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“Avoid”

Ranked #626 of 730 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Four of us stopped here for a quick bite to eat. We asked for a menu and they said they didn't have one, just pointed to the overhead display and said they had the traditional dishes of falafel, shawarma, etc. We ordered 3 portions of falafel and one of shawarma, 4 glasses of juice and a coffee each. The bill came to 500 shekels, which is outrageous. The food was average and in no way did it justify the price. We kicked a fuss and asked for a VAT receipt and asked to see the owner or manger who was sitting inside and refused to come out. After an argument they reduced the bill to 385 shekels, which was still way overpriced and they became quite aggressive. Avoid.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Try this place only if you are wanting some REALLY OVERPRICED and REALLY LOUSY food!! Skip the menu . . . oh wait, they didn't have one!! Skip the restaurant, save LOTS of money and try someplace that values the tourist trade and doesn't just take advantage of it. It is extremely overpriced - save your money for something more enjoyable. It is just across from the Evangelical Church of Germany and down the street from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Make sure you miss it!!

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2  Thank Kathleen F
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I love middle eastern cusine and while visiting the Christian quarter in the old city in Jerusalem I stopped by the Hanady Restaurant for a quick falafel. The serverer was polite, prompt and helpful. The food arrived quickly, was well portioned and tasty. It wasn't the best falafel I've had and neither was it the worst.

The shock came when I got the bill, 70 shekels for a falafel!! It dawned on me that there were no prices on the over head menu and the server did not give me a printed menu when I sat down. He had read off the choices from the overhead while describing the dishes. Not believing the price, I asked to see a menu and he pointed to the overhead. Now I got it, as long as tourists keep coming to the old city you can double or triple the going rate and get away with it. My mistake was trusting that they would be like all the other middle eastern restaurants I've visited where you get good food at a fair price. I have to take some of the blame for not asking the price at the time I ordered, but that does not excuse what they are doing.

If you don't mind paying too much, you will get a good meal at Hanady. If you want both good food and a fair price explore the restaraunts in the Muslim quarter. I've found good falafels as low as 10 shekels and excellent sit down restaurants with a wide variety of great dishes where 70 shekels could buy you a feast. TIP: If the price is not listed, ask before buying.

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2  Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

After enjoying the Old City we stopped by this cafe near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for a quick bite to eat. The charismatic owner quickly invites you to sit down and is keen on bringing you a cold drink and some of his specialty shwarma. Because we took his suggestion, we didn't look at the menu given the type of food served (shwarma and local salads). It was quite a shock when we received our bill to find that 2 pita sandwiches, a shwarma platter and 3 drinks came out to nearly $75.
Overall, the experience was ruined by the inflated prices in this tourist trap cafe. Not recommended. Go somewhere else.

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