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Haretna

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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A place where you enjoy the noise.

Food was amazing, served with very traditional Damacian way, the serving were enough, you have to try the Sheesha and Chai time, its one of Syrian tradition. Its fantastic :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Samer-kh22
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food was amazing, served with very traditional Damacian way, the serving were enough, you have to try the Sheesha and Chai time, its one of Syrian tradition. Its fantastic :)

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Damascus, Syria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The neighborhood guys... the neighborhood girls... the neighborhood men... the neighborhood women... the neighborhood children... The term our neighborhood (Haretna in Arabic) is a daily word for the Damascus and the terms above have been in usage in Damascus for hundreds of years. Whether a Damascene still lives inside the old city's walls or in one of the new quarters... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A treat for any traveller to Damascus. very reasonably priced andexcellent quality. service as usual in Damascus was perfect

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant is so great, I don't even know where to begin. Great food, atmosphere, shisha, and amazing service. Would always love to go back there if I could.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I love this restaurant...they offer the best hookah on top of their delicious food, you can eat and stay for hours playing cards or watching TV. It is a bit noisy and mainly for friends so if you are looking for a quiet restaurant it would not be Haretna.

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

it's old house veryy beautiful become a resturent full of histories stories ..his food is imazing.

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Good food and they serve alcohol, reserve before you go on week ends.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

we went there with friends for dinner, the place is loud and Smoky you can't breathe or hear what the others are saying, and when we get the bill the prices were higher than the mentioned in the menu, and they were so rude to us when we asked for bill that is stamped , average food and really bad... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

I have been there so many times each time i had a different impression but overall i didnt stop going whenever i visit syria so thats a good sign. it could be hard to find for those who have never been there and have no one with them who knows where it is. you can always ask and people would... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

We had a dinner at the restaurant, wasn't bad.. It is a must for anyone visiting Damascus. but not when you are hungry.. because service was not that good.. very nice atmosphere, and so crowded...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?