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Jerusalem Garden Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SMALL PLATES
Sm $3.5
Lg $7.0
Hummus & Pita
made in house daily with fresh chickpeas and tahini
Sm $3.5
Lg $7.0
Mutabal (baba Ghanoush) & Pita
fresh grilled aubergine, tahini, extra virgin olive oil
$5.0
Kabees Plate
selection of marinated kalamata olives and pickles
$7.0
Fresh Mozzarella
marinated mozzarella, tomato, za'atar spiced pita, balsamic reduction
$6.0
Fattoush Salad
shredded greens with fresh herbs, radish, toasted pita croutons, green onion, lemon juice
$6.0
Tabouleh Salad
diced tomato, cucumber, parsley, bulgur wheat, lemon juice, romaine
$7.0
Greek Salad
shredded greens, kalamata olives, feta cheese, onion, tomato, cucumber, peppercini, toasted pita croutons, house dressing
$4.5
Fatayer (spinach Pie)
fresh spinach, onion, peppers, and feta cheese baked in house-made dough
$5.0
Fresh Stuffed Grape Leaves
hand rolled vine leaves stuffed with rice, tomato, extra virgin olive oil, spices: served with tzatziki
$5.5
Falafel
our recipe of fresh blended chickpeas, fava beans, parsley, and spices, fried into balls and served with tahini
SANDWICHES & WRAPS
$11.0
Shawarma Gyros
your choice marinated leg or lamb or all-natural chicken breast with house-made organic tzatiziki, tomato, lettuce, and onion
$11.0
Falafel Wrap
our house-made falafel with fresh hummus, tomato, pickled salad, romaine, tahini, and fresh mint
$12.0
Kafta Wrap
local grass-fed ground beef sauteed in ginger garlic sauce, pickled salad, tomato, and tahini
$14.0
Jerusalem Burger With Roasted Lamb
local grass-fed beef topped with shaved slow roasted lamb, lettuce, tomato, onion, and your choice of tzatziki or cilantro-parsley harra sauce on a toasted bun
ENTREE PLATTERS
ask your server for today's side selections
$15.0
Vegetarian Platter
freshly made hummus, baba ghanoush, tahini salad, tabouleh salad, kalamata olives, falafel and stuffed grape leaves, served with toasted pita bread
$15.0
Jordanian Chicken
marinated all-natural chicken breast grilled with red onions
$16.0
Grilled Salmon
topped with ever-changing sauce of the chef's creation
$15.0
Eggplant Moussaka
thinly sliced grilled eggplant layered with freshly ground lamb, angus beef, and our herbed tomato sauce, topped with melted provolone cheese
$15.0
Lamb Shawarma
shaved, marinated of lamb, grilled with red onions
$16.0
Kafta Meshwi Kabobs
ground lamb and local grass-fed beef with syrian and parsley, grilled on a skewers and topped with tahini sauce
$18.0
Roasted Lamb
thinly shaved roasted leg of lamb, cooked with red wine, lamb demi and our baharat seasoning, topped with feta and caramelized onions
$24.0
Lamb Chops
four pistachio encrusted lamb chops grilled to perfection, topped with a pomegranate molasses
Chicken $14.0
Beef $17.0
Grilled Kabobs
your choice of marinated all-natural chicken or local grass-fed layered with fresh vegetable and grilled on a skewer
Vegetarian $11.0
Chicken $15.0
Leg Of Lamb $16.0
Salmon $16.0
Shrimp $17.0
Lamb Chops $20.0
Moroccan Cous Cous
seasoned cous cous served with house vegetables and herbed tomato sauce
About
For over 25 years Jerusalem Garden Cafe has provided authentic Mediterranean & Middle-Eastern cuisine to the Asheville area. Serving lunch and dinner every day of the week and Brunch on the weekends, including amazing daily specials, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Join us for fresh gyros, fresh falafel, hummus, baklava, kenafa, and live music and belly dancing every Friday and Saturday night at 7. See you there!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't stop visiting or reviewing this restaurant. Fresh ingredients prepared with thought and care into wonderful, savory dishes. New favorite Shakshuka on the brunch menu Saturday and Sunday. Two eggs your way on the most incredibly delicious potatoes (roasted then finished in the fryer?)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tallulah53
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Fantastic! Thanks for your kind words and business over the Years!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First and most importantly, the food is awesome! Come on a night when they have the belly dancer for sure. Ask to sit in the back of the restaurant in true middle eastern style!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank DocvB0609
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your wonderful review! Hope to see you back!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been here is a long while, and while Jerusalem was always good, it has become amazing! Too much to go into detail with but hummus to die for, fluffy and served slightly warm, Kenafa, a Syrian version of cheesecake made by the boss'...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Irene R
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the fantastic review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a few days of indulging on local cuisine in Charleston SC, our second part of our family trip continued in Asheville. Before we arrived, we agreed to try for dinner something not necessarily “local cuisine”. My wife reviewed the menu for Jerusalem Cafe and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J_Gonzo71
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is awesome! Thanks so much for your business and review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! Great service! Came with friends and kids, we hag a great time. Great wine, good dessert. Don’t hesitate if you come to Asheville.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GTEadvisor
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what I expected but didn’t measure up. Lack of help that didn’t show up did not leave a good impression. The place lacked the elegance that I have come to expect from most places. The food was good and was served surprisingly quick....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 662CarlP
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback, we’re glad you enjoyed the food. We hope to fully win you over next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came with a rather sizable group and were seated at a fun floor table. The server was very friendly. The menu had a good variety and we were able to really enjoy the meal. We had appetizers, salads, and main dishes. All were quite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rachael1107
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That’s wonderful, thanks for choosing our restaurant!

Reviewed December 15, 2018

We had a local recommend this place, since we mentioned our love for flavorful and different foods. Well, they did not disappoint. Our whole family enjoyed the apps, main dishes, dessert, live music, belly dancer, service, etc. This was the best food we have had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your business!

Reviewed December 15, 2018

my sister and i were on vacation, and i, being the adventurous one, picked the restaurants!! JG was just down the street from our hotel, and everything downtown being walkable, we walked over....we were seated quickly, and our server, a beautiful young man named Matthew,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beaglechase
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

That’s fantastic! Thanks so much for your great review!

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We had 10 people in our group, 6 kids from 10-14 years of age. We went during brunch and could order brunch or lunch. Kids ate pancakes, adults ate Mediterranean food. Best of both worlds. Server was great!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Javisdad
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

That’s awesome, thanks for the review!

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