very warm and friendly, and helped us with our choices. It was a wonderful and romantic meal in a clean and inviting environment. After our meal, Gabi Hani brought us an... More 

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Mission VIejo, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We ate here on our first and last night in Jerusalem (we were there ten days). Great service, a little off the beaten path but right by the Jaffa Gate. Beautiful location and fantastic food.

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Richmond, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

At the end of a long, tiring day, we stopped for a quick snack and a drink. The proprietor was a very friendly, welcoming man who went out of his way to make our short stay a memorable one. Our only regret was that we didn't have more time.

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Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This restaurant located near the Jaffa Gate of the Old City is a newly renovated architectural masterpiece of old world charm with clean, modern amenities. There are options for indoor or outdoor dining. The menu features local cuisine which is by far the most delicious I had in Jerusalem. The bar offerings are vast and the fresh squeezed juices are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had an excellent time with friends at Versavee recently on trip to the Old City. This is just inside the Jaffa Gate. The restaurant itself is down a small alleyway off the main thoroughfare. The interior has been recently remodeled and is fantastic. Outdoor seating is available but it was too cold during our trip for this. There is a... More 

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Göteb
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Arriving in Jerusalem on a Friday we needed to find a place to have dinner. A lot of places are closed due to the Shabbat but we got a tip at our hotel to go to old town where more restaurants are open. I had a real tasty shawarma and my first taste of Israeli beer. A very friendly waiter... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just inside the Jaffe gate, look carefully next to the Tourist info office and you may see a passageway that leads to an imposing marquee with the name Versavee, hiding a restaurant and bar, with seating in the relatively quiet passage. Respectable food of various styles and reasonable drinks. Modestly expensive.

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NW Mountains, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We stopped in here just for a drink one night and the friendliness of the staff got us to return the following night for a meal. The restaurant is tucked in a quiet alley near the Jaffa Gate, and has a nice terrace. The food is okay, nothing special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Versavee Building, Jaffa Gate Square, Old City, Jerusalem | Jaffa Gate, in the facade next to the Imperial Hotel, Old City, Jerusalem 97600, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Christian Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Christian Quarter
  • Phone Number: +972 2-627-6160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, International, Wine Bar, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Located in Jaffa Gate square in the Old City in Versavee Building,it is a renovated architectural masterpiece of old world charm with clean, modern amenities. There are options for indoor or outdoor dining. The menu features local Mediterranean cuisine which is by far the most delicious in Jerusalem. The bar offerings are vast and the fresh squeezed juices are.The service is superb as the restaurant is owner operated. It is convenient for visitors to the Old City, it also opens late at night.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?