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Shlomzion 8 | center of town, Jerusalem, Israel
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service with mediocre ambience

Canela is located in downtown Jerusalem, in an area undergoing extensive and seemingly unending road infrastructure work. For the present, this creates a slight "challenge" in getting to the restaurant, and if you have a window seat, the view is not optimal. When this is over, it should be lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Canela is located in downtown Jerusalem, in an area undergoing extensive and seemingly unending road infrastructure work. For the present, this creates a slight "challenge" in getting to the restaurant, and if you have a window seat, the view is not optimal. When this is over, it should be lovely, with the restaurant sitting on a new pedestrian boardwalk. Parking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a good restaurant. Upmarket decoration, excellent service and superb food: it allows ingredients to speak for themselves, but subtly enhances flavours, to lift them to the next level. My fried chicken livers, for instance, tasted as chicken livers ought to - but never do. Wine list is concise, but very well chosen indeed (and mark-ups are modest). Coffee... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Once this was one of the premier restaurants in Jerusalem, pricey but good. Unfortunately, while the quality is still good, I cannot consider it great or superior.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went for lunch. As locals that are familiar with most restaurants in the center of Jerusalem we very extremely pleased with the quality of food, service and classy ambiance. A must!

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Chicago, Illinois
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188 reviews 188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our group of 25 enjoyed our private dining experience at this Kosher restaurant. The food was very good with a wide choice of main courses. We were served the traditional Israeli assortment of many different tasty Middle Eastern salads. The service was friendly and very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Which, in Jerusalem, passes for really good food. Pretty standard menu, excellent Israeli wine list.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An enthusiastic recommendation. Our small group recently had dinner in the upstairs dining room at Canela. The service was extraordinary. Food recs include the carpaccio and foie gras for appetizers and the sea bream entree, which was perfectly prepared. Great wine list and a modern, yet comfortable, vibe. Tremendous experience all around.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I heard very enthusiastic recommendations on this restaurant, unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations. There is a nice atmosphere but a very common style in such restaurant in Israel, nothing special. The food was ok but with these prices, I would expected to be special or at least very good. The service was also ok but not outstanding to... More 

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Ein Bokek, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely decorated great service very good kosher restaurant. Had a private celebration outstanding food. The kebab one of the best I have tested !!! Heartily recommended for those looking for kosher cuisine and all the others.

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Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were very tired and really chilled when we found this place. When entering this restaurant you feel really pleasant and home-alike atmosphere. Stylish and comfy interior. Service is just like your mother offers you a variety of your favourite dishes. And that dishes will become your favourite, trust me! Awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shlomzion 8 | center of town, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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