Moma, in Kiryat Anavim, features a regional kitchen that serves as an excellent complement to the landscape of the Jerusalem Hills, where the restaurant is located. The ambience of the building, which served long ago as Kiryat Anavim’s cowshed, is also enhanced by the figure of Grandmother Moma (Lea Abushdid, after whom the restaurant was named, wife of Itamar Ben Avi, the son of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, who resurrected the Hebrew language), and the menu comprises authentic and traditional dishes into which touches of Far Eastern, French, Spanish and other cuisines have been blended. Moma prepares meat, fish, seafood,
vegetarian and vegan offerings, and the excellence of the restaurant is evident in its quality kitchen and the excellent wide-ranging wine list based primarily on local Jerusalem Hills boutique wineries. A stop at the local bar will help round out an especially enjoyable evening.
Open Monday-Saturday, 12:00-24:00; Sunday, 18:00-24:00.
Directions: Moma is located about one kilometer south of the Yearim Hotel. Drive along Road #425, turn south in the direction of Kiryat Anavim and drive through the kibbutz. The restaurant is located at the eastern edge of the kibbutz.