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Dolphin Yam

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9 Shimon Ben Shetach str., Jerusalem, Israel
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Jerusalem, Israel
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515 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Almost fifty years oid fish restaurant.Not Kosher,some good fish dishes,salads and meat dishes so-so Good service

Thank airport2015
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean and tidy with nice atmosphere. The service is very good, quick and with a smile. The food was delicious (a bit on the expensive side). My daughter wanted to return her dish which was refunded with no questions. An ice cream cup was given as compensation as well... All in all we enjoyed.

Thank Itay S
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting concept: as soon as you arrive you are being offered/ served about 10 appetizers / Tapas. From Humus to fried cauliflower, all very tasty. They are free of charge! To prevent anyone from making use of this, they are free only if you order a main course! And those are great too! Lovely Octopus, Calamari, or Fish. Great... More 

Thank Exilschwab
San Francisco, California
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at Dolphin Yam, not a kosher restaurant we have eaten at many times, always very good. Known for fish and seafood. Before we were even in our seats a huge meze platter was served with salads and sauces, delicious bread. Appetizers Salad (Israeli style) with mushrooms Foie Gras with berries Beef Carpaccio Entrees Saint Peter Fish Fish Kebab (Grouper)... More 

Thank Cary F
Jerusalem, Israel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best fried calamari I've ever had. Sea bass was perfection. Outstanding service. Portions are very generous..it's a good idea to order 2 main courses for a table of 4-5 and share. A very nice selection of wines from Israel.

Thank anonymousB8206OE
Montreal, Canada
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102 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was okay, but the service wasn't so great. I ordered the whole sea bass, I found it had too much garlic. The salads were okay, but nothing special. The thing that annoyed us the most is that we had to ask for things 3-4 times before we actually got them... I don't think I will be going back... More 

Thank FoodieMTL14
Santa Barbara, California
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a speaker dinner here for students, faculty and a local journalist. We scored the upstairs room and the food was delicious across the board, even though eating non-kosher shrimps in Jerusalem felt a bit funny. Very good service. Will go back next trip.

Thank Taichionthebeach
Gold Coast, Australia
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice. Your dinner starts off with a variety of dips and bread, complimentary. We tried the starter prawns, stirred fried with lemon & garlic and another with a tomato sauce. The prawns are so fresh & succulent yum! The Salmon was great served with baked potatoes and the seafood spaghetti pasta was also nice. Service was fast &... More 

Thank Neish
Deerfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the salads brought to us. Seemed like they were unlimited and the bread was warm and freshly baked. Food was fast and English was good. Don't go here for a conversation with the waiters and waitresses, but they understand what you want and will get your order right. Being rookies when we went we were confused by the tipping... More 

Thank Snoah18
Jerusalem, Israel
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been enjoying during many years the fish plates and the sea food with a great variety of dips followed with pita bread, which are served here. The service is in no time next to your table, when arriving to the restaurant and the waiters are very helpful in explaining, if you need extra info about the dishes. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Shimon Ben Shetach str., Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: 0522866642

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