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Tmol Shilshom

5 Yoel Moshe Salomon Street, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
+972 2-623-2758
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Ranked #45 of 481 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An old time dairy bookstore cafe restaurant in the city center, Tmol Shilshom is a popular, kosher culinary and cultural institution favored for its warm ambiance, delicious food, plethora of books and very friendly service. The cafe is well known for its delicious dishes including their famous shakshuka, a favorite amongst tourists, along with the salmon fillet in fig sauce, The Lover Salad and the cheese cake. It is located in a 150-year-old building and hosts readings by Israel's best-known writers. Tmol Shilshom is named after Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon's novel (translated as "Those Were the Days"). It is open Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 11:30 pm, Friday until before Shabbat and Saturday from after Shabbat.
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  • German first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Homey feeling, this place is filled with books. On friday mornings they have a nice buffet breakfast. I recommend the soup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Happy to have found this place! There are plenty of books to read, hebrew and non-hebrew, so you will be occupied if you're traveling solo. Offers 3 types of shakshuka, various pastas. The hot wine I ordered was outstanding , wish a cinnamon stick and some delicious fruit in the bottom of the glass.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was one of Tmol Shishom's first regulars back when it opened in 1994, and it's continued to be one of my favorite spots in the city. It's hard to classify just what Tmol Shilshom is, as it's a first class restaurant, but also a cafe, and a bookstore. It's got that old time Jerusalem, romantic feel about it, and... More 

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Sussya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I took my daughters' there for a very festive dinner. The food was all good and portions were just the right size. The atmosphere in the place is very pleasant too. Would definitely recommend going there.

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is one of the bets hidden restaurant I have discovered in a while! Can;t wait to go back! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is cozy!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to go and to bring visitors to as well. The atmosphere is unbeatable - relaxed, cozy, beautiful - the stone floored rooms are lined with books, the furniture is all mixed and matched. Feels like being in the coolest living room you know! To top it off, the food and drinks are delicious... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stayed at next door Check in appartement hotel (excellent also) and enjoyed diner and breakfast here.Pleasant atmosphere, nice food. Vegatarian restaurant. Lots of local people so it means must be well known. Good prices. Location behind Yaffa street on a side alley.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Love this Restaurant and Cafe! Has all of Jerusalem in-it! Relaxing atmosphere and really good food!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Three of us enjoyed beverages and shared some vegetarian dishes at this off-the-beaten track restaurant. Not far from Ben Yehuda street and well worth it. A bit distracting to have a man next to us doing some kind of business on his computer and telephone the entire meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

w Wonderful, modern atmosphere: for a moment you forget where you are. Place full of young people, good music, delicious food and alcohol. Prices not high. Well-trained and friendly staff. I recommend it! It is difficult to find this place, good to have navigation on your mobile or a local guide!

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Additional Information about Tmol Shilshom

Address: 5 Yoel Moshe Salomon Street, Jerusalem 9463305, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-623-2758
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22

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