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Jafra

City Center, Amman, Jordan
064622551
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Ranked #19 of 354 restaurants in Amman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

What a great evening we spent at Jafra. Our wonderful Jordanian host ordered a selection of traditional kebabs, mtabel, salads and a wonderful lamb dish that was served in a sealed clay pot. Our server cracked the clay pot clean around the middle with a flourish of his wrist - very cool. The ambiance was fantastic too. It was very... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Jafra is located right at the entrance of downtown amman. The atmosphere is nice, albeit a little busy, the live music is entertaining, save for the frequent breaks for the Sana Halwa song to be blasted on the sound system (Happy birthday). The food is tasty, pricey for downtown but not in comparison to anything in europe. I'd recommend it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Recommended by a Jordanian woman who I met on the plane en route to Amman. It's dark, you have to enter a dodgy looking building to get up to it, but once you are there the select of Jordanian foods is great, the atmosphere is electric, and the smell of food and sheesha is intoxicating. We order Baba Ganouj, Thyme... More

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Came here with some travellers I met at my hostel on a recommendation. The food was absolutely delicious. We all had different dishes and had a taste of each others too, and the portions are quite generous. The atmosphere was excellent - the whole place felt very authentic. It can be a little loud at times when there is a... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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332 reviews 332 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was one of the places recommended by our hotel and we are glad we decided to go here. We really had no idea what we were ordering so we just ordered a bunch of different things from the menu. Warning, portions are pretty substantial. We didn't even come close to finishing everything. And despite ordering a ton of food,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our guide told us that he knew this restaurant and that he liked it very much. When we walked in, the ambience was nice, but would have been much better if so many people, or rather, almost everyone, weren't smoking sheesha. We had gone to drink some tea, but later decided to have iced coffee as well in the group.... More

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Jordan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Well done traditional restaurant .. Neat & tidy place ..with a pleasant smiling waiters..there are a lot of the owners materials & of the old ages like soba & ancient photos for the family...I like it & recommend others to visit it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

When we walked in this place it was fully packed with locals and a few tourists. Even though the entrance looked quite dark and the stairs appeared a bit shabby, it definitely surprised me once we reached the restaurant floor... Good location, delicious food, terrific atmosphere, unique decor...a place you must try in Ammam.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The food was just outstanding. The decor when you walk in takes you straight to the Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean ride (which I love). We didn't have an issue getting seated and the food came quick. It's not a tourist trap; the place is mainly frequented by locals, which tells you that it's good. It was so good that... More

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Montreal
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238 reviews 238 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our G-Adventures group had our farewell dinner at Jafra and it was great! It appears to be quite popular among locals, for the place was packed with people hanging out and smoking shisha. The décor is nice and the atmosphere wonderful. It's not cheap, but the food is delicious. Even better, the portions are huge. It was the birthday of... More

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