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“Amazing Hummus!”
Review of Abu Shukri

Abu Shukri
Ranked #95 of 716 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Lebanese, Israeli
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Cary, North Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing Hummus!”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was my first meal in Jerusalem, and stopped here after a city tour. I loved the atmosphere, I love how it's local. It was busy but service was great. They have birds in cages hanging on the wall. I'd never seen that before in my life and definitely did add to the atmosphere. We had a lot of different little plates of food, but the hummus was my favorite. They say it's the best hummus in Jerusalem, and I wouldn't be surprised if that is the case! It is a good value and I recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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Santa Barbara, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“I've tried hard to duplicate this hummus but I can't”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

I've been coming to Abu Shukri ever since I was a teenager.
I was born in Jerusalem but now reside in the the USA.
This is my fourth visit in five years and my first stop in the old city is always at this hummuseria.
It doesn't get any better. Even though it's a hole in the wall, they've got the formula for making world's best hummus!
I'll be back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Munich, Germany
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious falafel”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The falafel was delicious. The hummus, the tahini and the baba ghanoush were also very good. Everything delicious!

  • Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Went in large group”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

It was okay,

The pita bread was hard and unwelcoming to the palate.

They had good chickpea hummus, relatively rich and creamy. Falafel wasn't decent, not the freshest and pretty middle of the road.

Overall, it's good. Pity it was only vegetarian though.

  • Visited April 2014
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26 reviews
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“Overall good and price competitive”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The place was a bit crowded but was number one price competitive restaurant I visited in Jerusalem. There were similar restaurants, some of them cheaper than this one, along Al-Wad road, but no regrets on Abu Shukri. Fresh lemonade is also recommendable.

  • Visited April 2014
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