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“Terrible food - don't believe the 'natural' hype”
Review of Wild Jordan Center

Wild Jordan Center
Ranked #15 of 683 Restaurants in Amman
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Wild Jordan Cafe is located in the Wild Jordan Center, which has a magnificent location overlooking the old city of Amman, the Citadel and the huge Jordanian flag. The center is a work engine run by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, aiming to generate an income for the rural communities of the 7 reserves in Jordan; Dana, Wadi Rum, Shaumar, Al Azraq, Ajloun, Yarmouk and Wadi Mujib. Being part of the nature center, The Cafe, aims to support locals from the reserves, in order to help sustain an income for them and their families. The outlet offers a healthy low fat cuisine set in outstanding surroundings.
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my wife on a sleepy Saturday afternoon. The setting was nice and the view good. However, the food was bog-standard Amman tourist food, the same quality as you'll find in a hundred other over-priced cafe/restaurants in Amman. Don't fall for the 'Wild Jordan' natural food theme - it's just a way to pull in gullible foreigners (myself included) and serve them the same blah food you can find anywhere else.

I had what the menu described in flowery prose as grilled chicken with fresh wild herbs, olive paste, lemon zest potatoes, etc., etc. What came was two over-cooked (fried unflattened, which guarantees they will be overcooked - any trained chef would know this) chicken breasts entirely obscured by thin dark grey mush. On tasting, the mush was clearly made either from completely tasteless canned sliced black olives or had been watered down; possibly both. The potatoes were somehow both undercooked and watery (must be difficult to do both), without even a hint of lemon or any kind of herb, wild or otherwise.

We left without dessert or coffee and won't be back. Cost of one of the cheaper main meals, a sandwich and two drinks: JD 25. So not cheap, either.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Well I arrived there with couple of friends to have our lunch, such a nice place to relax and enjoy the food, I loved their menu as well as the food quality, Its overlooking Amman Citadel, they have lots of Local "Wild" products to be sold which is a very unique idea.
Wild Jordan is a serene place to visit at night I suppose, I will doing that very soon again. The presentation of food was so healthy and good, I loved every bit of it.. I totally recommend visiting..

PS. Another added wild thing to the list, their wild fresh juices. that You must try

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Thank Eva-MichaelSunna
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

What a treat to enjoy a healthy meal and its tasty at the same time! I really enjoyed my choice of Chicken Curry over noodles instead of the typical rice! The waiters are friendly, the view is great overlooking the Citdel and the big beautiful flag of Jordan waving in the wind. Fun to browse and shop in the boutique filled with so many handicrafts. Next time around, I want to try their smoothies because I heard they are awesome. I definitely recommend a visit to Wild Jordan!

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Thank babekamal
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The restaurant is located part way down the mountain side and has good views out to the Citadel plateau and over the downtown area of Amman-it's a very quite and serene location to chill over a late lunch away from the bustle of the city.
The service is friendly and the food fresh and generally well cooked and presented. I had a grilled chicken dish with accompanying grilled vegetables accompanied by a delightful olive based sauce.
My wife chose the chicken burger on a fresh whole meal bun and again accompanied by great grilled vegetables. My only gripe was my chicken was a bit over cooked and tougher than it should have been.
The fruit smoothies are fantastic and not to be missed.
The restaurant is big on ethical and sustainable Jordanian sourced produce.

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Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The food is excellent though the service is a little slow. Order the food first, then go upstairs to browse their products. The products are much cheaper and better quality than the tourist trash that floods the regular shops. Take your AE card for special offers.

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Thank TempleofPeace
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