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Middle Eastern, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If your looking for a good place to spend a nice and good lunch or dinner in Petra. This is the place to go. Excellent authentic jordan Food, excellent Service. I would highly recommend this Restaurant. Portions are huge, Food Quality is very good and...their menu offers from sandwhiches over traditional food everything. Prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a long day at Petra, we were looking for a place to eat at a reasonable price and with some Western options as well. We had spent the first 4 days in Jordan eating only local food, but wanted something more familiar for a...change. We had already decided very early on that we wanted to visit this restaurant and due to the convenient location, we just parked our car in front of it before visiting Petra and walked to Petra from there. It's only a 2-3min walk from the restaurant to the Petra Visitor Centre and since the main Petra car park is slightly up a hill (you don't want to be climbing any incline after a long day in Petra) and also around 1-2min away, we decided to park here instead. Parking on the road is free. So right after visiting Petra, we walked to this restaurant for our dinner. We had a camel burger and a pizza and both were so so good! The camel meat was actually not as dry and tough as I expected it and the pizza was super juicy and full of flavour! In fact, we weren't able to finish the pizza and ended up having it cold the next day on our drive to Wadi Rum. Even cold was tasted very nice! Staff was very nice and they even had some staff members who immigrated to Jordan from other countries, which was interesting to find out. Seating outdoors is very nice and pleasant in the evening and it's very popular among the tourists to eat here. Would happily go again if we were to return to PetraMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 5 May 2022

very popular compared to other restaurants - wide range of dishes including Jordanian. Service was good and food tasty - recommended

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

I went here because of a good review in Lonely Planet and because the owner invited me to join him and the staff for their dinner once they could eat - it was Ramadan. I thought that was fantastic, and I didn’t want to ask...the price in case I offended them. MISTAKE!! After our shared dinner (which was also very basic), I joined another couple and we had a total of 4 coffees and some sweets. I went to pay for everyone, and the bill was 28JD. That is of course ridiculous expensive for Jordan, but I had arrived from Israel that day where this amount would even be cheap. When I realized they were ripping me off, I went back to complain, but the place was so full of locals, the waiter did not care, and I was too tired to insist. I left only very irritated. This is just a warning that even in this recommended and apparently friendly place, they will happily take as much money as they can from unsuspecting tourists. ALWAYS get the price before you buy or consume or accept a “gift” in Jordan!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022

Some of our group were lunching here, and we decided to give it a go. It turned out to be a good option for those wanting local food for tourists. Prices were reasonable, and I liked the food. Could have had a camel burger.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 19 March 2022

I was there at the Oriental Restaurant. It was quite afternoon and this restaurant was empty. I saw the picture of Camel Burger outside of the restaurant. Though it was strange for me a "Camel Burger!" However, I give a try and ordered Camel Burger....,😆 Oh heaven , that was a good taste and tender meat. 😋😋😋... I know it is strange to recommend the "Camel Burger" as (we) see them inside the sites (poor camel). Unfortunately. If you want to try Camel Burger and Camel Kabab only this place had it " The Oriental Restaurant near Petra visitor center. Thank you for the generous service with the complimentary sweet in the house.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 10 March 2022 via mobile

It was very wonderful and the food was delicious I ordered the Jordanian mansaf and my friend ordered the camel burger, it was really amazing delicious treatment from the staff and the prices are good. recommend it

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent Jordanian food, conveniently located near the entrance to Petra - great option for dinner. The Mansaf was delicious! As with most restaurants in/near Petra it’s slightly on the expensive side by Jordanian standards (10-13JD for a main), but delicious and authentic food with good...service nonetheless.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022

Me and my five friends loved the camel burger, we had a good time with the staff, they were so gentle and kind with us and they helped us in our trip giving us advices. They also gave us free desert. Definetly recommended

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 18 January 2022

Excellent camel burger, great sevice and friendly staff.. Very good prices. Suprising it is hard to find camel meat in Jordan, this is the place for it. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2022
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The Oriental Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5