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Dolphin Yam

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$$ - $$$
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9 Shim'on, Jerusalem 9362909, Israel
+972 2-623-2272
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Jerusalem, Israel
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excelent place to eat if you love fish.In the center of the city and around bars and good other restaurants.

Thank menachemle
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The group of 10 had dinner at Dolphin Yam in mid-August 2016. It was a beautiful late afternoon so we decided to eat outside. We were presented with several little israeli dishes as soon as we sat. Everything was so tasty and fresh. The group had entrees of different fish, and shellfish. The food was presented beautifully and was delicious.... More 

Thank Len R
London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is mainly a fish restaurant but open during Shabat, which is generally rare in West Jerusalem. They serve a wide selection of dips with pitta bread followed by fish of the day. We ate outside on the street. The food and wine were excellent and the restaurant very busy, clearly popular with locals.

Thank Anthony B
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Dolphin Yam for so many reasons- excellent bread with med eastern flair. I had the grilled salmon and a lovely crisp Yarden wine and perfectly roasted potatoes. We stayed for several hours nibbling on the bread, fresh fish and salad. The service was wonderful and the location is in the center of all the Thursday nite jersuleum action.... More 

Thank bonnie k
Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant by accident as we were strolling around the city. On a hot day this was cool sitting outside in the shade and the ambience was warming. Before we could breathe, our waiter had put about 8 mezze plates of wonderful salad on the table with warm flat bread and brought a cold water too. The... More 

Thank geoffdickson
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for our anniversary. This restaurant is known for their excellent fish dishes as we found. After listening to the waiter discuss the options, we decided to get the whole fish which was delicious. The fish was very tasty although you have to watch for bones as the fish is not de-boned. By the way, our waiter... More 

Thank GastroLyon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! Great seafood, great staff, and one of my new favorite restaurants. Grouper skewers were fantastic, coffee, dessert, were all 5 star! Thanks Moshiko! I'll be back and will tell all my friends to stop by! Best, Don

Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, attentive and friendly staff, a great way to unwind after a 14 hour journey. The eggplant appetizer is phenomenal.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barletta, Italy
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely and romantic corner in the middle of the chaos of hundreds restaurants in the area of Jaffa street and open during Shabbat. The Staff was friendly but professional. As welcome of the restaurants they brought the typical "mezze" (a selection of salads) with lovely warm bread. We ordered mussels with mushroom cream,really particular, and a mix of 3... More 

Thank diereisendesimona
Beersheba, Israel
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We have just finished our unexpected lunch experience at Dolphin Yam, being the sole customers in the restaurant. I am eager to write my review when the taste of the grilled calamari is still in my mouth... While everybody (a party of three) has enjoyed his fish meal, including very tasty free salads which were being constantly refilled, they all... More 

Thank Aharon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $60
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Israeli
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Shim'on, Jerusalem 9362909, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-623-2272

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