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Dec 31, 2008 08:08 AM

Indian Food in Jerusalem?

Are there any decent Indian restaurants in Jerusalem? There are certain food situations I have completely come to terms with here - but I'm moderately baffled that no one's bothered to open an Indian restaurant here.

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  1. There is a Kosher meat / vegetarian Indian restaurant in the Crowne Plaza Hotel just behind the Jerusalem conference center (Binyanei Ha'Ummah) Here is the info and website in English:

    Kohinoor Jerusalem
    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Givat Ram 91130
    Tel. 02-6588867
    Fax. 02-6536667


    My wife and I have eaten there a while back, and their food was pretty good as far as we can remember. They also have an all you can eat Buffet and a Thali meal (which is an Indian meal with contents varying from one regional cuisine to another)

    There is also another small hole-in-the wall Indian restaurant in the Shuk (Mahane Yehudah) I believe it is a kosher vegetarian one. I remember reading a review about it but I cant remember it's name.

    There are also a few located just outside Jerusalem, Almora and in Modi'in, Sangam.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Faune

      You remember at all where in the Shuk it might be? Is it in one of those central side streets?

      1. re: cresyd

        I'll try to remember and look for it on line... stay tuned.

        1. re: cresyd

          Found it!

          Its called "Ichikidana", (I remember the name has something to do with an Indian movie or something) People who have written reviews (in Hebrew) say its a must for Thali lovers.

          Location: Ha'Eshkol #4, Mahane Yehuda.

          Contact info: 050-2247070

          Hours: open Sun.-Thurs. 8:00-20:00
          Fri. 8:00 until one hour before Shabbat

          Cash only.

          If it matters, I believe it is Kosher.



          Here is an article on it in the Jerusalem post:

          1. re: Faune

            If it interests anyone here is the song from which the restaurant got its name:
            Ichak Dana Beechak Dana - Shree 420 (With English Subs)