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Philadelphia Restaurant

9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-532-2626
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“roast lamb” (2 reviews)
“salads” (15 reviews)
“mixed grill” (4 reviews)
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All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Close to Damascus Gate, this restaurant is difficult to find, persevere, it's worth it! Inside it has a pleasant atmosphere and nice décor. I went here the first time just to have a glass or two of wine after having eaten nearby. It was quite...More

1  Thank TheKingsPeace
Reviewed 24 May 2017

You can easily walk right by this restaurant which is up an alley with a modest sign you could easily miss, then down a staircase into the basement of an old building needing many repairs. The mezze is unbelievable. Not a square inch left on...More

Thank Daniel G
Yussef I, Public Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Hello Daniel well I love your review yes we are in a very old building with many years of happiness and memories of visits by Presidents, government officials, famous movie stars, singers and awesome people like you. Our mezza is excellent start to any meal...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We ate here on the sabbath on a Friday. The place was literally dead at 9pm. I think this put a negative edge on the evening. Food was good however. You'll never find it from the outside. It's tucked away down a narrow alley. You...More

Thank Mike-YorkshireUK
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

we ordered two main courses that's fine, little expensive but just fine. what happend next drives me in sane, the boss 'warmly' helped us to select mixed salad and see what beer he have in stock. then bring salad and two already opend beer !...More

1  Thank peiqig
Yussef I, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hello sir I just talked to the manager zuheir and he told me that he showed you the menu with the drinks on it and you hot 1 beer for 30 nis and 1 water for 10nis and a variety of salads with bread for...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Two couples showed up at 12:30 on Saturday Afternoon for lunch. They weren't expecting anyone before 2PM despite what is says on the website. He graciously asked us to sit and in 10 minutes took our order. We then received 9 salads and fresh Pita....More

1  Thank MarcF2059
Yussef I, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hello I'm honored to have had you both as our guest. I know we are not the easiest place to find in Jerusalem. But well worth it if you do find us. I hope you got to see the pictures in the hallway of some...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited with four companions on 12th April. Appetisers tasty, lamb kebab very good (also the mixed grill which I had had a couple of weeks before, which was excellent). Good sized portions. Attentive service in pleasant surroundings. I'll be back - insh'allah. Many thanks

Thank paul3061
Yussef I, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hello Paul, sorry about the late response. I am very glad that you and your friends enjoyed the food at our family restaurant. We love to have happy visitors. If you're ever in our neighborhood please visit us again. Sincerely, Yussef Izhiman

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It was 10 o'clock on a Friday night when most restaurants had already closed. The Philadelphia restaurant was open and the owner was very pleasant and accommodating. The atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. The restaurant is below ground. We enjoyed it.

1  Thank HoustonMan
zuhair i, Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hello sir it was our honor to serve you on Friday. We hope you enjoyed the experience at our family restaurant, and hope if your ever in the area to visit us. Sincerely, Yussef Izhiman Assistant Manager

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious appetizers, toasted pita surrounded by plates of the traditional salads and toppings, followed by chicken, meat, and zucchini kebabs en pointe. Great flavor, great presentation, quiet atmosphere perfect for good conversation with friends.

1  Thank Jill J
Reviewed 15 February 2017

nice restaurant , lovely food , ask for the Mashawi mix and enjoy the variety of the salads . Lovely location and welcoming place

1  Thank Darwihs
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a well-respected restaurant in East-Jerusalem, tucked away in the Arab neighbourhood just outside Damascus Gate - a neighbourhood which visiting itself can be a relief after a day among the crowds in the Old City. I had a late lunch here, and a...More

1  Thank Sjoerdd d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Down Town East Jerusalem
  • Neighbourhood: Down Town East Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-532-2626
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Welcome to The Philadelphia Restaurant. We are an Established Restaurant located in East Jerusalem. If your looking for a nice dining place for you and your guests,look no further. When you come to tour the Holy land you came to have a Memory of a Lifetime. Let us be a part of that!
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