Jordanian Kitchen is, as its name suggests, a Jordanian restaurant. Located at parking level of the O2 Residence in Cluster O, JLT the restaurant has a spacious, airy, simple yet well-appointed interior; suitable to bring business guests to in addition to friends and family. I brought the former. There is a small outdoor seating area which is nice during this time of year so long as you don’t mind every Tom, Dick and Harry passer-by looking into your private eating space.
Our table ordered a number of starters, mains and desserts. The food is very, very good – easily one of the best Jordanian restaurants intown. Of the starters, I found the Baba Ghanoush very special.
Of the mains, I recommend the Musakhan and their amazing Mansaf – both were fantastic. It is worth noting that Jordanian Kitchen offers a daily lunch special which includes a delightful minestrone-style soup, pickles and a main at a highly discounted price. Both these Jordanian classics are included in their lunch special (okay, Musakhan is technically Palestinian).
Although they have a dedicated sweets and desserts counter, I did not think much of their desserts (not in comparison with their exceptional mains). If you must order something sweet, consider theKunefe over the Baklava (I suspect neither are made in-house anyway).
Service, although friendly, was a big let-down on the day we visited. The reason was that there was one Filipina looking after the entire restaurant (five occupied tables, two of which had over four guests). Try as this little firecracker did, physics denied her from keeping everyone happy. We certainly weren’t. It was towards the end of our meal that she was joined by another colleague – too little, too late. And that’s a pity as I would have otherwise rated this restaurant a 4. But don’t let this obvious one-off incident cloud your judgement because if it’s a good Jordanian (or Levantine) meal you’re looking to have; the Jordanian Kitchen is well worth a visit.
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