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Philadelphia Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Down Town East Jerusalem
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9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-532-2626
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was 10 o'clock on a Friday night when most restaurants had already closed. The Philadelphia restaurant was open and the owner was very pleasant and accommodating. The atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. The restaurant is below ground. We enjoyed it.

Thank HoustonMan
zuhair i, Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello sir it was our honor to serve you on Friday. We hope you enjoyed the experience at our family restaurant, and hope if your ever in the area to visit us. Sincerely, Yussef Izhiman Assistant Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious appetizers, toasted pita surrounded by plates of the traditional salads and toppings, followed by chicken, meat, and zucchini kebabs en pointe. Great flavor, great presentation, quiet atmosphere perfect for good conversation with friends.

Thank Jill J
Jerusalem, Israel
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

nice restaurant , lovely food , ask for the Mashawi mix and enjoy the variety of the salads . Lovely location and welcoming place

Thank Darwihs
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a well-respected restaurant in East-Jerusalem, tucked away in the Arab neighbourhood just outside Damascus Gate - a neighbourhood which visiting itself can be a relief after a day among the crowds in the Old City. I had a late lunch here, and a chat with the owner. Humus and other local food was fine and heartening (stay away... More 

Thank Sjoerdd d
Lodz, Poland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

You can't have Western, Oriental and Italian food under one roof, because none of them would be good. The smell of fat is everywhere - not only food. The taste of lamb cheese was killed by the old fat. Vegetable soup was based on boullion cube and lamb was very fat.

Thank AgaSta
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner every night. They have variety of foods on menu( local food and western type of food). The owner is superb giving us a very good hospitality. We ensure you that the tummy is full after having dinner there. If ever we will come back again to Jerusalem, we will have our dinner to this restaurant.... More 

Thank Helena S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I've been here a couple of times and really enjoy it. The salads are diverse, the pita fresh, and the mint lemonade tasty. I also really like the skewered meat and chips (fries). It is conveniently located near Damascus Gate and the Garden Tomb, though a little difficult to find the first time.

Thank mylittlefriend123
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158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I had a great time at this beautiful, family run restaurant just a short walk from the old city(5 minutes from damascus gate). There is alot of history here. I was shown their brochure indicating Presidents and Prime Ministers have been there including King Hussein and President Carter. I had a delicious, very large sea bass with lentil soup and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We found this restaurant on our last evening in Jerusalem. Tucked away in a little arcade, it is well worth the visit. We were a bit late, so we were the only guests, but Mr Zuheir and his son made us feel really welcome. The food was unbelievable - really tasty Palestinian style mezze, with lots of different tasters, some... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

To escape kosher food and falafel try this Palestinian restaurant.Order the tender lamb that is called "roasted" but is more likely boiled.Hot vegetables overcooked so stick to cold appetizers like tahini dip and beet salad. Ask them to toast the pita and put za'atar on it. And request extra lemon juice to use on everything because the spicing is pretty... More 

2 Thank Nancy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Down Town East Jerusalem
  • Neighbourhood: Down Town East Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-532-2626
Welcome to The Philadelphia Restaurant.

We are an Established Restaurant located in East Jerusalem. If your looking for a nice dining place for you and your guests,look no further. When you come to tour the Holy land you came to have a Memory of a Lifetime. Let us be a part of that!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?