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Samara Restaurant

23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
+972 2-628-2050
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good54%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“baklava” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed September 11, 2017

a place to go right inside the Jaffa Gates. The atmosphere is hospitable, the food very good and simple, they owners are lovely. Not fancy, just warm and ubiquitous.

Thank Nicolas E
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Delicious soup and sandwiches near the Jaffa Gate and our Guesthouse. Hospitality and service was lovely. Restaurant has a quaint Middle Eastern environment. We have dined there the last two years and have been very satisfied.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Let's be honest, you are not coming here for the food. You are here because it is a respite from the heat and crowds. It faces David's Tower. Let me repeat that; this modern oasis faces the 2000+ year old David's Tower. That alone makes...More

Thank BRC2007
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Located just inside Jaffa gate this restaurant serves up tasty sandwiches on pita bread with salad and fries. Air conditioned with clean restrooms. Cash only.

Thank jekcpa
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Great place for a quick bite to eat sitting down. Good menu of salads and sandwiches. We ate there twice and enjoyed ourselves both times. We stayed 9 nights at the New Imperial Hotel which is just doors away. Pleasant atmosphere.

1  Thank Candy G
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Meeting a tour group at Jaffa gate and wanted to grab a quick bite before tour. We had a variety of sandwiches (turkey, club, hot dog). All come with French fries and a small salad (really just lettuce, slice of tomato and cucumber). The total...More

1  Thank pttpw
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

On the way back from saint Jacob (Иакова) church of Armenian quarter of Jerusalem we stopped by for dining, since Armenian tavern was close. I will need to credit the place for a simple and tasty items on Menu that they offer, hummus, mutabal, spaghetti...More

1  Thank Artak977
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Regularly visit Jerusalem once or twice a year and I always stop for lunch here Good friendly service wifi great aircon Good range of foods and wine Its right @ Jaffa Gate so eat before or after your visit to the Old City

1  Thank Con B
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Air conditioned, relaxing, and friendly staff, Samara is situated near the gate and just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the market. A great menu of items suited to the variety of pilgrims, shoppers, and visitors from all over the world. The staff...More

1  Thank Leah G
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We felt so welcome at this restaurant. The setting was delightful, as you can sit and enjoy all the people coming and going from the Jaffa Gate and the food was excellent. The owner spent time with us and shared how he has owned this...More

1  Thank Maui1221
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-2050
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