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Al-Shami

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Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
(03) 201-6107
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 60
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I have just finished my meal in this restaurant which really was wonderful food and excellent stuff very they were hospitality especially the desert which call Kuna fa also the tea with mints which have good experience making it also the fish I have never eat in my life notice I went to the chef to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have just finished my meal in this restaurant which really was wonderful food and excellent stuff very they were hospitality especially the desert which call Kuna fa also the tea with mints which have good experience making it also the fish I have never eat in my life notice I went to the chef to ask him how we... More 

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Breda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We visited Al-Shami because they are rated number one in Aqaba. Maybe our expectations were to high but this restaurant is just average. The location is very sober and simple, but lovely because it is in the Jordanian style. The service of the waiter is good as well. However he is not amused if you order small portions, because you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went to Al Shami on Tripadvisor recommendations and agree that it really is a very good restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. I didnt get to see the views as the weather was bad but the cost of the meal was very low - less than JOD20 for two people! - far less than I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Every thing is very good food service atmothfeer lemon guice griled fish all salad all appetezert and arabic music l win more frinds from there like esam&sabry all lovely

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food was pretty good, but very far from the best "down home" meal I had in Jordan. That being said, one might not be spoiled for choice in Aqaba: I'd recommend asking a local for a better option, rather than just heading here because all the guidebooks mention it.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food - salads, fried fish and prawns were well prepared and delicious. Service is not that of a fine dining experience but pretty good none the less. Recommend trying to get a table out on the balcony

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited Al Shami, on the recommendation of Trip Advisor, during a week-long trip to Jordan in December - and had one of the best meals of our trip. Don't be put off by the exterior - it may not look like much, but climb the stairs to the restaurant overlooking the treat, and try some fabulously prepared, fresh and... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great Food, Great Service at amazingly low price! This place was originally meant for the locals so it provides an authentic experience. U GOTTA TRY IT OUT!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This restaurant looks pretty bland from the outside. However, it serves nice Jordanian food. We had the shish tawook, baba g, a rocket salad and the tabouleh. They gave us tea on the house. So the whole meal cost about 12jd. As I said, it lacks the atmosphere of some of the other similar style restautants, but with great food,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After we've got ripped at lunch in our hotel we decided to go somewhere else for dinner. This place was #1 in Aqaba so we went there. I was really sceptic about the place at the beginning, but when they started bringing dishes all my skepticism went away. The place is great, reasonable price, great service and tons of complementary!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?