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“What a nice Surprise”
Review of Zuni

Zuni
Ranked #51 of 729 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Down Town West Jerusalem
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What a nice Surprise”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Across the way from our hotel.
Service with a smile
Food had great flavor
A tad in the expensive side

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank steve n
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Devon
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

I have eaten at Zuni on at least three occasions when visiting Jerusalem and every time we have found the staff helpful and courteous and the food has always been delicious...the menu offers a wide variety of dishes and cuisine with a good list of wines to accompany them. The location is good and the ambiance was exactly what we wanted for a relaxing dinner........will definitely eat there again next time I am in Jerusalem

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank SmilerDevon
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“All in all, good food.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Zuni was recommended to us by my cousin. We came to Zuni with high expectations.
The welcoming faces of the staff who sat us to a table and the fun manner our order was taken was misleading toward the hectic service to come.
We ordered a single dish of liver ravioli, two main courses of Entrecôte with herb-butter and a side dish of homemade fries and ZuniBurger with cheese topping and a side dish of mashed potatoes (promised to be dairy). Add to that a glass of wine and a beer, and we were all set.
After some time a waitress showed with our drinks. A good portion of good wine and a frozen glass with beer. So far, so good. She also placed two spoons, so we thought the first course is served. We sat there and at the corner of my eye I see a waitress nearing our table with two plates in her hand and about 3 steps away from us making a fast U-Turn and goes to another waitress.
They both came apologizing for forgetting the ravioli and asked if we'd like to have the ravioli.
I was hungry so we said that we will make it without it.
The plates were put in front of us and looked good. The steak was smeared with herbal butter and the hamburger was as asked, with pickles on the side and nothing else. Just meat and tomatoes. The mashed potatoes (Purée) came in a separate plate, as were the fries. I cut the first cut and the Entrecôte was almost as ordered, medium to the rear side. Loved it. The herb butter a bit too strong, but very nice. The fries were REALLY good. Homey as I like them (though a bit too salty, but some would love it that way). The Purée was not good. Running and tasteless. The hamburger came without the topping and the waitress took it, placed the cheese and returned the plate. That is not the way to do it…

All in all, the food (meat) was good. Too bad the service (and Purée) was so poor (but with LOTS of smiles!).

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank TRLPhoto
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Ewing, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Delicious Food and Great Service”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We chose Zuni because it was close to where we were staying. After a long day of sightseeing, our group was happy to be able to just cross the street after our evening meal. This place is worth a detour, however, if you are not staying right there. The food was delicious, there was a large selection of wine and other liquor, the service was friendly and fast. There were six of us and not a so-so dish at the table. After we had chosen Zuni I received a text from a local friend, who said it is one of her family's favorite spots. I can see why.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank lslewis
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Cortland, New York
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Works for a business dinner or spending time with friends”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

A lovely location for dinner, neither old nor modern, but something quiet in between. Zuni has a broad menu, emphasizing Italian cuisine more than anything else, and what looked to me like a reasonable list of wine and cocktails.

On a recommendation from a friend, I had the French Toast for dinner (seriously)—even though it wasn’t on the evening menu. The friendly staff accomodated me, and the French Toast turned out to be an excellent choice, accompanied by diced fresh fruit, mascarpone cheese and a coffee.

I would go to Zuni again, without hesitation; with colleagues, on a date with my wife or with the whole family.

GETTING THERE: I would suggest that you take a taxi; parking looks like it would be a real challenge.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank SimonCoates1966
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