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Al-Shami

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Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
(03) 201-6107
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Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 154
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 2
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  • 9
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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
The Holy Grail of Middle Eastern Food in Jordan!

We went to Al-Shami in July 2015. This place was BY FAR our best meal in Jordan....it was incredible! We had no idea of this place before we arrived, and discussing our picks with the locals -- they pointed to Al-Shami over anything on my list......and we are SO glad we listened! We ordered a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris D
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Al-Shami in July 2015. This place was BY FAR our best meal in Jordan....it was incredible! We had no idea of this place before we arrived, and discussing our picks with the locals -- they pointed to Al-Shami over anything on my list......and we are SO glad we listened! We ordered a Greek Salad -- very fresh... More 

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Amman
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a dinner. ▪ FOOD : Altogether, the food was delectable. Fried Calamari meal was really good. Hummus was smooth and rich in flavour. Lemon & Spearmint juice was the highlight for me. Good portion of foods. ▪ SERVICE : The waiter was customer friendly. Anyway, it took about 10 minutes (or more) before getting my foods. Complimentary pita... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although initially surprised by the emptiness of the restaurant (we arrived before 5pm) the smells convinced us to stay and eat. My fisherman's platter was huge! And the fried fish was amazing! We were also comp'ed a small appetizer plate of dips. The humus, mutuble, etc. were all delicious. We would totally go back there!

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Friendly and attentive service. Wait staff threw in a complimentary starter and dessert. Well priced. A nice dining epxerience

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Thank boombah83
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

It was our first time in here we all enjoyed the seafood and the barbecue with salads i advice all who come to aqaba visit here its really hard to find it but not for nothing it looks old or local you can describe not important all what i need good food with good price .

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food was very good, meat, fish, shrimps, salads - all very good. The service was excellent, and the price very good.

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Thank gutv
Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly stuff. Fast service. Cheap prices. Restaurant is on the first floor with entrance on the right side of the building. Also with outdoor seats on terrace. At night very good view to mosque Sharif Hussein Bin Ali. At the end of dinner we got tea for free. Don't order too much dishes or you will have a lot... More 

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Thank Roger R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very delicious, fresh food, huge portions, perfect service, very good prices, with a view to the mosque, the Red Sea & Eilat from the terrace. Locals like the place as well, so it is not only for tourists. Good location, great value for money! Could not stand another dinner the next day! Highly recommended!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Went twice on 24 and 25 December to Al-Shami. The food and service were so delicious and nice that we could not resist to come back next day. And we were not disappointed - Al Shami is perfect choice. Compliments to the staff of Al-Shami

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Yes the prices are good however they serve drinks in single use plastic cups and the place mat is a simple piece of paper. Also the restaurant could do with a facelift. The food tastes pretty good but foreigners get better service than the locals.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?