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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Original

The Original Arabic Ice cream, the most delicious and traditional you'll ever taste not only in Syria,BUT in the whole world, if it's a summer visit you're planning to Damascus, this should be your first place on the list

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Majd A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The Original Arabic Ice cream, the most delicious and traditional you'll ever taste not only in Syria,BUT in the whole world, if it's a summer visit you're planning to Damascus, this should be your first place on the list

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1 Thank Majd A
Damascus, Syria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It is very popular site for the special Arabic ice-cream in the middle of Al Hameideih Bazar in old Damascus. whenever I'm there I have to be there to cool my heart with such hand made ice cream

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2 Thank Bassima2013
Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My favourite ice cream ever ..... I miss youuu..... my mum's family ice cream... the best in the middle east

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2 Thank Ahmad A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

marvelous arabic ice cream in arabic way , hand made , very clean in the old bazaar al hamidieh souk during your walk, nice place for nice ice cream time ... ...

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2 Thank Ibrahim S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've bought ice-cream at Bakdash on a few occasions and it's always been so crammed with eager customers that it's been a struggle to get served. Needless to say it's great ice cream - worth the struggle. . .

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1 Thank Lissacaha
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You cannot miss it, it is located at the heart of Damascus city, inside Hamediyah souq, you can call it the oriental Ice Cream house, so delicious.

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1 Thank TraveLover1010
Tra Vinh, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Bakdash does not serve meals only dessert: pudding and ice cream. I was there in 2009 but that was not an option below. The place is always packed so you must chare a table with others. This, to me, is no hardship because I always like to rub elbows with locals. Sadly, I am unsure of its statuse now due... More 

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2 Thank Bill H
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bakdash is one of the oldest places in damascus , located in hamedieh historic souk in the middle of damascus as next o other famous places such as omayed mosque, they offered delicious traditonal ice cream in damascus they call it bouza , besides some of the great traditional damascene sweetest such as kashakeh, mahlaieh and shalab

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4 Thank Firas E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

hand delicious ice cream in familial atmosphere , it is in mid famous Ottoman al hamydia bazar reliable prices and good service , it is essential to visit in in damascuse

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1 Thank Ziad A
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When you visit Al-Hamidiyah Souq in the Syrian capital Damascus you must try (even it's winter) the delicious original ice cream of Bakdash, the shop is 130 years old and it's still offer the original traditional Syrian ice cream for his customers who are coming from all around the world to taste his famous ice cream (in Syria they call... More 

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  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus

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  • Good for: Families with children

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