Omar Koudsi

Omar Koudsi

Amman . Since June 2010
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  • Review by Omar of The Delights Shop for Dates & Chocolates
    two years ago
    I went to this place as part of Jeeran's community outing. It was a pleasure to meet the business owner and hear the story of how their farm ended up converting from a traditional farm to one that specializes in the medjool dates in the early nineties. It turned out I was their customer for a while without realizing it. I always used to buy their dates from City Mall as a nice gift when visiting people. I didn't realize they were the same place. The quality of the dates, and the belgian chocolates used is top notch. This isn't surprising considering how the people that work there are very detail oriented and are passionate about what they sell: date based desserts.
  • Review by Omar of Diwan Al Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant
    two years ago
    We had iftar there with work colleges. The food and service were really good. The hummous, mtabel and the appetizers were great and had their own flavors. Another really good thing they had is the Ramadan drinks. I think they had the best Kharoob and sous drinks I have ever had this Ramadan. They had a live band which paid classical arabic music and it was just loud enough and sounded really nice. I wish the place would enhance the entrance to the restaurant as it seems to have many abandoned tables. The bathroom could use a little bit of an upgrade as well. Overall, highly recommended if you are after authentic lebanese/mezzah style dishes.
  • Review by Omar of Nowwara restaurant
    two years ago
    We went to this place during our company's ramadan iftar. It is not too far from Amman, around 25 minutes from sweileh. The best thing about this place is the view overlooking the zarqa stream and the plantation below. The place is really huge and has many different sections. The food was buffet style and had many variety option including grilled fish. One of the favorite things I had was the freekeh soup. We sat in the terrace area, was kind of chilly for this time of the month, but totally worth it.
  • Review by Omar of Artisana Gallery 14
    3 years ago
    I went to see a local artist art exhibition and it was the first time i went to the place. The gallery is downstairs and it is a medium sized art gallery with a decent space. I wish the lighting in the gallery was better and didn't reflect so much on the paintings. Upstairs there is a nice collection of various jordanian art work, crafts, books, and clothes. A lot of the sold products goes to support the local community in their respective cities in Jordan which is great.
  • Review by Omar of District Rooftop
    3 years ago
    I went out there for drinks with friends at the place, seems to be the in place at the moment. They have a huge rooftop with varying styles of places to sit. Didn't get a chance to try out their food, but it from what I have seen, it seems like a fine dining experience.
  • Review by Omar of Tipsy Cow
    3 years ago
    I checked out this place briefly with a friend. It is a modern gastro-pub with a nice cozy feel. Super friendly staff. Didn't have a chance to try out the food yet but from the plates I have seen, their brisket seems their speciality.
  • Review by Omar of Wayne's Coffee
    3 years ago
    I did a quick visit to this Wayne's coffee during Jeeran's community outing. I tried out their Nicaraguan coffee and it was such a delight: full of flavor yet it wasn't heavy tasting. The other item I tried was the blueberry muffin. It had an amazing fresh feel to it and it wasn't too sugary. I wish they would ban smoking from all the floors then this place would be perfect
  • Review by Omar of Dimitri's Coffee
    3 years ago
    Finally Jordan has its boutique coffee place that can compete on a global level. The most impressive thing about the place to me is the staff, they love the coffee and working there, they grab every opportunity they have to tell you about the beans and the brewing. Another impressive thing about this place is that you can pick up used coffee powder for compost for free. They distribute it at the door. They also sell the equipment for various coffee brewing methods: Chemex, cold brew, french press, mocha pot, and pour over.
  • Review by Omar of Beer Garden
    3 years ago
    Good food and a nice outdoor terrace with a view. I think this place open up only during the summer. The crowd is nice, lots of expats, the service is nice, but there just is no major thing going for the place (maybe the view?). Also, I found their beer collection quite lacking for a place to be called "beer garden". I would go there again if i'm in the area and couldn't think of a better place.
  • Review by Omar of Jasmine House Art & Food
    3 years ago
    Is it an art gallery, a cafe, or a restaurant? Looks like all of the above. The food there is very well made and has italian dishes that are not your typical dishes (aubergine lasagna anyone!). There is always something interesting being displayed inside. The place is quite laid back and simple, but does have an upper scale touch to it.
  • Review by Omar of Little Italy
    3 years ago
    Amazing Pizza, ordered the greek (greca) pizza and it had an ingredient that I have never tried on pizza before: scraps of lemon peel. Truly a distinguished place. Also, tried out the house salad which I also would recommend. The outside terrace is nice but the chairs were not that comfortable.
  • Review by Omar of Majnoon Qahwa
    3 years ago
    Nice but Expensive $$ ! I dont usually begin my review talking about how cheap or expensive a place is, but this place it is crazy. It is overall 30% more expensive than starbucks. I am for supporting local brands and paying extra for something special but 1.6JDs for a small water bottle and 4JDs for a small americano is borderline insulting. Other than that, the crowd is nice, the staff is nice, and for sure the place is nice. I ordered a brownie and when it obvious that it was a dry old one, they replaced it no question asked. I like also that they have the coffee roasting machines, it does a good job of building coffee taste and making the place smelling amazing :)
  • Review by Omar of Oliva Jordan
    3 years ago
    I tried Vegetable pizza, Oliva Salad, and Penne Arabiata. They all were great, especially the pizza's dough, it for sure had a premium feel to it. This place feels more like a cute cafe than an actual full fledged restaurant which plays. Half of the tables are actually on the pavement which is a different experience than most restaurants in Amman. Cool factoid: This place is for the same owner as Rumi
  • Review by Omar of Al Kalha
    3 years ago
    If you are looking for an upscale arabic food place, this is it. My favorite dish is the special hummus they have in addition to the many clay pot options. It is a pricey place, but they have the service to show for it. Nice family outing for the weekend mornings. If they didn't have argeeleh (upstairs), i would have given it five stars.
  • Review by Omar of Nabteh o Fatteh Cafe and Restaurant
    3 years ago
    Had iftar over there and the iftar is very well priced and the food was excellent even though the variety was a little bit lacking. I had kofta and grilled chicken and meat. The salads were excellent, especially the fatteh. The outside garden is a nice setting although slightly tacky.
  • Review by Omar of Al Hussain Sport Youth City
    3 years ago
    Went for a run in the forest inside sports city. The trail is about 1.8 kilometers long and is quite versatile and well marked. Would be nice to have some water fountains close by. I will be using this running trail for sure again.
  • Review by Omar of Noodasia
    3 years ago
    Kind of a tradition to have iftar at this place. The food was so so this year. Sushi was ok, but the other noodles and chicken did not taste good at all. The banana ice cream dessert seems to have been rushed and didn't taste that great either. Staff is always friendly and nice, just needs to go back to its quality days. It is also unfortunate that they give their prime tables to the smokers, the non smoking section is kind of not a nice place to sit.
  • Review by Omar of Shai W Na3na3
    3 years ago
    I had a nice quick experience with this place: Wanted to get mint tea for two to go instead of staying at the table. They agreed and gave me two paper cups. The manager their refused to take my money! Nice of them, will come back for sure as it seems like a chill place.
  • Review by Omar of Milano Restaurant
    4 years ago
    The chicken pizza and beef steak melt sandwich are legendary. Stay away if you have an issue with Garlic :)
  • Review by Omar of Off The Record
    4 years ago
    I would say the best thing about this place is the crowd and the vibes. The atmosphere is great because the place is bit too big neither too small. The food selection is impressive for a lounge bar, can totally see myself going there just for their food. For extra groove go to this place on their live music day. Lovely local and jazzy bands
  • Review by Omar of Maestro Restaurant and Bar
    4 years ago
    One of my favorite places now in Amman. Only a couple of years back it was a dream come true to have a place with weekly musical jam sessions and live performances. Now this place delivers pretty good. The food quality is very impressive and they usually have themed nights.
  • Review by Omar of The Nub
    4 years ago
    Best thing about this place is the vibe and the crowd. The interior and design of the place is well made but quite confusing to me as it has various themes combined into one. Drinks are quite pricey and haven't tried the food, I went there during the week so not sure how it would be on a crowded weekend.
  • Review by Omar of Mi Cara
    4 years ago
    A hole in the bakery and cafe where you can sit and have endless conversations and not be bothered. If you want to enjoy tasty treats with a homemade feel to them, this is the place!
  • Review by Omar of Gravity Amman
    4 years ago
    Great activity for kids and has many sections other than the jumping area. The staff are friendly and help the kids make use of the facilities. My favorite part is the trail where kids have to overcome obstacles
  • Review by Omar of The Meat Master
    4 years ago
    We ordered sushi from this place. Didn't know they offered it before. The quality of the fish is great but the other components are ok.

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The fukhara dishes (clay pots)
Garlic + Mushroom+ claypot = amazingly cooked fish!
Ice cream and ghazil el banat.  The taste is just out of this world.  Highly recommended