The Smoked Chili
Sunday: 13:00 - 23:30
Why did they change the menu to add pizza pasta etc etc. Pick a limited menu and do it well.
Loved it! Lovely fresh food, delicious flavours and a great buzz in the restaurant. BYOB makes it a very reasonable night! Will be back!
Went on staff recommendation and it was tasty. Will visit again
For a change we chose to share four dishes rather than sharing the mezze platter as we'd usually do. We had hummous, baba ganoush, a spicy potato dish which was absolutely gorgeous, and halloumi. You have to pay extra for the bread - and the bread is really lovely, freshly cooked and warm, kind of a flatbread but I don't know what it's called. But I don't like paying extra for bread - I mean, how can you possibly eat hummous or baba ganoush without bread or pita? I consider it part of the dish.
But that's only a very small detail. The young woman serving was lovely - run off her feet but always took time to have a few words and to ask how we were.
I went along with two friends, one being a vegetarian. We tried this place as it had been recommend by a friend and had lots of variety on the menu. We had falafel and halloumi to start with the fresh baked bread. Generous portions and I could not fault the food. Fresh ingredients and full of flavour.
For mains, we tried the kofta and some meat dishes along with some fresh salads. The meat was tender and had delicious spices. We were quite full after the starters so we did not mind the wait between courses. Everything is made fresh so don’t expect food to be on the table within seconds. Good things take time :)
The staff here were lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful. The restaurant had a relaxed vibe and has nice music in the background to create this middle-eastern ambience.
No alcohol is served here but there is a tesco nearby where you can pick up the bottle and you can enjoy it with your meal. Prices are also very reasonable and for the portion and food quality, it is excellent value for money.
Very impressed and will definitely be back. My friend was really happy with the amount of choice she had for the vegetarian options too.
Thanks Jerusalem, your food is amazing :)
We had a lovely meal, the waiter was exceptional helping us make choices and his recommendations were gorgeous. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. We will be back, the byob is a terrific option.
Beautiful place, food, great value and lovely staff!
Lovely meal at Jerusalem last Saturday night with my partner and some friends. The starters are fresh, tasty and the flat breads are probably the best I've had in Dublin. The main courses are a little unimaginative and are less adventurous but the portions are huge. I wasn't able to finish the salads. The next time I go I'll stick to ordering a variety of mezze with flatbreads. The BYOB means that this restaurant is very good value for money compared with the overpriced local competitors.
Food was lovely. Bring your own wine was a popular option. Fresh bread was very tasty. One down side was that our on line booking was not noted and we were lucky to get the table - not sure where the problem lay but saw another review with the sabe issue - so I recommend a follow up call
Although they didn't have any record of my booking they were able to accommodate the party comfortably and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Thanks!
Absolutely beautiful restaurant with fresh ingredients, a broad choice, lovely staff and a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend it!
Visited at 18:45 on Thursday 12th
Delicious middle eastern cuisine. We ordered four or five starter plates and an falafel platter to get a broad sense of the dishes. Every morsel was eaten. We will have to return and work our way through the entire menu.
Our waitress was very pleasant, helpful when asked, unobtrusive otherwise.
The BYOB option really helps to keep the overall bill at a reasonable level.
This was a lovely meal, with excellent friendly service from all the staff. Would recommend it.
haven't been here in a while and I can't imagine why I haven't - the food is delicious and there's so much choice for vegetarians. The pitta bread is to die for - fresh off the oven, soft and gorgeous. We brought our own bottle of wine and that makes the bill pleasantly affordable. I am so glad I've remembered how great this place is.
Very good ambiance, and food was amazing.
Excellent service and choice to those who want a taste of middle eastern food.
Took my teenaged granddaughter and friend while on a visit to Tradfest. They are currently into veganism and adored the food.
I recently visited with a party of 6. I have been there a couple of times before and the food has been lovely and staff friendly. However on this occasion, I was left waiting for my starter for 10 minutes so was eating it when everyone else was finished, my friend was left waiting for her main course for 15 minutes and again got it when everyone else was finished. We also ordered 2 extra sides and eventually got one after we asked 3 times.
This is not acceptable and the restaurant should not take groups of people if they cannot deal with big orders. I, personally found it very embarrassing as it was a reunion and I was the one that had recommended it and booked it and the other guests were not impressed with the service at all.
Excellent food and service. I will definitively come back and recommend to others
Enjoyed our dining experience with friends - staff very friendly and efficient service 😎
Starter was reheated cooked prawns with a poorly prepared salad. Main course of lamb was tasty but rice was dry and Luke warm. Deserts were okay. Very average food.
Brought the family for my Brother's birthday. We had a fantastic evening, the food was just delicious and the staff are really friendly. The restaurant has a lovely bustling atmosphere as it is a really popular place. The BYOB is such a plus, and brings the cost of going out for a big meal right down. Will go again and again!
A nice alternative to mainline restaurants,with Middle Eastern dishes not widely available. Bring your own drink, no corkage (difficult these days with screw top wine bottles). Service pleasant and unobtrusive.
We had four starters between two of us, rather than a a main course, before moving on to a concert at nearby Whelan's.
Good value and an authentic atmosphere.
Excellent service and food here- byob and there is a service charge to compensate for this but overall, good value- myself and my friend got three courses for €25 each roughly on a Thursday evening at 6.30Pm. I brought my own beers. Would highly recommend.
Disappointed to be honest, the starters were very nice. I think they were around €8.50. The mains just didn't cut it. I ordered a chicken on the bone dish, which turned out to be a chicken leg/thigh piece with little or no meat and a bit of salad. €16 is pretty steep for what was received. If they took a look at their prices perhaps I'd consider visiting again. Overall, just not good value.
An enjoyable tasty meal. Reasonable prices. Staff were very friendly.
Food was grand, but they totted the bill up at the table, no printed bill. Realised later they stuck us for 10quid. Not good
I have been here a number of times and it is always delicious. Staff are really friendly as well and it's such good value.
Really nice food; staff very friendly and engaging.
Delicious, great service, very accommodating and good value. Best falafel and hummous combo in Dublin!
The food was very disappointing. I ordered stuffed vine leaves and they were greasy and tasteless. The lamb dish I ordered as a main course was just a bowl of sauce with just a couple of pieces of lamb thrown in. Overall standards have dropped considerably since first I went to this restaurant, what a pity,
It was our first visit and certainly not our last, the staff were very friendly and the food portions were very generous. The menu is varied and the middle eastern recipes were first class. Highly Recommended.
With friends we were expecting to have a lovely dinner at your place but unfortunately I need to say that it was a complete disappointment.
The portions were extremely small ( especially respect to the high prices) and one of the dished we even needed to send back asking for a replacement cause the meat didn’t look fresh at all. The replacement was nice – thanks for that – however it was already quite late to improve the first, bad impression. Furthermore let me tell you that we expected more authentic taste based on your menu as we had a friend in our company who knew Middle - Eastern dishes pretty well. Last but not least we even needed to remind you to bring back the change after having settled the bill. Please let your guests decide if they want to leave you some tip or not and don’t take it granted