Restaurants

Top Choice Falafel in Amman

Hashem Restaurant

You haven’t tried falafel until you’ve eaten here. This legendary eatery, more than 50 years old, is so popular with locals and visitors that there’s stiff competition for tables, many of which overflow into the all…
Top Choice Syrian in Amman

Rosa Damascena

Rosa Damascena brings a welcome taste of Syria to Amman. The variety of hot and cold mezze is mouthwatering – make particular space on your plate for dips of mohammara be jouz (ground walnuts with pomegranate and ch…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Amman

Jasmine House

Jasmine House is well-named, as the scent of the blooms on the terrace make dining a fragrant experience. The restaurant, in a 1950s villa, takes inspiration from the Italian homes of the period, matching it with th…
Top Choice Jordanian in Amman

Sufra

Housed in a lovely old villa with a terrace garden, this really is the place to eat well, and Sufra is about as good as it gets when it comes to traditional Jordanian cuisine. The signature mansaf (chicken or lamb o…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Amman

Reem Cafeteria

There are hundreds of shoebox-sized shawarma (meat sliced off a spit and stuffed in a pocket of pita-type bread with chopped tomatoes and garnish) kiosks in Amman but few that have the customers queuing down the str…
Top Choice Falafel in Amman

Al Quds

We'll happily vote for this tiny, spotlessly clean place on Rainbow St as one of the best falafel spots in Amman. Tasty sandwiches (with tomato and pickles) have been served up fast for more than 50 years, but watch…
Top Choice Jordanian in Amman

Zuwwadeh Restaurant

Highly popular with Fuheis locals and discerning expats from Amman, the ambience at Zuwwadeh is lively and warm. The food is delicious, especially the fatteh (fried bread) with hummus, meat or chicken and pine nuts …
Top Choice Jordanian in Umm Qais

Umm Qais Resthouse

Without doubt one of the best parts of visiting the Gadara site is pausing to take refreshment at the Umm Qais Resthouse, perched atop a small hill in the heart of the ruins. With stunning views over the Sea of Gali…
Top Choice Italian in Amman

Joz Hind

This tiny restaurant is one of Lweibdeh's gems, and you won't mind sharing at one of the large tables on the communal verandah when the meals come. The freshest of seasonal Italian food is made in a semi-open kitche…
Top Choice Jordanian in Madaba

Al Mandi

Al Mandi knows the adage: do one thing and do it well. Come for an enormous plate of mandi – delicious barbecued chicken with portions of different types of rice, topped with nuts and dried fruit and served with bro…