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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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Kurseong, India, Asia
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place for ice cream in Damascus. The dessert is sweet and rich in texture and flavour. A must visit while In Damascus. I really liked the atmosphere and the service.

1 Thank Anshumanafsa
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

i really liked the food and the atmosphere the service was very nice and i was treated nicely it would be 5 stars but i there was a bomb in my soup

1 Thank cooldudre
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream ever 😆 I believe it's the most popular by locals. Must watch how the make fresh ice cream 😋

Thank Ahmed S
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

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 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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389 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, 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?