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Jerusalem Garden

307 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2217
734-995-5060
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Ranked #19 of 507 restaurants in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • Italian first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I visited Jerusalem Garden countless times during my time as a student in Ann Arbor. I have a soft spot for kofta sandwiches and this was my favorite place to get them. I always ordered the kofta kebab sandwich and was never disappointed. I also loved the chai, which is much better than your regular syrup-based kind found at Starbucks... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was my first time here with my wife. We had the chicken chawarma, hummus, baba ghanoush, and fattoush. The food was pretty good but I wouldn't say it was great. Prices were very reasonable. Atmosphere was okay. Sat in the back room and the noise coming from the kitchen was a bit overpowering. Service was pretty good. Overall -... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Every year they win this award and every year I support the decision. A great place to eat. During the summer there is outside space to eat. In the middle of downtown. Convenient underground parking and close to the library.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you're in Ann Arbor on business or pleasure be sure to eat at Jerusalem Garden. The dining space is tight and cozy but that is more than made up for by the good service and tasty food. I had the grape leaves, tabbouleh and falafel. Boy what a treat!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

A small place, but great food. We did a take away, and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and quantity. Would love to go back in my next trip

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Jerusalem Garden has been a breath of fresh air in the Ann Arbor food scene (one that often emphasizes image over quality) for as long as I have lived in the town (15 years). During that time, many competitors have opened up (some serving similar dishes) and none has had the success J.G. deservedly enjoys. The restaurant is so popular... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I should have known something was wrong when I saw people with "falafel wraps" rather than falafel in pita. Don't people know the purpose of pita (is to have a pocket to fill with your fillings (falafel, hummus, etc)? There are some exceptions (such as a laffa) but otherwise why not just use a tortilla? The service was horrible and... More

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I went there last year and had meal there was horrible I think there are other places are better for the money and can't believe I even went there.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great food and a great value. The falafel gets a lot of justifiable praise, and I also love their fattoush salad and lentil soup. Staff is very friendly and service is always good. Jerusalem Garden and Ali Baba are my two favorite Mediterranean places in town (generally prefer the vegetarian options here and the meat options at Ali Baba). Highly... More

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Ridgefield, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Very quick in and out (unlike Zingerman's). Good quality white meat chicken on their chicken shawarma, but felt it was a little bland. The yogurt sauce could have used more garlic, and some harissa or other hot sauce would have been a nice touch.

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