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Kosher for Pesach Restaurants in Jerusalem

Passover in Jerusalem is truly beautiful – the sun is shining and the flowers are in full bloom. In case you get hungry while touring, here is a list of some of Jerusalem’s best restaurants that will be open over Chol Hamoed and fully Kosher L’Pesach!


Nocturno is a pretty café that doubles as bar, music venue, and even art exhibit. The atmosphere is homey and warm, and there are little shops where you can see the art on display for sale. If you’re lucky you may even catch some live music. Nocturno is located in the City Center. Here are some additional details and reviews.

Nocturno bar and cafe hosts live music shows and art exhibits


Sofia at the Inbal Hotel

Sofia’s elegant atmosphere combined with a rich menu makes for a unique Jerusalem experience. The restaurant specializes in traditional Italian cuisine with a Middle-Eastern twist, offering a choice of soups, salads, pastas, and fish. Find out more and make a reservation here.

Sofia restaurant is located inside the Inbal hotel and serves gourmet Italian food



This restaurant is located in a building rich with history. It was built by Jews outside the walls of the old city in the year 1868, giving the restaurant its name. The menu consists of primarily meat options. Chef Yankale Turjeman is known for using seasonal and local ingredients for his modern-style cooking. Click here for more.

1868 restaurant is a meat diner in a historical Jerusalem building



Located inside the Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Primavera is a gourmet dairy restaurant with an award-winning chef, Shalom Kadosh. The cuisine is Italian, with a bit of a French flavor and some Japanese-inspired design. Kadosh’s specialties are spice and aesthetics, and he enjoys designing the food as much as making it. Read more here.

Primavera is a dairy restaurant run by award-winning chef Shalom Kadosh


Jacko’s Street

Jacko’s is a popular meat restaurant located near the Mahane Yehuda Market. The menu features pages upon pages of starters, mains, desserts, and even cocktails. There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, as well as different types of steak, and a variety of meat platters. Check out their Facebook page for directions and reviews.

Jacko's Street is a popular meat restaurant that serves meat platters alongside vegetarian options

With a selection like this, everybody’s appetites will be satisfied this Pesach! We wish you a kosher, happy, and delicious holiday! For a list of Kosher L’Pesach restaurants in Tel Aviv, click here.

Did you visit and love any of these restaurants? Tell us about in the comments section!



Shira Koenigsberg
Shira Koenigsberg
Shira is American-Israeli and currently lives in Jerusalem. She enjoys yoga, red wine, and good books. Her literary influences include JK Rowling, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bob Dylan, and Dr Seuss.

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