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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Israeli, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

This place blew us away! We walked in and sat down at the bar, which surrounded the cooking area where all the meals are prepared. We had the Ted Bundy cocktail, which was lively and spicy. We followed with the mushroom polenta, corned beef (a...delightful deconstructed Reuben), and sea bass, served piping hot off the grill. Dessert was a decadent white and dark chocolate cake, topped off with a shot shared by us and the hostess. The atmosphere was electric and thumping - just raw human fun! The chefs sang and danced as they worked. Would go back in a heartbeat - worth every penny.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

Outstanding food, atmosphere, and amazing service, super friendly, super helpful with food and wine choices. It felt like they were all really enjoying themselves and inviting us in. Recommended 100%!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Why "yes": 1. The standards and the food of Machneyuda, simply excellent 2. Cool bar with absolutely great service 3. No need to make reservations in order to eat Assaf Granit food Why "not": 1. Very expensive, same prices of Machne 2. Not enough variety...for vegetarian 3. Deserts should be improved Bottom line: an excellent night out experience with tasty dishes, recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

We couldn't get in across the street but were thrilled by this trendy packed spot with the best meal we had in Jerusalem. The open kitchen makes it entertaining. The portions weren't huge, but so flavorful they were satisfying. Great spot!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019

My 5 friends and I arrived on a Thursday night to celebrate a little mini vacation away from Tel Aviv We knew were going to be sat on the window and were a little worried becuase of the weather, but when we arrived we realized...that it was nice and warm on both sides on the window. We were immediately greeted with chasers and quickly got our drink order in as well. All night long the drinks were flowing and we were dancing with other tables as well as the staff. All of this was really fun and the quality of the food only added to it. Dont leave without having tried the Maroccan Brioche and the polenta, if it;'s on the menu since they change it every night (although those are usually staples) we also had the weiner schnitzel with was delicious and the steak with the most delicious potatoes ive ever had. Seriously, they looked plaine but were anything but. The only bummer was that the music was drastically lowered at 11PM becuase on the neighbors. which is understandable, but still, we would have loved to stay there all night and continue the party It's not cheap, but is well worth it for a fun celebration. I would absoluetly recommend making reservations well in advance, this place is awesome.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 18, 2019

We were unable to get a reservation at Machaneyuda, but Yudale is a small restaurant across the street owned by the same restauranteurs and has the same menu. Although we sat 'bar style', we sat across from each other and were able to have great...conversation and share dishes. We had just about all the dishes on the menu, and they were all excellent! The Polenta looks small, but it is very filling; the KanaFeh was yummy. Kornbeef, Schnitzel and Beef fillet were excellent. Desserts are a MUST! The tahini ice cream with crushed cookies is yummeee, and if you love guava, the Blond Guava and Cheese Mousse is heaven! One of our party had a birthday, and the staff passed out Arak shooters and toasted with us!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

We had the best time at this amazingly energetic tapas restaurant. The staff is young, friendly and on top of everything. Crowded, noisy and loud music actually work to make this hotspot even more fun. After dinner it’s a 5 minute walk to the marketplace...for coffee and dessert 🍮More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

we could not get a table at Machneyuda restaurant and decided to go to the bar across the street from the same group. It was a great choice. excellent drinks, super tasty food, friendly and lively staff. loud and eclectic music playing even before the...service started.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2019

It was my first night in Jerusalem and I was excited to see the city and the market. We sat outside and ordered our food. The manager came out to talk to an employee who was out at a table drinking wine next to us.They...were playing around and the next thing I know my new white dress is covered in red wine. The front and the back. The manager just walked away oblivious to her actions. They did not offer to pay for the meal or the dress. Instead she said what if a guest had thrown the wine on you, you wouldn’t expect them to pay for your meal or dress. That comment was amazingly stupid considering it was her own stupidity and the employees that caused the situation in the first place. Maybe you should be doing your job instead of playing and flirting with coworkers. Good luck to whoever owns this restaurant, you have a winning team!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 27, 2019

The food is great and the waitstaff are amazing. It is not cheap but it is worth it for the experience. Be aware that they only take cash, and come early.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from tomez9 | Reviewed this property |
You should make a reservation!
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Response from YahavYaakov | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
the Yudale is a non-kosher restaurant
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