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“Go hungry”
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Minaret
Ranked #468 of 728 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Lebanese
Description: phone: 02-6234470, 02-6254291
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Description: phone: 02-6234470, 02-6254291
Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Go hungry”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

We were literally the only customers in this restaurant on a Saturday night (New Year's Eve). Perhaps it was a bit early for dinner when we arrived, but there were still no other customers by the end of our meal. This might have given us a bit of concern, but the experience was very pleasant. We placed ourselves in the hands of the host, who told us we could get various appetizers and our choice of meat or fish. Two of us ordered lamb and one chose fish. First we were brought ten different small plates of appetizers (I counted) along with a basket of pita bread. The items included tabbouleh, hummus, baba ganouj, grilled eggplant wedges, a spicy salad of some kind, some falafel balls, a plate of pickles, a few other salads and dips. It would have been enough for dinner all on its own. Then we were served our entrees--two skewers of lamb chunks, done to a nice juicy medium-rare, for those who ordered lamb, and a whole cooked fish (head and tail and all) for my daughter. We were told it was a St. Peter fish, which we later learned was related to tilapia (that's what it tasted like). We also were brought a plate of a rice and lentil pilaf and a big plate of french fries.

Everything was very tasty and the waiter was solicitous (took our meat off our skewers for us) and friendly. He brought us beautiful oranges with the bill and promised they were the best in Israel. (They were very good.)

  • Visited December 2011
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