Kir Heres Restaurant
The entrance to Karak Castle is at the southern end of Al Qala’a St, and throughout the castle, informative display boards give detailed...
Ram Peace Restaurant
Ram Peace Restaurant and Al-Fid’a Restaurant are other popular places selling standard local fare of chicken, dips and salads.
Lonely Planet review
A cut above the rest, this award-winning restaurant is a surprise find in Karak. The chef (and owner), Saddam, is from Karak and he has a passion for food, reflected in the inventive menu. There are ostrich steaks (JD7) and chicken dishes prepared with local herbs (JD5.550). Vegetarians can choose from dishes including fried haloumi (salty cheese; JD2.250), and mushrooms with garlic and thyme (JD2.250). The owner laments that people take fright at the smart tablecloths, serviettes and tasteful interior of draped kilims and imagine the prices will be prohibitive. The secret is out, however, among the discerning palates of Karak, and a reservation is necessary at weekends. This is also the only restaurant in town selling alcohol. Try the locally produced sweet white wine (JD3 per glass) in the upper gallery at lunchtime and you can forget about visiting the castle afterwards!