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Posted by Yakir G on 05/29/2011
The shwuarma-AMAZING. Has to be the best shwuarma in town. Next-The Falafel! I work at a jewelry store in the city and I do not hold back from ordering from hamifgash at least 3 times a week-also very fast delivery. There is a great selection of middle eastern food. The staff is very courteous. No downsides for me-recomend to all!
Posted by MMDS on 08/24/2009
Vegetarian food is good. Have to complain about pricing, however. Both times been there, the numbers didn't quite add up on the bill, based on menu listings. Atmosphere spare. Fine for lunch, but pretty casual for dinner.
Posted by Meira from FL on 07/03/2009
Baruch HaShem, this restaurant is THE BEST. I cannot express how wonderful this place is! After visiting most every kosher restaurant in the Philadelphia area, Hamifgash proved to be superior to them all. THE BEST homemade hummus, THE BEST, freshest Israeli salad, THE BEST pita, THE BEST lentil soup.... and the list goes on and on. The entire place is immaculately clean, hard to find in this day and age. The owners extend typical Israeli hospitality and a warm smile. I took a stack of their menus back to the concierge desk at our hotel, because this glatt kosher gem is NOT to be missed.
Posted by anonymous on 03/12/2009
This restaurant reminds of middle eastern home cooking. The dishes are served hot and the meat is always delicious. The value is great. Its much less expensive than one would think for a Kosher meat establishment. The lady at the counter always greets us with a smile and a good word. As far as service, its not the best, but after all its somewhat fast-food and superb service isn't truly necessary. I recommend this place to all, its a great restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Posted by thisissatire on 11/28/2008
I was really excited about this restaurant opening as it's really close to my house and I love this type of food, but I've only eaten there twice in the months and months since it opened. The first time the lady at the counter blatantly made up the drink prices since nothing was marked in the fridge. I really thought the food was great, but it's a bit overpriced (for the portion size, not the quality). The problem is that they are just extremely unfriendly. The last time I tried to eat there we walked in an hour and a half before closing time and tried to order and were told that they were closed for the night, despite to two tables of people eating and the posted hours on the door. The food is good if you can handle the service.
Posted by Phila3242 on 09/20/2008
Mediocre service, forgettable ambiance, and subpar food. Not expensive, but still overpriced for what you get.
Posted by nostalgic ex-Tel Avivian on 07/07/2008
This place is the real deal! Whether your frame of reference is from Tel Aviv or Machaneh Yehudah, you'll feel transported by the flavors at Hamifgash. The family that runs it is asli Yerushalmi. Bonus for observers of kashrut: glatt/mehadrin certification I can't rate the service realistically, however. It depends on the language you speak when ordering. I made the "mistake" of ordering in Hebrew was thus ignored until my order was ready. Meanwhile, the woman who came in and ordered while I was waiting was treated with smiles and "ma'am" politeness. "Atmosphere?" That deserves another grin. It has the typical functional appointments of a fast-food grill in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Order at the counter sit at a formica-topped table. More important than that: the flavors are heavenly. This is not just Middle Eastern, it's fabulous-tasting food. For those who work around Jeweler's Row, it has to be a treat to have an alternative to the Burger King on the corner of Market, the hot-dog carts, and the little boutique restaurants on Walnut. I'd take it over any of these choices hands down. Important P.S.: The location is about a 6-minute walk from Independence Hall.