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Lavan Restaurant

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11th Hebron Road | Inside the Cinematheque, Jerusalem 9354606, Israel
+972 2-673-7393
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Jerusalem, Israel
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We we're a party of 8 friends. Service and attention was excellent. Items that we ordered we're tasty and well plated. Excellent atmosphere and music, most important could have a conversation since music was not dominant. Recommended

1 Thank JLMayer
Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good and nice service. They accommodated our needs in many ways. Food is very good with nice variety. And the setting is nice especially if you get to seat on the balcony with view of the old city. Try to combine the meal there with a movie in the Cinematheque before or after and it will be a winner!... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were party of 3, the pizza was very good, the hamburger was also good, the best dish was the special of the day, it was kebabs with tahina. They have an excellent wine list. they had my favorite Israeli wine. Try Gamla Chardonnay, they have it in the menu.

Thank tsandler1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a nice evening walk in old city of Jerusalem we have chosen Lavan restaurant for a dinner. The location is very good with fine view of old Jerusalem and the Moon shining above the city. My starter - Salmon tartare with turmeric aioli was an symphony for the palate, followed be a great "fish of the day". We were... More 

Thank Miro W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us went and 7 had an amazing meal except the one that ordered a shrimp-based dish. Jerusalemites do not know seafood but do very well with land-based dishes.

Thank aj6135
Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

My local family took me to the place... say that this is t-h-e place the hanging out. and so, it was a great experience. sitting in front of the David tower, eating fresh salad, pasta, very well done dish of beef fillet, it was all magical. Thank you Lavan for this ! Good job!

Thank Fernanda E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Amazing view of the old city walls Good food and very pleasant atmosphere Great place to go after a visit to the cinema

Thank Zvika G
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The prices were very high comparing to what you get. The servies was good and fast. It bothered me that they gave us the desserts menu without even asking if we want it. The salmon was very nice (4 t/5)and the steak was ok (3/5). Menu is not very varied and plates not well presented (puece of meat with some... More 

Thank גיא כ
Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We had a wonderful weekend in Jerusalem in a hotel next to the old city. We wanted to enjoy a romantic dinner and Lavan absolutely gave us what we were looking for. The food was great and the location is wonderful. They even gave us personal attention by spoiling us with free dessert after we made the reservation to celebrate... More 

Thank Liav C
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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231 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Lavan Cinematheque is a hidden gem in Jerusalem - one of my lunch favorites. Excellent food and relaxing laid back atmosphere in a city filled with chaos. I had the Papparadelle Short Ribs - excellent dish. Great view of Jerusalem and a nice break from the outside environment!

Thank audittflyer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $100
Italian, Middle Eastern, French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11th Hebron Road | Inside the Cinematheque, Jerusalem 9354606, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-673-7393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?