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Ima

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189 Agripas, Jerusalem 9451344, Israel
+972 2-624-6860
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The homus plates were very small and awful. We didn't get any pita with the homus, just an old bread, so terrible. We defently gonna stop visit them. DON'T GO THERE

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Thank Yaniv S
Jerusalem, Israel
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ima restaurant is convenenient, located at the very bottom of Agrippas near the shuk. The starter of stuffed vegetables was fair, but not great. The humas tasted store bought - so disappointing! The kubah soup was tasty, but they lost me with the generic humas. On the positive side, the prices were reasonable for the starters, and our side of... More 

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Thank Fischsticks
San Francisco, California
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Ima" mean Mother and honors the owner’s Kurdish-Jewish mother, who inspired many of the excellent traditional dishes served in a century-old house. They didn't have a record of our reservation but sat us anyway, and then I realized our reservation was for the next night! Appetizers Hummus with meat and pine nuts Eggplant with tahini and tomatoes (smoky eggplant) Entrees... More 

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Thank Cary F
Israel
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the ultimate place I recommend to tourists I guide. It has this genuine Israeli atmosphere, with everything that it means, with a variety of local food types. "Imma" - which means "Mother" in Hebrew, is a fitting name!

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Thank Benayah
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years. It used to be very very good. Were there on April 2 for dinner and the food was not good.. I don't know what happened. So sorry to see a longtime Jerusalem favorite go downhill. For the first time in many years, the restaurant was quite empty. Obviously some... More 

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ipswich
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on 30th March 2017 for an evening meal, This is my forth visited over 6 years and it just get better and better. Food is divine, staff with excellent english, very attentive and gracious. Very relaxing and will be back when in Jerusalem again.

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Thank boozinhz
Jerusalem, Israel
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Took my 93 year old father there -- as I thought -- mainly as I knew it to be very accessible for disabled people. It turn out that the food was the best part of it. Everything was fresh ans with a home-made flavor. We had, bean soup (my father) and lemony kube soup (myself). He had chicken livers and... More 

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Thank Margalit F
Brisbane, Australia
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1,858 reviews
1,036 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by our guide- mummy's cooking- first thing cold beer in a frosty frozen glass - then we all had soups

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Thank Michael S
Carlsbad, California
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163 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The food was so good that we decided to go back the next day for lunch. It's a cute rustic looking restaurant with an authentic middle eastern menu. They have 3 separate rooms and were able to easily accommodate our large group of 20. Our favorites were the chicken breast and lamb kabob with grilled eggplant. Each main dish was... More 

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Thank 4foolsofwonder
Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My husband's family brought us here for lunch during our visit to Israel this past December and it was a delicious meal. It was unseasonably cold/raining in Jerusalem so the warm atmosphere and hearty richness of the food at Ima was a comfort. We shared many dishes - the stand outs were the beet kube and the grilled chicken livers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Kosher, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Agripas, Jerusalem 9451344, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-624-6860

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