Petra Restaurant, Perth

PERTH | Petra is an unassuming family-run Jordanian restaurant in Victoria Park, serving up an array of delicious regional Middle Eastern dishes. Walk inside, and you’ll find a humble, homely interior, popular with locals and families keen for a delicious home-style feed. Owner Radi and his team are friendly and welcoming, and you’ll often find Radi walking around the restaurant, having a chat with customers and asking if there’s anything that he can do to ensure that they have a great experience.

On the menu, you’ll find a whole lot of tasty Jordanian dishes. It’s a cuisine that’s not well represented in Perth, but will be familiar to those who have tried Lebanese or Syrian food before. Meat skewers are tender and smoky and well represented, with things like lamb shish kebab, chicken tawook, and chicken shawarma.

Vegetarians are well catered to as well, with things like hummus bowls, fatoush, dolmah, spiced potatoes, baba ghanougj, and lentil soup.

Go for a combo plate which gets you a selection of meat and sides, or one of the signature large dishes. Mansaf, a Jordanian dish of lamb that’s been slow-cooked in yoghurt (jameed), is served atop a mountain of fluffy rice and nuts, with the yoghurt sauce on the side to mix in with it all. It’s a must order. Also a must try is the mandi. It’s a smoked half chicken or lamb, served atop flavoursome smoked rice, with salad, pickles, and sauce.

Servings are big, and there’s a lot worth trying at Petra. If you can, come with a group so you can order a whole lot of things. Don’t worry if you can’t eat it all either. The team will happily provide you with containers so you can take away any left overs. There’s a buffet available on Saturdays, which gets you an all-you-can-eat selection of favourites from the menu.

Petra Restaurant

1/361 Albany Highway
Victoria Park
Western Australia 6100

Telephone: (08) 6238 1573
E-mail: n/a

Sun – Sat: 12:00pm to 12:00am



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