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Jaffa Gate Falafel Restaurant & Cafe

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JaffaGate 14563, Jerusalem, Israel
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Seattle, WA
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is the best place for falafel in Old City Jerusalem. It is where the locals come too! Made to order. I had been wanting to try this place out during our stay in the Old City, and only did on our last day (boo)! Don't make the same mistake I did and wait so long. Better than any hotel... More 

Thank jp228
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

A Jerusalem friend said this place had the best Falafel in the Old City. She was wrong. It's the best in the whole of Jerusalem! Yum.

Thank ScotFish555
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Delicious falafel sandwich in this small, local restaurant. Easy to find--just turn left on the first road after you enter through Jaffa Gate. The restaurant will be on your right almost immediately. Had a lovely interaction with the shop owner while eating. Good people watching spot too! Fresh veggies, crispy falafel, delicious pita. I recommend choosing "a little spicy" on... More 

Thank Amy L
Los Angeles, California
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Eat outside, order from the kitchen, enjoy the life passing by and the delicious falafel and schwarma.

Thank psychjudy
Austin, Texas
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We like to stop here for a rest after a long and tiring visit to the old city, especially after climbing back to the gate via the market.Small and simple establishment, with a couple of tables outside, right on the street, with a great view on tourists doing there way to/from the old city. Good falafel and very friendly service.... More 

Thank Bruce C
Baden-Baden, Germany
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233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Brilliant place for take away a falafel and drinks, price are affordable and friendly staff. Got some free samples when I ask for olives.

Thank cecilia1234cd
Kansas City, Missouri
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203 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I loved the flavor of the falafels even if they were a bit greasy. The hummus and pita bread was a great side. My friend had a chopped chicken and veggie pita that looked equally as good.

Thank Robert L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you must eat at this establishment, make sure to count your change. I visited with my daughter (in a stroller). The proprietor asked me if I spoke Arabic, to which I replied "a tiny bit" in poor Arabic. When he gave me my sandwich, I asked how much it cost and he responded in Arabic (even though he spoke... More 

Thank Frequent T
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's a perfect falafel ,oil is so clean you can tell it's changed every day and this is important ,nice fresh salads very clean place nice for a fast sandwich with fresh orange or pomegranate juice .

Thank raed2014
Chicago, IL
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Two of us went there on a recent visit to Jerusalem. It is easy to find. Once inside the Jaffa Gate, go half a block and you will find it as you turn left. It is teeny tiny with maybe three tables. I don't quite remember. There are also a couple of tables outside. As we entered, the man behind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Lebanese, Vegan Options
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Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JaffaGate 14563, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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