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Al-Shami

Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
(03) 201-6107
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Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We searched this place out after seeing the review on Trip Advisor and it was worth the search. It is just behind the Al-Sharif Al-Hussein bin Ali Mosque which is beautifully lit at night and is the prominent view from the balcony seating area (see photo). On arriving we were fearful we had made a mistake, it was a very... More

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Limeshain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The starters were very good but the mixed grill was really average. If you run out of money it's a good selection.

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Rotterdam
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142 reviews 142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant has two floors, find the upper floor by following the signs and walking up the alley and stairs. It has five tables on its small terrace overlooking the mosque in lively downtown Aqaba with a sea view backdrop. The menu has a wide choice of typical local food, mezzes, grilled meats and fish. We had a large selection... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I'm a New Zealander who works in Amman and I come to Aqaba a few times a year. This restaurant is one of the best food places in Aqaba. Mostly Arabic food . Cold Mezze and fish dishes are best. Outside dining has views of Eilat. Inside decor dowdy. Service friendly and welcoming. No alcohol but a wide choice of... More

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Kristianstad
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great food even though the place looks a bit run down. One of the best meals we had in Aqaba. We had the tourist plate and it was excellent, but too much food!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We came with a group of 4 adults and 6 kids. It took forever to serve the food and the food itself was ok but nothing to write home about.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

great local and cheap restaurant, very nice staff and excellent value for money. We went there twice!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is located opposite Sharif Hussein Bin Ali Mosque which offers nice views in the evening if you are seated at the first floor balcony. Restaurant may not look very inviting at first service, but we gave it a go as we read good reviews on Tripadvisor. Its entrance is over the stairs on the side of the building.... More

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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

it looked not busy downstairs but upstairs was almost full. It is a very local restaurant with local style, lots of locals, not fancy, but they have a little balcony upstairs with nice view at night. we had two grilled fishes(dinis, i don't know how to write it) and one garlic and lemon grilled shrimp. for 24JD. really the best... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had dinner at Al-Shami during our stay in Aqaba and were very pleased with our meal. The restaurant which is opposite Sharif Hussein Bin Ali mosque offers kind service and very good Jordanian food. The lemon mint (excellent), hummus, complimentary mezze, shrimps and fish with lemon garlic were all very tasty (although the fish was a little bit spicy... More

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Additional Information about Al-Shami

Address: Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
Phone Number: (03) 201-6107
Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Al Aqabah Governorate  >  Aqaba
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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