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Rehov Yaffo 113, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-631-0050
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“meatballs” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (18 reviews)
“fish balls” (5 reviews)
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Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Mediterranean, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rehov Yaffo 113, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

the food is really simple but thats the appeal of the place. Mind that if you are a vegetarian you maybe will have one dish you can eat.

Thank Yuli V
Reviewed July 22, 2016

A much authentic place in the city, very caring stuff, warm and nice place. As you sit, salads are coming to the table and they are fresh and great. I had Morrocan style fish ball which were awesome. The ice cream with Halva and almonds...More

Thank Ohad I
Reviewed July 16, 2016

On a recent visit to Jerusalem had the opportunity to go back to HaMotzi for a birthday dinner celebration with friends. We ordered a variety of dishes which I totally enjoyed. I know my friends were somewhat disappointed by what was available that evening. I...More

Thank Debby S
Reviewed July 14, 2016

-My wife and I arrived to the restaurant in the evening and we were kindly recieved and sitted inside the compound which is btw gorgeous. We ordered the roasted beef with onions, eggplants and raisins sauce and the figs stuffed with lamb meat. The waitress...More

Thank Milton L
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Home-style, kosher meat North African food - plentiful and flavorful and interesting. Not luxurious, but consistently tasty and reliable. The fried cauliflower is outstanding. Had the bastilla the first few times we went, and were sorry it wasn't there the 3rd time, but other dishes...More

Thank dpc29
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Home-cooked food on a kerosene stoves cooked all night, fresh raw materials, strong flavors and wonderful service. The dishes change frequently depending on seasonal raw materials. The restaurant located in an ancient stone house, serves authentic North African roots food. Excellent location, walking distance of...More

Thank MalcaYanay
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Food was wonderful albeit slightly overpriced. Outside patio was wonderful in the evening. Lots of energy in the restaurant with good service. Very close to Mahane Yehuda.

Thank napdMaryland
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited HaMotzi for the 3rd time with an Israeli guest and my American who is a chef. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed. We had appetizers, main, wine and dessert. We all tasted each others choices. So many flavors! Such good good food! Also, comfortably priced and...More

Thank April A
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

You can think that the food will be amazing just because the chef and owner is the winner of Master Chef tv show . But we disappointed, the food was not special just good !

Thank Eli1952
Reviewed May 23, 2016

By external appearance, the food was going to be just "normal" North African -- but we were so wrong! it was alive, as if fresh from the field! And the warm, attentive service made us feel like old and treasured friends, although it was only...More

Thank Aki F
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Amanda L
June 19, 2015|
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Response from Ronnie B | Reviewed this property |
As promised, I phoned the restaurant and was notified that the establishment has a Kashrut certificate from the Jerusalem Rabinate and their supplies are according to the Shmita laws. If you need additional and specific... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rehov Yaffo 113, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-631-0050
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