Time Out says
This 43-year-old institution offers an eclectic menu of fresh fish and seafood.
Dolphin Yam opened its doors for the first time in 1967, when the city was liberated. It became the first Israeli restaurant to open in East Jerusalem, on Salah A Din Street. With the outbreak of the first Intifada, the restaurant was closed in East Jerusalem and moved to Tel Aviv until the beginning of the 21st century, then returned home to the capital. Over its 51 years, the veteran restaurant has hosted international actors and singers, politicians, security officials, and lawyers and academics, including Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Henry Kissinger, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Dayan, and more. Another thing that distinguishes this restaurant from the pack is its connection to French cuisine and seafood. Most of the restaurants in Jerusalem are kosher, but Dolphin Yam serves up seafood, fish, meat, pasta, vegetarian dishes, and children's dishes as well. The interior is bright, inviting, and versatile – suitable for a romantic or family meal, while sitting on the balcony overlooking the streets of Jerusalem provides the perfect people watching perch.
9 Shimon Ben Shetach, Jerusalem
|Price:||Dinner for two (including drinks): around NIS 300|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Sat 11:00-23:00|