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Old Jerusalem Restaurant

Old Jerusalem Restaurant

Middle Eastern Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Mashalove
    "Try the kunafa, it's yummy."(4 Tips)
    Loretta S.
    "Falafel with spicy sauce makes me drool.....get shwarma and share."(8 Tips)
    Sandeep G.
    "Kunnufe is bomb, shawarma , babaghanoush and falafel all good"(14 Tips)
    Jonathan A.
    "best humous outside the middle"(3 Tips)
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  • Marissa C.
    Marissa ChackoDecember 13, 2016
    Best falafel I've had in San Francisco, get the vegetarian plate with an extra side of falafel
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Cherrie C.
    Cherrie CJanuary 19, 2012
    Portions are huge, def recommend sharing. Shish Kabab lamb was delicious. Hummus with shawerma dish-- lamb was a bit dry. Everything is very filling! The Warbat for dessert is gooood.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best ShawarmaBeans, rice, meat; beans, rice, meat. Face it: Burritos get tired faster than you do pedaling that wrong-geared fixie up Valencia… Read more
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerAugust 18, 2014
    Pro tip: they'll sell you a bag of 5 pitas for $5, and they're better than the hard flat ones you get at grocery stores (although still not as thick and fluffy as they should be).
  • Mona S.
    Mona SJanuary 25, 2014
    Yum - got the Qudsiyah (hummus with foul) and combo plate (Shish tawouk and kebab were great, the lamb a bit too tough)
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NguyenJanuary 10, 2012
    Bright mezzes and all the staples like lamb kebaps - they're huge portions and a great South Mission joint for those foggy nights.
  • Sasha
    SashaOctober 12, 2013
    Great legit middle eastern food. Now my favorite in SF. Very nice staff. Falafel wrap is so fresh.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the egg and lamb and share an Arabic salad.
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerAugust 18, 2014
    Don't get the wraps, you can't get decent lavash in SF and they're no exception. Plus, the other dishes come with some pretty decent pita bread.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoiJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Feta with meat is what you should order. Has pieces of pita in the hummus. What I always get when I come.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMarch 15, 2011
    If you want to extra impress, order the Mossabaha, a chunky, spicy hummus that's topped with olive oil and served with house-made bread. Read more
  • Lee
    LeeAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the half & half if you can't decide between rice and hummus!
  • Jewely H.
    Jewely HoxieFebruary 22, 2013
    Don't forget to snap a pic in front of the famous camel painting! Also super dank food at a good price, love this place!
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AizenMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    shish taouk is my favorite - and they have the best humous outside the middle east.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangAugust 13, 2015
    Lamb was a little dry. But overall very tasty! Great hummus
  • Eisar L.
    Eisar LipkovitzNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The Hummus is usually exceptional but it could vary with age. For best results early lunch will do
  • Arlynne C.
    Arlynne CakesJanuary 31, 2015
    The lamb and beef shawerma is spook delicious !
  • Sandeep G.
    Sandeep GanapatirajuAugust 22, 2015
    Kunnufe is bomb, shawarma , babaghanoush and falafel all good
  • Mike P.
    Mike POctober 21, 2013
    The Kunafa is amazing
  • Zornitsa
    ZornitsaMay 25, 2014
    It was delicious.Big portions and friendly service.
  • Loretta S.
    Loretta SultenfussJune 2, 2012
    Falafel with spicy sauce makes me drool.....get shwarma and share.
  • Rassel M.
    Rassel MayersDecember 6, 2016
    Very tasty Israeli food!!! Very friendly stuff
  • Chandini D.
    Chandini DavisFebruary 2, 2012
    Try the Vegetarian Combination Plate - A little expensive but very tasty
  • Joel G.
    Joel GillmanJune 30, 2013
    Everything is amazing. But the olives are not good.
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerAugust 18, 2014
    The qudsiah is legit, authentic and tasty.
  • Jim F.
    Jim FazzoneAugust 15, 2013
    Put the hot sauce on everything. Maybe not dessert, but everything else.
  • Nipun S.
    Nipun SachdevOctober 24, 2015
    Delicious kebab plates!
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RebeccaOctober 8, 2016
    The food was actually OK here, but what I did not appreciate was the discrimination that went on here. When I went back for a second time, they refused me entrance.
  • angela h.
    angela hayesFebruary 24, 2010
    You want a taste of the middle east without hopping on a plane? Come here, authentic and taste just like home!
  • Ekaterina K.
    Ekaterina KuznetsovaDecember 18, 2013
    Egg and Meat was amazing and tasted like corriander.
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChiuApril 13, 2016
    Hummus and pita. Including any of the marinated meats.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CiceroApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken shwarma is great here
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stuffed falafel is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Chandini D.
    Chandini DavisFebruary 2, 2012
    Try the Stuffed Falafel - Very yummy
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JoeMay 21, 2015
    EVERYTHING!! Really!!
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissDecember 7, 2014
    Chicken shawarma with half rice, half hummus. It's the goods.
  • Beata M.
    Beata MichalczykFebruary 14, 2013
    Food tastes like in Middle East, very authentic!
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gettingerJanuary 10, 2012
    vegetarians try the stuffed falafel
  • Amar
    AmarJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best kunafa in town!
  • Allison D.
    Allison DouglasJuly 7, 2010
    Get the side of falafel and eat it with hummus or babbaganoush
  • GS Raju
    GS RajuAugust 22, 2015
    Try chicken Shawarma and Falafel
  • Mashalove
    MashaloveOctober 28, 2011
    Try the kunafa, it's yummy.
  • Vindu G.
    Vindu GoelJune 1, 2013
    Excellent hummus.
  • Jess H.
    Jess HMarch 21, 2009
    Order a dozen falafel balls, baba ghanoush, and hummus to go. Take it home and make your own awesome falafel sandwiches.
  • Tory S.
    Tory SpinofMay 8, 2015
    Good potion!
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PatouchasJuly 10, 2013
    Fantastic tastes!
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZSeptember 13, 2014
    Vegetarian platter
  • Fakhri K.
    Fakhri KhanlarzadehMarch 7, 2014
    Avoid. It's most probably too far away from wherever you usually hang out. The place is small and of medium to low quality in everything.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CookAugust 12, 2010
    ALWAYS get the Kunafa for dessert
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaMarch 2, 2015
    Ask for Abu Salem
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