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Lavan bacinematek

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11th Hebron Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On friday evening we went to Lavan for dinner. We already knew the place with its beautiful view and cozy athmosphere and being in the neighboorhood we took the chance. The menu is limited but the food is tasty. We also had a very interesting dessert with pistachio ice cream, sesame seeds, olive olive and salt. Very special! Overall we... More 

Thank na l
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ordered in advance 7 seats.The bistro restaurant is open on Saturdays so it is an advantage.We ordered some food for starters and everything was tasty.What happened is that after that they forgot to clean and refresh the table for the main course.Anyway it came the moment for the main course.Here too everything was very good. At the end we... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we ate lunch at lavan. The restaurant is located across from the old city walks in a pleasant location. We ordered salad, antipasti dish and aubergine in tahini for starters. Dishes were extremely small not very tasty and nit worth the cost. Main dishes: salmon with polenta was good. Bury fish with kinoa came out of the kitchen cold,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The restaurant at the cinematek is open on shabbat and has a varied menu of salads, pasta, meat and fish. The food is tasty and the view from the terrace is special overlooking the wall of the old city of Jerusalem and the valley of Hinnom. My fettucini was well spiced and chewy as it should be. Well worth a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is a very pleasant restaurant at the excellent Cinemateque in Jerusalem. The interior is very nice, and the terrace with its view towards the old town is also very pleasant. Food is not bad at all, even though the menu is not very exciting. Also the course that we had settled for was not available. Prices are quite normal,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

we were a company of 7. 4 kids an 3 adults. service was impeccable as was the food, my kid has coeliac, very tasty GF dishes with great desert.

Thank ahronso
Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Inside Jerusalem Sinematec nice sourprise . Good restaurante on of the best Ravioli I ever had. good service

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Modiin, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We were four hungry adults on early Fri night made reservations for view sitting. Had very nice appetizers (zucchini carpaccio and their version of grilled eggplant) My daughter ordered the beet ravioli and loved it. My husband and brother took the chicken breast cooked with Sumak on a pita. I ordered the specials - fish with quinoa side dish it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

This restaurant is located in the Cinmatek of Jerusalem in front of best view of old Jerusalem.Has large indoor part and also large terrace to the view.Menu has veriety options.The food is not sophisticated but really good and large portions.Some of the meals are big enough to share like the Snithzel we had!!!

Thank reliwitz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Lavan is situated inside the Jerusalem Cinemateque, opposite the old city walls. You can't really ask for better views when you sit next to a window. At night the walls are lit creating a gorgeous picture. The menu doesn't have many dishes to choose from and I like that. To me it says that the dishes that are served, are... More 

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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
Mediterranean, European, Italian, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11th Hebron Road, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: 02-6737393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?