Don't be fooled by it's modest appearance and surroundings. The name is that of a very popular food market in Jerusalem - and the restaurant is in the neighbourhood.
The food is innovative and tasty and chef's (the grapevine says that there are three of them) surprise you with delicious combinations, surprising taste accents and even good Israeli wine served by the glass, that they let you check out.
I got there with a friend visiting from abroad, at an unusual hour - expecting an almost empty restaurant. To our surpass it was packed (at 4 PM) but the host was very accommodating and after a quarter hour we were seated (better be prepared an reserve seats even at unusual hours!). We had ver tuna salad (one of the best I ever had) and spicy minced meat with tahini (I don't recall the name) very good too. The main course very also very very tasty (a see bas and veal fillet) and the portions were generous.
I will most likely go there many times.
The only slight negative about this restaurant is that also they do not appear to be a Kosher restaurant they are closed on Shabat.
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