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Philadelphia Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Down Town East Jerusalem
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9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-532-2626
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Jerusalem, Israel
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112 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice restaurant , lovely food , ask for the Mashawi mix and enjoy the variety of the salads . Lovely location and welcoming place

Thank Darwihs
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a well-respected restaurant in East-Jerusalem, tucked away in the Arab neighbourhood just outside Damascus Gate - a neighbourhood which visiting itself can be a relief after a day among the crowds in the Old City. I had a late lunch here, and a chat with the owner. Humus and other local food was fine and heartening (stay away... More 

Thank Sjoerdd d
Lodz, Poland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You can't have Western, Oriental and Italian food under one roof, because none of them would be good. The smell of fat is everywhere - not only food. The taste of lamb cheese was killed by the old fat. Vegetable soup was based on boullion cube and lamb was very fat.

Thank AgaSta
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner every night. They have variety of foods on menu( local food and western type of food). The owner is superb giving us a very good hospitality. We ensure you that the tummy is full after having dinner there. If ever we will come back again to Jerusalem, we will have our dinner to this restaurant.... More 

Thank Helena S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I've been here a couple of times and really enjoy it. The salads are diverse, the pita fresh, and the mint lemonade tasty. I also really like the skewered meat and chips (fries). It is conveniently located near Damascus Gate and the Garden Tomb, though a little difficult to find the first time.

Thank mylittlefriend123
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186 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I had a great time at this beautiful, family run restaurant just a short walk from the old city(5 minutes from damascus gate). There is alot of history here. I was shown their brochure indicating Presidents and Prime Ministers have been there including King Hussein and President Carter. I had a delicious, very large sea bass with lentil soup and... More 

1 Thank traveltime111
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We found this restaurant on our last evening in Jerusalem. Tucked away in a little arcade, it is well worth the visit. We were a bit late, so we were the only guests, but Mr Zuheir and his son made us feel really welcome. The food was unbelievable - really tasty Palestinian style mezze, with lots of different tasters, some... More 

1 Thank rogeandout
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

To escape kosher food and falafel try this Palestinian restaurant.Order the tender lamb that is called "roasted" but is more likely boiled.Hot vegetables overcooked so stick to cold appetizers like tahini dip and beet salad. Ask them to toast the pita and put za'atar on it. And request extra lemon juice to use on everything because the spicing is pretty... More 

2 Thank Nancy G
Nashville, Tennessee
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1,085 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 729 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent fresh,hot pita bread. Delicious, mini salads and dips that accent the meal. Fantastic customer service. The mint tea had lovely bright green mint leaves in it, appeared as if they were picked moments before placing them in the water. The lamb was cooked perfectly, moist and well seasoned. There is both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Bathrooms are very... More 

2 Thank Ann C
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I recommend a stop at Philadelphia. After we ordered our meal, we were offered many complimentary salads to try, all of which were excellent! The meal was incredible and we were even treated to baklava and watermelon for dessert. Many thanks Philadelphia! I will certainly be back.

1 Thank devin_nyc1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Down Town East Jerusalem
  • Neighbourhood: Down Town East Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-532-2626
Welcome to The Philadelphia Restaurant.

We are an Established Restaurant located in East Jerusalem. If your looking for a nice dining place for you and your guests,look no further. When you come to tour the Holy land you came to have a Memory of a Lifetime. Let us be a part of that!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?