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Philadelphia Restaurant

9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-532-2626
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (9 reviews)
“mixed grill” (4 reviews)
“hummus” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Al-Zahra Street, Jerusalem East Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since the Muslim quarters was in full festival mode during Ramadan, many families gathered here for their evening meal, breaking the fast required during this holy season. Our host greeted us and we were seated at our table immediately. The salads and bread came very...More

Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Philadelphia on the advice of our hotel. Hard to find as others have mentioned but totally worth it for what you will discover when you arrive. Our hotel had ordered for us so we got a magnificent spread- we were a party...More

Thank a0rjil
Yussef I, Public Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your awesome review! Our family business needs more visitors to taste our food and experience our customer service. Thank you again for your review. Sincerely, THE PHILADELPHIA RESTAURANT

Reviewed December 19, 2017

Our hotel recommended this place, said it was authentic, hidden, one of the oldest in Jerusalem and non-fancy, so we said perfect. Luckily our hotel mentioned that they collect and deliver free of charge. We had a car but i was in no mood to...More

1  Thank coconutugly
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Hidden in a basement, you need to have good eyes to find it. When you walk down the stairs you come into the restaurant area. They welcome you very friendly and must say the service is good. The food was very tasty. They can improve...More

1  Thank mahlegrand
Yussef I, General Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

We are glad you found us and enjoyed our food. Our father started this business along time ago when there was more tourists. So we carry on my father's wishes to keep it going Sincerely, Zuheir izhiman

Reviewed June 17, 2017

Close to Damascus Gate, this restaurant is difficult to find, persevere, it's worth it! Inside it has a pleasant atmosphere and nice décor. I went here the first time just to have a glass or two of wine after having eaten nearby. It was quite...More

1  Thank TheKingsPeace
Reviewed May 24, 2017

You can easily walk right by this restaurant which is up an alley with a modest sign you could easily miss, then down a staircase into the basement of an old building needing many repairs. The mezze is unbelievable. Not a square inch left on...More

Thank Daniel G
Yussef I, Public Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Hello Daniel well I love your review yes we are in a very old building with many years of happiness and memories of visits by Presidents, government officials, famous movie stars, singers and awesome people like you. Our mezza is excellent start to any meal...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We ate here on the sabbath on a Friday. The place was literally dead at 9pm. I think this put a negative edge on the evening. Food was good however. You'll never find it from the outside. It's tucked away down a narrow alley. You...More

Thank Mike-YorkshireUK
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

we ordered two main courses that's fine, little expensive but just fine. what happend next drives me in sane, the boss 'warmly' helped us to select mixed salad and see what beer he have in stock. then bring salad and two already opend beer !...More

1  Thank peiqig
Yussef I, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Hello sir I just talked to the manager zuheir and he told me that he showed you the menu with the drinks on it and you hot 1 beer for 30 nis and 1 water for 10nis and a variety of salads with bread for...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

Two couples showed up at 12:30 on Saturday Afternoon for lunch. They weren't expecting anyone before 2PM despite what is says on the website. He graciously asked us to sit and in 10 minutes took our order. We then received 9 salads and fresh Pita....More

1  Thank MarcF2059
Yussef I, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Hello I'm honored to have had you both as our guest. I know we are not the easiest place to find in Jerusalem. But well worth it if you do find us. I hope you got to see the pictures in the hallway of some...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017

Visited with four companions on 12th April. Appetisers tasty, lamb kebab very good (also the mixed grill which I had had a couple of weeks before, which was excellent). Good sized portions. Attentive service in pleasant surroundings. I'll be back - insh'allah. Many thanks

Thank paul3061
Yussef I, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Hello Paul, sorry about the late response. I am very glad that you and your friends enjoyed the food at our family restaurant. We love to have happy visitors. If you're ever in our neighborhood please visit us again. Sincerely, Yussef Izhiman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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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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