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Friends Restaurant

Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good6%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible65%
23 May 2017
6 Apr 2017
“Average ”
Restaurant Hours
Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Chain Street, Old City | Western Wall St. No. 98, Jerusalem, Israel
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not going to repeat everyone else's experience because I fell for it too. As a seasoned traveler I should have been concerned that we weren't given a menu but when the price came to 260 for what was basically fast food I almost went...More

Thank Larry I
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Old City is FULL of great food and wonderful service, this restaurant is not one of them. Avoid it and go back into the Old City and look at all the other reviews on Trip Advisor for great places to eat, at a fraction...More

Thank Nicolas E
Reviewed 8 September 2017

People , read the reviews before you go !!! I did the same mistake ..just walked in....this is a scam not a restaurant . They charge for everything that is ALWAYS included in any Israeli restaurant ! food is pretty bad too...shwarma is dry and...More

1  Thank Mitch_Ber
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Our bill was 182. They charge bread 25, humus 15 everything they offer. You think its includ but is not. They dont bring the menu. Dont go!!!

Thank Kaleno
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Well, Tripadvisor needs a new grade option. This so called " restaurant " deserves minus 5 .... The food is nothing special. The prices are 3 Michelin star level ... No menu... no service...no AC ...bunch of liars meant to rip off the tourists .

2  Thank nathan885
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Unreal - liars, overcharged and mislead us as if it is their last chance to make money. The restaurant was empty, no wonder why. We should have checked their ratings prior to coming. Careless attitude, rude service, food not even that good. Beware!!!!

3  Thank juliete777
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Gotta read tripadvisor before stepping into this 'restaurant"... You'll get a bill for everything that on the menu... ridiculously overpriced and food is not authentic. Also they said that will turn on A/C..... there's no A/C in this place... Stay away!!!!

1  Thank mikeslon
Reviewed 18 July 2017 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

1  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

2  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

1  Thank Openpath
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  • 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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