5. Jerusalem Restaurant (1979)

Jerusalem Restaurant located on Broadway between West 103rd Street and West 104th Street.

On Broadway between West 103rd and 104th streets, Jerusalem Restaurant has offered Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and halal food since 1979. The restaurant boasts “famous” pita and hummus, quick delivery times, and an extensive vegetarian menu with fourteen dishes. Jerusalem Restaurant also proudly states that it has served “residents with quality food for years.” 

The exterior has a modest patio occupied by a single table and potted plants. Inside the restaurant, a couple of tables sit right next to where food is prepared. A splayed menu sits in front of the patio, offering 16 Middle Eastern specialties that can be ordered as sandwiches or as platters starting at $5.95, all with halal meat.