Ima has been an institution in Jerusalem for nearly 40 years. It is located in a 19th century Ottoman style building, with thick stone walls, charming arches, and the unexpected, delightful atmosphere of a country inn. The delicious bread is served hot from the oven, followed by home-style stuffed eggplant, with a perfect balance between the astringent skin, the tart sauce, and rich, creamy stuffing. It’s simple and very tasty. The pine-nut stuffed meat wrapped in a crispy bulgar envelope, gives kubbe in the shape of magnificent, burning, authentic navettes, that we greedily dip in a bowl of tehina. The organic chicken schnitzels are crispy with tasty, well seasoned meat, and perfectly roasted, nearly caramelized vegetables. Ima offers the full repertoire of Iraqi cooking as well as Jerusalemite classics. This is the place for pleasing simplicity, warm hospitality, good taste and a slightly rustic atmosphere.