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Samara Restaurant

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23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
+972 2-628-2050
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Fort Worth, Texas
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Meeting a tour group at Jaffa gate and wanted to grab a quick bite before tour. We had a variety of sandwiches (turkey, club, hot dog). All come with French fries and a small salad (really just lettuce, slice of tomato and cucumber). The total bill for 4 (with sofas) was 221 shakles (about $50). The food was good, fresh,... More 

Thank pttpw
Amman, Jordan
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

On the way back from saint Jacob (Иакова) church of Armenian quarter of Jerusalem we stopped by for dining, since Armenian tavern was close. I will need to credit the place for a simple and tasty items on Menu that they offer, hummus, mutabal, spaghetti and baclava!!!

Thank Artak977
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Regularly visit Jerusalem once or twice a year and I always stop for lunch here Good friendly service wifi great aircon Good range of foods and wine Its right @ Jaffa Gate so eat before or after your visit to the Old City

Thank Con B
Hockley, Texas
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Air conditioned, relaxing, and friendly staff, Samara is situated near the gate and just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the market. A great menu of items suited to the variety of pilgrims, shoppers, and visitors from all over the world. The staff serves you kindly, with multi-lingual options, and make great recommendations. The small space serves many,... More 

Thank Leah G
louisville, colorado
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We felt so welcome at this restaurant. The setting was delightful, as you can sit and enjoy all the people coming and going from the Jaffa Gate and the food was excellent. The owner spent time with us and shared how he has owned this for many years. He was just wonderful! Don't miss this one!

Thank Maui1221
emerald hills, ca
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160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

After walking around the Christian quarter we asked a shopkeeper for a restaurant recommendation and he said to go to Samara Restaurant.sThe waiter greeted us and seated us and gave us a menu that was pretty complete in its offerings. We selected a chicken kabob and meat kabob which came with fries and salad. The food was cooked to order... More 

Thank georwc
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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Really good stop after a long day in the old city. Really enjoyed it. The mixed grill and Greek salad were excellent.....

Thank Mike W
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Second time here in 2 years yummy burger (lamb/beef) wine is quite pricey but a welcome haven to relax imbibe and eat after a long day of the Old City of Jerusalem

Thank Con B
Orlando, Florida
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212 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

By the time you have wandered through the Old City of Jerusalem and arrived at the Jaffa Gate, you will be looking for a clean, nice place to get a cool drink and a quick bite. This is the place. Right by the gate, comfortable, relaxing and convenient.

Thank skip15000
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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135 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

I went here with another group of friends who recommended it to me. My food was made quickly and it was quite delicious. The atmosphere was quite noisy and it added to the experience. There is nothing fancy about this place, but it is a good place to get a decent meal for about 50 shekels. I will go there... More 

Thank Brian N

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9199907, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-2050

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