This Kurdish restaurant has one of the best home-style kitchens in the country. The dish to die for here is Mama Nomi's giri-giri, a rich creation of lamb hearts stuffed with rice, meat, raisins, walnuts, and pine nuts, all served in a curried apricot sauce. Kubbeh soups, each distinctively flavored, are also quite special.
12 Yoel Salomon Street, Jerusalem
Cuisine: Kurdish Cuisine
Open Sunday - Thursday 11:00am till 11:00pm. Friday till one hour before Shabbat. Saturday night after Shabbat till midnight. Closed Shabbat.
Murduch - An authentic Kurdish restaurant: Behind Machane Yehuda Market.
By far the best meal you can get in Jerusalem.
If you walk down Agripas Street, after you pass the entrance to the market (on your right) you will find the restaurant (70 Agripas St). The entire menu is worth trying, but if you order the Red Kube soup, you'll be in for a wonderful surprise. The soup is a tomato based soup with a burgel wheat dumpling - you have to try it!
On Fridays there is usually a long line - but it's well worth the wait
We'd also recommend a table at the intimate Kurdish Kitchen, a deceptively simple place near Zion Square in the heart of Jerusalem, for kubeh meat dumplings in lemony hamousta soup.