Places to eat in Amman

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    World News Cafe: Good News !!!!

    by 1W1V Written May 31, 2005

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    Since Jan. 05, there is now a decent coffee shop at Queen Alia Airport.
    This place is totally smoking free which is great for an arabic country like Jordan.
    Newspapers are available and table and chairs are comfortable.
    Staff is friendly and helpfull !!!!
    Prices are ok
    No need to beg an access to VIP Loundge anymore !

    Favorite Dish: Cafe Latte

    WNC @ Queen Alia Airport
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    Fakhr el-Din: Best restaurant downtown

    by Djinn76 Written Dec 27, 2004

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    The building now sheltering this famous restaurant has successively been the house of the prime minister and the ambassy of Spain.

    Unfortunately, while the weather is mild, everyone is eating on the outdoor terasse.

    The restaurant is famous for its mezzes. Even with an english menu, it is not always easy to know what to order. However the waiters are quite friendly and will give you any needed explanation.

    Favorite Dish: The mezzes of courses, hummus, goat cheese and many others delicious things I don't remember the name.

    It wasn't bad but I was not impressed by the main dishes: mostly grilled meat. Small hint: leave some space for the desert!

    As a desert, you *must* taste the 'osmaliya'. This is the turkish version of the 'knafah'.

    nothing related to the restaurant...
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    Qasr Al Deyafah: The place to go for a mansaf...

    by Djinn76 Written Dec 27, 2004

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    Unfortuantely, I don't have the address of this restaurant, you will have to ask on-site...
    According to the friend who brought us here, this it the best place in Amman to taste a mansaf.
    This is far from being a fancy restaurant, not too sure how known it is...

    Favorite Dish: A mansaf of course... This is the traditional dish eaten by the bedouin when they have something to celebrate.
    This is indeed a big plate of rice with some nuts, almonds and some boiled part of lamb.
    The important part is the "sauce" made of hot yogurt and fat that you use to water the rice...

    It has a very strong taste, very specific but it is not bad at all...

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    Chez Gérard: Ice Cream

    by 1W1V Written Aug 24, 2005

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    The best place for Jordanian style icre cream is certainly Chez Gerard.
    It is not your usual italian ice cream. The product sold by Gerard is just a bit more gummy but much more less than the syrian or turkish one.

    Favorite Dish: vanilla
    chocolate

    Around 1 USD per scoop

    Terrace @ Chez Gerard
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    AL-MOWARDI(the name is in arabic): 18/03/2005

    by nartjies Written Mar 19, 2005

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    We usually plan what we doing and where we going for the weekends but this place we just happened to enter, enjoyed it! was different. had the hooka (shisha), the friendliness, hardly any women thou, played drauhgts and chess. would not order strawberry milkshake but the lemon and mint drink a must, the tea, ice-cream, grenadine was really good. our group of 18 go out together so i usually get to try everything on the menu:)

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  • Books @ Cafe: A nice place to relax

    by parisiansmile Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Books@Cafe, is a bookstore, internet cafe, located in the heart of Amman.

    There you can enjoy nice dishes and fresh juice while surfing on the Internet.

    It is an international place where jordans and international meet in a nice atmosphere

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  • the blue fig: A environnemental cafe...

    by parisiansmile Written Oct 20, 2004

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    The blue fig is a very nice restaurant dedicated to the discovery of new cultures.

    The restaurant has a very nice terasse and the design of the whole restaurant is very african oriented.

    Expositions, concerts, projectiions are held on a regular basis in there.

    The world music displayed here is very ecclectic and gives the place a special atmosphere.

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    Reem al Bawadi: Average Local food in an luxurious environment

    by 1W1V Written Aug 15, 2005

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    Was there in May 2005 for a company dinner party (again) and as usual, we decided to take all the dishes from the menu.
    We had some very local specialities like Humus, Babaganush, Mutabal, Kefta, Kebab, ... but also some fish.
    Some dishes were great but some other very average.
    The environment is fine and luxurious but the food is eventually not up to the standard the management want it to be !
    It is also more expensive than the average restaurant around.

    Favorite Dish: Local Mezze
    Chicken Tikka

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    Four season: Best Buffet in whole Jordan

    by 1W1V Written May 13, 2005

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    I have tried many buffet places in Amman and in other part of Jordan and to me, the best of all is the one at the top ranked Four Season Hotel (5th circle).
    It is always fresh and rich with all type of food you need including cheese and dessert.
    Price is about 15 JOD or 22 USD.
    Lunch & diner

    Favorite Dish: smoked salmon
    Fresh boiled veg
    dessert

    buffet @ 4 season
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    Chili House: Mmm... Chili House....

    by shotgunsally Written Oct 22, 2002

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    Well, it's the generic fast food place, but really really tasty. I have NO idea where the chain originates but there are a few in Jordan (one in Aqaba, a few in Amman). The serve some great chilli dishes like; chilli dogs, chilli cheese fries, chilli burgers... lots of other items without chilli, too.

    Favorite Dish: chilli cheese fries... closest thing to Poutine in that side of the world...

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    Habiba: Where to go for the knafah ?

    by Djinn76 Written Dec 27, 2004

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    Another of the traditional dishes you can't miss when visiting the area is knafah/ knafie.

    The best place to buy some is Habiba. There are several shops across the cities. Apparently they are quite popular and can be quite busy, be ready for a queue...

    Favorite Dish: This is a delicious dessert (pastry?) made of warm cheese topped with shredded wheat.
    Quite heavy, you will need to planify it and leave some space in your stomach ;-)

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    There are other good places to...

    by AldenM1 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    There are other good places to eat in Amman. If you're a backpacker and want cheap, mildly scary food, the Raghadan area is where you want to look (it's good for cheap, really scary hostels too). Nicer restaurants and places like KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, and Baskin Robins are in the Shmeisani area. Just say 'Shmeisani' and a cab will take you there. Lastly, there's Abdoun Circle, the party central for the young, hip set. In Abdoun you can find Planet Hollywood, some other nice restaurants, and the few bars Amman has to offer.

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    name in arabic - could never read it: restaurant 3, downtown - amman

    by call_me_rhia Updated Nov 9, 2002

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    A very basic eaterie the size of a tiny bedroom, with a choice of three dishes: you just go to the counter and point at the food. You only get a spoon to eat, so basically you'll have to use your hands. As for the crowd: smiling middle-aged men in red keffiyah wondering how this tourist ended up eating there. Strictly for locals - but people were very welcoming

    Favorite Dish: chicken (a whole one!),chickpeas and rice. very simple food, but very good. Together with a coke: 1 dinar!

    if anyone knows the name...

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    Q Restaurant: International Menu & Drinks

    by DSwede Written Mar 14, 2015

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    I was walking around Rainbow St for a while building up an appetite. I had to wait a little while and walk a bit more since they only opened at noon (until midnight). The sign that caught my eye at first was a 2-for-1 of beer, which I hadn't had in almost 3 months. But looking closer, they also claim to be the only place in Jordan to have camel burgers. Unfortunately when I came back a few minutes later, they apologized for being out of stock of beer..

    Favorite Dish: I've sampled all sorts of foods in my travels and had camel before. It is similar to a really lean beef, so instead of another Middle Eastern meal (which they have on the menu), I figured I'd try the burger. It was a western burger with an eastern twist.

    They have wine and beer on the menu.

    Camel burgers
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    Incontro: Italian in Hyatt

    by 1W1V Written Aug 15, 2005

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    A very good restaurant ! In summer you can have your meal on the terrase which is an uncontestable advantage.
    The location is prime and you may have a life band (at night only) to smoothly entertain you.
    The only black point is the very limited choice in the menu !
    Went there 4 times and I think in 2 years they haven't change much in their offer.

    Favorite Dish: Carpaccio
    Seafood Tagliatele
    Tiramisu
    Capuccino

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