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Rakwet Kanaan

al Sa'adeh street, Aqaba, Jordan (Formerly Rakwet kanaan restaurant and cafe)
0096232060080
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Ranked #7 of 69 restaurants in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We visited on the night of the world cup final (which was shown live on the big). This was billed as the sister cafe to Jafra in Amman, though it has now been bought out by the current management. However, the menu is identical. We ordered a few dishes, but while our drinks came promptly our food took forever -... More

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Usa, Tanzania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our first night in Aqaba we stopped at this cafe/restaurant to eat and were very happy with the food and the service Recommendation from Abdullah (Guest Relations Manager) in alqidra hotel aqaba

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, fast service, delicious food, variety of choices and excellent price. The photos and decoration of the place can give you a glance about the history of Palestine's struggle.

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New Sweden, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The owner of the restaurant recommended us an authentic Jordanian meal, which was so good! We also had greatest black coffee in the world with knafe (arabic dessert). We've met kind and nice people, enjoyed the meal and were surprised by the price at the end (in a good way :)) Highly recommended!

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Aqaba, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The restaurant itself is nice. The old style ambiance of the restaurant is very attracting. Staff are efficient.nice food and good service. I will definitely recommend it

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Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A very atmospheric restaurant with very good local unexpensive dishes . We recommend the lamb kofta with tahina sauce, makhlube and the hummus with meat

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Dubai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I also come here for the goat cheese pizza, although last time I ordered it, it wasn't thin and crispy, but fluffy, thick, and chewy, like a ny pan style pizza. Was still good though. As for other dishes, they usually come in hearty portions fresh in oversized skillets, which is a good thing. Keep the portions good, and people... More

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Perth, Australia
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68 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Best meal of our trip to Jordan, the mixed grill was huge, each meat had different flavours and was delicious, the hommus was very nice and the fried haloumi delicious also. We sat outside and watched all the locals eating and smoking shisa, great place to people watch, and delicious food also! Highly recommend.

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Mostly in a suitcase
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Excellent and a variety of food options, both local and international. There's a special for the day which is a typical Jordanian meal, with good value. American coffee is not always reliable, but the fresh juices are fresh.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We tried several meals (kufta with tahina sauce, chiken with herbs, etc) and all of them were delightful. Much better then in restaurants with higher grades. Shisha was also very good.

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