Moving Around Town

Tips & Recommendations

 

Accommodation

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Visas

Please check with your nearest embassy / consulate to determine whether you need a visa before landing, or on arrival. The cost of a single entry visa on arrival is 40 JOD (65 USD). There are cash machines (supplying JOD) and a money exchange desk next to the immigration area.


Airport Transfer

An airport taxi into town costs between JOD 20 to JOD 30 into Amman.

Uber and Careem cost JOD 15-20 and are subject to availability and time of flight. You can only catch these vehicles from DEPARTURES which means you have to take the elevator up from Arrivals.

There is bus every 30 minutes, which costs less than JOD 5. Make sure you get dropped off at 7th Circle.


Grocery Shopping

Centro - convenient, spacious, fresh fruits, best fishery, open till 2am, on Al Madinah St.

Marche - upper end supermarket with organic eggs, milk and healthy items, pricy

Haboub - in Jabal Amman, b/w 2nd and 1st

Stop & Shop - Jabal Luweibdeh on Paris Circle

Select Food Shoppe - 7th circle cozy food shop, imported, healthy, dietary, pasta, deli

Carrefour - everything you can think of, cheap, inside many of the malls


Neighbourhood Guide

Abdoun

Little Italy - Good Italian food and pizza. Music and drinks on Monday nights.

Majnoon Qahwa - Good coffee and great working space.

Fish Face - A recently opened sushi fusion concept. They serve two items only: sushi burritos and poke bowls. Definitely worth a try.

Fatty Dabs - Best burgers in town for me. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, they serve authentic Mexican food. The beef tacos with coriander are highly recommended!

Blue Fig - One of the oldest and most popular restaurants/cafes in Jordan. Good food and coffee and a nice artistic atmosphere. Must go.

Seed - A hole in the wall serving healthy juices, smoothies and food

Thai Room - Not too many Thai food restaurants in Jordan but this one stands out nonetheless.

Sushi Studio - A cozy sushi restaurant right next to Thai Room

Melograno - A family run Italian restaurant that serves authentic Italian food. Nice atmosphere. Good for dinner. Can be a bit pricey though.

Books @ Cafe - Nice cafe with  good food and coffee

Al Usra - Hole in the wall style Hummus/Falafel joint. Good service, great for breakfast. Cash only. Authentic hummus and falafel. The potato with eggs is a must try.

Tandoori Oven - Eat-in or delivery Indian

Cozmo - Not the cheapest, but the most convenient supermarket. Lots of imported overpriced products.

Taj Mall - Upper end mall with Cinema, Restaurants (notable mentions: Foodsmith, Little Italy, Centro)

 

Jabal Luweibdeh

Joz Hind - Healthy tasty eatery using seasonal ingredients

Jasmine House - Italian, authentic, art gallery, BYOB, garden, coffee

Rumi - Work spot and meeting spot, serving lentil soup, hot chocolate, ethnic tea & dessert

Fann w Chai - Work spot, with a tea collection, snacks, art, culture

Najla - Home cooked daily dish, best vegetarian appetizers

Beit Sitti - Cook with a group and eat altogether, book in advance, Tel: 0777557744

Darat Al Funnun - Finest art house in Amman, see library and see  Byzantine 8th century church below

Jadal for Knowledge & Culture - Authentic experience, tea, cultural, ethnic, hippie

Dar Al Anda - Reputable art house

 

Downtown Amman

Hashem Falafel - 24/7 best-in-town falafel and hummus

The Fruit & Vegetable Market - Especially active on Friday after the 1pm prayer

Kitkat Restaurant - Local authentic Middle Eastern eatery with Alcohol. The chicken wings are a favourite

Duke’s Diwan - An old house, which gives a glimpse back back in time, very old house. Worth a   15-30 min stop for some nice photos. No food is served here

 

Jabal Amman

Wild Jordan - Organic healthy fresh local cuisine, a gift shop, and cafe with great cityscape

Da Esmat - Tasty and inexpensive Italian

Jacaranda - A gallery showcashing the work of local artists

Strada Cafe - Good coffee, panin’s, salads and teas. Great for reading, quiet

Trinity Soap House - Wonderful old house, with great gifts, soaps, creams from Dead Sea

Shams Al Balad - Organic vegetarian restaurant in a beautiful old house

Fakhereldinne - Lebanese food, fine dining

Romero - Italian food, fine dining

Indu - Indian food at the Intercontinental Hotel, fine dining

Jouri - Syrian cuisine

B pastries - Fresh baked pastries made to order, great for a cheapish breakfast

 


Fine Dining

Romero - Italian restaurant in Jabal Amman

Il Terrazzo - Italian restaurant at the Mariott in Shmeisani

Yoshi - Asian fusion restaurant in Jabal Amman

Burj Al Hamam - Lebanese restaurant at The Intercontintental in Jabal Amman

La Maison Verte - French restaurant in Shmeisani

Indu - Indian food at the Intercontinental Hotel


Internatonal Eateries

Bab Al Yaman - Yemeni restaurant, University of Jordan area

Tandoori Oven - Eat-in or delivery Indian in Abdoun

Jamu Kashmir - Inexpensive delivery only Indian

Korean Family Food - Book in advance, BYOB

Fatty Dabs - Mexican Taco Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the best Mexican restaurant in town

American Bakehouse - Waffles and pancakes in an American diner, in Jabal Amman


Trendy Spots

Majnoun Qahwa Express - Outside of the mall, good coffee, good for meetings and/or working. Healthy food options available.

Seed - Healthy smoothie bar, sandwiches and salad

Primal - Opposite Seed, good healthy desserts, Paleo menu and tasty tumeric tea

Four Winters - Nitrogen cooled fresh ice cream with funky flavors

Kava - Little quiet coffee bar great for doing work

Fishface - Hawaiian poke and sushi-burritos

Blue Fig - Trendy international restaurant, bar, cafe and bakery in one complex


Out of Town Lunch

Haret Jdoudna - Authentic experience in Madaba, 30 minutes south of Amman

Um Khalil - Lebanese Restaurant in Jerash city, 45min North of Amman. Great to combine this with a visit to the ruins at Jerash


Art Around the City

Darat Al Funnun

Dar Al Anda

Jadal for Knowledge & Culture

Duke’s Diwan

Skate Park in Luweibdeh (street art)

Jacarranda Gallery


Other Tips

Use Airbnb Experiences for some authentic experiences

Download the ReserveOut app, to order food online