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The Oriental Restaurant

Main Street, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
+962 3 215 7087
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (42 reviews)
“coconut cake” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (16 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat outdoor and ordered Nabataean Sawani, a traditional Bedouin cuisine. Basically it's chicken stew with potatoes and vegetables; taste is good. Good service. Free wifi.

Thank Ktong002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch after a long day in Petra and while I haven't been impressed with many places here, Oriental was a great find. I ordered the chicken kebab and it was super fresh and well seasoned. The kicker was their homemade "barbecue" sauce...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long visit at Petra this was a really close restaurant about 300m away. Although the Oriental restaurant is not very busy don't let that trick you this restaurant has awesome service and delicious food. As you enter the restaurant the staff is friendly...More

1  Thank Martin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much better than the restaurant at the Marriott... The Mansaf is fantastic, a must order if you like lamb and want to try something authentic (versus the dry and overcooked lamb chops at the Marriott). Salads were fresh, the mint lemonade was awesome, chicken...More

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I had dinner here with two colleagues and we enjoyed the oriental food! Had lentil soup as a started and several local dished as a main course. Highly recommended!

Thank Wim_Pluimers
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Location is perfect. Nice staff and fast service.. Large Supreme Pizza was too big for us... Good!👌

Thank Vanesa V
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I came here for dinner on my second night in Petra, after a shocking dinner at Mum's Recipe. There are pictures in the menu, which is usually a sign of a bad restaurant, but it was surprisingly ok. To be honest, westerners need to lower...More

Thank Phil_Hancox
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The food just didn't taste as good as next door (red cave). The stuffed egg plant was really sour. The vegetarian fallaya had no taste unfortunately.

Thank Annerieke86
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I lived and worked in Jordan for a couple of years in the late 90's, so I know my mansaf from my maklouba. My wife tried the mansaf and I had my favourite, the maklouba. Both were excellent. This place was recommended, and the recommendation...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Jordanian food. Kibbe was excellent. So we're the little triangles filled with cheese. Stewed lamb was a bit muttony and strong. Just order the mezze dishes and you will enjoy. Good prices. Just a few meters from the entrance to Petra.

Thank Ortlinde
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Ma'an Governorate  >  Petra - Wadi Musa
  • Phone Number: +962 3 215 7087
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