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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nafoura

Nafoura
Ranked #39 of 699 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Armenian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Nafoura Restaurant is located inside the old city's Jaffa Gate adjacent to the old old city wall and in the heart of trh christian Quarter,Nafoura sprawls gracefully over almost quarter acre of dining areas with archaeological columns ,gardens and fountains. The concept behind the Nafoura Restaurant is to provide a tranquil haven for visitors of the Old City away from the noise and the bustle of the bazaars.Opened all week except sundays. Barbecue night every thursday for special meats ,chickens ,and fish .From six till ten (summer time only)
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
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“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I was in Jerusalem for 5 days in February and had three of my meals here. I trusted Tripadvisor and they did not let me down. The food is simply amazing, the environment is unique, and the staff/chef are very attentive and friendly. I would definitely visit this place again if I return to Rome.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Authentic Jerusalem Cuisine with an unmatched atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

One thing jerusalem's old city doesn't have is open spaces. The Nafoura is the exception. Sitting inside the walls and seeing tourists pass over head as they traverse the wall is magical. The owners are extremely friendly. The food is the best in Jerusalem. And the service is always with a smile. A must for you if want to experience Jerusalem. Locals frequent the place also which proves the food is exceptional and authentic.

  • Visited February 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
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“Historic and Romantic Location, Atmosphere and Glorious FOOD, music and Hospitality that exceeds expectations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I lived in Jerusalem for three months. At that time Nafoura was undergoing a renovation of the courtyard. The wall of the courtyard is the wall that surrounds the Old City of Jerusalem. From the seating location outside it is wonderfully calm from the hub bub of the Old City. The lighting, décor and wonderfully maintained gardens are a refreshing change of the little green space within the city!

The wait staff is excellent.. the owners are warm and charming and always took very great care in meeting the customers needs. They make you feel welcomed as if you were family.

Once inside, seated... you might be greeted with AMAZING music being performed by Raed (a co-owner)!!

The food, THE FOOD .. wonderful Mediterranean Fare.. and their kitchen will accommodate any dietary needs you might have. FRESH, attention to detail... and the presentation is perfection!

Great for lunch, coffee... dinner... Great place to hold business affairs or take someone you love for that romantic evening under the stars where you can have a quiet moment!!!!

It would also be a great place if you need a space to host a large gathering!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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13 reviews
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“Perfect restaurant ( staff &food)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

arriving to old city in Jerusalem and eating at a restaurant close to one of the famous gates in the old city is amazing... when i asked where to have a business meal with one of our VIP clients , people around told me to go to Nafoura restaurant , across to David tower at Jaffa gate. the restaurant is lovely with a view to the walls of the old city ,flowers everywhere, and cool staff and good service , we ate lamp ... it was very good and tasty

  • Visited November 2013
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White Plains, New York
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“A Wonderful Jerusalem Dining Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

I enjoyed the food and service at Nafoura so much that I returned twice during my stay in Jerusalem. This family run restaurant offers freshly prepared food specializing in Armenian with other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern options. It's conveniently located along the old city walls in the Christian Quarter just a few minute walk from the Jaffa Gate. On both visits I relied on our friendly, gracious host and server, George, to make dining and wine recommendations. He was on target on all selections. Had I more time in Jerusalem, I would have definitely returned to Nafoura again!

  • Visited February 2014
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