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Medhat Basha Street | Old Damascus, Damascus, Syria
+963 11 2225808
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brings about childhood memories

I visited this restaurant plenty of times with my parents when i was a child;i wonder if it is still there in this war. It was amazing ....

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Reem A
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I visited this restaurant plenty of times with my parents when i was a child;i wonder if it is still there in this war. It was amazing ....

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Lochem, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I visited Syria just before the war began. Al Khawali was the best restaurant we visited in Damascus; and we had dinner here several times. We are very happy to see, that in 2014 a review was sent to describe an experience with Al Khawali. This indicates that the restaurant still exists. And we hope and pray... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

One of the nicest place in Damascus. Wandering how they're going right now… Me and my girlfriend fell in love with this place the first time we get in.

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Damascus, Syria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

most famouse resturant in damascus city .this is one of the expensive resturant in damascus,l like very much this resturant , meals and service in very good .. more than 6 time i have visit this resturant ..

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Bismarck, North Dakota
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

This place has the right combo of services. The camas Ian atmosphere, combined with great tasting food. I only wished they had better argeeleh or a musical program. Excellent destination for a family gathering or a tourist destination. Make reservation before you go. Valet parking available.

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Such amazing place in amazing city, its my favorite place ever. it was my first time to Siria, and i visited Alkhawali 2 times... Great food and atmosphere, friendly multi languages stuff... super service and wonderful bread.. and the best lemon and mint ever... cant tell any more.. you should go.

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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

Reading reviews is a bad idea as you set off with lofty expectations.. We expected the last word in Al Khawali from reading reviews. Indeed the bread is divine but the food is really only average. None of 3 of us enjoyed it much. Naranja is far better (and they serve alcohol..). But then we hadn't even heard of Naranja... More 

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

A lovely old damscene house. Bread prepared fresh and served hot. Amazing food. First night was fantastic. Second night was a bit less magical as they had laid a big table (about 30 people) which took away a bit of the magic... I understand they might want to accept groups but probably better to leave them in tables of 6... More 

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Hertfordshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

We enjoyed a lovely mezze style lunch at this restaurant in the beautiful setting of an old Damascene house. It is tucked away behind down a small flight of steps on a corner just off the Street called Straight - I'm not sure we would have realised it was a restaurant if our guide hadn't pointed it out - so... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

Two of us had Water/Lemon Drink/one Starter/ Two Chicken Kebabs & Bread for £13. Plus they give Fruit & cakes free for Desert. Well cooked, good Service Good surroundings. Great value

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Medhat Basha Street | Old Damascus, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
  • Phone Number: +963 11 2225808

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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