Fine Casuale Food with a homely touch and an authentic Jerusalem atmosphere
Hamarakia has been one of Jerusalem's most beloved "food institutions" for over 16 years now. The restaurant is located on a side street, in a quiet corner at the city center, and it is known for its unique atmosphere and delicious soups. The restaurant is eclectically designed and soup is served in colorful bowls. Hamarakia feels like a living room where you can enjoy fine food, meet all sorts of people, watch intimate live shows, and dive into that Jerusalem mood.
At the Hamarakia, the food has 3 main features: it needs to be fresh, it needs to be of the highest quality, and the taste has to be absolutely divine. All dishes are cooked on the spot, served hot and made of the freshest raw ingredients. The service is great and the staff is professional. The food is served in a homely spirit, and the prices are affordable for everyone.
So what's on the menu? The soup menu changes daily. If you're lucky, try the bean soup, leek soup, tomato soup, and lentil soup. There is also an extremely good homemade hummus, a Jerusalem shakshuka, labane (strained yogurt) with eggplant, a variety of salads, and a French crepe as a sumptuous dessert. You can also find an impressive alcohol menu with draught beer, arak, whiskey, vodka, ciders, mulled wine and cava.