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Al Khawali Restaurant

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Medhat Basha Street | Old Damascus, Damascus, Syria
+963 11 2225808
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 14
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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Ambience

The atmosphere is awesome, the food quality is superb, the staff are friendly, even if it is crowded you will never feel embarrassed. It's a place that you can never forget

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
MoustaphaRamadan
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Alexandria, Egypt
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Alexandria, Egypt
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The atmosphere is awesome, the food quality is superb, the staff are friendly, even if it is crowded you will never feel embarrassed. It's a place that you can never forget

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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
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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