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13 Saint George, Jerusalem 9720921, Israel
+972 2-625-4540
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Highland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pinati is definitely my favorite place to eat in Jerusalem. The Kubbeh soup, an Iraqi dish that was a specialty of the Jews in Kurdistan (Mosul and Arbil) is phenomenal. My friend Steve introduced me to this soup and I am now addicted to it. The Kubbeh is a meat dumpling that looks like a kreplach and is made out... More 

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Thank sgreenberg99
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is so delicious and is served super quick. This is not a sit down dinner restaurant but if you're happy for flexible seating then you're in for a treat. I didn't visit for 10 years and then showed up with a husband and 3 kids and they still remembered me! My kids loved the food too (even... More 

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Thank Lisa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

I visit Israel about every 3-5 years, and Pinati is my go to place for the best Hummus. It is located in central Jerusalem and makes for a great pit stop before or after you head to the Old City which is a short tram away. There is only one other place that rivals Pinati hummus, and that is Cafe... More 

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Thank Docartemis
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

I visited this little hummus shack based on these reviews as well as Lonely Planet. I had soup and hummus with meat. It as pretty good, but the owner kept hovering as I was paying them pointed out to leave a tip before I even put money down. Will not go back- food not worth the pushy attitude.

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1 Thank Kaley S
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

I visited pinati twice during my trip. Once you've had the moussaka, all other food in Jerusalem is bland. Each time I was greeted warmly, and offered some kind of additional menu item at no extra cost, and I was remembered on my second visit, despite almost a week between visits. Cheap, tasty, quick service and great staff. Definitely worth... More 

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1 Thank katieritchie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place for an Israeli feast! The moussaka, hummus, kibbeh and rice are highly recommended. And excellent service with a smile!

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Thank Alysia G
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Only 8 tables in the restaurant. Not a place to linger for hours. but the food was delicious, fresh, very generous portions. We all had schnitzel and chips, some salads and pita. Prices very reasonable, Quick service.

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1 Thank Judy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

go there any day and have an authentic Hummus eating experience which makes you feel as israeli as it can get.

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1 Thank Hani E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

There are a number of good hummus places in Jerusalem. To be great, you must stand out, really make an impression. Pinati makes that grade with excellent hummus, soups, fellafal, etc. Service is good and the location is central, easy to get to. Don't take my word for it. Give it a try. You will be happy you did.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Pinati is centrally located in Jerusalem. The service is fast and friendly. The food is excellent. The restaurant is small, but it is worth the wait. The hummus is excellent as are the pickles and eggplant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Saint George, Jerusalem 9720921, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-625-4540

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