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.
82 Agrippas St
Our Rating Neighborhood Agrippas Street & Machane Yehuda Hours Sun–Thurs 9am–11pm, Fri 9am–1pm, Sat after Shabbat–midnight Cuisine Type Middle Eastern Other No phone. Main courses NIS 40–NIS 70. Light Rail to Machane Yehuda