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“Very nice modern cousine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Askadinya

Askadinya
Ranked #96 of 695 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Italian, Contemporary, Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: ג 'ראח
Jerusalem, Israel
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198 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Very nice modern cousine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

This restaurant has been a favorite for some time. Located near route 1 in East Jerusalem, it is one of the best restaurants in that part of the city, and a gem that many people should seek out and discover. We recently went there and ordered the chicken curry, stuffed mushrooms and chicken cordon bleu. All the dishes were large portions and well spiced. The chicken was moist and tender. The mushrooms were a slight disappointment, for the price, it is a small dish. Better to go with the stuffed chilis (spicy!) or another starter. The restaurant is well appointed, has a smoking section and is located in an old building with stone walls. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive and it has an intimate feel.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Consistently very good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

I love this place. Firstly, because it's close to the hotel that I usually stay in when I'm in Jerusalem. But mainly because the standard of the food is always high, the service is precise but friendly, and it's not stuffy or pretentious. My favourites are the Green Wheat Soup, the perfectly cooked tuna steak for 85NIS, and among the most expensive (and most tasty) is the excellent Askadinya Beef Fillet for 119NIS (cooked with hot chillis and garlic!). The menu includes things like pasta and even a pizza, as well as Mediterranean/Arabic cuisine. And the choice of sitting at the bar, in the main restaurant, outside on the rear terrace in summer, or in the cosy side room.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul B
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New York City, New York
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229 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice Casual Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

With 3 different types of seating, including a summer patio, you can easily find the ambiance that best suits you.

I hadn't been to Askadinya in quite a few years, and I was pleasantly surprised. We had fresh salads, nicely flavored main courses, and a pleasant staff that even with a full restaurant seemed to be well on top of things.

The food is a fusion of Italian & Oriental, with plenty of choices [chicken, fish/seafood, meat, and even some dishes for vegetarians.]

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Talal J
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Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A very pleasant experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

A very cosy pleasant restaurant with a lot to offer. The service was polite and professional and the quality of food is worth every penny. The way list is very rich and the other drinks on the bar are of high quality. I recommend this restaurant to all dinners.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jerusalemlover550
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you're tired of Middle Eastern fare and Pizza's this is a nice restaurant with affordable pasta's, more expensive fish and meat plus a nice selection of wines from abroad to finish up. Soup and Salads are great but you should take care with Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. Its really spicy as I found out. Fortunately my friends pasta's were just fine.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Connaisseur42
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