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Al Raghadan street, Aqaba, Jordan
(03) 201-6107
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great experience in this restaurant. All salads were tasty, also the lamb chops and the hummus. The waiter gave us some delicious knaffe on the house.

Thank oz b
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is delicious. Good prices and great music. Nice people and very good service. Difenetly will go again :)

Thank Chava N
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate at this restaurant and it was terrible, even for the low price. Unhygienic standards lead to us having food poisoning, the meat was not of a high quality and staff unfriendly. I think it is unacceptable to offer terrace seating to Western-looking tourists and pampering them while relegating Middle Eastern diners to the back as... More 

Thank MetalJacket
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a surprise that it was "dry" but amazing food. Really good value and a fabulous mint lemonade! Well worth a trip!

Thank Ian H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title sum it up. It feeds you but nothing more The lemonade mint is great ! The service and dessert also very nice

Thank Keren B
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206 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with great service, the food was very tasty good quality Middle Eastern fare, really enjoyed the mint and lemon drink; which was very refreshing. We managed to get a table outside on the terrace which offered a view of the sea in the distance. Very reasonably priced establishment, would recommend.

Thank MKH50
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks a little different to what you'd expect as a tourist. It's more of a restaurant for locals - that's why we loved it!! The owner speaks great English actually - let's hope he's there when you order! The food was great, and no...no one got sick. The owner actually helped us pick out our dishes which were... More 

Thank Pearl S
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?