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Dolphin Yam

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9 Shimon Ben Shetach str., Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-623-2272
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place.

Always a lot of people. Tasty food. Most of all I liked the steak with foie gras and figs! Seafood is also tasty, but the meat is lovely! The menu has soups. Good and fast service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Alkyn
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Samara, Russia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We often come to Jerusalem on business and we used to visit this restaraunt in the past. In March 2015 we went for a dinner for 6 people. Once we set down at the table the Russian speaking waitress has brought small starters, which were quite good. We ordered fish and other main courses which were also fresh and tasty.... More 

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Samara, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Always a lot of people. Tasty food. Most of all I liked the steak with foie gras and figs! Seafood is also tasty, but the meat is lovely! The menu has soups. Good and fast service.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We are visiting Israel quite often, and whenever we get the chance to visit the Sea Dolphin we feel like we've made the best choice. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is excellent and the prices are more then reasonable. While waiting for our mains we were served a verity of salads (that were refilled without us saying a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

On our last evening, my wife and I ate at the Dolphin Yam. I wanted to try St Peter fish. I enjoyed my meal very much. The bread was fantastic, as well as the small dishes if salads served complimentary with it if both people order a entree. My wife had garlic jumbo fish which she loved as well as... More 

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Milton Keynes
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Friday late lunchtime and you get a special business meal price (from 12 noon until 17.00 all week) without compromise on the food quality - which is superb. The extras make it a filling as well as highly enjoyable and satisfying feast! Wine choices are good and service friendly. This is a quieter time we chose and still it was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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316 reviews 316 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Came in for lunch on Saturday. The restaurant was very full and it took a while for us to even get a menu. We were sereved with opening small salad dishes that were supposed to be refilled upon request but it didn't happen as the waiter was very busy. Our waiter recommended the "today's specials" that turned out to be... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Since we live in Jerusalem we frequent quite often this restaurant.The food is good and the service the same.It is not overpriced and the enviroment is very pleasent

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Jerusalem, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

An expensive restaurant, with nothing special about it. I can't really complain about the food, but I had better dishes. In Jerusalem it is an attraction. But ONLY there !

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This place defines good service. Where do they find such friendly effective and efficient staff? We sat outside and enjoyed the ambiance of a street cafe. Fresh ingredients skillfully blended created a very memorable meal. We are headed back tomorrow night to see if this place is really that good. I saw some very good looking steaks served but I... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This little streetside restaurant had a very social outdoor seating arrangement. Great people watching. Decent basic food and same decent basic wait service. Nothing extra special here but the location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Shimon Ben Shetach str., Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-623-2272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 60

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?