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Jan 17, 2011 09:08 AM

Old Jerusalem or Truly Mediterranean?

I want to eat Mediterranean food in the Mission on Monday night. Old Jerusalem or Truly Mediterranean? I like baba gnoush, hummus and falafel.

Truly Mediterranean
3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Old Jerusalem
2976 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Old Jerusalem definitely has better baba ganoush and hummus, or even better get the mossabaha, which is like hummus gone to heaven. Falafel, I'd say a toss-up.

    OJ has a much longer menu with some unusual items and is a passably comfortable sit-down restaurant. TM is a tiny hole in the wall and really more of a takeout place, though they have a few stools and a little counter, plus a couple of tables on the sidewalk with the hobos.

    Old Jerusalem
    2976 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    1. I don't have anything nice to say about Old Jerusalem. Might I suggest Good Frickin Chicken instead? Their falafel wrap is quite good - more reliably good than their chicken, in fact. But our family favorite falafel is the one served at Fattoush. The menu there is deep with a good variety of Lebanese dishes.

      Fattoush Restaurant
      1361 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

      Good Frikin Chicken (Goood Frikin’ Chicken)
      10 29th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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      1. re: BernalKC

        GFC has really good baba ganoush too. But I thought the sitdown room wasn't open on Mondays.

      2. old jerusalem also has some of the best baklava around; and as robert said, is more of a sit-down place.

        i was not impressed with truly mediterranean. for takeout middle eastern/mediterranean in the mission, i prefer zaytoon or ali baba's cave (zaytoon is a little better, but pricier and smaller portions)

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Totally agree.
            I've never had anything but shawerma there, because it's what I got the first time and as soon as I walk in I can't imagine getting anything else.