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Jafra

City Center, Amman, Jordan
064622551
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Ranked #19 of 352 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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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
332 reviews 332 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
416 helpful votes 416 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
107 helpful votes 107 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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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I love this place: the atmosphere is friendy and relaxed, the decor is traditional, great local food, good shishas, etc..

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Grenoble, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Even if the ground floor entrance appears a bit shabby and mildly grunge, it makes sense to persist and climb the stairs to a big room & terrace area. Service is friendly and helpful though barely any English can be found. Delic lical fare plus great pizza and fruit shakes. Give Jafra a try before leaving Amman.

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