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Dewan al-Saraya Old City Abu Ashraf Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Warning: there are two Abu Ashraf restaurants within 100m of each other (one on the corner and one a bit down the street). If you want to come to this restaurant, you need to go to the one a bit down the street. Still confused?...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location with nice hummus with a fair price. I would definitely recommend and hope to get back to this place.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Marcos V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in this restaurant me my husband and 3 friend of us. We were in Israel 17 days and was the best fresh food in all of our trip. The owner is a nice man, that makes the food with passion and love. I...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Linju15
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

We passed by the little terrace they have outside and as it was super hot and really needed a cold drink we decided to stay. At the beginning the owner seemed a bit rude - he didn’t want to serve us only hummus and falafel....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank claudiacN3255EX
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Walked by the restaurant yesterday and decided to come in, since it looked nice. It was early afternoon, the owner sat outside with a guest, and there was no one inside. As I walked in (my family of 4 was outside) the owner started shouting...More

Date of visit: May 2019
2  Thank Gad H
Reviewed May 19, 2019

We had an excellent lunch here on a Saturday. The restaurant is located on the edge of the souk not far from the White Mosque. We found the owner very friendly, although photos are not allowed of his antique-filled museum restaurant. He has been collecting...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank rmitgoteam
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

What a unique place!!!!! We came here because of the good reviews and I am happy to confirm them all. The café is inside a antique store. The owner is a sweet man under a grouch cover. We asked for falafel and salad and he...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank FranPe
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

The owner is horrible. It is dirty and disgusting. I can't understand the Tripadvisor note. Don't go there.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Bertrand_TATW
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Have a wonderful meal in what is actually an antique store where the owner cooks behind the counter with small fryers for Falafel and makes literally everything to order. The menu is pretty much limited to hummus, baba ganoush, shwarma, falafel and salad. Each was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BoxfordTraveler
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We were exploring the old city on a Saturday so lots of places were closed. Abu Ashraf was open and we ventured in for lunch. The friendly old man asked us what we want to eat and had us sit while he prepared the food....More

Date of visit: November 2017
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October 24, 2017|
Response from Michal B | Reviewed this property |
Not everyone gave the nasty man good reviews. Others also got the same treatment because they weren't part of a tour group or didn't order enough to occupy a table,and I wouldn't go back to to be abused by the greedy man who... More
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