A veritable Ammani institution, Hashem is one of the oldest restaurants in the capital, much revered for its no-nonsense philosophy and simple, hearty food. Famed for its incredibly speedy service, you may be hard-pushed to find a table at meal times. Everyone is served the same meal of traditional Jordanian fare, the falafel is considered by many to be the finest in the country. Don’t be put off by the simple furnishings and strip lighting. Hashem’s is an essential downtown experience, and you won’t find a better value meal elsewhere. Perfect for vegetarians.
The food at Hashem Restaurant is actually prepared indoors and they have indoor seating as well, but because most of the seating is open air, along the sidewalk and sandwiched between two downtown buildings in Amman.
There’s no menu at Hashem Restaurant, but they serve a basic set of dishes that never changes. After you find a table, you’ll immediately, or at least pretty quickly depending on how busy they are, be delivered a plate of vegetables – onions, tomatoes, and mint. And you’ll also get a paper topped with bread. You can then choose your main dishes, falafel is a must – and even the Royal Family is known to visit Hashem's for the best falafel in the country.
Other dishes that are served include moutabel, ful medames, hummus, and fattet hummus. Many of the dishes are vegetarian.