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Airport Road | Mirage Village, Exit 4R, Amman 11180, Jordan
962 6 412 38 38
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12:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: A Timeless Tale Retold Nestled on the hilltop of an old Jordanian village...
A Timeless Tale Retold Nestled on the hilltop of an old Jordanian village and enclosed within the stone walls of an ancient settlement is Kan Zamaan—Arabic for once upon a time. Kan Zamaan was once the focal point of Khirbet Abu Jaber, an isolated rural area developed by merchant brothers for farming and ranching. The impressive 19th century estate—dating back to Ottoman rule—served as an agricultural warehouse and a horse barn before succumbing to ruin. The heritage estate’s 21st century renovation into a restaurant incorporates this golden past into the modern, perfectly balancing the old and new. Today, Kan Zamaan is a distinguished venue that offers unique, authentic Oriental and local cuisine garnished with forgotten traditional flavors to delight local food lovers. Kan Zaman Restaurant consists of three distinct venues: the stable transformed into an elegant dining room, Bustan Kan Zaman (the garden), its stunning breezy patio overlooking the peaceful Al Yadoodeh greenery, and Bread & Salt, a bakery with homemade, preserved items from our pantry, offered fresh every day on its shelves. Oriental and local cuisine, authentic flavors and expertly made food, art and music and culture: all find their home within the ancient walls of Kan Zamaan. The legacy of once upon a time is now present.
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Good service, friendly staff, good wifi, the food was just excellent ! Everything was honestly great, a bit overpriced and the halloumi was quite bad Other than that, i truely reccomend it to everyone ! The decoartions were amazing as well !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aziz B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service, friendly staff, good wifi, the food was just excellent ! Everything was honestly great, a bit overpriced and the halloumi was quite bad Other than that, i truely reccomend it to everyone ! The decoartions were amazing as well !

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Thank Aziz B
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Service and great value for money. The food is great and the whole layout and setting is just wonderful. I do recommend this place.

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Thank Zaid B
Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing restaurant with romantic setting, breathtaking views to the city, delicious food and friendly staff

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Thank TheBestoftheWorld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited kan zamman after it has been reopened lately and mist say wow. The mezzeh is out of this world , the grilled kebab was delicious and the table side prepared kunafeh is the best i have ever tasted. Highly recommended .

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Thank Geries S
Great Britain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I visited here with a local which made the food selection easier but non the less, if you are visiting Amman you must go to this fantastic restaurant to take in both the traditional food, the atmosphere and the AMAZING suroundings

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Thank Doug C
Amman, Jordan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Kan Zaman is a very unique place in which i really recommend to visit,, i used to go for a long time (1991) but after the renovation i didn't yet go! The food used to be very tasty, nice old place inside and outside, in the main restaurant it is very good to have your breakfast especially on Friday's with... More 

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Thank Mona3092015
Amman, Jordan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Nestled in an old Ottoman Empire Village, inside the old castle, is this hidden gem. The atmosphere is amazing. The architecture is stunning. And the decor is wonderful. The food you ask, well it is delightful. Take a group of friends for a nice night out.

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Thank phillyflash75
Amman, Jordan
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Located south of Amman, the ruins were transformed into restaurants that serve different cuisines including Arabic food, yet the prices are a bit high.

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Thank dahlia31
Amman, Jordan
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Kan Zaman, as the name says, is worth a visit putting one back in time..a collection of several stone buildings form an ally inside the whole farm building complex on which you will find little artisan shops selling hand made soaps, oils, silver as well as handicrafts and an arabic bakery which shows you how the flat loafs are done.... More 

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Thank 729patricia
Amman, Jordan
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It is my time back to this special place after a very long time and after the recent renovation that took place. The same old heritage this unique restaurant owns is still there but with a smart introduction of modern designs. I believe tourists would like to visit this restaurant to see a glimpse of a genuine Mediterranean style. The... More 

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Thank AmerKhatib

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Airport Road | Mirage Village, Exit 4R, Amman 11180, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Amman Governorate  >  Amman
  • Phone Number: 962 6 412 38 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

A Timeless Tale Retold Nestled on the hilltop of an old Jordanian village and enclosed within the stone walls of an ancient settlement is Kan Zamaan—Arabic for once upon a time. Kan Zamaan was once the focal point of Khirbet Abu Jaber, an isolated rural area developed by merchant brothers for farming and ranching. The impressive 19th century estate—dating back to Ottoman rule—served as an agricultural warehouse and a horse barn before succumbing to ruin. The heritage estate’s 21st century renovation into a restaurant incorporates this golden past into the modern, perfectly balancing the old and new. Today, Kan Zamaan is a distinguished venue that offers unique, authentic Oriental and local cuisine garnished with forgotten traditional flavors to delight local food lovers. Kan Zaman Restaurant consists of three distinct venues: the stable transformed into an elegant dining room, Bustan Kan Zaman (the garden), its stunning breezy patio overlooking the peaceful Al Yadoodeh greenery, and Bread & Salt, a bakery with homemade, preserved items from our pantry, offered fresh every day on its shelves. Oriental and local cuisine, authentic flavors and expertly made food, art and music and culture: all find their home within the ancient walls of Kan Zamaan. The legacy of once upon a time is now present.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?