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Azura

4 Ha'eshkol Street, The Iraqui Market | Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem, Israel
02-623-5204
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Ranked #6 of 462 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
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

this is an 100 years place, in the hart of the Machane Yehuda market. the dishes are the classical Jewish Sefaradi cooking of the city. the service is good and quick (but they expect you to "eat and go"...).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very nice food, Iraqian cuisine, great weather and nice to sit outside. We had kube, sufrito, musaka and more, all is excellent.

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Israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Home cooked Turkish food, an institution at the Mahne Yehuda Market. Proved to be a delight. I had the Azura - an eggplant with spinach cooked over potatoes and onions. Excellent.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Monday, mid day. The restaurant is full, as always... but, we didn't need to wait too long. the restaurant is a simple one, with good and quick service. Don't expect to anything fancy, but you will get good food. The dishes are all good. Just pick from the menu and you'd like what you get. The Humus, Musaka, the house... More

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Netanya, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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