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Azura

4 Ha'eshkol Street, The Iraqui Market | Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem, Israel
02-623-5204
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Ranked #9 of 466 restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Netanya, Israel
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Wow. Every dish tastes completely different and is unique. Great stews which were cooked just for you over night tenderly melt in your mouth. You must dine here at least once if you're around.

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Jerusalem, Israel
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This place is hidden inside the Iraqi Shuk of the historic hundred year old Mahaneh Yehuda Market (Shuk Mahaneh Yehuda) - a very historic neighborhood and bazaar that housed Jewish refugees from all over the Middle East when the State of Israel was just forming. Azura's dishes are slow-cooked on paraffin stoves which supposedly lend to a unique flavor. Very... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

No complaints, great food, average prices, quick service. Went here for a bit of lunch after walking round the old and new city. Didn't plan anything just turned up. Enjoyed watching the old men sitting around and playing backgammon. Food very simple but well made and tasty. Price for two including beers less than £20. Recommend as somewhere to stumble... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Make sure you make time to visit Azora when you are in Jerusalem. A mixture of Turkish, Iraqi, Spanish and Israeli food under the bracket of 'oriental' food. All delicious! Try the eggplant stuffed with lamb and pine nuts, the beet kubbe and the sofrito.

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Riberac, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We sat down for a limonada (freshly squeezed lemon with mint on ice), when I suddenly realised we were sitting at one of Azura's outside tables, so HAD to stay for lunch! Delicious local food, we were the only non Israelis sitting there. Loved it, thanks to a review we had read from Yotam Ottolenghi about his favourite Jerusalem haunts.... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had read an article in an Israeli newspaper about this place before I went to Israel so I knew it was a destination for me. I went one evening with a friend & unfortunately they were just closing. I returned a few days later at the lunch hour & got a table promptly. I already knew what I wanted... More

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Millwood, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

At the end of the Iraqi street in Mahane Yehuda. We stopped for lunch on the urging of a friend for the Kube soup. Had the Beet and the Sour versions. Both amazingly good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Located is the Iraq market at Machane Yehuda, this restaurant is real Iraq grass roots food and extremely tasty with very good value for money. A real must when you are visiting the market.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

The beauty of this was the simplicity Just great ingredients, cooked so well Tasty Honest Simple Delicious Nothing more to say The food is fantastic, local and good Service friendly and adequate Great value Worth repeating again and again

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In the beautiful Machane Ihuda market, worth a trip by itself. Amazing quality lunch. Not very expensive. Stuffed eggplant with meat and pine nuts a must. Great falafel also

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