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Damascus, Syria
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389 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have often heard of the Haretna Restaurant based in the Bab Touma area of the Old City of Damascus, but I never had an opportunity to visit it. Last night I had a great dinner at the Haretna Restaurant with my wife. There is usually valet service and private people available within the Bab Touma Square to park your... More 

Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Kabul, Afghanistan
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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.

1 Thank Saba A
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

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

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