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1 Ha-Shikma | Mahaneh Yehudah Market, Jerusalem 9432301, Israel
+972 2-623-2997
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (19 reviews)
“pastry” (24 reviews)
“asado” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
$$ - $$$
1 Ha-Shikma | Mahaneh Yehudah Market, Jerusalem 9432301, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool place, great food! Loved the food, loved the service, everything was simply great! Had a great time on few occasion during single trip

Thank Ilya B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around Mahane Yehuda market at night. Saw this long line of people outside of Ishtabach. Knew I had to try it. Wow it was worth the wait. Simple idea. A flakey pastry encompassing different meat fillings. I tried the Saadi and the chicken. It...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a simple place with good specialty food- the brisket is very very good and quite tasty and filling too. The serving is baked in special dough made in an open air brick oven, known in Hebrew as "taboun." The place is not big, so...More

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Better for carnivores than vegetarians, however vegetarian option is also good. Middle Eastern spices. Worth trying at least once...

Thank Ronit4
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

My husband had wanted to visit here for a long time but it was always crowded with a queue when we passed. Finally yesterday we found a free table, and were not disappointed. The pastries were super delicious. He had cheek of beef filling and...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We were a group of six and we found a table out front of the restaurant, which is small and casual. The service was good and all of us enjoyed our meals! Delicious! We will come again! Highly recommended!

Thank SKS1990
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I tell everyone going to Jerusalem to go here. Just thinking about the food makes my mouth water. It was excellent.

Thank Charlotte N
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Baked dough with a meat filling Very tasty and yummy. Baked right in front of you in their oven Goid beer and sides Good service. Will go back to try other items as well at my next chance!

Thank Radiomike33
Reviewed July 10, 2018

In a word, overrated. Too loud to converse, and our server, after bringing our food, disappeared. The meat was too spicy (although we asked for a non-spicy option), and all the cuts tasted alike. Even the salad (Shuk Salad) was over-dressed and too spicy. Moderate...More

Thank EfratMarathoner
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Popular place for the young. Limited manu with mostly overcooked meat. Fast type of street food. Good if you are on the run.

Thank Shim S
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Questions & Answers
February 6, 2018|
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Response from DanSap27 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they take reservations
Amy P
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Michel G | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It is closer to a street food restaurant than to a formal place. Maybe they will keep a seat for you if you say you'll be there within minutes.
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Michel G | Reviewed this property |
It is a certified kosher place : closed on Shabbath until night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ha-Shikma | Mahaneh Yehudah Market, Jerusalem 9432301, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-623-2997
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