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Dawa

Erbil, Iraq
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Ranked #23 of 58 restaurants in Erbil
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Most recent review
- May 17, 2014
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Just like the other restaurant (Dawa 2), this one is amazing and a fun experience. There are so many different kind if food that you will find something to go crazy over.

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Erbil, Iraq
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I did not like the food, nor the service, I would not go back there, they serve you food and meet non stop, but all is oily, and tasteless

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Agra, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This restaurant has some good interiors & plush furnishing. BUt on food side it doesn't really offer you much in vegetarian stuff. Kurdish food lovers are best fit here.

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Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

For me Dawa is serving too much food (meat). Who is eating so much??? The process of serving the food must have an order, but in our case everything was brought almost at the same time or we had to wait, so everything got mixed up. However, if you go, you shouldn't have eaten for three days ... It is... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

A typical Iraqi restuarant that functions in an industrialised manner. I would strongly recommend that you go here when your the most hungry otherwise you would not do justice to the service and the food. Be aware of the fact that appetizer is a meal in itself, so make sure you have room for the main course. I am glad... More

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Brescia, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have been at the Dawa for dinner. They have amazing food but it is all meat, so it is not reccomendable for vegetarians and non meat-eaters. The ambience is very nice and they give you so much food that you will not eat for the following two days!

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Santorini, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have been in both DAWA restaurants: Interesting but big, crowded, and noisy places! Although it is visited mainly by locals, it feels like a "tourists" restaurant in Southern Europe! I felt like I was in an eating "factory"! I think either you will love or you will hate this place! But is expensive for this part of the world!... More

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Reading
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

this place is about eating as much as you can, and it keeps coming, to much for me, not for my pallatte. A busy place

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Duhok, Iraq
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

food is very normal and average, price is little high, the service is good but some of the staff should be educated to know what does the word client mean.

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sulimany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

the food quality differs in winter than in summer may be because less tourism but it should be the same i guess . but still one of the best resturants in erbil this review is to encourage development

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