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Jaffa Gate Falafel Restaurant & Cafe

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JaffaGate 14563, Jerusalem, Israel
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Panama City, Florida
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We randomly found this place while wandering around the old city in Jerusalem. The prices seemed fair and it smelled good, so we went for it. I LOVE falafel, and this is definitely some of the best falafel I've ever had. We got a wrap and a plate, and both were basically the same thing but arranged differently - fresh,... More 

Thank sopapilla4
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are happy to stand up for your lunch (there are, like, six seats in total) but want to sample some of the best falafel in Jerusalem then this is the place for you. The pickled vegetables in the falafel pita are truly delicious and provide some good crunch. This is not fancy, it's really street food, but it's... More 

Thank VenturerSydney
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Delicious food freshly prepared at a price average travellers like myself can afford.Falafels ,pitas and fresh salads -and of course hummus.

Thank Lyn_H20
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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298 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The primary problem with the establishment is the size. There are only two tables inside and a few outside, so if a group of tourists want to dine there, one may have to wait for a while to get served and seated. It is worth the wait, however. The food is delicious. A basic falafel with wonderful condiments. The owner... More 

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Aspen, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Best Falafel of the trip! Our private tour guide Meir walked us past after we had already eaten and highly recommended that we return for lunch the next day. We did return on our own and it was totally worth it. Eating a quick delicious lunch in the old city was one of many highlights.

Thank Aspen4
Seattle, WA
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is the best place for falafel in Old City Jerusalem. It is where the locals come too! Made to order. I had been wanting to try this place out during our stay in the Old City, and only did on our last day (boo)! Don't make the same mistake I did and wait so long. Better than any hotel... More 

Thank jp228
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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A Jerusalem friend said this place had the best Falafel in the Old City. She was wrong. It's the best in the whole of Jerusalem! Yum.

Thank ScotFish555
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Delicious falafel sandwich in this small, local restaurant. Easy to find--just turn left on the first road after you enter through Jaffa Gate. The restaurant will be on your right almost immediately. Had a lovely interaction with the shop owner while eating. Good people watching spot too! Fresh veggies, crispy falafel, delicious pita. I recommend choosing "a little spicy" on... More 

Thank Amy L
Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Eat outside, order from the kitchen, enjoy the life passing by and the delicious falafel and schwarma.

Thank psychjudy
Austin, Texas
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We like to stop here for a rest after a long and tiring visit to the old city, especially after climbing back to the gate via the market.Small and simple establishment, with a couple of tables outside, right on the street, with a great view on tourists doing there way to/from the old city. Good falafel and very friendly service.... More 

Thank Bruce C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Fast food, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JaffaGate 14563, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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