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Damascus, Syria
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice food in pleasant surroundings.

I went here with a friend recently and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. They invited us into the kitchen to see the dishes of the day. We chose a varied selection which was tasty and good portions. The restaurant is elegantly but simply decorated with a relaxed atmosphere It looks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2014
auntiebeeb
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Damascus, Syria
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Damascus, Syria
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I went here with a friend recently and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. They invited us into the kitchen to see the dishes of the day. We chose a varied selection which was tasty and good portions. The restaurant is elegantly but simply decorated with a relaxed atmosphere It looks like people drop in from the office or... More 

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Damascus, Syria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

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

Abu Kamal resturant is the best resturant in damascus downtown area.syrian meals are very tasty.good food cleen and good serves with nice atmosfer

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Amman, Jordan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

good food cleen and good serves with nice atmosfer

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

This is an old resturant, close to some near by hotels. Food quality is average, I have orderd some grilled lamb meat , Tabbolleh, grape leaves and soup, meat was not tender at all, although it should be, tabbolleh needed extar olive oil, soup was almost cold. There are many resturants in Damascus to, go to this one if you... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

We had lunch once at Abu Kamal, it is a nice restaurant, if you go make sure to sit by the windows, they are facing an intersection so you can people watch, Car watch (Since they have very nice cars), and the nature is nice in the background. Like I said we went after the regular lunch time, it was... More 

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baghdad,iraq
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

I went there twice before and whatever I would say is not enough exemplary food and service BUT 2 points I have noticed 1- It can be crowded at lunchtime especially on weekends Fridays here so the service would be be somewhat slower yet the food is worth waiting for. 2- It should not be mixed with Kamal restaurant which... More 

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

one of the best restaurants in damascus. it also has a commanding view of the city life

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New York, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

I greatly enjoyed my two visits to Abu Kamal restaurant, where, as with many upscale restaurants in Damascus, one was hard put to spend 500 Syrian Lira (about $10 USD in June 2009, Exchange rate=47 S.L.=1 USD) for a feast - it took effort to eat our way through that much money, and we ate well, in terms of both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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