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“Try this one” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tmol Shilshom

Tmol Shilshom
salomon 5, Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
02-6232758
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Ranked #41 of 461 restaurants in Jerusalem
Price range: $7 - $22
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Givat Ram
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Try this one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

The food is average, but the place is lovely any time. Nicer inside that the seating space outside. Central location too.

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New York, NY
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Interesting restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

Hidden, upstairs interesting restaurant. The food is somewhat secondary, but worth going for the atmosphere. Laid back, casual, full of young people, but oldsters are welcomed also. Good for relaxing and if you're lucky, they'll be a famous American writer giving a reading.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delightful used bookstore cafe, tucked into a court yard.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

We followed a sign on the pedestrian area pointing down an alleyway to an open court yard. Up some stairs and we found Tmol Shilshom. This a modest priced, casual, funky tea room with Mediteranian food.
We would definately return to this cozy spot with good food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Mellow, cool vibe cafe, casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

Adventurous and ambitious menu for a cafe. Variety of pastas, sandwiches, soups, salads. All tasty for a nice, casual evening out. Open til midnight!

Fair prices. Love the bookstore ambiance and indoor/outdoor seating options. Great location on side streets of central Downtown Jerusalem. They have lots of activities - poetry readings, book club meetings, author signings, etc.
Only MAJOR downside was the service. Nice people, but my dad's entree came after we were all finished, they forget 1/2 the beverages, etc.

Would have happily returned.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, good vibe in an interesting area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

We were a group of 9 - two families with 5 kids aged 9 - 15. Food was interesting (and kosher) - the adults shared a few dishes and the kids enjoyed a variety of pastas. My son was happy for the free WiFi so he could catch up with friends via his iPod Touch. The decor is eclectic with book lined walls and candles. I noticed lots of brochures about upcoming cultural and music events in Jerusalem.

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