The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, who gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious falafel, hummus, and tabouleh growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean dinner at Jerusalem Garden Cafe or for $5, you get $10 worth of lunch fare.
Jerusalem Garden Cafe's taste-tailors cloak local ingredients in fashionable flavors found throughout the culinary capitals of the Middle East. Traditional favorites such as the lamb shawarma ($7) and eggplant mousaka ($9) can quell midday uprisings from mutinous taste buds while, in the evening, mournful diners can eulogize the loss of a favorite space heater by warming up to the filet kabob ($16). Live belly dancers take the stage on Friday and Saturday evenings to present mealtime entertainment and offer career advice for adventurous navels.
Jerusalem Garden Cafe was featured in Mountain Xpress and has a 4.5-star average from eight Yahoo! Travelers, a four-star average from Yelpers, a 3.4-star average from seven OpenTable users, and an average of four owl eyes from TripAdvisors.
- There's much to love about Jerusalem Garden. The atmosphere is sexy, with shimmery cushions and exotic colors, while still being family-friendly, and many consider the restaurant affordable. – Mackensy Lunsford, Mountain Xpress
- Wow! Great Middle Eastern food. Everything we ordered was unbelievable. And the decor here was really fun. Service was outstanding. I am vegetarian, so I ordered several appetizers. All were outstanding. My friend got a lamb special. He was blown away by the flavors. – meklein, TripAdvisor
Jerusalem Garden Cafe
Jerusalem Garden Cafe strives for immersive authenticity. Surrounding patrons with ornate Middle Eastern patterns and silhouettes on the walls, the restaurant fills its dining space with scents of Syrian spices, housemade tahini sauce, and pomegranate molasses. Incorporating cuisine from Istanbul, Lebanon, and Cairo, the menu whisks patrons away to the Mediterranean. Skewers of beef fillet and chicken breast depart the kitchen alongside lamb, salmon, and shrimp, whose seasonings build on the flavors of housemade hummus and baba ghanouj. Vegan and vegetarian options are also on hand to sate herbivorous appetites.
78 Patton Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801Get Directions