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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, 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

Visiting Bakdash is an experience. It is not just the ice cream, but the entire ambiance which makes you go back there again and again. The ice cream is hand made and is pounded by hand, and the process is extremely fun and exciting to see. The ice cream comes out with a gelatinous texture and tastes rather interesting. The... More 

Thank Saba A
Damascus, Syria
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good ice cream,You`ll fined it in Bakdash Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria Near Omayad Mosque. I always going there to walking the streets of Old Damascus

Thank yarimaz
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I really liked the ice cream here but the way everyone praises it I thought I was going to eat something heavenly. But it's good and I recommend it.

Thank Ahmed A
Damascus, Syria
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384 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

When it comes to Ice Cream there are many, many great places to choose from in Damascus. But if you want the most famous and maybe the oldest continually run ice cream operation you must visit Bakdash Ice Cream. It is located in the end of the Al Hamidiyah Souq just before the Omayyad Mosque. Their “Local Damascus Ice Cream”... More 

Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Damascus, Dimashq, Syria
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

It is really fun to watch those men bang the icecream. The creamy taste of that fresh icecream with pistachios is amazing. I would the only con is having to wait for your turn as it gets really crowded. You might get accidentally pushed by the crowd.

Thank Areej Z
Damascus, Syria
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Most Famous place in Souk AL Hamidieh for locals, They make a very tasty Arabic Ice Cream with pistachio.

Thank nagham-meqari
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

they make the traditional ice cream in front of us it taste great nice place. very crowded we waited long time to be seated. it worth the time of wait

2 Thank eman68us
Turin, Italy
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I visited that place many times between 2007 and 2012 and its ice cream is simply delicious! You can enjoy it while looking at the moltitude of people passing by..they make it in front of you, and are so quick to serve hundreds of customers smiling...you'll be hypnotised! You can have ice cream with or without pistachios crushed and they... More 

Thank Fratarta74
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We walked in to a crowded but friendly place that served some of the best ice cream I've ever tasted. Make sure you try the custard with Turkish delight.

Thank Chad N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I think it is the first place serve special ice cream in damascus old city, it is realy tasty , you cant find like it any where, you should try it.

Thank Haifa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, 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?