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Amigo Emil

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Al Khanqa street | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem 9119100, Israel
+972 2-628-8090
11:00 - 21:30
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the few reasonably priced and good food in the old city. Touristic, but not a trap. Excellent salad, very fresh. Recommended with kids.

Thank cyrils212
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten lunch here several times alone or with friends, great experience every time. If you want to try some traditional Middle Eastern dishes that are freshly cooked with care, and friendly service, give Amigo Emil a try. This is not a fast food shawarma joint, so allow time for food preparation. And ask about the ancient wall in... More 

Thank Amondoritei
Hartland, Vermont
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasnt out of this world but it was a nice find in the midst of all the tourist shops. Very friendly and accomodating.

Thank vermonter57282
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Try Middle east food in the menu, it's very good! I had been there for 3 times when I was staying in Jerusalem.

Thank Cheung K
Austin, Minnesota
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had the shrimp with lemon and garlic and rice. And the stuffed chicken breast. Waiter was polite and attentive. We were met at the door with their homemade hummus and pita bread. I'd go there again.

Thank RetiredGramps
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Service and food was great. My girlfriend was vegan, and the place was accommodating with a few options. Loved the rice and all the fun salads and dips. Recommend to do the plate that has all the appetizzers.

Thank Joseelmexicano
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful dinner here. All the entrees were delicious, the service was great, and the ambiance warm.

Thank Rllaprade
Stoughton, MA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

On a cold evening, I was part of a large group of 14 who found a warm, cozy atmosphere and great food at Amigo Emil. Our group's leader had preselected the meal for all of us and he had made good choices. A warming, flavorful bowl of lentil soup started the meal. Next came abundant servings of delicious hummus, a... More 

Thank Tim G
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is the place to come if you've spent a day walking around the old city. I had a wonderful Mezzah and combination of grilled meats that were well marinated and made to perfection. Comfortable seating, friendly service - what else to wish for?

Thank Kalistrat
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is a cozy, beautiful restaurant right in the middle of Old Jerusalem. Great food - very authentic. We highly recommend this place for anyone visiting Jerusalem. It's location is very central inside the old city.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Khanqa street | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem 9119100, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-8090
In Jerusalem Old City from New Gate down

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