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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 244 traveler reviews
Below average
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 24, 2017

While the decor of the restaurant was unique, the atmosphere was a little off especially because the place was completely empty. The toilet seat was broken. The food was average but nothing more (other than the couscous which was great). Wouldn't come back again

Tasty food and nicely served
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 11, 2017

Moroccan food is nicely served at Darna. The menu is varied and the portions are generally large. I love the pastille appetizer. In fact, there is nothing that we have ordered there that we did not enjoy

The only really excellent dining experience we had in Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 11, 2017

First, the restaurant is a little expensive, but no more so than many other restaurants in Jerusalem, and for us it was by far the best dining experience in 3 weeks for the amount we paid (less than 600 shekels for 3). The ambience is subtly Moroccan, and again, this was the only dinner we...

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First, the restaurant is a little expensive, but no more so than many other restaurants in Jerusalem, and for us it was by far the best dining experience in 3 weeks for the amount we paid (less than 600 shekels for 3). The ambience is subtly Moroccan, and again, this was the only dinner we had in this city where the background music was both authentic and NOT LOUD (making the music a nice accompaniment to dinner, rather than something that drowned out conversation, as was the case in most other restaurants. The service was excellent, and the young man who poured mint tea at the end put on quite a show, pouring the tea from at least 2 feet above the glasses. The inside temperature was quite comfortable, even though Jerusalem in August was in the 90s (F) - 30s (C), and we found the benches with cushions very comfortable. Two families came in with someone in a wheelchair, and there is a ramp from the front door, and the wheelchairs were easily accommodated at the tables. Looking at the dates of various other reviews, it seems most of the positive reviews are from relatively recent visits, and most of the bad reviews from a while ago, so perhaps there has been a change in management that accounts for the apparent improvements. Our waitress suggested combinations of dishes to be shared, but she did not push them, and we took her suggestions. We started with meat-filled pastries lightly dusted with sugar and cinnamon - perhaps unusual for an appetizer, but not overly sweet and it was a nice start to the dinner. For main courses we had couscous with beef, a glazed cornish hen tagine, and a stuffed artichoke tagine. There were 2 or 3 tagines on the menu with cornish hen, and this one was both delicious and almost boneless (one tiny bit of bone, and plenty of meat). The 3 artichoke hearts were at least 2 inches in diameter and were stuffed with a tasty ground meat. The beef was tender and tasted like a good brisket, with vegetables and fruit along with the couscous. None of the dishes were overly spicy, but sufficiently so to add savour to them. We shared the large assortment of more than a dozen small cookies/pastries, which ranged from marzipan-stuffed dates to light, dry macaroons, with plenty of variety. Yes, they were sweet (not surprising for cookies and pastries), but not cloyingly sweet, and following them up with green mint tea was almost decadent it was so good.

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Okay but doesn't justify the high ratings on TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 16, 2017

We read the many good -- and a few bad -- reviews of this place on Trip Advisor and chose it for a special dinner for our family. Nothing was wrong, but nothing was particularly good either. The decor is lovely, but the benches and chairs seem worn out, leaving some of...

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We read the many good -- and a few bad -- reviews of this place on Trip Advisor and chose it for a special dinner for our family. Nothing was wrong, but nothing was particularly good either. The decor is lovely, but the benches and chairs seem worn out, leaving some of us feeling like we were falling off the edge of the booth. The food was ... okay. We have had much tastier meals other places, and the food here just didn't justify the need to make a reservation, the high prices, or the lengthy waits. The various salads served with bread were interesting, but the tagines were fairly bland and not very tender. Look elsewhere. I find it hard to believe that the recent glowing reviews were sincere, unless the chef has some sort of jekyl/hyde personality.

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We love this place!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 8, 2017

As I have said in reviews posted over the years (most recently in 2015) this is one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Jerusalem. The Moroccan cuisine is outstanding, the setting is fascinating and the service, while occasionally a bit slow, very helpful and accommodating. It IS expensive -- but I don't mind that...

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As I have said in reviews posted over the years (most recently in 2015) this is one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Jerusalem. The Moroccan cuisine is outstanding, the setting is fascinating and the service, while occasionally a bit slow, very helpful and accommodating. It IS expensive -- but I don't mind that when the meal is worth it. In our (my wife's and my) this place is second only to Ha-Eucalyptus here in Jerusalem.

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