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Friends Restaurant

Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
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Overview
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good6%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible63%
23 May 2017
“overpriced”
6 Apr 2017
“Average ”
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends has an appealing interior which beckoned the 6 of us in for lunch, especially after exploring Old Jerusalem all morning in the broiling sun.The waiter spoke English, reciting the menu. Kabob, shawarma, or felafel came with mezze (assorted salads and pita bread). It was...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Wish I had read the reviews. I was wondering why no one was there. After eating two dishes we were charged 180 shekels so I asked the waiter how was that possible because the price of meals were around 50. So he told me he...More

1  Thank Michaela B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

No menu. Ridiculously overpriced. Waiter brought several small plates (cabbage, spicy sauce) which we had not ordered with our overpriced main meals, then charged a ridiculous price for each one. The total bill was 180 shekels (about 70 Canadian dollars) for 2 poor quality lamb...More

Thank Openpath
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The restaurant is at a good location in the old city ,has pleasant interior and acceptable food. The shock are the prices which do not correspond to your expectations as the place is unassuming. Like most restaurants in the old city does not have menus...More

1  Thank couplex9
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Food was ok at best. We paid 193 NIS for falafel, chicken kebab, two coffees and a water. We were blown away at the price although it was our fault for not asking for a menu.

Thank 483Bill
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The food wasn't fresh. My 3 y/o son and my husband got food poisoning from our visit to the restaurant last night. I was happy my oldest son was too tired to eat. The pitas were old, just warmed up, the salads looked old, and...More

Thank Rony i
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A typical Jerusalem Old City Restaurant, in a perfect location: Right by the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall, but also right in the center of the Old City, so it is close to the Muslim Quarter, but also to the Via Dolorosa and Christian...More

Thank Benayah
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Average. Better options close by. Expensive. Average. Falafel was bland. Kebabs were tasteless. Will not return.

Thank sachmoduck
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I'm glad I hadn't read the previous reviews, because they would have discouraged me from editing here. The lowest dining area was very atmospheric, like an ancient wine cellar. The food was good, not great. I had mixed Jerusalem salads, my granddaughter had kebabs and...More

Thank Savta D
Reviewed 3 March 2017

visited there with my colleagues with a local guide. the food was not special and.the wall of the inside of the restaurant looked interesting

1  Thank Tobbey
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > Muslim Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Muslim Quarter
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