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Tmol Shilshom

salomon 5, Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
02-6232758
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Ranked #44 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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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Tmol Shilshom is tucked away, but is not so difficult to find. All you need to do is follow the signs to this wonderful, book-themed gem. Anything from the menu is delicious, but a favorite is the Chai Milkshake! A little pricey, but delicious. Occasionally they have book readings and other events that are definitely worth asking about and attending.

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were looking to escape the Jaffa street heat and crowd for lunch and this charming place was a great find. We shared the sweet potato ravioli and the Greek goddess salad, both were delicious and more than enough to satisfy two hungry ladies. We cooled down with a true Israeli non-alcoholic drink, 'Black Beer’ (excellent!) and freshly squeezed grapefruit... More

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