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Jerusalem Garden Cafe

78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
+1 828-254-0255
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“falafel” (75 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
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11 - 20 of 628 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys know how to cook lamb...melt in your mouth, middle eastern seasonings -- it's incredible. Really friendly staff and interesting menu. I'm sure there is a lot on the menu that's great, I just can't ever get past the lamb. It's a work of...More

Thank Stephen S
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's wonderful to hear! Glad you think so highly of it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we stepped through the door, my boyfriend and I were absolutely transported and delighted. Our server was attentive, friendly, and so creative and enthusiastic in his descriptions that I was afraid the food would fall flat in comparison. I couldn't have been...More

Thank WallaceSt
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Look forward to seeing you on future visits as well! Thanks for all the compliments!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an attractively decorated restaurant with great Middle Eastern food. The feel is sort of like eating in a big tent. There's a choice of floor or table seating. If you are all in to Middle Eastern cooking or spices this is a good...More

Thank steve r
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Jerusalem Cafe 2 nights in row. Really good and different! You can sit on the floor, at a low table, or table. We chose the table. Each night we had something different. The gyro is really good and different from typical gyro....More

Thank bgood3
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So great to hear you chose us twice in one visit! Come back to see us!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came to town for the Friday night drum circle in downtown Asheville and this place is conveniently located across the street. I love Middle eastern food but you don't see much of it in the south. This place is so much fun and the food...More

Thank AlreadyBeenThere
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing us, we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here. The falafel were amazing! I had the lamb shawarma and my husband the roasted lb and both were exceptional! I highly recommend this place!

Thank Zsofia J
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you! :] We're pleased to hear about your good experience!

Reviewed 9 July 2017

My experience with ethnic restaurants outside of NYC is very disappointing. So, I was pleasantly surprised with this place. The babaganoush was one of the best I have had served with fresha nd warm pita. The caprese salad was good but a tad less inspiring....More

1  Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I was in Asheville just for one day and so I had only one chance for a meal in town. Thanks to tripadvisor reviews, I picked right when I chose Jerusalem Garden Cafe for that meal. My family and I split the hummus and pita...More

1  Thank royftl
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Awesome to hear, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and please do come back and see us, we'd love to have you!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This charming restaurant offers a wide variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. We enjoyed a number of tapas . I highly recommend the Fatayer " spinach pie " and the house rolled grape leaves. The owners undoubtedly take pride in their dishes and presentations....More

2  Thank calibrate
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for all of the amazing words, we are happy to have served you!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

"""The best middle East restaurant in asheville good service great food. my family and I have a really good time....

1  Thank robertmolina2
jerusalem_manager, Manager at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Excellent! Thanks for the positive review and we hope to see you again soon!

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Even if using a coupon, it is still customary to add tip the the total amount of bill before any discount.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
    (College St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255
  • E-mail
Description
Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!
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