Top 5: Kosher for Passover restaurants in J'lem

Passover doesn't always have to mean endless mazta; check out what's on offer at these quality restaurants.

Kedma restaurant 370 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Kedma restaurant 370
(photo credit: Courtesy)
You can enjoy the best in restaurant dining and avoid endless matza over Passover with these creatively adapted menus.
1. Inbal Hotel
The elegant restaurant in the Inbal Hotel is open to the public with reservations only in advance. Talented head chef, Moti Buhbut, uses the best in seasonal produce and mixes up Jerusalem-inspired contemporary cuisine with traditional favorites like chicken soup with kneidlach (matza balls) and gefilte fish. The restaurant has a dedicated children’s menu to keep the whole family happy.
Glatt Kosher Mehadrin (Gebrokts, no kitniyot) under the supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate
(02) 675-6625
3 Jabotinsky Street, Talbiyeh
2. La Boca
Situated on the second floor of an historic Templar house in the trendy German Colony, La Boca offers cuisine from several South American countries adapted to the Israeli palate – and now for Passover too.
Guy Kimchi, the owner and chef, has created an excellent Passover menu that features delicious appetizers, meat and fish main dishes and delectable desserts. If the weather is hot enough, you can sit at a table on the balcony overlooking bustling Emek Refaim Street.
Kosher Mehadrin (no kitniyot)
(02) 563-5577
46 Emek Refaim Street, German Colony
3. Luigi
Housed in a beautiful stone building in the charming neighborhood of Nahalat Shiva, Luigi offers authentic Italian cuisine with Jerusalem flair. Favorites on the Passover menu include gnocchi, pastas and their scrumptious Passover pizzas. The restaurant offers a choice of indoor and outdoor seating.
Kosher Rabbinate (no kitniyot)
(02) 623-2524
12 Yoel Salomon Street, Nahalat Shiva
4. Modern
Housed in the famous Israel Museum with entry accessible to all, Modern features Mediterranean Israeli-style dishes using local herbs and produce. Children get free entry to the museum over Passover and there are fun workshops in the Youth Wing for a small additional cost, so it may be worth timing your meal with a visit to the museum. The restaurant’s 600-square-meter terrace makes a wonderful spot for those looking to host an event.
Kosher Rabbinate (no kitniyot)
(02) 648-0862
Israel Museum, Ruppin Boulevard, Givat Ram
5. Kedma
The first meat-centric restaurant in Jerusalem's luxurious Mamilla mall, Kedma offers a great view of the Old City, Jaffa Gate, and Dormition Abbey from its huge terrace and food to match. The restaurant is housed in a 110-year-old historic and architectural building, yet the menu is as modern as it gets. Depending on the weather, diners can enjoy eating out on the terrace or snuggle up in the heated balcony tent.
Kosher Rabbinate (no kitniyot)
(02) 500-3737
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