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.


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.