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78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315 (College St)
+1 828-254-0255
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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221 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food—considering both taste and quantity—was very good. In addition, the décor is very pleasing. Our server was excellent. And the prices were reasonable. In short, this is a place you should try if you haven’t already done so. We ate lunch here, though the restaurant serves both lunch and dinner seven days a week; plus they serve brunch on... More 

1 Thank KenCookie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food, wonderful and helpful customer service in the reservations/party planning process before we arrived, and just such an overall pleasant evening celebrating a friend's birthday with lovely music and belly dancing, too. I eat at this restaurant somewhat frequently because I simply love Middle Eastern food, but to want to share this unpretentious restaurant with friends for a special... More 

1 Thank TravelinTamara
Johnson City, Tennessee
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a fan of Grek, Lebanese, and Turkish cuisine, I was extremely excited that my wife and I stumbled upon this little gem. We were originally going to eat at a different restaurant, but they were still serving brunch and did not have the options my wife wanted. We arrived at Jerusalem Garden just in time for the lunch menu.... More 

1 Thank crazymclazy
Horseheads, New York
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I look forward to stopping here for dinner each time I've been to Asheville. This visit to Jerusalem Garden Cafe was the third time in as many years, and it has never been less than outstanding. Everything I've tried from the appetizers through the dessert menu has been excellent. The wine list is also quite extensive and you can find... More 

1 Thank Mongrel08
Larchmont, New York
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

As a native New Yorker, I have been fortunate enough to eat at many Midle Eastern restaurants. When visiting, from NY, we ate at this restaurant. And I have to say, it could give some New York restaurants, some serious competition. Each morsel of food was excellent, portions large & service outstanding. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

1 Thank tsc2016
Rockledge, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just happened to find this restaurant on a tourist map. We were not disappointed. We had moussaka (which was accompanied by sauteed vegetables and seasoned rice) and an order or grape leaves (which came with tzatziki sauce). Everything was absolutely delicious. I only wish the serving size of the moussaka was a little larger. That being said, I left very... More 

1 Thank LorindaDawn1
Woodstock, Illinois
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

First time visit for lunch on the Thursday before Easter: while the downtown area was buzzing with tourists, we were able to score a table for four without waiting. This is a good choice to try something different. I can vouch for the pita, hummus & ground lamb kabob as excellent choices. I also enjoyed the largest piece of baklava... More 

Thank James H
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We decided to check this place out, and the initial experience was less than appealing. While there were open seats, there was not enough staff to handle the orders and the seating. After about 15 minutes, we were seated, and waited another 15 for a waiter. I was coming up with a title for the review while waiting for food,... More 

2 Thank N M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I grabbed a bite on their front patio & ended up with front row seats to a parade that was happening! Great food & great views!

Thank Skyler H
Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We ate at Jerusalem Garden Cafe and the food was great. Justin, our waitress recommended two dishes for us. I got a special that included two pistachio encrusted lamb chops, grilled shrimp, bacon wrapped-goat cheese filled date, plate. My wife got the vegetable plate, with hummas, eggplant (not one of her favorites) but she loved it, among more good food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
    (College St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255
Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!

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