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“Superb Syrian Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Sawa Syrian Restaurant
21 Kiminos Street, Larnaka 6015, Cyprus
+357 24 400420
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Larnaka, Cyprus
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77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
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“Superb Syrian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We used to visit this restaurant when it was "Krateon" and had heard it had changed hands and become a Syrian restaurant so were interested to try it. We were not disappointed - housed in a beautiful building this restaurant has retained its original charm. We dined early evening in December so it was empty; however our family visited last Summer and sat outside in the garden area where it was packed - bookings advisable and do take insect spray as there were lots of bugs flying around.
We ordered several dips as starters (try "Shawander" a delicious beetroot creamy dip) and the tasty "sodat dejaj" (chicken livers). Having lived in the Middle East for many years we found the food to be of the same high quality here in Cyprus. Recommended - "Shish Tawouk" (grilled, marinated boneless chicken) which was excellent. We supped a full bodied red wine (Agios Onoufrios) which at €16 was good value.
Waitress was friendly and helpful. All in all, a great evening - will definitely be visiting Sawa again in the near future.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great food, great service in beautiful surroundings with pleasant entertaining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Enjoyed a pleasant evening recently with friends at the Sawa Syrian Restaurant, situated in a beautiful restored old building in Larnaca, one of the gems in the area. Even though the restaurant was packed we were quickly served, with constant service and the food was delicious. We ordered the standard meze which consisted of 2 salads, various dips, homemade Syrian pita and a mixed grill, all at €20 a person. A very good price as the evening consisted of live entertainment from two known entertianers and an interesting oriental dancer. I would definitely recommend to all locals as well as tourists who seek a quality meal in a tranquil and up market environment.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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