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Alma

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18 Yosef Rivlin Street, Jerusalem, Israel
97225020069
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I chose to sit at Alma after the nice guy from the front invited me to, and offered a card for a free drink. No water was served while I was sitting. The menu showed typical Israeli Grill dishes and soups. It was a bit pricy, especially when you do not get any salads appetizers, as usually done in this... More 

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Thank Ohad I
Wolfsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First night we picked the place for a beer, nice offer for 15 Shekel and great location, We came back for the food next day and a a great selection of Israel dishes. Excellent soup and salad. Great bread selection and desserts. Beer and shots for reasonable prices.

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Thank Frank_and_Barbara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant was ok at best and the drinks were weak. The biggest highlight were the wait staff who were helpful just over whelmed at the time. Would I go back? No would I recommend it No.

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Thank Kreatine30
Jerusalem, Israel
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is tucked away around a corner in a quiet square. They have outdoor and indoor seating. There are about 5 different kinds of soup in summer and 10 kinds in winter. Inexpensive, filling and delicious. The Kubeh soup is fantastic - either beet or sour. The Kubeh is the real thing made with real meat, not ground meat.... More 

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Thank yabiahomer
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed a recent lunch at Alma Restaurant. We had been strolling the streets of Center City in modern Jerusalem (a very enjoyable activity) & were "enticed" to enter Alma for what proved to be a very enjoyable lunch ("Free" beverages w/ our meal was the enticement). I'd summarize Alma as follows: family-run, Israeli, kosher, Middle Eastern food, homemade,... More 

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Thank byMT305
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Told us they didn't serve tap water to make us buy a bottle. As if this isnt bad enough when we had finished our meal we saw them serve tap water to the table behind us. Felt they took advantage of us as tourists. Food was average nothing special.

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Thank Steph P
Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

They propose a few soups possibilities which are nice and cheap, good meat dishes, nice table outside, a little tiny inside. But the atmosphere is great and the staff is very friendly. They really want to please you.

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Thank CityHopperJerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate at the Alma in Jerusalem while visiting our daughter and it was great. We had the Schnitzel and Beef Kabobs, plus the "Alma bread." The food was excellent and the service superb. Highly recommended!

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Thank Michael H
Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

service was very bad, the meat taste like its old, rice and potatoes was dry. when told to the waitress that we are disappointed she said that she cant do nothing with it! very bad experience!

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Thank MayTrib
Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

There are a # of tables outside, many choices, home cooking type food. There are several choices of hummus, pizza, main dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian, Kosher
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Yosef Rivlin Street, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: 97225020069

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