Wanderfood Wednesday — Jerusalem Falafel Restaurant — A Review — Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Sandbox Reviews, Uncategorized, Wanderfood Wednesday | 6 comments

Wednesday is here, and it’s time for another week of Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick.

This is also the first post in a new feature here at BTS; Sandbox Reviews. I’ll be regularly featuring reviews for budget restaurants, hotels, and things to do. Guest posters will also be welcome to submit reviews.

Located in the heart of old Chiang Mai, Jerusalem Falafel Restaurant is not new to the dining scene in Chiang Mai, but last night was my first time to have the pleasure of dining here.

Jerusalem Falafel Restaurant, Chiang Mai

Featuring an extensive Middle Easter Menu, choosing an appetizer and a main course was no easy feat. I finally decided on an appetizer of stuffed dolma leaves. I was not disappointed. What a burst of flavor! I would say these were the best stuffed dolma leaves I have ever eaten! The onions added an extra special touch to the dish.

Stuffed Dolma Leaves

I love falafel and for my main course I chose the Falafel Hummus Plate. A side salad, french fries, and pita bread completed the main course. The hummus was delicious, and the falafel was cooked just right, moist without being wet. The salad was fresh and crunchy and the french fries were perfect.

Falafel Hummus Plate

The restaurant has a warm, homey feel, and you can eat inside or out.

My entire meal with a glass of wine was well under $10.00US.

If you are in Chiang Mai, and have a hankering for Middle Eastern Cuisine, don’t miss the Jerusalem Falafel Restaurant. Your taste buds and your pocketbook will thank you!

Check out the first photo in this post for opening hours, etc.

You can also find them on Facebook, where they have posted a location map…Jerusalem Falafel Restaurant 



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  1. Looks wonderful to me from your description and food shots, Nancie! How interesting. Do you know if the owners are Thai or Israeli?

    I miss this kind of food over here, because what is available is totally meat based, unlike the Israeli and Lebanese run restaurants and mall food court outlets in Sydney.

    • Hi Graeme…The lady who served me was definitely not Thai. The gentleman who took my money at the counter was Thai. There is probably an Israeli/Thai connection somewhere in the family.

  2. Falafel in Thailand? That’s a cool surprise! I’m always interested in how certain foods “travel” to different countries and how they differ (or don’t) from their original incarnations.

  3. Yes, a nice surprise. I love Thai food as well, but living in Korea gives me little chance to enjoy other cuisines, so when I’m in Thailand I eat a little of everything. With all the expats here it’s not difficult to find many different ethnic restaurants.

  4. By title I first thought it will be story about falafel restaurant in Jerusalem as I just came back from there 😀

  5. Wow! the food is great! I don’t have any idea about this place but when I saw this I was amazed especially the food and the place!


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