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Amigo Emil

Al Khanqa street | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem 9119100, Israel
+972 2-628-8090
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (32 reviews)
“rice” (18 reviews)
“kebab” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Al Khanqa street | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem 9119100, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its very difficult to find good food inside the old city. This place has good options for lunch and with fair prices. I really recommended

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Erev Shavuot, 9 o'clock in the evening, we are near the Western Wall, Tripadvisor shows Amigo Emil as the best closest restaurant - 9 minutes walk. It's moderately priced, clean, and food is OK. I was concerned that for such a touristy spot - Church...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I were walking the Via Dolorosa backwards to start from the first station when, if my memory is correct, near station eight, we came across this restaurant. What was inviting was the stunning ambience that seemed to magically call out to us...More

Thank jettasback2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, and a very clean restaurant. Open on Fridays and Saturdays. Particularly convenient for those visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Thank ystephan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed the food and service. This is a must do when in the old city. We shared the Kebab dinner and a Jerusalem salad.

Thank dpr52661
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make sure to eat here at least once when we come to Jerusalem. The owner, Mr. Bajjali, is so serene and gracious. The food is always of the same really good quality. It’s reasonably priced, and they serve the ubiquitous local Taybeh beer.

Thank Myrtle_Beech
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We found this spot on the way from the muslim quarter to the church of the sepulcher, just before the market. I had the grilled pork cutlets - truly fantastic, grilled by none other than, Emil himself. He stopped by to chat with us and...More

Thank ninska_10
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We’d never been to an Arabic restaurant before, but reviews looked good and we’re moderately adventurous, so off we trekked through the alleyways of the Old City, and found Amigo Emil! The meal did not disappoint, and the one man who ran around serving every...More

Thank karwalkers
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Great Location, nice menue with moderate prices compared to other restaurants in the old city. The Hummus was great. The meetball with curry authentic. My girlfriends Chicken mansaf wasnt our taste. To sum it up, it was ok, but i wouldnt recommend it or come...More

Thank patrickDarmstadt
Reviewed April 24, 2018

You get excellent local food in very pleasant surroundings in Amigo Emil which is most conveniently located in the middle of Old Jerusalem close to the Via Dolorosa. On our recent visit we lunched there on several occasions as it was perfectly located for our...More

Thank CeliaEW
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August 18, 2017|
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Response from eliruz | Reviewed this property |
No reservation required for us, but we went in three people at about 9 pm. If you're in many people, it's better to make a reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
In Jerusalem Old City from New Gate down
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