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Damascus, Syria
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, it looks like a cramped place but when you go inside, it opens up into a beautiful courtyard with trees. Its an old Damascene house converted into a restaurant and the whole experience is amazing. I loved the place and the ambiance more than the food itself.

Thank Saba A
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

A very nice plce, offers fine food and shisha but its a little bit expensive in contrast with the local people salaries..

Thank Fadi A
Damascus, Syria
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Large place restaurant but has charme...............nice food nice drinks I recommend for the local food. Very old buidling

Thank Maik S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Very good in all. At Christmas night i share in this evening all my friends and spend very beautiful party with special kind if food and drink .

1 Thank Inas I
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic Syrian food with a great friendly and warm atmosphere where you feel like you are at home. Great place to meet with friends and family.

2 Thank Kat92015
Aleppo, Syria
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What a lovely and cozy place .... It's an old Arabic house in one of the oldest city in the world. The food is excellent, delicious with amazing taste. There is a play ground for kids. Reach with its appetizers, spices and arabic food specially Aleppian ( from Aleppo ). Portion in each meal is more than enough. I love... More 

Thank Youssef976
Metro Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food was amazing, served with very traditional Damacian way, the serving were enough, you have to try the Sheesha and Chai time, its one of Syrian tradition. Its fantastic :)

1 Thank Samer-kh22
Damascus, Syria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

The neighborhood guys... the neighborhood girls... the neighborhood men... the neighborhood women... the neighborhood children... The term our neighborhood (Haretna in Arabic) is a daily word for the Damascus and the terms above have been in usage in Damascus for hundreds of years. Whether a Damascene still lives inside the old city's walls or in one of the new quarters... More 

3 Thank Fadiaj73
Paphos, Cyprus
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A treat for any traveller to Damascus. very reasonably priced andexcellent quality. service as usual in Damascus was perfect

1 Thank Bob H H
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant is so great, I don't even know where to begin. Great food, atmosphere, shisha, and amazing service. Would always love to go back there if I could.

Thank Fadi90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?