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Family Restaurant

Khan Al Zait St | Next to the 7th Station of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3435
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
“shawarma” (4 reviews)
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9:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
Khan Al Zait St | Next to the 7th Station of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had very rustic food here. The service was attentive the setting was very basic poor quality plastic beakers and flimsy serviettes . For what we had it was very expensive. We will not be back

Thank Nureman
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was today, orders Shawarma two plates and kebabs. We took salads with a pitcher of lemonade. * The shawarma was dry. (Not tasty) or in an Israeli expression "shawarma choke" * Regavim give about 200 or 250 grams. (I do not remember) and it...More

Thank Maor G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were thrilled to hear that there was a Hotel in the name of St. Peter and also there was a fish in the same name which we all wanted to taste, being an opportunity rarely getting. Being booked we could get a seat for...More

3  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here after a tour of Temple Mount and the Muslim quarter. My husband ordered the shish tawouk, which included three large chicken kabobs and a side of fries. I ordered the sea bass "fish fillet" as it is listed on the menu and...More

Thank Twiggy717
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We recently stayed at the Hashimi Hotel along Khan Al Zait Street and enjoyed two nice lunches at the Family Restaurant, which is almost next door to the hotel. This is a friendly and casual place with a large seating area. As the restaurant name...More

Thank BradJill
abed_latif, Manager at Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear BradJill We were honored to host you at "family Restaurant", thank you very much for your kind words and we are glad that you like our food. looking forward to have you again. Best Regards Family Restaurant

Reviewed 16 April 2017

We found this restaurant while wandering around. We stopped for a quick lunch, but it ended up a lot more than that. It was a feast and the value was excellent for Old City

Thank caljane17
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was our best meal and service experience when travelling Israel, food was very tasty, good portion, good prices, good choice, friendly staff and amazing interior! Go a try, you wont regret the experience :)

Thank dencasrutkova
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Our group of 34 pilgrims stopped for lunch on our way to the Church of the Holy Selpulchre. Despite the size of our group, the food and service were fantastic. Loved the fresh lemonade and three kinds of skewers.

Thank revemw
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had half a chicken & chips served at the table for 40 shekels. Additional were 2 x bread buns (flat round) and 4 salad extras. The meal was well prepared, the chicken well spiced and tender, the chips (fries) crispy and properly fried with...More

Thank Raytrail
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good price, good food and good service! The waiters are very attentive and supportive and they are from the same family! Definitely it's for me the best restaurant in Old City!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Khan Al Zait St | Next to the 7th Station of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-3435
The Family Restaurant was open in 1942, being in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem, next to the major junction of the via de la rosa st., crowds of locals and tourist used to come in, enjoy their meal whether fresh meat skewers, grilled chicken, barbecue varieties and defiantly the best salad appetizers as well as the famous home-made Homous and Falafel. The Restaurant contains two roman arches which date back to more than 2000 years old and a third Ottoman arc which is about 100-200 years old. The Restaurant Family members welcome you all days of the week from 9 till 8. Best Regards Abed Restaurant Manager
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