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“Small grill restaurant with tasty meats and varied fresh salads”
Review of Fortuna

Fortuna
Ranked #132 of 733 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to go if you want a quick tasty meal at a reasonable price. There is a good variety of fresh salads with pita and then a selection of meat, chicken and sausages with chips! Friendly service usually by the owner!

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Yes, it's a hole-in-the-wall (but clean). And yes, the waiter isn't going to put a napkin on your lap for you, and you may need to ask him what's the update on your lamb chops, but why are you looking for the restaurant with the perfect service in the middle of Shuk Mahane Yehuda?

This place is my go-to for traditional Israeli grill fare with local friends and also whenever a guest is visiting from abroad. They serve a wide selection of meats on the skewers, roasted over an open charcoal flame. I recommend the Kebab or the Pargiot (pullet), both generous portions of high quality meat, seasoned perfectly.

Their meals come with dozens of freshly-chopped Middle Eastern salads (one of the only places I know that does them all fresh) and a basket of french fries (chips), and pita bread, all of which they replace complimentary - you just need to tell them which salads you enjoyed most. Honestly, I don't think I have had salads and spreads that taste more fresh and homemade than at Fortuna)

Sit outside (not the most beautiful neighborhood in the world, but hey, it's the Shuk!), or inside where you can admire the owners' hamsa collection on the wall.

If I had time (and a charcoal grill) I would grill meats at home, and make my own salads, but to make twelve delivious salads from scratch, but and marinate meat, and prepare it all, would take hours. This is much more convenient, and if you want a real Jerusalemite Israeli experience other off the beaten path and not the redundant falafel and shawarma which is presented as the peak of Israeli food. I argue that the Israeli grill is what brings families together.

1  Thank DavidKordova
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

The place smells horrible and the service was horrid. The manager was very rude to us. Better stay away...

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Reviewed 6 June 2013

This unpretentious restaurant on a small street off Agrippas and near the Machne Yehuda market has excellent food. It is apparent the chef cares about what he does. The merguez, spicy lamb sausage, is home made. The grilled meats we had were uniformly excellent. We began with the salads of the day - 10 small dishes, each distinctive, each delightful. If you need dessert - we didn't - you can find it elsewhere.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile
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