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“Good welcome and good food”
Review of Bulghourji

Bulghourji
Ranked #235 of 730 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Armenian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Armenian Quarter, Old City - Jerusalem
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We visited here as part of a tour group, and we were not alone. We were welcomed warmly and the service was swift. The food was plentiful and consisted of various dishes all well cooked and tasty.
Considering that there were a number of groups coming and going the staff managed well.
The restaurant is of a type, catering for large numbers. No complaints.

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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We had a special event there, and the staff was very helpful and accommodating in making the arrangements for our group. We chose the restaurant because of its location in the Old City and the authentic atmosphere. The food was very good and plentiful, and the Armenian cuisine was interesting. The hummus was particularly good. The service was also good.

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Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

If you want a different dining experience try this restaurant in the Armenian Quarter. I was with a party and the restaurant was full of other parties so whether you'd get a meal if you were just a few people I don't know. But it's well worth a try.

Thank McKenzie004
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

If you are wating for something that is culturally interesting, please don't read the name of the restaurant "armenian restaurant" rather think that you are in the middle east and will eat exactly the same dishes than you ate all around in the arab or jewish oriental restaurant. And if you expect an intimate restaurant as it may look like from outside, the place is huge and full with tourist groups.

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1  Thank CatherineSHerzlia
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

First Impressions: To reach Bulghourji, enter through Jaffa Gate and head NE along the Omar Ben el-Hatab Road and take the first right onto the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate Street. The restaurant should be on your right side, near St. James Street. Still reeling from the bad experience we had at another restaurant down the street the day before, we chanced upon this place and decided to try it out. (We reckon we can't be that unlucky twice.) Glad we did. Past the unassuming doors, the guest is greeted by a renovated warehouse, complete with high-arched ceilings and beige rough-hewn stonework (again, typical architectural element of the area). At the back, there's a covered outdoor patio and an open bar. Offering your traditional Armenian fare with a Jerusalem twist, it is nevertheless a non-kosher restaurant.

PROS: Its location is its best asset, easy to find in the middle of the Armenian Quarter's busiest street. The food was tasty and plentiful. Although the hummus was average, I loved the Feta-filled bourekas and the fried koubehs. This was closely followed by the mixed BBQ grill of shish-taouk, Armenian kebab and lamb cutlets. Finally, the delightful meal was topped by walnut-filled baklava, sweetened with syrup (not honey?). I could still taste the cinnamon and cloves. Yumm! Open on Shabbat.

CONS: Ranging from £10 for the chicken schnitzel to £17 for the Madagascar steak, it is slightly on the moderately expensive side. Mind you, service can be spotty and is the first to suffer when the restaurant becomes full. Perhaps because we were a tour group, our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. Contrast that to the family of 3 next to us who had to patiently wait for half-hour for their meals.

Verdict: Worth a visit. I would not go as far as to declare it the best in Jerusalem, but surely one of the best in the Armenian Quarter. Recommended. Grade A-minus.

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