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Friends Restaurant

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Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited there with my colleagues with a local guide. the food was not special and.the wall of the inside of the restaurant looked interesting

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not chose this restaurant, our Israeli guide did...so we trusted his judgement when he recommended it and suggested we have lunch together. We were never handed a menu but rather were given a few verbal choices of meats to select from. There was a buffet bar off to the side with various mezza options but we did not... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,092 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Since the location was convenient, we popped in for lunch. The food quality ranged from average to poor and the bill was outrageous! Overpriced and mediocre - I would not recommend a visit.

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Lucca, Italy
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in to have a quick lunch ! Fast food local style ... but the bill was more than that .. more like a full blown 4 star restaurant bill. Some 4 falafel / chips / hummus / kebab / two swarma and it was 220 ! Divided. By 4 ish for euro : 60 Nothing Amazing at all ..... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

the worst restaurant I have ever tried. Poor quality and not very clean and very very expensive. You just stay away. There are many other far better and cheaper

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Thank Magid A
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped in this quaint cave restaurant very close to the tunnel tour. It was cool and the staff were very friendly to us. We had a private guide with us to help us understand the menu, and the customs. It was a bit overpriced, but the food was generous and good quality. We were really hot and mostly welcomed... More 

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Thank GonzoMediocre
Jerusalem, Israel
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Overpriced. Street food is better. Go elsewhere if you want decent food.at a better price. Just do it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Yep it's a rip off ! They obviously rely on the shear volume of tourists passing this way from the Mosque and the Wall. I was just passing and kinda looking for a Palestinian restaurant on my way home and fell for the nice guy who said to eat in there.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at this tourist trap (which has no air conditioning) while wondering through the narrow winding streets of the Old City. We foolishly sat down and ordered by just talking to the owner without discussing prices instead of asking for a menu. This would cost us dearly. The waiter (who seemed to be the son of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped in here for lunch while touring the Old City and had an amazing meal. The falafel I had here was the best falafel I have ever had! I would strongly recommend this place to anyone looking to grab a bite in the Old City.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Muslim Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Muslim Quarter

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