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The Weekender – 🍽 Top 20 International Cuisines in Amman

With International Food Day right around the corner, and our stomachs always growling for a hearty meal – we’ve dug deep and found you the top dishes from different cuisines around A-town so you can skip the menu, research, and just place that order!

“Spice Up Your Life! Aaaaah!” (Quoting Spice Girls here you guys.)

The minute you walk in, you’ll feel the vibes of India surround you.

Tip: Don’t miss out on starting off with some fresh Samosas followed by their infamous Butter Chicken or Kashmiri Lamb Curry.

Japan is here! We know Sushi places are scattered all over town, but trust us, this one hits differently.

 A two-story eccentric, modern restaurant for a food experience not to be missed. Catch a table by the window to enjoy the view from above!

Tip: The Braised Brisket & Peanut for starters. Whatever you choose for your entrée, don’t forget to grab that Sake while you’re at it!

They say “All you need is love”, it’s time we show our bellies some authentic Thai lovin’.
Tipsters, this might be a small nook of a place, but the authenticity here is above and beyond. You can even enjoy vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals here. WHAT?!

Tip: Pad Thai (rice noodles, tofu, chicken or shrimp, oyster sauce peanuts, tamarine, bean sprouts)

The ONLY Nordic restaurant in Amman. Now that’s a good Tip, isn’t it?

Go for when you’re looking for a delicious take-out meal to enjoy. This new place offers take-out/delivery with an open kitchen style so you can see deliciousness created right before your eyes.

Tip: Meatballs with their signature Viking sauce.

Meilleur restaurant français de la ville (excuse us while we live the moment here).

La Capitale screams FANCY in all shapes and forms. French, authentic, and high-end. So be ready to drop some cash but we assure you you’ll get your money’s worth!

Tip: Boeuf Bourguignon (Braised Beef Brisket in Red Wine Sauce and Vegetables)

You can’t really go wrong when you’re going Italian.

This small, modern place will give you the Italian eatery ambiance. Take your date there, there will be no regrets – we assure you!

Tip: Risotto Di Bosco (mushrooms, parmesan cheese, truffle oil, and fresh parsley)

This spot survived a decade in Amman, that says enough!

A naturally lit restaurant with a simple, elegant design makes it that spot you want to take your hunger to. Grab a sweater and enjoy their delicacies in their outdoor seating area.

Tip: Ren Chai Crispy Beef with your choice of sweet sauce, or with garlic and salt.

Skip cooking for the day and give Rita a call!

This home kitchen serves you specialty Armenian dishes that will transport your taste buds! 

Tip: Armenian Lahmeh Bi Ajeen: Soft dough, topped with grilled spiced ground beef, pomegranate sauce, and pine nuts.

Tell your friends you’re cooking them Paella for dinner, and just order it out. We won’t tell.

This home delivery only spot has proven some SERIOUS tummy love! Saffron-flavored Spanish rice, topped with mussels, crab, lobster, and more. 
Vegan & vegetarian options are available too!  Whatever you’re craving, you can’t say no. Can you?

Tip: Classic Seafood Paella

This is the place to go for a bona fide Ciracassian food experience. 

Homey, comfortable atmosphere perfect for a family Friday experience! 

Tip: Ships and Basta (Boiled chicken dipped in garlic with a walnut gravy served with bulgur).

Arriba, Arriba!

Off you go! Grab their digits to order delivery or take-out from this fresh Mexican eat-out-only spot. Tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas – they’re all waiting for you.

Tip: Fried Chicken Taco

Shakira, Shakira! (jokes you guys)

This cozy cafe and restaurant is a diamond in the rough. It has a warm vibe to it, with dark wooden accents, and dim lights. It’s the perfect atmosphere when you want to go to enjoy a quiet and comfy meal.

Tip: Oaxacan Lamb (Mexican lamb, special sauces with orange and honey served with Colombian rice or vegetable).

Prepare to be humbled by a real Yemini experience.

Comfy floor seating, perfect for friends and family groups! Later on, you can head downstairs to enjoy some Yemeni tea that will definitely hit the spot after you devour their Yemeni specialties.

Start with their Amman-renowned Fahsa, then get the charcoal-cooked chicken with Yemeni spices, served with spiced-up rice!

Sliced, diced, and dipped.

Maroo is a home-based Korean Restaurant that offers literally ANY Korean dish you can think of. It’s time to switch it up, Tipsters! Skip that Pizza, and get your Bulgogi on.

Tip: Bulgogi (thin, marinated slices of beef or pork)

Vodka hour, here we come! 

This lounge and bar, set in the midst of Abdoun, seat you and a good number of your friends with open windows for you to enjoy the view and fresh air! (Don’t forget the booze with that Beef Schnitzel)

Tip: Beef Schnitzel: Steak with special Russian sauce

Grab them by the balls! (Oops, we mean bowls!)

A tiny place located in Sweileh that offers you the real Egyptian deal. Go there with a friend or two and enjoy your meals in big bowls dripped in Egyptian spices and sauces!

Tip: King Basal, Shatta, Koshari Meal 

For the real deal of Turkish cuisine experience.

Go to this place if you wanna feel like you’ve literally just stepped into Turkey. 
What can we say? The gorgeous Turkish-inspired decor, the mouthwatering food, and not to mention the great service. Uhhhh! 

Tip: Start off with Pakize Khanom (eggplant, spiced minced meat, and tomato sauce). Choose the Sizzling Beef for your entree (Turkish lamb pieces, mozzarella cheese, and arugula)

If you don’t know this spot, then you’ve been living… where?

What’s there not to love about the famous Fakhreddin? We mean, the beautiful atmosphere, their endless mezze, the hookah, and just every single thing in this place hits the spot. No exaggeration.

Tip: Kibbeh Nayeh

Sandwiches and plates made by love!

Well, we know that the mall isn’t exactly the first place you’d think of when aiming for Greek cuisine. But while you’re shopping around, just pass by for a quick sammy or a plate –  we promise you won’t regret it. 

Tip: Dish of beef gyro with bread, vegetables, potatoes!

A real Malaysian spiced-up experience.

Go in there with a judgment-free mindset in regards to the decor! Trust us, once you get a whiff of these authentic spices, all you’ll want to do is order the entire menu – no joke.

Tip: Tomyam Seafood (Fragrant hot and sour broth, cooked with lemongrass, galangal, lime leaves, chilli, and lime extract)

Bon Appetit, Tipsters!

The Tip n’ Tag Team