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Samara Restaurant

23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
+972 2-628-2050
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“baklava” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
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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
Reviewed January 25, 2016

After walking around the Christian quarter we asked a shopkeeper for a restaurant recommendation and he said to go to Samara Restaurant.sThe waiter greeted us and seated us and gave us a menu that was pretty complete in its offerings. We selected a chicken kabob...More

1  Thank georwc
Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Really good stop after a long day in the old city. Really enjoyed it. The mixed grill and Greek salad were excellent.....

Thank Mike W
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Second time here in 2 years yummy burger (lamb/beef) wine is quite pricey but a welcome haven to relax imbibe and eat after a long day of the Old City of Jerusalem

Thank Con B
Reviewed June 5, 2015

By the time you have wandered through the Old City of Jerusalem and arrived at the Jaffa Gate, you will be looking for a clean, nice place to get a cool drink and a quick bite. This is the place. Right by the gate, comfortable,...More

Thank skip15000
Reviewed May 21, 2015

I went here with another group of friends who recommended it to me. My food was made quickly and it was quite delicious. The atmosphere was quite noisy and it added to the experience. There is nothing fancy about this place, but it is a...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed March 31, 2015

Location great for Jaffa gate. We ate here twice as it was adjacent to our hotel. Food was pretty basic and the prices while a little 'touristy' were OK. Mostly pita-pocket microwaved sandwiches, french fries, etc. Staff (which seems like the owners) are perfunctory and...More

Thank Tampa_Turtle
Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a clean restaurant, with good service, offering tasty basic food - all you need after a day's sightseeing. It is not expensive by Jerusalem standards and the portions are large.

Thank mouseHerts
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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