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“Best Hummus in Jerusalem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lina Restaurant

Lina Restaurant
Ranked #78 of 695 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Christian Quarter
Maarsbergen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Hummus in Jerusalem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Ok, this place might not be what you had in mind when you wanted to taste the best Hummus in Jerusalem. It is small(ish), very local and it might even be hard to find. But when you do: open Pandora's box! Great hummus, good salads and generous servings! Bon appetit!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank hanoded
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Hummus is Old City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This place was recommended to me by my Arabic teacher when I spent a semester in Jerusalem. Lina is located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City. The restaurant looks small but there's an upstairs with more seating. Every dish is made fresh when you order and the portions are large. I went with a group of 6 and we split 2 bowls between us. The staff is friendly and they even gave us an extra pita when they saw how big our group was. I recommend the pine nut hummus.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AluminumSurfer
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Ljubljana
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We've got recommendation from our friend in Jerusalem about this small place. We had an excellent hummus and tahini. Recomended.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank tLjubljana
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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183 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Best hummus in the Old City -- despite the lesser fame”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

I found this place through my guide Madeleine Lavine (whom I strongly recommend as well); we had an impromptu, carry-out lunch to share with a shop-owner friend nearby. I had eaten Abu Shukri earlier that week, the supposed "best hummus in the Old City." It's not -- this place is.

The hummus is creamy, rich and spectacular. The fresh pita was to die for. The services was great, warm, friendly -- and they even smiled at us! This latter part a sharp departure from Abu Shukri, where we were largely ignored.

I have my place in the Old City for hummus now! I'm hungry just thinking about it!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Douglas D
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“My favorite hummus in Jerusalem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

Small non touristic local place in an alley in the Christian Quarter of Old Jerusalem.
Great Hummus! My favorite in Jerusalem.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank R_Balboa
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