Jerusalem's

Twin Cities, Minnesota

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I had a "vegetarian plate" ($7.50) which was the perfect amount of food for lunch, and also gave me a chance to sample a variety of their vegan offerings. The fried potatoes were, oddly enough, not that tasty and could have used some extra seasoning. The salad was standard with lettuce and tomato covered in tahini. I thought their hummus was decent, but not the best I've ever had; however, their baba ganouj was pretty good with a tart flavor and good texture and probably my favorite part of the meal. Unfortunately, the falafel was bland and they only gave two tiny patties on the whole plate, which seemed like too little.

The service was fast and friendly, though I did eat there at 2:30 p.m., when it was completely empty. The decor is overdone and all the colors from the rugs/decorations have faded and all the furniture is from 1970s, but not in a cool, retro way.

All in all, this is a decent place to get some standard-but-unspectacular Middle Eastern food for low prices, especially for lunch.


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I went to this place once a long time ago - and can't say that I remember it as being that great. The fact that it never occurred to me to go back is telling. I think their food was okay, but there's a dozen places within a mile of there that I would rather go. But, they do have live belly dancing, which is unusual.

The vegetarian kibby is good.


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best babahganoush ever, and i used to live in new york.. home of my favorite $2.50 falafel sandwiches. zaytoons in brooklyn is the best middle eastern. this place is my favorite in the twin cities. vegetarian plate is delish but that salad that comes with it has cheese so get it without.


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This place has the BEST falafel pita sandwiches I've ever had. Grab a large one for under $6, and you be full by the finish. Get take out since the atmosphere is not too enticing, but it's worth the 15 minute wait to take home a warm delicious pita sandwich and sit back and enjoy.


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I highly recommend the veggie kibby or the veg. combo. I have my favorites and I rarely deviate. I love this place because it's cheap and is in the neighborhood. I think the food is great, although the service is sometimes slow, but I'm never in that much of a rush. The only thing that is sketchy is the bathroom... you go through the kitchen to get there. Overall, I enjoy the food, since I usually get the same things.


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I've eaten here, and have been grateful for some Veg*n items on the menu. They do alright, but are not really trying for the veggie market, I gather.


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I don't particularly like going here much. Thier falafel is decent, but so often it seems like items that we were told are vegan the last time we were there no longer are. So you always need to ask your waitress to ask the kitchen if something is vegan, as waitresses don't always know, and you may get a different answer from time to time.


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you sort of have to know what to get here, as some dishes are quite dull, whereas others are fantastic. i found the spinach pie -- the phyllo pastry kind, not the pita bread kind -- to be excessively heavy and lacking any real distinction. the curry types of dishes also tend to be this way. however, the falafel, tabouli, and hummus are always fresh and tasty. if you live or work in the area, the lunch specials are great, such as: half a falafel sandwich and a cup of spinach lentil soup (which is delicious).

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Jerusalem's has some excellent veg food, but vegans beware. I only recently found out (from one of their waitresses) that their tahini sauce often contains yogurt. The tahini is drizzled over the falafel and vegetarian platter, and mixed into the hummus. It doesn't *always* contain dairy, so you can check with the waitstaff. Or a safer route is to request no tahini or hummus at all. The dairy-free baba ghannouj may be substituted at no charge.

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Basically everything vegan here is good, except for the rather awful vegetarian curry dinner. I'd especiialy recommend the vegetarian kibby, the hummus, and the falafel. If you want to try everything, the vegetarian platter is a good option. It's a lot of food, so you might want to get this and an appetizer and share it if you're not a big eater.

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