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78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315 (College St)
+1 828-254-0255
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Galion, Ohio
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had another great meal the had great flavor and came out hot. Highly recommended this restaurant if you like Mediterranean food. Service was good, wouldn't say great, but good enough.

Thank Shawn M
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with my boyfriend to this restaurant last Friday night, and both of us had an amazing experience. We happened to go during a belly dancing and live music performance, which created an amazing atmosphere. It was a little loud, but worth it. The food was amazing, and we had the special bacon wrapped dates. My boyfriend isn't a... More 

Thank Caren B
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, never a wait and excellent food! Great service and clean! We have eaten here at least 5 times and are never disappointed!

Thank Mom2lane
Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night when the place was full, a reservation is recommended. Four of us ordered lots of appetizers, bill was reasonable, entrees were not overpriced but we wanted to try lots of different dishes. All were very tasty, but some were occasionally a bit spicy. Hummus was excellent. Plan to go back for lunch when it is... More 

Thank Karen R
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me it is almost always about the food. And in this case the food was delicious...a little pricey, but delicious. The "kabobs for two" (Saturday night special) was wonderful. My spouse and I split it and, along with the bacon-wrapped figs appetizer, it was enough food for the two of us. But the kabobs were $26, which even with... More 

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jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! Glad to here you enjoyed the food and entertainment and our apologies for the current atmosphere. Just to address some of your concerns though I will let you know that we are indeed in the process of renovations. January-Mid March is sort of Asheville's universal restaurant renovation period because it is also the slowest season around here. Our tent... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone from a mediterranean background, this food is great! The kibbeh and falafel is very good as is the pita bread. You need to also check out their weekend brunches - baklava french toast is very good. I recommend going with a group and splitting a bunch of dishes so you can try everything.

Thank barkbark7
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server was a bit of a dud...super slow and repeated our order back to us completely incorrectly but it showed up on the table correctly. The food was so good and fun! This will be our first stop on our next visit.

Thank Julie B
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique restaurant with one of the best meals I have had in Asheville. Everything we got was exceptional! The Turkish coffee was pretty good. Prices were reasonable too. Definitely a hidden gem and a must try when in Asheville.

Thank Rad_the_explorer
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vegetarian Platter was Delicious . Wonderful Hummus and Tabbouleh . My friend who is Lebanese had Egg Plant Moussaka and agreed , well worth the trip. The waitress was super nice.

Thank herbzone
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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230 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been eyeing the Jerusalem Garden Cafe for some time and decided to stop in for lunch while on an errand in downtown Asheville. The restaurant was not busy on a mid-afternoon Sunday. I ordered a chicken gyro with the roasted potatoes and my husband opted for a lamb gyro with a Greek salad. Given the brisk, windy weather,... More 

Thank Levannah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International, Turkish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
    (College St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255
Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!

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