Friday, April 29, 2011

Jerusalem Garden

First I would like to offer a disclaimer- "We Eat Ann Arbor" is not responsible for surprising prices at any of the restaurants we have reviewed (ahem... The Blue Nile... Freshman class...). 

Ashley Park is a huge reason for the success of this blog right now. A big thank you to Ashley for instigating all of these recent eating ventures. There are still a lot of us left in Ann Arbor, and so Samantha, Ashley, Elisabeth, Me, and Chelsea Groen pilgrimaged to Jerusalem Garden for some authentic Middle Eastern food. 
Movie Star, Ashley Park

Chelsea and Chelsea
Elisabeth's 8th grade portrait
Atmosphere: 8. FINALLY it was warm enough to sit outside on the patio. It was a little breezy (there was a tornado warning that day...) but the sun felt wonderful. There's a lot of construction in South Fifth though, right in front of the restaurant which wasn't ideal. 

Service: 7. Our food came out really quickly, but Ashley and Elisabeth's order of hummus never came out, so they ended up canceling it. 
Things I don't know the names of, pita, and our half-eaten plate of Chicken Shawarma
Food: 9. I can now say that Chicken Shawarma has changed my life. So good. Samantha and I split the plate of Chicken Shawarma which came with mjaddara and a bit of tabbouli (I don't really know what these words mean. But it was great). Elisabeth finally pulled the stick out of her behind and dropped her rule that no one can order the same thing- she and Ashley also split the Chicken Shawarma. Chelsea ordered the Falafel plate with lentil soup, which she rates as a nine. Good choice, Chels.

For all of you staying in AA for the summer, or coming our for a trip when there is warmer weather- this is the perfect summer spot. But bring someone who knows what all those words mean. 

307 South 5th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2217
(734) 995-5060


  1. OK, the Shawarma is good, BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY THE FALAFEL. It's the best I've ever had- and I've had my share of falafel. I drool when I think about it.

  2. We had the falafel!!! It was incredible. I'm not sure how Chelsea forgot to add that... :)