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Al-Shami

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Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
(03) 201-6107
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a full meal with my family, the salad was fresh the Homos was good, I had two meat meals one chicken and one lamb, and also shrimps, the main meals were just ok and not more the prices are really low compared to other places

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat after a very long day and I saw great reviews on here. We went and were a bit hesitant once we were inside because it's not very elegant looking restaurant. Sorta what you would call traditional (sha7bai). The polite Egyptian waiter gave us a menu with very reasonably priced food. We got... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat dinner at 9, August 2016. We order 2 dishes of shrimps, 1 dish of chicken, 1 dish of meat, Hummus, Ruka Salad + Pita bread and desert on the house we paid 28.5 Dinar only. The food is good but not something extraordinary but the prices are really cheap... For Example: almost all the salads 1 Dinar, The... More 

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Thank Uri257
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4 adults + 4 hungry boys. Had good food - the lamb mansef is a must. Grilled Shrimps were also OK. Lots of salads, shish kabab, and one grilled fish. Great view of the sunset over the bay. 75 JD including service. Highly recommended

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Thank hagitberlinsky
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very warm hospitality and good choices on the menu.. However, slightly too oily on grilled fish, felt like drinking oil... Lemon mint was great and awesome!! A definite must to order :)

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Los Angeles, California
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not fancy but great food. We had the kafta with tomato (kinda like a middle eastern lamb meatloaf - so good!) and the lamb chops, with several vegetarian mezzes and mint lemonade. Everything was delish. I don't eat lamb in the US but it is so good here. So good that we came here twice while we were in Aqaba.... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy. Mostly locals eat there, so you know it's genuine. Good salads, grilled meat and fish at a reasonable price. The lemonade with ground mint is very refreshing.

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Thank Gary T
Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere: 5/5 Hospitality :5/5 Services :5/5 Food :5/5 Drinks: 3/5 Price : Average Overall :The food was very tasty, especially the humus and the fish dishes. The lemon-mint drink is less recommended, as it was too sweet. It took some time for the food to arrive, probably because everything is fresh. The AC was nice, but not excellent. There is... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imporrtent to say, its not a fancy place. If you want to eat in authentic invaiorment surrounded with locals this is the place for you. The salads at the beginning where nice. And the knafe was delicious.

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Thank matanbelleli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best BBQ IN AQABA Best food Very good costumer service Good location Best Middle Eastern food Best chicken and kabob

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Al Aqabah Governorate  >  Aqaba
  • Phone Number: (03) 201-6107

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