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“Humus King”
Review of Rachmo

Rachmo
Ranked #259 of 743 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Israeli
Description: Arguably the best hummus in Israel
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Description: Arguably the best hummus in Israel
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The place is a very authentic Jerusalem Mahne-Yehuda Market eatery, a place frequented by Jerusalem natives for years. The food - Humus and other Middle Eastern dishes is excellent. The place is very small and one shares tables with other patrons - not the place to go if you're looking for a gourmet place but certainly the one to eat in if good food and authenticity are what you're looking for

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

its the opposite of fancy - a worker's place, often overcrowded with locals, most simple setting - and you wouldn't want to miss it. all home-made traditional cooking, cooked on oil-stoves, stuffed vegetables, traditional kubeh soups, hummus etc. a long line getting to a window connecting the kitchen and the small dinning area, where you point out to the pots, chossing your favorites. the owner and stuff are somewhat "efficient" (when you are done eating you are expected to leave...), but it adds to the charm. the food is outstanding. you can't go wrong. its cheap, and there is a take away option. they have another place that is slightly more "fancy", but has less of the authentic atmosphere. it is in "nahalat-shiv'ah".

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1  Thank nushki65
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We found this restaurant by chance and were so glad we did. It’s on Yoel Solomon Street in downtown Jerusalem near Zion Square. For a good, typical Middle Eastern down-home cooked meal, this is the place. It is not fancy and you order at the counter, but it is wonderful. We had delicious chicken with cooked vegetables and potatoes. They also offer Israeli salads, rice, kubbeh in different sauces and other hot dishes. The price was just right, too – about 42 Shekel ($12). We liked it so much, we went back a second time. We also loved the look of this charming little gem that reminded us of how it might have looked eating in an inn in the Old City from the 1800’s, with their stone walls and archways. One of the most reasonably priced and delicious meals in Jerusalem. And, it is Kosher.

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2  Thank TwinTourists
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is not a restaurant; it is a living breathing part of Jerusalem history. The restaurant has appeared in songs and poems about Jerusalem as well as many Israeli movies.

Firstly, don't dress up or try to order a table. This is a workingman's restaurant in every sense of the word. Neither are there any waiters, so you'll line up with your tray and order, receive your food and pay before sitting down. Prices are very reasonable. For about $10-15 you can pretty much have whatever you want. For five bucks you can take a plate of humus with pitas and pickles which will fill you up too. The food is all excellent. The humus and kubeh soup are specialties, but you won't go wrong ordering anything.

Try to avoid going on Fridays when the place is very full and also you'd be better of going before 12:30 or after 14:00, it will be quieter.

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4  Thank danielmarks
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

I'm have to be perfectly honest and admit that I'm only 90% sure this is the restaurant I'm reviewing, because my Hebrew reading is minimal.

That said, the food was awesome. I had the stuffed zucchini, which was so good, and the fried kubbe and the fried "cigar" (filo pastry with meat.) They were amazing. Another time, I had hummus and falafel. The falafel was good, although not amazing, but the hummus was wonderful. It was also huge, and I had to ask for a take-out container to take the leftovers of my lunch home. (They were happy to provide it.)

I rated this 4 stars for atmosphere, because I liked the atmosphere, but it's not a calm quiet sit-down place. You wait in line (at lunchtime on friday a long line but it moves pretty fast), tell the person behind the arch window what you want, she hands it to you, you pay, and then you try to find a seat. I ended up sharing a table the first time (just asking if the seat was taken). It's loud and bustling and a bit pushy, which is fun. It's not so loud you can't have a conversation though.

It was a very affordable lunch, I paid 18 and 24 shekles for lunch (no drink), and it was a hearty meal. Like I said, I had leftover hummus.

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2  Thank Caroline T
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