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“very good restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al-Sham

Al-Sham
11 Academic Rajabov Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
+992 372 27 1200
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Ranked #5 of 78 Restaurants in Dushanbe
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Al Sham - Arabic hospitality in its purest essence.Al Sham features an authentic selection of Arabic and middle eastern cuisine. Enjoy a wide offering of mezzeh, main courses and desserts in surroundings which echo traditional Arabic character. The rich wood crafted walls and ceilings create a cosy ambience which is further enhanced by Arabic music while the exquisite movement of belly dancer during the evening shows highlights the culinary experience.The outdoor terrace creates a beautiful al fresco setting for any occasion, while our private booths provide majlis-like environment. Al Sham staff are also delighted to prepare and serve delectable creations for your meeting or event. They will aim to exceed your expectations with unparalleled service, creative cuisine and the flexibility and variety you deserve. The charm that Al Sham brings is not only in its extravagant food and lavish Arabic hospitality, but its warm and impeccable service makes the experience a truly memorable one.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“very good restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

one of the highly ranked restaurants with high quality services and tasty food. I like how they cook rice and kebab.

Visited May 2013
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“Perfect for business meetings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Had great time with my local partner, really nice meat and waiters try their best considering the place is fully packed. Recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Middle Eastern food and belly dancer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have eaten quite regularly at Al Sham and always enjoyed it. Service has not always been that speedy and the fish is best avoided as it seems to be all bone, but otherwise the food has been excellent and the sitting areas, both inside and outside have a bit of atmosphere. The men in the party have appreciated the belly dancer too!

Visited June 2013
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“very enjoyable food with good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely meal outside on the patio in May. The selection is varied and we tried lots of dishes to share - all very enjoyable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch, Middle-Eastern style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

After several referrals, I finally got to check out the Al-Sham restaurant in Dushanbe. Its easy to find and in walking distance of opera-ballet or 'tank'. Outside hadn't opened yet but the interior is very pleasent and in style with the Lebanease cuisine on offer. Unlike opera-ballet, the kebabs are succulent and tasty and the mezze is traditional and also very good. There are a couple of curtained booths if you want a more private experience and the service was excellent throughout.
Despite the fact that we were the only couple in there on Sunday lunchtime, the food was all frfreshly prepared and we didn't mindthe wait as this ensured that we were getting today's ppreparations and not last night's reheats...!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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