Twin Cities, Minnesota

Closed as of Aug 31 17

1518 Nicollet Avenue S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403


3.3 / 19 votes

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A dark and mysterious middle-eastern restaurant

This Middle Eastern restaurant near downtown is popular with office workers looking for a cheap lunch meal. It also has belly dancing on the weekends.

The first thing you notice when entering Jerusalem's is just how dark it is. The windows are always covered by blinds and there are few direct lights. To top it off, the ceiling is covered with low hanging tapestries. This lends an intimacy to the inside of the restaurant, though those with a preference for light may prefer the outdoor seating.

The menu has a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options, including some unique items like vegetarian kibby.

Added by Dave Rolsky on Mar 7 03 (last updated Apr 14 18)

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It's an old Minneapolis restaurant. The interior reminds me of the House on the Rock: lots of hanging sheets on the wall, dimly lit, dark red, a little dingy. I really want to like this place, but I don't. Everything I've had has been pretty average, except the fried potatoes, which were bad. I not entirely sure how they made fried potatoes taste bad, but it happened. They tasted reheated.

The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about veganism.

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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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Eat Street (Nicollet)


Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • Checks
  • MasterCard Visa


  • Middle Eastern/Persian


  • Delivery
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating



11am - 10pm
11am - 11pm
noon - 11pm
noon - 10pm

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