Sima’s is legendary throughout Israel for its fabulous seasoned me’orav Yerushalmi (Jerusalem mixed grill), an a la plancha combination of succulent pieces of lamb, chicken, and organ meats served on a platter, with chips, salad, olives, and pickles. There’s also a less-expensive NIS 38 sandwich inside a large pita (order a small tomato salad on the side to add to the sandwich). When Sima’s is busy, you must order a platter meal rather than a sandwich to qualify for table service. To our mind, Sima’s secret spice recipe is unequaled, but Sami’s, its slightly less-legendary next-door competitor, has its own committed following. If Sima’s is too crowded, don’t feel too put out if you end up at Sami’s. Cash only.
- Frommer's Staff