Friday, January 06, 2017

Delicious Dinner at Sima's in The Shuk

During Chanukah, when my husband and I were in Jerusalem, we acted like vacationing tourists and ate out in a few restaurants, as you've probably noted from this blog. On the final evening we met one of our daughters for dinner in the shuk, Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda market, which is known for its genuine Israeli cuisine. We let her choose the venue, and she chose Sima, סימה. Sima is on Agripas Street in the direction of the Central Bus Station and Binyanei Ha'Uma.

Unlike, the "cookie-cutter," all the same restaurants we had passed a different evening in the Mamilla area, there was no line of hungry touristy customers waiting outside in the cold. In Sima we heard more Hebrew than French, English, Spanish etc. The opening salads were fantastic, and the waiter kept refilling for us. My husband started with a soup before his main course of steak, but my daughter and I decided to treat ourselves to one of their "specials for two." Actually, you pay according to how many diners will be sharing. They have a few choices at different prices. We took the medium priced one at NS110, if I remember correctly, but we had them replace one of the meat choices for "mixed grill." I took an Israeli Salad for my side dish, and she took a vegetable and rice dish.

There was so much meat, for just the two of us, she took the leftovers home for another two meals! We had chosen the medium priced selection, because I had wanted the lamb chops, and they davka were the most disappointing of the meats, I'd recommend the least expensive which is only NS99 per person. Though you may want to try the other price selections. Whatever you choose, you'll get your money's worth and more.

As you can easily see here, the food is all cooked on the spot to order, fresh and delicious. This is the place to eat a nice satisfying meal. It's at 82 Agripas, Jerusalem, Tel: 02-6233002, Kashrut: Rabbanut Yerushalayim. You can get there by train or bus.

If we had gone to the eLuna site, we could have gotten 10% off.

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