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Tmol Shilshom

salomon 5, Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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Ranked #43 of 465 restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Givat Ram
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156 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St. Petersburg, Russia
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It is a bit hard to find and there was a noisy construction site nearby, but still place is magical. Food is fresh and delicious, service is nice and we really loved it there. Try shakshukas for a jumpstart of your busy day in glorious Jerusalem.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The cafe is hidden in the city center, the decoration is super classy!! You should come to visit even if you don't plan to eat here. Tmol Shishom serves great pasta, and coffee of course. I enjoy to spend time here and do some reading. The Cafe itself has a lot stories, with poets, artists, the moment I sit there... More

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New York City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant, so redolent of the West Bank in Paris, is a library, book store and restaurant combined into one. It is on an upper floor in a building in the Nachalat Shiva section of Jerusalem. The food is always fresh, and a wide range of dairy dishes are served. Service is excellent without being hovering. Prices are good, and... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Warm and friendly with shelves full of books Tmol Shilshom is both a literary and culinary pleasure. Both the vegan and non-vegan Shakshukas are excellent, the coffee is good and the puddings are creative as well as delicious. This is a very vegan friendly place.

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Holon, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very intimate and small restaurant/ cafe. Unique dishes like purple ravioli and great shakshuka. The service is very attentive and personal. They have books aswell, and you can spend fantastic afternoon all by yourself, with nice food and book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Tmol Shilshom takes me back to the kind of cafes I first discovered in the early 1980s. It is homey, retro and delicioius. A great escape from the midday heat too.

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Reno, Nevada
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While in Jerusalem a FB friend encouraged us to try out Tmol Shishom - both a wonderful restaurant and used bookstore! One of the best meals in Jerusalem and the beverage Sahlab is amazing. Exotic and sweet like the land of milk and honey.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took a group of 7 people and had one of our best meals in Jerusalem. The setting is in a bookshop atmosphere, but quiet and sedate which is away from the busy street in the downtown area. The food was all great, but the desserts were even better. Prices are comparable for any full service restaurant - don't miss... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

the title of my review says it all-I should say i went on my own and felt completely relaxed by the atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff.It is not that easy to find but if you can(and it is very central)you will have a wonderful experience with a great variety of food and great help accompanied by real care... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's one of my favorite places with a great atmosphere where I take all my friends (as I was taken by a friend for the first time), and maybe I like it because of its sahlab which is a special hot, sweet, milky drink from the Middle East (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salep) - you must try it, but be careful, because you can... More

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