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“Brilliant Jerusalem experience!”
Review of Machneyuda

Machneyuda
Ranked #4 of 706 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sydney
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Brilliant Jerusalem experience!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Loved everything about this place. Slightly grungy but very cool inside, noisy (in a good way) colourful open kitchen, great waitstaff (particularly Leah behind the bar) and an interesting menu. We loved the 'pizza' lafa with beef, pine nuts, spices and the crispy calamari with green almonds and tzatziki for starters. Really great chicken livers with outstanding mash for main. The place has a fantastic vibe and we can't wait to return.

  • Visited March 2013
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kfar saba
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice dinner at Machneyuda”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Nice atmosphere, very cheerful. Execellent food, simple but briliant dishes like their interpretation of street food. The only thing that needs some imporvement is give a bit more space, sitting is a bit tight.

Visited February 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“An outstanding outstanding meal, perfect night”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Two colleagues and I got seats at the kitchen bar counter, as one of my friends knows the owner. I was fortunate indeed. The barrage of amazing, perfectly presented and tasting small platters, with one exact portion for each of us was overwhelming--and fantastic. It was probably the best night i have had in months. The waitstaff were even incredibly friendly and patient towards one of my foodie friends who insisted on photographing every dish they brought for posterity, which was a boon, actually, because it slowed us down in our rate of eating. Even away from the bar, I saw some pretty happy faces from these meals. Strongly recommended!

  • Visited March 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Nice atmosphere average+ food”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We visited the restaurant for a birthday event.
The place is small and noisy though provides nice mediterranean atmosphere.
We had great service, the prices are fair (for a chef restaurant).
we had few first courses which were nice but not exquisite, at least not as the reviews mention.
The main courses were fine but I felt it's not justify their cost.

If you're interested in a unique atmosphere and nice (though average) food.
It worths the time. For great food, you should check out other and greater places in Jerusalem.

  • Visited March 2013
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Can't be beat”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Just returned from Jerusalem and couldn't wait to say what a great restaurant this is! We were lucky enough to get seats at the bar our first night and were lucky to make our last meal in Jerusalem again at Machneyuda! The food was inventive and imaginative - the Morroccan Stew, the chicken livers with the best mashed potatoes were exceptional. But the best was the grilled calamari appetizer with a date sauce - heaven on a plate! And don't miss the "Jew" York cheesecake desert - to die for. Staff is exceptional across the board.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Barry W
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