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Amigo Emil

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Al Khanqa street | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem 9119100, Israel
+972 2-628-8090
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. We tried Qidreh which was exceptional and mulukhyah which was good as well. Good deserts.

Thank danielthedoc
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic Mediterranean food, great chill vibes and a beautiful interior. Definitely recommended for a meal after walking around in the Old City.

Thank YamaYogi
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late, and Old Jerusalem is not really the town to dine, because is usually all closed after 6 pm. We arrived to Amigo Emil with low expectations, just a recommendation from a great souvenir shop owner, and we felt at home right away. The building is 500+ years old and it is very nicely renovated. I have the... More 

Thank Hector D
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places we ate in our 13 day stay. Great personal care by owner and family. Food was delicious

Thank Rob H
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love briyani rice, but the Shish Taouk here is brilliant! Deliciously grilled chicken cubes with optimally flavoured briyani rice grains. Excellent! One of the best briyanis in the world that I have tried!

Thank stephen t
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of a group of 25 pilgrims from the United States, who by prearrangement through out tour operator, Breaking Bread Journeys, visited Amigo Emil restaurant for lunch. Located on the Via Dolorosa, the restaurant provided us a wonderful lunch, consisting of the typical elements of delicious hummus, olives, breads, salad with a mixture of vegetables, and a main... More 

Thank AThikerVB
Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We headed into the market to visit a specific shop; the owner recommended Amigo Emil's as a very good dinner spot and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was very clean, the service was prompt, and the local food was quite good. We even enjoyed a glass of wine and were pleased with the beverages too. The location was easy... More 

Thank Bob M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located along the Via Dolorosa in the Christian Quarter this is an excellent stopping spot for a meal. Family run for more than 400 years the restaurant is housed in cave like atmosphere. The owner wanted to expand, but was stopped in doing so when it was discovered that a rear wall dated from the Roman period. The food is... More 

Thank Mike M
Pardubice, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and cozy place with open space. The boss is very friendly - you kind of understand, why is it called "Amigo Emil", and food was simply delicious with local dishes and fair prices. We loved the place and enjoyed our lunch and talks with the boss a lot.

Thank akolackova
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Family of 10 enjoyed a nice dinner here. Good choice of very reasonably priced dishes to suite every taste.

Thank coastlandscene

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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
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Khanqa street | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem 9119100, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-8090
In Jerusalem Old City from New Gate down

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