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Friends Restaurant

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Muslim Quarter
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Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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1 Thank baggiolinda
Noosa Heads
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606 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
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 Thank James H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank sherif81
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Thank josh953
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Not exaggerating, this place delivered one of the best dining experiences I've ever had! I went here with a large group for a dinner and it was quite the adventure. The food and service were impeccable. I started with some salads, followed by the cream of mushroom soup. I had the chicken as my main. Everything was delicious! The lice... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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224 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, everyone here is right: you are being charges moon prices after you finish your meal. I talked to the owner for quite a bit: as the Muslim minority they are being charged all kinds of special taxes and other fees and where they live, in the Westbank, life is expensive. I tried to explain him that reasonable prices and... More 

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1 Thank Fabian K
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Average food at terrible prices, three times what I have been charged for a similar meal. My eyes nearly fell out of my sockets when he asked for the money. I remarked how expensive it was only to have him point at a tiny menu stuck to a fridge and say 'there are the the prices'. AVOID.

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1 Thank thelowlytrinity
Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Being hungry we forgot to ask for the price of their menu. This big restaurant doesn't offer a menu card so one would have to ask for the price of the 4 options they offered. We ordered one shoarma and one plate of salad with falafel and in total 1 cola. The bill totalled NIS 181. They also said that... More 

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1 Thank her65
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Absolute trap, a kebab meal + 1 bottle water = 123 nis, can you believe it? OK, despite the bloody expensive bill, the food alone deserves an one star! Terrible taste.

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1 Thank Yan L

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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
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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?