Horizontal-Spit Shwarma Joint Opening Multiple Restaurants Across Israel


Last updated: December 19, 2015

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Bandora’s horizontal shwarma fire pit

Bandora, a new shwarma joint, recently opened on Yafo st. in the heart of Jerusalem, is changing the way we consume shwarma. Bandora isn’t your run-of-the-mill shwarma joint, it’s a chain of kosher shwarma restaurants that are quickly spreading all over Israel, and has finally made it to Jerusalem.

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Hummus Bandora

Bandora’s shwarma is very different, because of the cooking method they apply to the meat: it’s cooked over an open fire pit and cooked horizontally on a spit. The flavor is much deeper coming from the smoke of the pit. All of the side dishes are made in-house as well, making it an authentic yet unique shwarma joint.

According to Jpost:

“The place has a vibe closer to that of Chipotle (the hip yet fast tex-mex chain that Americans know well) than the grimey place on the corner hawking this mainstay middle eastern street food.”

In addition to the new Jerusalem location, other locations include:

  • Tel Aviv (6)
  • Kiryat Gat
  • Bnei Brak
  • Kiryat Ata
  • Herzliya Pituach
  • Raanana
  • Jaffa (2)
  • Haifa
  • Rosh Haayin
  • Rehovot
  • Rishon Letzion
  • Yavne
  • Ashdod
  • Yokneam
  • Afula
  • Beer Sheva
  • Kiryat Gat
  • Bet Shemesh (coming soon)
  • Jerusalem (coming soon)
  • Many more coming soon

Kashrut in every location is under the local Rabbanut

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  • YehoshuaFriedman

    What’s the hechsher?

  • Shari Reiss

    Place is modest, but shwarma was delicious and portions were generous.