Askadinya offers one of East Jerusalem's most inventive menus, filled with dishes that are fun and delicious. You might start with spiced pumpkin soup filled with herbs and shrimp, or a large, interesting salad. Main courses include lamb cutlets in a sauce of mustard, capers, and sliced palm hearts; and steak filet medallions in raisin-and-caramel sauce topped with crumbled banana and apricot. There are also traditional choices, such as veal cordon bleu, as well as a good array of pastas, poultry, and fish dishes. You can come here for light meals, coffee, and dessert, or for the pleasant outdoor bar. There's a courtyard for summer meals, and a cozy stone dining room for colder weather. On Thursday evenings, there's live classical music.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010
- tel: 02/532-4590
- 11 Shimon Hazadik St
- 1 block east of Hwy. 1, and 4 long blocks north of the Olive Tree Hotel
- Wed-Mon noon-midnight; Tues 7pm-midnight
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