City Bites: No sushi allowed

Mandarin is one of the only restaurants in Jerusalem that offers up an authentic Chinese dining experience.

Mandarin Chinese restaurant 311 (photo credit: ITRAVELJERUSALEM TEAM)
Mandarin Chinese restaurant 311
In Jerusalem, a city where most “Chinese” restaurants serve sushi and Pad Thai alongside their Szechuan beef, it’s comforting to know that there’s always Mandarin on Shlomzion Street.
An old-timer in the Jerusalem restaurant scene and one of the first establishments in town to serve dishes containing non-kosher meat, Mandarin features an all-Chinese menu with cuisines from the various regions of China.
Besides shrimp and pork, Mandarin serves a variety of veal, beef, duck and fish delicacies, as well as an assortment of noodle dishes, soups and desserts -- all for very reasonable prices -- and is as close as you can get to an authentic Chinese dining experience in Israel. is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.