Fast food
Middle Eastern

Little, old school falafel eatery dishing up fresh falafel, sabiach (eggplant), and shakshuka along with salads. No seating inside. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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7 Reviews

First Review by JulieEA


Points +103

21 Feb 2024

Great falafel!

A Jerusalem landmark.
Fresh hot crisp falafel balls, fresh salads, well seasoned sauces in a fresh pita or laffa. Simple food, well prepared. There's often a line, but it moves quickly.



Points +234

15 Mar 2022

Great street food!

The food is so fresh I usually get a falafel in laffa and you really just can’t go wrong with any combo.


Points +35

05 Feb 2022

Felafel oved is a small, yet incredibly tasty falafel stand!

Love how many salad options there are and the flavor of the felafel

Pros: Lots of vegan and vegetarian options, Inexpensive , Tasty and flavorful


Points +1369

09 Feb 2019

My Favorite Neighborhood Felafel

I live just around the corner from this felafel stand, and although I try to limit my consumption of deep-fried foods, this is by far my favorite fast-food spot when I'm in the mood. The staff are SO friendly and efficient, even with crowds clamoring to grab their pitas and run, and they don't roll their eyes when I order a vegan sabich. The ingredients are always fresh and tasty, and the price is very fair. I look forward to many return visits!

Pros: Fresh and tasty ingredients, Quick and friendly service

Cons: Very few places to sit down


Points +623

03 Feb 2016

An old school classic

This place is an institution in Baka and You'll see every sector of Israeli society getting Falafel here. The prices are good and so are the flavors. Their falafels are small and fresh, crunchy on the outside and softer on the inside. They have a real classic flavor, I almost wondered if the popular Israeli Snack "Bisli" modeled the flavor of their falafel snack after Ovadia's falafel balls.

While Falafel Ovadia also makes the best Sabich I've ever had (they have a green Garlic sauce which is really good on anything), I thought their Shakshuka was pretty bland and below average. Also, I personally prefer when Falafel places have a bigger selection of salads and allow you to take for yourself, which Ovadia does not.

Overall, there's a reason this place has been a popular favorite with locals for over 40 years! Falafel Ovadia is a good place to go to get a non-touristy, old school style, Jerusalem neighborhood Falafel or Sabich sandwich.

Pros: Authentic Israeli Eatery Experience, Very Affordable

Cons: No Seating area, Not enough Salads


Points +223

14 Jun 2015


Wonderful falafel - fresh pita, perfectly cooked falafel balls, and a number of sauces and seasoned onions give it a kick. Well worth the trip to this small "hole in the wall,"

Pros: delicious falafel

Cons: very limited seating, no plate if ordered without the pita


Points +2448

01 Sep 2014

great falafel!

This was a little far from where we were staying, but we went out of our way our last day in Israel to try this gem. The falafel was fresh and delicious and reminded us a bit of falafel Adir, but with better salads!

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