The Lebanese Um Khalil Restaurant was established in 1977 in the historical city, Jerash, which is 40 KM north of Amman. It was founded by a Lebanese woman, Antoinette Rami Saliba, she was known as “Um Khalil” to the Jordanian people.
Jerash is internationally acknowledged as one of the best-preserved province cities of the Roman Empire, tourists come from all over the world to see its monuments. The Lebanese Um Khalil Restaurant is located near the monuments; it is one of the oldest restaurants in Jordan. Its location has grabbed the attention of local and international families that it even became a tradition to regularly visit the restaurant, especially during holidays and weekends.
The Lebanese Um Khalil Restaurant is specialized in Lebanese cuisine. It offers a wide range of delicacies accompanied by exceptional Lebanese service and Arab hospitality. The restaurant has attracted eminent, famous, and historical figures from all over the world such as His Majesty King Hussein, King of Jordan, and Nelson Mandela, the president of the Republic of South Africa. We have also hosted His Majesty King Abdulla and his wife, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, Her Majesty Queen of Holland, MR. Kofi Anan, MR. William Burns and many more.
In 2018 an expansion was made in Jordan when the descendants of the Late Antoinette Rami decided to open for the 40th anniversary of her restaurant, a new branch in Jabal Amman with a brand lifting and a new image that reflects the tradition in a very modern way.
Furthermore, a new concept for Um Khalil as a café named Kahwet Um Khalil opened on the upper floor of the new Um Khalil branch in Jabal Amman where people can find the perfect combination of mouthwatering Lebanese food with a twist in addition to an amazing setup and view
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