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Middle Eastern, Fast Food, Mediterranean

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0.6 miles from Israel Museum
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Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Abu Shaheen is a very old establishment in the Old City. The two brothers manage this authentic street food restaurant and it is one of the very special and excellent kebabs in the country. It is not cheap a meal. It includes meze, salads and...a soft drink and will set you back about 70 NIS. I once argued with the owner about the price and he stood his ground: freshest, choice lamb in the market, their special recipe and that’s the price! I accepted his point. I just love the kebabs. Juicy, melt in your mouth, with pistachios and pine nuts. Fabulous. Service is slow because their kids do it. If you expect a western style punctually served meal - go somewhere else. But if you want a true local experience, lay yourself back, be debonair and enjoy this unique meal.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed April 26, 2020

Very rude chef and service. Arrogant.Also there were no clean dishes or tables. I wont come back to this place. Maybe it was just a bad day.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

Don’t eat there! We had a bad kebab, bad service and it was extremely expensive! Doesn’t worth it!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

Avoid this pricy and not tasty restaurant. We got a burnt kebab with mediocre super market salads. Finally we had a 100 NIS bill accompanied by a schemer smile. Beware!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019

The food in the old city is usually good And cheap. Unless the owner recognizes you as tourist. For 2 plates of kebab and some salads we were asked to pay 150 shekels. Now, I know we were being overcharged and there is no way...a local would pay that kind of amount. So just for the sake of it, we stopped by another place (where the line is longer) and asked how much do they charge: 10 shekels for kebab. Do with this information as you pleaseMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

We came across this little authentic restaurant while walking around in the deep corridors of the old city shuk. We stopped for some hummus and kebab and didn't regret it, it was really good. The restaurant owner took over the skills handled down from earlier...generations of his family and apparently successfully. Warmly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Loved the kebab and the chef/owner too. He was kind and helpful. Everyone seems to look for Arafat Hummus just two alleys away but we preferred Shaheen!

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I was watching the older brother make my kebabs from a distance and he didn't realise I was watching. He was smoking a cigarette and coughing all over my kebabs and then these were served to me. I'm not going to say if I ate...them or not but for sure I will never be going here again....ever.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed February 23, 2018

The only reason to eat in this restaurant is the meat, especially the lamb kebab, which is simply excellent. Among the additions, the tahini is very tasty. Everything else is not worth it. The restaurant itself is small and very simple and very authentic.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The place is authentic. But the kebab is not tasty . The hamuce is nice.I not recomnded to eat over there.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Jim B
July 21, 2018|
Response from Yossi S | Reviewed this property |
From Jaffa Gate go straight into the market. It is called "David Street". After about 200 meters you will see on your left a small alley called "The Butchers Market" ("Shuk Hakatzavim" in Hebrew). Turn left. The Restaurant... More
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Shaheen Kebab is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4