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Mala Bistro

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1 Ha-Ma'ayan | Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 9590301, Israel
+972 2-644-9494
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a few starters for our meal. Good focaccia and dips, artichoke salad and shakshuka. We ate here twice during a 4 night stay in Ein Kerem in November.

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Dimona, Israel
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

“Pleasant place for lunch” The owners/chefs (two brothers) cook so well that I was sure that at least one of them had been to culinary school, and was surprised to learn that they were self-taught. As I was dining on my own, I was unable to sample more than two dishes, the onion soup and the chicken breast. The names... More 

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Thank Daveed S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there once and enjoyed our lunch very much. However, this time it was a bit of disappointment. We had an early lunch so we could still order from the breakfast menu. The breakfast I had was very trivial, the home-made bread was tasteless, salads on the average side. The pasta that my husband ordered was good though.... More 

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Thank Orna P
Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ein Karem is a nice Quarter of Jerusalem to visit on the way to or from Jerusalem. Mala Bistro is a nice place to eat there. the food is fine and has a creative touch. The stuff is kind and welcoming. Some advices for improvements: 1. The toilet is clean, but the Place hands washing is dark and one of... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here a couple of times and it´s good food. I mainly go for beer but it´s a nice place to hangout.

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Thank Ixtamd
Tel Aviv, Israel
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in an old building, adding to the atmosphere of this Beautiful restaurant. The team was very friendly and service oriented. The food was superb and we enjoyed every bite. Please mind that it is an expensive restaurant.

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Thank AAdi1405
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great place with good food, a large variety to choose from. The service was great, and the restaurant itself is so beautiful!

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Thank Rachel C
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Food is great. Price is great. Atmosphere is great. Would go again. One of the best ravioli and mushroom cream I've ever tasted.

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Thank Shan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This cafe straddles the main drag in Ein Karem. We were seated very comfortably and relaxing outside, service very prompt and friendly, steaks and pastas were very delicious. Will certainly recommend and come back again.

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Thank stanlevine
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39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Im willing to pay, when I get good food. But to pay 52 shekels for a small shakshuka is being pigs!!!

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Thank Nili S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Israeli, Italian, International, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ha-Ma'ayan | Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 9590301, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-644-9494

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