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Jerusalem Garden Cafe

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78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315 (College St)
+1 828-254-0255
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boone, North Carolina
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As someone who frequently travels to the Middle East, I can vouch for the authenticity of the cuisine offered at the Jerusalem Garden Cafe. From the Hummus to the Lamb Kabobs, it was all delicious. The live music and the belly dancer completed the atmosphere for a wonderful meal.

Thank TempletonTours
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

LOVED JGC!!!! Food was really good and the staff was really nice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would come back if I visited Asheville again.

Thank pghgrl413
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up eating here twice on a two day trip. The Mediterranean food was so good. I had the veggie platter which included and my friends had the gyro. It was all very good! We drank Moroccan mint iced tea, which was delightful! The wait staff was friendly and seemed to really enjoy being there. We were told that... More 

Thank Trish K
Mooresville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to asheville a lot and this time decided we didn't want to wait out Tupelo honey with another couple. I was skeptical but I promise you won't be sorry with this food. They do no marketing or make much of an attempt to attract the breakfast crowd. The food is really good. Gourmet presentation. No wait and empty on... More 

Thank DanWM
Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, service was good but slow.... They need to add more wait staff. The stuffed grape leaves, falafel, lamb kibbeh, and hummus were absolutely awesome! The kafta meshwi kabob was okay but nothing special; we wouldn't order it again. We ended our meal with Turkish coffee, which was perfect - a first for me but not for my husband... More 

Thank GinjerSnap
Florida Keys, Florida
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must be a locals thing. Food was like microwave frozen dinner! This is my first bad review ever so I'll just leave it at that....

Thank gee m
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we'd save time eating at the Jerusalem Garden because other restaurants in town had wait times to be seated. Boy, did we make a mistake! We had to ask for coffee several times, service was extremely slow and poor, and our food was served cold and seemed to be left over from the day before. My advice: eat... More 

Thank Allison S
Irvine, California
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201 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a welcome diversion from the usual travel routine - a quiet, relaxed, and tasty run at Middle Eastern cuisine with Southern exposure. Humus in the land of grits.

Thank eheyman
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209 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the Hummus which was excellent. We had the Beef Kabobs and they were very good. The Basmati rice was very good also.

Thank marieds
Arden, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sweet people, unusual décor and tasty food. What more could you want? We thoroughly enjoyed the lamb and eggplant. Sorry, no left overs! We were charmed by our waitress who knelt down to our short table and floor cushion level. This intimate interaction only added to the fun of a room shrouded in red tapestry. Well done, Jerusalem Garden Café... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $24
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
    (College St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255
Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?