When Jerusalemites go out to restaurants they care about the food, obviously, but sometimes it seems that they care even more about the hospitality. Yes, the people of Jerusalem like to feel that they are being taken care of, that they are pampered by their hosts, that they get their money’s well worth – And it is hard to think of better hosts than chef Ilan Garousi, the head chef and owner at “Satya”. It’s a place that’s hard to define – not exactly a chef’s restaurant, not exactly a Bistro – the menu changes often and will always feature some local classics, such as the chopped liver, the spicy Tuna tartar or the short ribs and eggplant Bruschetta or the Veal Schnitzel. But there will always be some modern takes as well – Thai lettuce wrappers with a spicy, citrusy raw fish salad, a local take on “Jerusalem mix grill” (made here with seafood instead of chicken parts) or a fried fish sandwich that echoes the “Balikekmek” stands of Istanbul. Most importantly, there will always be something extra here, be it a bread basket with some small “meze” plates, a round of chasers for the table or a small dessert. Satya is only open for dinner (and for lunch on Saturdays) and reservation are a near must, as the place is extremely popular with the local.