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70 Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-4067
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,370 reviews
563 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 652 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Basti has a top location on the Via Dolorosa in the old city of Jerusalem. The owner is happy to talk you into outdoor seating and the choice of the day, chicken shawarma. The food was good but not great. Good spot for people watching. Prices relatively steep, not surprising given location. Think 45 shekels for a single plate... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a quick meal for a family. The waiter offered us a "family deal" as he called it - 70 NIS for some salads and mixed grill. The food was nothing special- but at that time we thought it was ok for the price. When the check came he wanted 70 NIS per person! All 4 in... More 

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amsterdam
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201 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is an excellent place to stop for a meal along the Via Dolorosa(across from the Austrian hospice and Armenian Church Station). I had a very tasty salami pizza with a garlic hot sauce(recommended) that is some of the best hot sauce I've ever had(Owner told me it's a homemade family recipe). The Staff is friendly, engaging and the service... More 

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fiveinalabama
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Basti is located across from the Austrian Hospice. They have quaint tables located right on the Via Dolorosa. It is the perfect place to get a fresh juice (pomegranate, lemon mint, carrot, etc) or a Turkish coffee and people watch. We loved this place so much we had lunch there twice on our trip. The lamb kabobs were amazing, but... More 

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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Our tour guide brought us here to eat. We were able to choose from two types of pizza. The pizza was fine, not bad at all. The mint lemonade was wonderful!

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Thank Tonia M
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Been there with my family. This is a traditional arab stret restaurant. Nothing special, the food is average, good for a quick cheap bite. Note that the food was ok, there was nothing wrong with it, however it was very average like any other arab place.

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Thank Justas Č
Boulogne Billancourt
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We went there because many people recommended this restaurant but honestly the food isn't tasty. 2 pizzas and one shawarma for 150 NIS.

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Thank dadaboss92
Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a pizza, mixed salad, a greek salad and a cola for the two of us. The pizza had a rich topping of cheese, tomato and pine apple. Really good. The salads were fresh and the portions were just about right. The total bill was 105. No credit cards accepted.

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Pasig City, Philippines
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50 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

They serve good food and will certainly fill your tummies. They offer a wide range of menus to choose from.

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Thank nicathetraveler
Madrid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were 5 friends eating at Basti. When we were looking at the menu, the owner approached us and "offered" us a "deal" to save money. The deal ended up being a scam. He served us less food than if we had ordered from the menu and charged us more. The salads were tasteless and the bread was simply uneatable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-628-4067

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