Places to eat in Jordan

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    The Basin Restaurant: An oasis inside Petra

    by JulesH Written Jun 8, 2012

    This restaurant is run by the Crowne Plaza who also runs the Guesthouse at the entrance, so if you are staying here you can charge your meals and drinks to the room. Rather handy as they seem to struggle to get a connection on the credit card machine when paying by card. The system here is simple: a 3 course barbeque buffet with mezze and fruit/baklava dessert at the fixed price of 17JD (drinks extra). The ambience is excellent. The huge decked area beside the small museum makes the most of the shade beneath the trees and the large white sail shades which stretch over the terrace. Whether you've wandered round from the Treasury through the Colonnaded street, or have tackled the hot climb up to the Monastery this place is a great place to relax and refuel! The restaurant opens at midday, but you could probably get a drink here earlier than that. I would recommend getting there to eat at about 12.30-1pm so that the buffet isn't sitting out too long, but you catch the barbequed chicken, which is well worth the wait!

    Favorite Dish: Barbequed chicken, chicken with rice, fish, vegetables. All cooked to perfection! The fresh orange juice was particularly good.

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    Al Ghadeer roof garden, Movenpick Petra: Rooftop splendour

    by JulesH Written Jun 8, 2012

    High on the roof of the Movenpick hotel overlooking both the town and the hills of Petra itself, this was a stylish spot to relax amongst the dust. For evening drinks there are comfortable sofas and cushioned seating beside the planted flowerbeds. Fountains provide a wonderful ambience. However, we were tempted by the BBQ dinner served after 7pm every night. Mezze, a choice of main course and dessert for a reasonable 17JD per person. Drinks will set you back a bit more than usual though, as with everywhere in Jordan.

    Favorite Dish: The BBQ includes fish, lamb chops, chicken tikka curry. The dessert consists of the ubiquitous paklava or a chef's special. We ate there both nights and enjoyed everything. Service is excellent and warm.

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    Books@cafe: Trendiest rest-pub

    by Ronza Written Jul 4, 2011

    The minute I stepped into this place I was wondering why my brother brought me to a book shop; we were supposed to have dinner. What makes this restaurant unique is his décor: you enter in a book shop and you end up in a trendy restaurant-pub which offers good food and nice ambience.

    Favorite Dish: I ate pizza and it was delicious

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    Sareya

    by barryg23 Written Dec 15, 2009

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    One of our favourite restaurants in Jordan was Saraya, a restaurant in which specialises in delicious Middle Eastern & Jordan food, where both the food and prices are excellent.

    The restaurant is located in the centre of Meknes, close to the famous Church of the Map, within the Haret Jdoudna complex, which also contains craft shops and a couple of earlt 20th century houses.

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    Al-Arabi: Reccomended by a local

    by PierreZA Written May 23, 2009

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    A very nice restaurant just off the round about in central Wadi Musa.
    The guide I had at Petra told me that they make the best shish-tawook, well I agree.
    This is a very nice restaurant, popular with locals and tourists alike. Service is friendly and fast.
    A restaurant I will recommend.

    Favorite Dish: Shish-Tawook (Chicken)

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    Al Salaam: Authentic Local Food

    by PierreZA Written May 23, 2009

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    This restaurant on King Faysal Street is not very well signposted. If you walk along King Faysal from the Hussein Mosque, you will find it on your left, close to the Bata Store.

    The restaurant seating is on the first floor. They serve typical Arabic food at reasonable prices. It seems to be very popular with locals.

    The menu is available in English and Arabic.

    Favorite Dish: Everything I had was great

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    Umm Qais Resthouse

    by barryg23 Written Apr 26, 2009

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    At the Resthouse restaurant at Umm Qais we had one of the most memorable meals of our trip to Jordan. We had spent the morning hiking in Pella before arriving in Umm Qais and we went straight to the restaurant before exploring the ruins.

    The restaurant has a terrace from where the views are spectacular, amongst the best in the country. To the north the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee are visible in front of you.

    The food is also excellent and surprisingly good value. We ordered a combination of 5 or 6 mezza dishes such as olives, humus, kubbeh and others which made for a filling lunch. The entire bill, including drinks, service and tax came to 17JD.

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    Tala Bay Beach Club: Tala Bay Beach Club

    by myriam_c Written Mar 30, 2009

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    The Tala Bay Beach Club consists of a private beach, a pool complex (with swim-up bar) and a restaurant. Guests of Marina Plaza have free entrance to the club (ask your voucher at the towel boy of the hotel).

    The restaurant part: salads, pizza, pasta, sandwiches.

    Drinks were pretty expensive, as they were at the hotel.

    Favorite Dish: We had pizza for lunch which was so-so.

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    Platter's: Platter's

    by myriam_c Written Mar 30, 2009

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    Platters, at the marina of Tala Bay, is where we usually went for lunch.
    Inside the music (Arabian) was a bit loud but it was great to sit on their sunny terrace.

    Favorite Dish: Their sandwiches, abundantly filled, were delicious. So were their salads, but they were huge!

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  • All: Avoid the Buffet

    by Ski_Entropy Written Feb 7, 2009

    If you are on a large tour, you may be forced to eat Buffet style for most of your meals. We found the local restaurants and vendors (except Petra) to have better food and ambiance. If you are comfortable with a little adventure, and you trust your guid to give you a good recommendation, get out and explore.

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    Jerusalam Restaurant ( Al-Quds Restaurant): The jordanian Cuisine at the Right Price

    by suhail_maddie Written May 31, 2008

    Found this Restaurant by chance...was walking the Downtown and looking at the local Souq(Market)...Went inside the Restaurant and tried the Local Jordanian Cuisine..>Really Tasty and authentic..The service is also good and the Prices are really reasonable...The Mansaf is their speciality and i might say it is too DELICIOUS...!! It is also walkable from the Roman Theatre and not far from the Citadel..So do try it!!

    Favorite Dish: Mansaf and the Local Desserts

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    The Kan Zaman: One Of The Best Rated Restaurant In Jordan

    by imran8852 Updated Mar 11, 2008

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    Ask Any Taxi Driver Or Tour Guide In Jordan And They Will Know About This Restaurant Because
    The Kan Zaman Is One Of The Best Rated And Popular Restaurants In Jordan.

    Favorite Dish: So Many Delicious Dish To Choose!

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    Fakhr El-Din Restaurant: Best Lebanese Restaurant in Amman

    by Dave_Tan Updated May 11, 2007

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    Sited in a quaint restored Jordanian house in a old neighbourhood, excellent atmosphere and good food

    Favorite Dish: Motabbal Bathenjan: Aubergine dip with lemon
    Bathenjan Rahib: Grilled aubergines with garlic and lemon
    Chicken Balls with Pistachio
    Veal Shawerma: Tender shredded veal with onions and tomatoes
    Mixed Grill: A selection of cubed meat, chicken and minced meat, charcoal grilled

    If your party is more than 4 pax, you should order ala carte and share. For smaller groups, try one of their four set meals

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    Summer & Winter (Luceen): Try this... nice ice cream

    by 2Londoners Updated Mar 9, 2007

    This small ice cream shop is in the quiet end of Rainbow street, run by a friendly retired gentleman and his daughter who studies english.

    A good place to enjoy different flavours of ice cream, milkshakes or fresh butter pop corn in the afternoon or evening. It's a bonus too for those who are interested about local people, culture and life in Jordan (something tourists usually do not have access to) - they are friendly and usually happy to talk to tourists and practice their english...

    The ice cream is good, and you can ask them to make you ice cream shakes (choose your favourite ice cream flavour) or fresh popcorn and candy floss... Prices are also very reasonable.

    Favorite Dish: Chocolate and arabia ice cream with pistachio topping - simple scoops of no-nonsense ice cream, great for strolling along the shops around rainbow street and Amman down town. The mango or blueberry ice cream shakes are delicious too...

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    Vegetarians

    by antistar Written Feb 11, 2007

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    Food in Jordan is largely meat based, with lots of well cooked spit roasts. There are a lot of vegetarian alternatives, but you may find yourself enjoying a regular diet of chickpeas in some form or another, usually either houmous or falafel. The best thing to do is to order a bunch of starters (mezze), which usually offer a wide range of smaller meat free dishes for you to pick and choose from. One thing I found that was universally tasty in Jordan was the lentil soup.

    Overall Jordan's food was very good, and no problem for a vegetarian.

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