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Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
(03) 201-6107
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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place, where lots of locals have a meal. Good price and service. Chicken is slightly spicy, but salads and lamb are tasty.

Thank Natalya-Shvedova
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant as it's listed number one in Aqaba and we were not disappointed. We ordered lemon and mint juice, mixed grill, meat with hummus and garlic yoghurt. While the portions weren't huge, they were still certainly filling and great value for money. We will definitely be returning again while in Aqaba!

Thank Georgia L
Bochum, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

By far Al Shami has been one of the best adresses in Aqaba if you want to have something traditional Arabic or Jordan. Food: The food is just heaven. It starts with wonderful appetizers with Aish (bread, sometimes they put it extra on the BBQ), no matter what you pick you will never be disappointed. Baba Ghanough is my favorite... More 

Thank Adel A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Showing my gf around Jordan, this is a great place to have dinner, especially when on a budget. Friendly staff, an extra dish compliments of the house, very tasty lemon mint juice (the menu says spearmint, ignore that).

Thank Rb B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience eating at Al-Shami, everything tasted super good, we had hummus, fatosh salad (yummmmie), the fish basket and the grill mix.. Ohlalaaa, we were more than full but couldn't stop eating!!! and the waiters were very nice! Thanx!

Thank Leonardo A
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the best restaurant in Aqaba. The place is packed both with locals and foreigners (which is how we knew that this was a good place). The fish is delicious and you can always have local food like hummus and various salads. Perfect food

Thank Lisa L
Amman, Jordan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm wondering how this restaurant got this high rating, I went there with my family last week .. The food was below average with sample quantities.. . The place was tiny, low roofed, dirty and smelly, The waiters and service were below the simplest and little bit rude. there are many other restaurants in Aqaba to get much more with... More 

Thank Mohammed H
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was amazing food.atmosphere was like being with family. They where very polite to me and where you can have some amazing chia tea. Prices where good and it's located in a nice area.

Thank M A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know that this restaurant is ranked as the best or number 1 in Aqaba, but we are a little bit disappointed from the meals and salads size. Meals are small, the food is pretty good, the prices are reasonable, the konafa is perfect (by the way,the Konafa is made by another dessert place very close to the resturant called... More 

Thank Abu Elhija A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was fantastic! He was very friendly and complimentary. When asked questions he was able to respond in English and Arabic. The place is very reasonably priced and the Fisherman's Platter at 10 JD is both delicious abs easily able to feed two. Our wonderful waiter kept giving us free dishes and we really enjoyed the mixed dip appetizer... More 

Thank Casey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?