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Jerusalem Cafe

1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
+1 708-848-7734
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen, Persian, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Jerusalem Cafe about 4 times and have enjoyed each meal. I've had the gyros which are very good. I've also enjoyed the beef kabob sandwich, the falafel and the chicken shwarma platter with hummus. All very good, inexpensive with polite, efficient service....More

Thank elliottn
Reviewed 9 April 2017

consistently good, simple middle eastern food, friendly staff. We often get the lunch buffet. Pita sandwiches are great, hummus, baba ghanoush as well. They could use a space planner as the seating utilization needs improvements and it needs a general refresher of furniture.

Thank 97artf
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very good selection during the lunch buffet, in the summer there is an option to eat outside. You can choose the salads or try the 4 or 5 meat dishes.

Thank seng102757
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ordered food from Grub Hub and several items did not come with the order. Tried to contact restaurant and they never answered the phone. Never again

Thank cheri h
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I live in Oak Park for over 6 years and this was my first visit. I must confess, I was missing a lot - very good place, excellent food, especially kebab and pakhlava. You would not regret if you like that type of food. Thanks...More

Thank Kirg898
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I went to Jerusalem Cafe for the lunch buffet based on the excellent reviews. However, the food was not good. I tried several of the items on their buffet and did not find anything worth retuning for more.

Thank Chickenhawk12
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went for brunch after church and we were first in line. We had Chicken Shawarma entre and the Combo fest entre. Both were good and you get plenty of food. You can substitute veggies for rice if you want to lower the carbs. The service...More

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I love Hummus and falafel and always on the look for the best.. this one was just OK, but I have high standards... their side salads were very good.

Thank dancelove123
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am hooked! I am obsessed with their Shawarma! It is really so so good. They have eat in, carry out or delivery. I also just tried the schawarma sandwich and I am not kidding...my mouth is watering thinking about it. The portions are perfect...More

Thank Kcoughlin77
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wonderful ethnic food and music in a small cafe setting. Order in line, they bring food to your table. Was excellent food but definitely a small cafe

Thank nwine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-848-7734
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