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This is my sixth visit or so. All previous visits were tasty and fun.
This time ordered the special dish (beef marinated in silan -date honey)
Took forever to get the dish (we were not told it woll take longer than others), and there was...nothing special except overly sweet fried onions on top. Meat was grainy and not soft. Bread was overly crusty. We were two people and left three quarters of the dish. No one asked why (even though we were sitting on the "bar". We had to *ask* for a second knife, and a *clean* fork.
No service at all.
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I went there with two of my cousins from the US and all three of us were very happy. The restaurant is located in the Mahane Yehuda area about a 2 minute walk from the hear of the shuk. There was a line to get...in and we sat at the counter to avoid a wait. The service was prompt, competent and friendly. All main dishes are varieties of a shambuka. It's Syrian-Kurdish food. It's essentially bread stuffed with various fillings. I and one of my cousins had kebab meat and the other cousin had a vegetarian choice. They are accompanied by various sauces salads to eat with it/ on top of it. The bread is considered bread for those (like me) who are religious and have to "wash". It's not only kosher but BaDa'tz Beit Yosef. I want to go again.More
So finally I get to Jerusalem in the evening, so my Daughter and decide to hit Machne Yehuda, for some great food. We're up to anything major, and we go to Ishtabach.
The concept is a baked pastry with various meats to choose from, the...pastry is a Curd recipe, kinda like a shepards pie. Its to die for! Theres a little redheaded smiling waitress that gave us such great service I just had to hug her, because out of the blue she brings out Halva mouse that was sooooo gooooood!
Theres usually a line be patient its worth a couple minutes wait. Ill be back there!More
Yum! I had the shamborek, their key item, which is like a kosher calzone. Perfectly baked pastry stuffed with meat that melts in your mouth. The dipping sauces pair perfectly. I could have eaten two it was so yummy! They have veggie as well and...even a shepherds pie for those with dietary restrictions.More
It took us a while to find this popular eatery but it was well worth the search.We really enjoyed the warm and lively atmosphere and friendly,helpful service.The food was tasty and it was nice to try something really new.Prices very reasonable.
the food was a very traditional and delicious one
the staff were nice and helpful; they were willing to offer us indoor seatings despite the fact that we don’t mind sitting outside (although it’s winter now)
would probably come again before i leave israel