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yeuda hayamit, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
hummus porridge

Luckily, some friends took us to Abu Hassan otherwise I'd never have noticed it. Quick in an out place that serves just hummus in every possible form. It was Saturday morning so we were served a warm hummus with some chickpea pieces in it and oil (has a name but I can't remember it). Tasted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Luckily, some friends took us to Abu Hassan otherwise I'd never have noticed it. Quick in an out place that serves just hummus in every possible form. It was Saturday morning so we were served a warm hummus with some chickpea pieces in it and oil (has a name but I can't remember it). Tasted wonderful, was enough to last... More 

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San Francisco, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This fabled hole in the wall restaurant is all about consistency. Consistently $5 for the outstanding Hummus plate, pile of pita stacked high and a soda, community tables, the long line of people waiting outside patiently in line, direct and no frill service, etc. Nothing appears to have changed and it appears nothing ever will. Why change a winning team?

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Note: Every thing I am writing and wrote is my opinion, taste and experience only and could be different to others. I can't count how many times I ate in Abu Chassan or in his other name Ali Karavan which it is the first name. I am eating here for more than 15 years and usually I order the Misabaha.... More 

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Shoham, Israel
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to eat good and tasty hummus and enjoy it, that this is the place. On Friday morning, it's crowdy and you may need to queue for some time, but you will forget it and enjoy the food.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A MUST try. I love it, have eaten their so many times, and each time is a new unique experience. This time we ordered one Musabbaha and one half-half, very nice, especially the half-half.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

While hummus like most foods is a subjective matter, one of the most debated, appreciated, talked-about and recommended places for hummus is Abu-Hasan. The location is so popular that the owners opened another branch right across the street and they are both packed at all opening hours. While hummus enthusiasts might pick other places as their all time favorites, this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

You will have no trouble finding this place. Just look for people sitting anywhere they can, both inside and outside. Where i am from hummus is dip or a side. Not this place the hummus in the main event. The hummus still warm from the grinding process. Topped with whole chickpeas fresh herbs, stunning olive oil and partnered up with... More 

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NJoenophile
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I can't say whether this is the best Hummus in Israel as others claim but it is very good. Basically a window with a couple tables. It was packed. We stood on line and got our hummus in bowls which they let you take outside so you can sit on a nearby wall and savor the flavor. Pita was fresh,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Anyone in israel calim that they know a place which has the best Hummus in israel , and you have to try it. after eating here i can tell you that the Hummus is very good and cheep(18 nis for a dish) but .. the place itself was very noisy and i didnt enjoy sitting here. everything is a bit... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

For a truly Israeli experience head to Abu Hassan. The place is run down, hurried, and absolutely delicious. They serve Hummus, falafel, french fries (chips) and that's just about it. Get a warm bowl of Humus just the way you like it and top it with some spicy lemon juice, a bit of schug (spicy stuff) and dig in with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: yeuda hayamit, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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