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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
ice cream

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 ... ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Ibrahim S
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English first
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3 reviews
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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Ireland
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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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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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Tra Vinh, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Damascus, Syria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Damascus, Syria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

It shouldnt be put as 2nd on the Restaurant list as they only sell ice cream so it's misleading. There is space to sit down but it gets very crowded in the Summer especially with Tourists because it has a reputation for good ice cream.

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place has the best ice cream i have ever tasted,has a traditional ice cream ,very very crowded place because of the quality of the place. I recommend it so much much plus its cheap ;)

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's probably the most visited small shop in the Souk. With crowds standing by the open show window, the staff at Bakdash know how to put on a show. But this is their daily routine in making kneaded ice cream. Covered with pistachio crumbs, it's as if you're eating vanilla ice cream with strips or strings of cheese inside. This... More 

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

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

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