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Mount of Olives Restaurant Cafe

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Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 54-757-1043
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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is the worst restaurant I've ever gone to. I wish I would of read those reviews beforehand. All the bad reviews are true. It's super unclean and the owner is a liar. They take advantage of how tired you are from that climb and promise you an awesome view while you have a snack. The view sucks and the... More 

Thank Marlene H
Lille, France
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Small café - restaurant which, in the past, proposed very good falafels. Now, it's horrible and incredible. After a classical "be welcome", the boss has let us 10' to gulp down the "meal" (prepared in non sense). Avoid absolutely this horrible address Above all : not very clean and dishonnest

1 Thank Jean-Charles C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Well, we were hungry and there didn't seem to be that many other options in the neighbourhood. We had two very mediocre plates of chicken with rice, some greens, and two soft drinks. The waiter wanted $150. After some negotiation, we landed on about $60, which was still way overpriced, but I had lost any interest in further haggling. The... More 

Thank tbrown201
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Walked up to top of Mount of Olives. Although it looked somewhat seedy, I thought we might have a snack. Big Mistake! Ordered a few things worth $30 Shekels but he charged $140. This guy is a joke or thinks tourists are stupid. Food & service mediocre.

1 Thank Robert D
Ottawa, Canada
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

DO NOT GO HERE!! The son greets you in the street, knowing that by the time you have just climbed up the Mt. of Olives, you are tired, ready to sit down and have a drink. We went to the rooftop (which is dirty) and sat at one of 3 tables. We ordered a water, pomegranate juice and one plate... More 

2 Thank optionsottawa
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314 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We stopped on a rainy cold winter day and were the only customers, so we received decent customer service. We ordered some kebabs to go and they were average quality albeit quite expensive for what you receive. Food was hot and the coffee was actually very good.

Thank Kevin B
Krakow, Poland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2014

As the other people said - avoid this place!!! The owner and his son are kind only at the beginnig when they try to convince you to enter their roof top place, where the view is nothing better than what you have for free just on the Mt. of Olives top. They mislead you and when you forget to ask... More 

1 Thank man4business
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant across from our hotel. After a days sightseeing we were hungry and ready for something to eat. The owner beckoned us upstairs to enjoy the rooftop terrace , that is very nice and the view in incredible... But in hindsight this is only to take your attention away from menus, which were never... More 

3 Thank biggurl333
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Jerusalem today and went to the cafe opposite the hotel we are staying in. We were hungry and thirsty and the owner charmingly offered us a reasonable meal. Although we asked for a menu and price list this was never produced. The view is good, the meal average but when you come to leave the staff will... More 

1 Thank Sally J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Israeli
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 54-757-1043

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