Arabic or Levantine Food
Amman is the capital of Jordan, right at the center of the Levant. Jordan shares many of its typical foods with Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq to some extent. Besides the many traditionally places offering typical Arabic food in Amman, there are plenty of restaurants that have an international menu. If you are looking for the best places to eat in Amman, continue to read.
Arabs love food and gatherings. Typically, if you are invited to a family, there will not just be one dish. No, there will be three to five main dishes, and of course, you have to try them all. Arabic cuisine has so many great dishes to offer. From Starters (Mezze) over BBQ (Mashawi) to nice Sweets such as Kunafeh, Baklawa, and other treats. Food of course comes with Drinks and Jordanians love their Tea and Coffe and in summer you must try Lemon Juice with Mint. If you love to discover some great Arabic restaurants, see my list of The 11 Best Arabic Restaurants in Amman and Around. And if it is summer time, head over here to eat at one of Amman’s best rooftops.
Where to Eat in Amman and Around
There is a diverse range of restaurants and cafes in Amman. They offer anything from excellent Arabic food to International Cuisine, Cakes, Sushi, Pizza, and of course burgers. Many of the places are just scattered around town, some of them located in a mall or in the hotels of Amman. You will find a few gems in Downtown Amman but also many great restaurants just anywhere in the city. In Amman, decent food comes at all price ranges from ridiculously cheap to in-affordable. If I whet your appetite a little bit, feel free to explore my posts about Arabic Restaurants, Drinks, Bakeries or Cake, Sweets & Ice in Amman. Have a look at all my restaurant reviews in Delicacies. If you want to bring a gift when visiting friends, have a look at some place to buy chocolates.
The Different Cuisines in Amman
If you are an expat living in Amman and looking for new recommendations then be assured, that there is pretty much a restaurant for any cuisine in Amman. Apart from the obvious local restaurants, you will find Iraqi, Korean, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Turkish, or Thai. There great places for Sushi, Pizza, Vegan, Burger, or Fusion Food such as Fishface or Bao Basha. Some awesome restaurants for meatlovers are Lucca Steak house, The Pitmaster, LHM, The Pit or Centro Brasserie.
If you enjoy seafood check out The Manhattan Fish Market Amman. You like to drink a good glass of wine, then head over to JR Wine Experience or visit one of the regular wine pairing Fork & Cork events at V Lounge. As a beer lover, I encourage you to visit the Carakale Brewery in Fuheis. You are bored of being recommened Shawerma Reem at 2nd circle, then try out a different style of Shawerma at Shawerma Zarb in Abdali.
Local Food and Food Delivery Options in Amman.
One of my absolute favorite restaurant that offers delicious dishes is Eostrix near 2nd circle. They also have a nice terrace and serve alcohol. If you want to cook at home and look for some local food producers, then read my article on local food produced in Jordan. Anything from local poroduced peanut butter, Maqdous, cookies, or pasta, you can find. Do you consider yourself a cheese lover, then make sure to visit Mistaka to buy your locally produced cheese. If you can’t bother to leave the home, then just order your food online through one of The Best Apps in Jordan.