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olive and fish

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Grill, Contemporary, Israeli, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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2 Jabotinsky St. | Talbiyeh, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 5665020
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I came here for dinner with expectations of loving it, after reading all the below reviews. We thought it was 'fine' but not worth 5 stars, or even 4. It was just average. Pros - The ambiance is lovely, comfortable seating and decent variety on the menu. Cons- the food was rather lacking in flavour (esp for... More 

Thank Fiona M
Jerusalem, Israel
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've both eaten here as an individual and organized a lunch event. The food was very good, without exception. The staff are friendly, polite and professional. The atmosphere in the restaurant is quiet, with a lot of natural light. It's clean and well maintained. It's not cheap, but also not terribly expensive. I've had the steak and the salmon fillet,... More 

Thank Grayson L
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571 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour group wound up our trip to Israel with dinner here. The food was delicious, from the salads to the desert. Service was excellent!

Thank JuneNY
San Leandro, California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, but full dinner is pricey. As with most placed, food quantity is plentiful and delicious. Had the chicken livers, soup and salad. Ate the leftover half of livers today.

Thank waterwoman2
Lenox, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is average but the food is sensational. Share the salads - huge and delicious. Excellent fish and veggy dishes. Had the best chicken shnitzel ever (not dried out like it usually comes).

Thank hippocrates38
New Jersey
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1,716 reviews
640 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in a neighborhood restaurant row close to a few hotels. It has a nice patio and a pleasant dinning room. We dined with a large group of friends. The food was average. We had some starters and salads. The main course was meat and fish family style and pasta and roasted potatoes. Meat was - barbecued... More 

Thank podrozniczka60
Katonah, New York
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I had fish entrees and both were excellent. The service was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant. The customers were a mix of locals and tourists.

Thank Alan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious meal served by hospitable and attentive staff. The kebabs were my absolute favorite meal while in Israel. I even asked the staff to give my compliments to the chef. I definitely recommend you make it a point to enjoy a meal here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, MA
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Good food, good service. Bilingual menu & (to varying degrees) waitstaff. Kosher. Very short walk from Hotel Inbal.

Thank bli_shem
Atlanta, GA
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice place for seafood. Very close to many hotels and doing a brisk business roughly 50-50 split between tourists and Israelis. Service a bit spotty (it was a full house) but far from awful. The food was really quite good in all respects, prices not at all out of line.

Thank AltGol

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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$20 - US$36
Mediterranean, Grill, Contemporary, Israeli, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Jabotinsky St. | Talbiyeh, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 5665020

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