5 star dining in Jerusalem is concentrated in a few areas of the new city--downtown, Baka and Ein Kerem. From Moroccan to French to Asian, 5 star restaurants will enhance your Jerusalem experience and expand your culinary horizons.
Topping the list of Jerusalem's 5 star establishments is the venerable and hard-to-find Arcadia. Once you've arrived at the attractive courtyard on an alley between Agrippas Street and Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem, you'll be carried away by the fresh flavors and deceptively simple French/Mediterranean that marks this world-renowned restaurant. (Not kosher)
Not too far away on a side street north of Jaffa Road is the exotic Darna, an authentic (and glatt kosher) Moroccan restaurant where dining is an entire evening's entertainment. The sumptuous Middle Eastern furnishings enhance the fabulous tagines, succulent lamb dishes and fine home-made couscous, and the endless sweet Moroccan mint tea poured from on high by the attentive waiters as you lounge on the comfortable sofas will round out this Moroccan experience.
On nearby Shimon Ben Shetach Street, one of Jerusalem's central pedestrian malls, you'll find several fine kosher restaurants within a short distance--the most elegant 5 star establishments on the street are Lara and Gabriel. Both are exquisitely decorated with impeccable service and unusual French-style menus. Try them both!
Our next 5 star recommendations are restaurants in some of Jerusalem's finest hotels--La Scala at the David's Citadel and the La Regence in the stately King David Hotel. For ambience and service they can't be beat.
A little further out, in the charming Baka neighborhood, you'll find La Guta, another kosher meat restaurant with a small but interesting menu; a very fine wine list and simple, modern decor that creates a restful vibe.
European style gourmet restaurant... read more
3 Horkanos St
Upscale downtown restaurant serving authentic Moroccan cuisine... read more
10 Agrippas St
In the lane between 63 Jaffa Rd. and 10 Agrippas St., 2 blocks west of King George St
Jerusalem's top-rated non-kosher restaurant...
8 Shlomzion HaMalka St
Classy, continental-style downtown restaurant...
Crowne Plaza Hotel
13 Shimon Hazadiq
31 Jaffa St
Combined sushi bar and restaurant... read more
9 Harav Kook St
The Ticho House
Garden restaurant in historic house... read more
23 King David Street
King David Hotel
31 Jaffa Street
Intimate restaurant with homemade dishes... read more
7 King David Street
The David Citadel Hotel
35 Jaffa Street
Simple and cheap diner/restaurant... read more
(American Colony Hotel)
Middle Eastern food in a relaxed setting... read more
54 Haneviim Street
Fine fish restaurant with downstairs bar... read more
58 King George St
12 Emile Botta Street
Belgian fish restaurant outside Old City... read more
27 Emek Refaim
22 King Solomon Street
Intimate bar and upscale restaurant... read more