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“Nice traditional food”
Review of Ima

Ima
Ranked #62 of 716 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Jerusalem, Israel
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218 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nice traditional food”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Ima is a Jerusalem favorite. Located not far from the "shuk" and overlooking Sachar park, it is spacious and has been renovated relatively recently. The inside rooms have traditional stone walls and it is elegant and well lighted. The food is Middle Eastern, with such staples as "Kubeh", tehina, various eggplant dishes and entrees that range from Kubeh soup to various stews. The food is prepared with care and the portions are acceptable (although not generous). It can become pricey, as the entrees are usually in the range of 70-100 NIS ($20-$30). Nevertheless this place is worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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  • Korean first
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English first
Jerusalem, Israel
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A classic Israeli restuarant”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you wish to enjoy a good Israeli cuisine this is the place to go. Here you'll find average middle class families, coupled with ministers, Knesset members, and celebrities. They all come here to eat.

Visited November 2012
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Hadera, Israel
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170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Very pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Having visited Jerusalem several times a year for the last 40 years I was pleasantly surpised when the director of a group we were with brought us here. The atmosphere is lovely with stone walls and arches and tables nicely placed without crowding. The food was excellent--the traditiional salads a notch above the average and the kube and kebobs were wonderful. The location is near the entrance to the city on a busy thoroughfare and the exterior gives no hint of how nice a place this is. Worth coming back to if in the area.

Visited May 2013
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I love this food”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I love this type of food in general and this restaurant is expert in making it. The Hummus and Tahini is amazing! Try kube soup- they have red soup and yellow soup and they are both delicious. the prices are not cheap but they worth it.

Visited February 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ima's Restaurant”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great atmosphere, old Jerusalem stone building, good prices. Great grilled meats and Middle Eastern specialities like kube and "cigars".

Visited May 2012
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