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Jerusalem Cafe

516 SE Chkalov Drive #45, Vancouver, WA 98683
360-891-2490
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Ranked #77 of 584 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $8 - $25
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Vancouver, WA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I wouldn't say that the Jerusalem Café is going to set the culinary world on fire nor that it is the best Near Eastern food in the Portland-Vancouver Metro area, but it is tasty and lovingly presented by a friendly and helpful staff. It's a very nice family run place with reasonably priced food. The restaurant is very clean, if... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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202 reviews 202 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and ordered one of their lunch plates. The menu is Middle Eastern/Mediterranean and the lunch plates provide a small sampling of a variety of salads and side dishes from the region. My wife was recently in Israel and was looking for some great dishes from the Middle East region. Food was just average - probably because... More

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We are very lucky to have this classy, understated little restaurant in our neighborhood, as well as it's brother restaurant in downtown Vancouver, Wa. The food is Middle Eastern and super freshly prepared. It is delightful and suprising cuisine with great bursts of flavor. Very good and absolutely authentic. The Jerusalem Mazza Platter is our favorite, and any way they... More

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washington state
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Leaving late I was sure we'd miss having lunch here but no they are open all afternoon! Bravo. I had been dreaming of their fresh Babaganoush and it did not disappoint. We had a Mediterranean Salad and the eggplant with pita and it was the perfect meal for two. This place is a gem, I shall be thinking about it... More

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Clackamas, OR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stopped for late afternoon lunch and were pleasantly surprised. The location is convenient - just a few blocks off I-205 at the Mill Plain exit. The owner is delightful and put together a very good Middle Eastern meal for us - we lived in the Middle East for three years and can vouch that this is good and authentic... More

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

When I see you all voting Elmer's & Red Robin as your favorite places up here, it disappoints me a bit. Try something new. I've been visiting this location and the one downtown since 2001. Great food, fair prices, and you're supporting a small local business.

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Vancouver, WA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

GREAT GREAT customer service. Unique food but very tasty! Would recommend! Owners are wonderful! Beer and Wine is now served. Fun for a night out for something different!

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Vancouver, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Good Food, great family run business, been eating here for over 10 years at least monthly. Great prices.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We had a delightful lunch with some of the best falafal, hummus and lamb dishes I've had anywhere. The family who owns Jerusalem Cafe owns several restaurants of the same name in Vancouver - this review pertains to the Chkalov Dr location. My perfectly seasoned lamb was served on a bed of to-die-for hummus topped with just the perfect little... More

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washington state
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This place is outstanding and the service friendly. We often stop here between trips between Seattle and points south. It's like a trip elsewhere, The food is fresh and perfectly spiced with many vegetarian options. The portions are generous enough to share between two and the prices modest for the quality of the food. A modest looking place an oasis... More

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