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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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0.4 miles from Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With friends and it isn’t the first time.Every year ,when I visit Jerusalem ,I cannot miss Ben Sira.Everyone is addicted by fresh Hummus

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Very nice humus bar in Jerusalem. Friendly service. We had plates with beef humus and the faba beans humus. The plates come with salat and falafel, which haven been excellent. The humus was really good too. Nice place for a really good humus.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

The creamiest most delicious hummus in Jerusalem, maybe all Israel. Casual dining at its best. All made fresh with quality ingredients. We had the fava hummus and the meat hummus. Easily enough for four.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 31, 2022

Without a doubt, Ben Sira's Hummus. and variety to choose from is one of the best worldwide and right here in Jerusalem. I especially love the hummus with cauliflower and grilled onions combined but all of it is good, whether sitting inside or for take...away.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

Great hummus with meat! Also tried meat with rice, it was lovely experience as well. Even tea was good from teabags.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed June 6, 2021

I keep returning here to get maybe the best falafel in town, but also the hummus and other items in the menu are excellent, always fresh salads, good service from the counter, and what else we can ask.....try it, and you will not be dissapointed

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed January 30, 2021

we are under lockdown, but you can walk around when you run errands,....and we decided to have a quick falafel on our way to our home....so we stopped at Hummus Ben Sira.....they take across the street your order and then they deliver it to your...side of the sidewalk....fresh, tasty and so good, you have to try in JerusalemMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2020

it was evening, we wanted to have a falafel or hummus, we could not find it in Machane Yehuda, so we tried, Hummus Ben Sira, a very popular venue, hoping they could give us the pleasure of eating a light dinner....and yes, even if it...is on a take-away basis, it was an excellent hummus in a pita and a falafel in a pita....thank you for being open, hope we can soon return to normality and be able to sit and eat.... Great place and so very clean.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2020

Every time that I visit the place is always packed with young people, or tourists and is nice to have a nice hummus plate or Falafel, all is fresh the salads....the taste, one of the best places in town, is crowded so be patient.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Great local place. Beef hummus was awesome. Hubby and daughter liked but didn’t love the omlet. Great, quick local place.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

A real hummus bar, they serve a few different hummus but all with the same base. I tried the beef one, this one was good. Its also good priced for what you get.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020

Sometimes you can forgive bad service this was not bad but rude. I wish I walked out but was with wife and stayed. Food was good but you can get good hummus anywhere. Wife asked question waitress did not understand the waitress gave a mean...face and said WHAT so rude. The just through good on table then was moving a chair and hit our table that it needed to be fixed all without saying sorry. Also never came back to ask how was everything or if we wanted anything else. Not sure how they stay in business they are friendly to there friends as they were always talking to friend and never us.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

This place serves wonderful hummus- I recommend the mushroom one! Their portions are generous and the pita and falafel is also excellent. If you are looking for a nice ambiance, this really isn't the place-- it is very loud, and a bit filthy. But it...was definitely worth it for the amazing food!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

I am not a big hummus fan as I often find them to be a bit grainy and not smooth. Not here! The hummus is incredibly smooth and rich, and they serve it with several kinds of toppings. We tried the chickpea topping, Java bean...toping, and mushroom topping. All were great. I especially liked the mushroom topping - great flavor, almost like a mushroom stew with onions. The felafel were very good, but not quite as outstanding as the hummus. The pita were fresh and soft, but nothing special. Everyone on the staff here was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the meal was quite reasonable (about $10 for each kind of hummus, that came with felafel and veggies and pita). They definitely helped me order just the right amount for take-out for a family lunch. Great place, would definitely go there again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

I wish the service was as good as the food was. We had some amazing fallafel and the hummus was really smooth (8/10)

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Hummus Ben Sira offers takeout services.

Hummus Ben Sira is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4