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70 Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-4067
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Bradford
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here for the majority of my stay. This is in part to the excellent quality of food but also the friendliness of the staff. Even if we passed them during the day, they would always stop us to just say hello and ask how we were doing. Many places in the old city close relatively earlier in comparison... More 

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Thank khizer
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average quality and expensive. Well situated. Once we finished our dinner they tried to cheat us with a fake tour of the Via Dolorosa. Do not accept any "help" from them, they just want your money.

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Thank Eva M
Amman Governorate, Jordan
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141 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the Lonely Planet to find this establishment. It was quite busy as it was Easter Sunday, but the service was good and the food was tasty. For what we received it did seem a bit expensive, but there are not a whole heap of choices to be able to sit down and also use clean toilets in the... More 

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1 Thank R0hanL
Jerusalem, Israel
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We didn't find anything else, so we got in. They charged us 400 NIS ($100) for a lunch that should cost 200. The food wasn't anything special, and unlike other Arab restaurants, the dishes were small and not generous at all.

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Thank Yair T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I went to Basti's twice in a week's time--once as a solo woman traveler, once w friends. The first time, I was significantly overcharged per set menu prices--but given that I'd just seen the proprietor try to pick a physical fight w a passerby, I paid the overcharge and left. The second time, I went w friends; the proprietor served... More 

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Thank LMieko
Nerja, Spain
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The pizza was soft and chewy but still very light. Freshly made, basic toppings. 35 shekels includes a lemon and mint drink. Whilst this is not cheap by Spain's prices, it's reasonable here.

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1 Thank towella69
The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,452 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 715 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The Basti has a top location on the Via Dolorosa in the old city of Jerusalem. The owner is happy to talk you into outdoor seating and the choice of the day, chicken shawarma. The food was good but not great. Good spot for people watching. Prices relatively steep, not surprising given location. Think 45 shekels for a single plate... More 

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1 Thank Hermes_NL
Aalborg, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We went there for a quick meal for a family. The waiter offered us a "family deal" as he called it - 70 NIS for some salads and mixed grill. The food was nothing special- but at that time we thought it was ok for the price. When the check came he wanted 70 NIS per person! All 4 in... More 

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2 Thank CarstenKrog
Los Angeles, California
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240 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is an excellent place to stop for a meal along the Via Dolorosa(across from the Austrian hospice and Armenian Church Station). I had a very tasty salami pizza with a garlic hot sauce(recommended) that is some of the best hot sauce I've ever had(Owner told me it's a homemade family recipe). The Staff is friendly, engaging and the service... More 

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fiveinalabama
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Basti is located across from the Austrian Hospice. They have quaint tables located right on the Via Dolorosa. It is the perfect place to get a fresh juice (pomegranate, lemon mint, carrot, etc) or a Turkish coffee and people watch. We loved this place so much we had lunch there twice on our trip. The lamb kabobs were amazing, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-4067

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