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“Good Hummus with "toppings"”
Review of Hummus Ben Sira

Hummus Ben Sira
Ranked #12 of 716 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Machu Piccho, Cusco, Peru
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101 reviews
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“Good Hummus with "toppings"”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

It is apparently a "tourist" thing to put meat on the hummus... Well, even if it is, it's a brilliant and delicious idea! Ben Sira is a hummus place, pretty much in the city center next to Mamilla, it has a nice atmosphere especially on Fridays.
If you like meat, chose the hummus with the meat, they also give you side dishes and you have to have falafels. It is honestly very good.
The place is quite unique and the people there are nice.
The prices are expensive for israeli people, because they know that they can have much better hummus for 10 shekels in an arab neighborhood. True, but it's worth the try.

Ben SIra is good and not Crazy expensive. About 35shekels I think for the hummus with the meat on the top.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Amanda N
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Brilliant - cheap, cheerful and very tasty”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Incredible value and very tasty meal.
If you are after a very tasty, yet quick meal served with a smile at low cost then this is the place.
PLEASE NOTE: the trip advisor map is incorrect, when we went it was on the main street to the south, 50 metres south and 10m towards Jaffa down that street.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Brent M
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Jerusalem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Tasty fast and friendly staff”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

This hummus place is always busy and run by very friendly staff. The dishes are very fresh and tasty. 24 shekels gets you 2 pittahs 3 felafel balls and a large portion of warm fresh hummus with chickpeas enough for 2. Delicious.

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2 Thank jerusalemtravel
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Tampa, Florida
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“Our hummus prayers were answered”
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

After a long flight from the USA and a taxi ride from TLV, we arrived at our hotel tired and hungry. We explored the area and found this little gem.

We grabbed a couple of menus and a table. We both ordered the chickpea hummus plate. Soon, we had 2 big bowls of hummus topped with warm chickpeas, loaves of pita, a bowl of sliced pickles, and a bowl of onion and tomato chunks.

The hummus was the best we had ever eaten, and the pita was soft and perfect for sopping up every last bit of what was in the bowls. We loved it so much that we went back for more the next night. I got mine topped with fava beans, and it was great, too!

Dinner for two--a filling and healthy dinner at that--including a soft drink and a beer for less than NIS80... What more could a weary traveler (or local) ask for?

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank bucsonice
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“World's Best Hummus”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

This place has the best hummus in the world, hands down. Go there and order a plate of hummus and prepare to have all your prior notions of hummus changed forever.

Note about ordering, it's best to get a plate of hummus because it comes with pitas, falafel, and salad on the side.

I don't like mushrooms, but I ordered hummus with mushrooms and beef...it blew my mind. It was amazing. This is a place where the hummus is the main dish and the meat in the hummus only amplifies the garlic and other greatness in the hummus.

Well priced and worth a trip!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Ellie A
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