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“Authentic Middle Eastern food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Jerusalem

Cafe Jerusalem
Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Authentic Middle Eastern food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a great casual cafe for quick lunches or unhurried dinner. There is a good dinner crowd but rarely a wait for a table; local customers stream in for takeaways and make up the lion's share of the seated crowd. The menu is quite short but very diverse. Several vegetarian choices along with chicken, beef, and lamb dishes. While small the menu is designed to allow you to create your own plate by selecting the mezze platter. With two people you can choose four mains, with salad, humus, dips, pita and rice. More than enough but we have always finished it all. I would give the food a 5+ rating, but I cannot rate any restaurant that does not offer a reasonable selection of craft beer. The wine list is quite limited but serviceable. Mezze platter for two, with a bottle of wine is about $65, a great bargain.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We live in NZ and usually don't expect surprises on food in small towns like Kerikeri. So, when we found Cafe Jerusalem were intrigued with the authentic menu and decoration in their small place down a lane of other cafes. The fact that those serving on a cafe actually know about the food they serve and can recommend different dishes already tells this place apart. Delicious, authentic Middle-Eastern food in this location was a highlight of the trip. They even know what real lemonade is. Excellent value for money is a bonus. Don't waste your time in Paihia or pricey Russell, this place (in Kerikeri about half an hour from these two) really knows what good food is all about.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“awesome food and great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

the food was amazing and really good value for money, the food selection was amazing and i loved that organic drinks range the had available, we had a meal and it was very furfilling with rice, pita bread, hummus, meat etc, yummy

Visited January 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Reasonable prices, very friendly staff, well-prepared food - overall, a very nice dining experience. I highly recommend it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The Best Food EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a little gem of a place to eat! Absolutely the very BEST food, with lovely staff, great homemade lemonade and Chocolate Cake... a must at the end of the night. Don't miss this place if you're in Kerikeri

Visited November 2012
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