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Jaffa Gate Falafel Restaurant & Cafe

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JaffaGate 14563, Jerusalem, Israel
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Aspen, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Best Falafel of the trip! Our private tour guide Meir walked us past after we had already eaten and highly recommended that we return for lunch the next day. We did return on our own and it was totally worth it. Eating a quick delicious lunch in the old city was one of many highlights.

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Thank Aspen4
Seattle, WA
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is the best place for falafel in Old City Jerusalem. It is where the locals come too! Made to order. I had been wanting to try this place out during our stay in the Old City, and only did on our last day (boo)! Don't make the same mistake I did and wait so long. Better than any hotel... More 

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Thank jp228
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A Jerusalem friend said this place had the best Falafel in the Old City. She was wrong. It's the best in the whole of Jerusalem! Yum.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Delicious falafel sandwich in this small, local restaurant. Easy to find--just turn left on the first road after you enter through Jaffa Gate. The restaurant will be on your right almost immediately. Had a lovely interaction with the shop owner while eating. Good people watching spot too! Fresh veggies, crispy falafel, delicious pita. I recommend choosing "a little spicy" on... More 

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Thank Amy L
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Eat outside, order from the kitchen, enjoy the life passing by and the delicious falafel and schwarma.

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Thank psychjudy
Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We like to stop here for a rest after a long and tiring visit to the old city, especially after climbing back to the gate via the market.Small and simple establishment, with a couple of tables outside, right on the street, with a great view on tourists doing there way to/from the old city. Good falafel and very friendly service.... More 

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Thank Bruce C
Baden-Baden, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Brilliant place for take away a falafel and drinks, price are affordable and friendly staff. Got some free samples when I ask for olives.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

I loved the flavor of the falafels even if they were a bit greasy. The hummus and pita bread was a great side. My friend had a chopped chicken and veggie pita that looked equally as good.

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Thank Robert L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

If you must eat at this establishment, make sure to count your change. I visited with my daughter (in a stroller). The proprietor asked me if I spoke Arabic, to which I replied "a tiny bit" in poor Arabic. When he gave me my sandwich, I asked how much it cost and he responded in Arabic (even though he spoke... More 

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Thank Frequent T
Jerusalem, Israel
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

It's a perfect falafel ,oil is so clean you can tell it's changed every day and this is important ,nice fresh salads very clean place nice for a fast sandwich with fresh orange or pomegranate juice .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Lebanese, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JaffaGate 14563, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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