By Becky Billingsley
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, Myrtle Beach – Satisfying Falafel and Shawarma lovers since 1996, Jerusalem Restaurant has completed its move from 1007 Withers Dr. in Myrtle Beach to its new location a few blocks away at 1210 N. Kings Highway.
The building at the original site was demolished.
The new spot, which is in a row of businesses in an aging brick building, is not as spacious or sunny as the previous restaurant. However, continuing the mural tradition established at that site, a new mural recalls the old and comfortable ambiance.
Breakfast ($6-$12) is served all day, and choices include the House Omelet Plate, Malawach (fried bread served with tomato dip), Shakshuka (eggs cooked in spicy sauce), and egg plates with interesting side dishes. On Sundays sweet Jahnun bread is added to the breakfast menu.
Lunch appetizers include an appetizer sampler ($10) with Hummus, Tahina, Eggplant Salad and four Falafel Balls. The sampler comes with a piece of warm pita for dipping.
Other appetizers ($4-$9) include Israeli "Chop-Chop" Salad, Rice and Beans, Spicy Moroccan Cigars, Stuffed Grape Leaves and Kubah (dough filled with a meat/pine nut mixture).
All sandwiches at Jerusalem Restaurant, such as this Kabab Sandwich, come on pita bread. You could also have in a pita: falafel, omelet, steak tips, eggplant with hummus and tahina, chicken liver, schnitzel, grilled chicken thighs and shawarma, which is skewered meat grilled all day on an upright spit.
Dinner plates (mostly $13, but up to $30) come with fries, rice and beans and a dinner salad, and choices include Shawarma, Chicken Liver with Grilled Onions, Grilled Chicken Breast or Boneless Thighs, Lamb Chops, Grilled Ribeye, Schnitzel, and whole fried Tilapia.
Jerusalem Restaurant is at 1210 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, and the number is (843) 946-6650. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and closes at Shabbat (around 5 p.m.) on Fridays.