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Jerusalem Garden Cafe

78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
+1 828-254-0255
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Ranked #30 of 644 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: College St
Description: Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!

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English first
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

When I looked at the menu I was a little scared, not my typical fare. But it was fabulous! Definitely a must try if you visit asheville

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Shannon, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. It means a lot to us that despite being unfamiliar with our cuisine, you gave it a try and loved it. That is what we are all about here at Jerusalem Garden! We take pride in both the authenticity and accessibility of our menu. Our goal is to serve... More 

Mehoopany, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Friends & I had a deliciously tasty Sunday mid afternoon meal. Our waitress was very accommodating & also Very informed as to Gluten Free & the other dishes! To the point of knowing the herbs used in a dish.

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Dillydally2011, thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your positive experience as a gluten-free diner. We strive to ensure our staff is knowledgeable about our cuisine so guests with special dietary requests can order with confidence. We appreciate your review and look forward to serving you in the future. More 

Saugatuck, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a little piece of middle eastern heaven! You truly feel like you are transformed to another culture and we were lucky enough to enjoy live music with a very tasteful belly dancer roaming the restaurant and a super sweet server who totally took care of us. Food was excellent as was the wine. Had a smile on my... More 

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Lisa, Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your experience. We are so happy you felt whisked away and were delighted by our talented dancer, tasty food, and attentive service. We hope to serve you again very soon. More 

Noto, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went here because I was watching parade and saw it. The tomato mozzerella is fantastic. The gyro the same while the tea cups are little dainty things. Nice service and good view of Christmas parade.

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal-- and we agree, we have prime viewing real estate for any sort of parade or street festival! Come back for gyros and Moroccan tea soon. More 

Kalamazoo
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had a family (7 people) meal here on a Saturday night. We arrived about 5:30 and got seated right away. We discovered this is not a good restaurant for large groups as they had to push two round tables together to accomodate our group. I did not see any other parties greater than 4 in the place. Our waitress... More 

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Richard-- I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and that your service was great-- we pride ourselves in those areas. I'm sorry to hear that the music was too loud. In the future, if you let someone know, we are always happy to adjust the volume on the speakers. I appreciate the feedback on the seating arrangement.... More 

New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We tried to get into a different restaurant but the wait was over an hour. We decided to go across the street to Jerusalem Garden Café. We were seated immediately and eating with 15 minutes. I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. I sat on a pouf with no back and it was surprisingly comfortable. The service was great. The... More 

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a glowing review! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed everything, and hope that you'll stop in again soon! More 

Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A Mediterranean gem in the heart of downtown Asheville, The food is excellent, the service was wonderful, and the pricing is reasonable. We stopped for a late lunch/early dinner (about 4pm) and ordered off the lunch menu. Our waitress was very attentive.

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad to hear that you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to serving you again sometime! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The reality is - Asheville is full of fabulous eateries, especially given the size of this beautiful little town. My husband and I stopped in for a Sunday lunch in October. Their Mediterranean menu offered some unique selections along with the standards. My husband had a gyro which was good, however we frequent many Greek restaurants in our town so... More 

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you got to try a few different dishes-- and that you enjoyed them. I hope that we can feed you again in the future! More 

Asheville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Tried this restaurant today for the first time. Wow, amazing! Terrific hummas, tahini salad, greek salad, but the lamb shawarma was amazingly good.

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for trying us out, and for the nice review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your first experience here, and I hope you'll come back soon! More 

Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Four of us ate an early dinner here, loved the lamb gyro, falafel, Greek salad, and tea, disappointed with the spinach pie, it had a lot of dough and little spinach. The prices were great, we would definitely eat here again!

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks the review! Of course we are glad that you enjoyed your experience, but we also appreciate the constructive feedback. We are constantly working to do our best, and hope that we can serve you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Jerusalem Garden Cafe

Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International

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