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Reviewed January 21, 2021

I love their food, especially their four-season pizza and khas khas kabab. Recently just came to know that they have increased their pricing and their staff is pretty numb. I ask them to pack my remaining food and they trashed it. No apologies or anything....I love their sheesha but this place is going to face price hike issues by losing their customers. Very easy to get here, Get to GICICO station and exit gate 2, carry on 200 meters and turn right. You will get there.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

Very good food and nice atmosphere, I would like to come back again, very good for families and gathering with friends

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020

I was planning to give a treat to my friends in a decent quality restaurant. Since everybody knows I am a fan of Syrian cuisines, Al Bait Al Shami Restaurant in Garhoud was suggested to me. The delicious memory of iftar buffet in Al Bait...Al Shami was in my mind with variety of foods and appetizers. Not sure still the buffet is available or not. I tried the net to see whether buffet is there and I ended up with the menu without any mention of buffet however I noticed that meals in the menu are bit pricy and made me to think again about the place I am going to invite my friend. I gave a try and called the restaurant making sure about buffet. The outcome of the call was relieving. They told me no buffet but they have a set menu for 4 people which includes 4 daily meal of your choice with full set of hot and cold appetizer and deserts which costs 220 AED and available only on Fridays from 13 to 17. It sounded great. I called the friends and fixed the date. The Friday arrived and we gathered at Beit Shami Restaurant in Gharhoud; They welcomed us and provided two potions for the seating area: smoking and non-smoking. We chose non-smoking area and were guided to upper floor. The seats and tables were arranged respecting social distancing. They read us the list of today’s daily meals. We chose kharoof mahshi, shakiria, dajaj and mix grill. After short time the appetizers were arrived. Appetizers were consisted of homos (chick peas paste), Tabbouleh (fine chopped parsley, tomato, …dressed with pomegranate), motabal (mashed roasted eggplant and tahini), baba ghanouj (mashed roasted eggplant and tahini and variety of herbs) , fazolia (), kinbbah (meat ball), fatoush salad and roasted potato. Although all of the appetizers were outstanding but my favorite was the homos. ‌‌‌‌Believe me or not the appetizers were so yummy and rich you may ignore the main dishes but we didn’t. As we were enjoying the appetizers the main courses arrived waiting to find empty spot on the table to sit. As an advice: ask the servant to give you a little more time allow you enjoying the appetizer and avoid rushing to main course. From one side we were removing the empty appetizer plates and from other side the main courses were queueing up. I started with kharoof mahshi with green pea rice. It was a delicious light full meal provide you good amount of quality protein. Moved on to shakeriya with noodle rice, which was a good competitor of kharoof mahshi. Although I am known as gourmand foodie but here, I raised my hand and gave up, couldn’t go for the other two meals and hold back watching friends devouring the meals. Once the main courses are over the desert arrived: a selection of Arabic sweets. We ordered tea (which wasn’t included in the set menu) to be served with sweet. The tea was served in the form of tea bag which was disappointing. It was around 16 and we were planning to take off so asked for the bill. The bill came and made me shocked; it supposed to be around 220 AED but they had charged 64 AED for 4 shoddy cups of tea and 11 AED for a bottle of water and total jumped up to 295 AED. Honestly, I was ready to pay happily 50% more for their pleasant food but not for the cheap tea. Having said that I should thank them for their quality tasty cuisine and look forward to another round in a couple of weeks.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

I haven't seen anyone enter and not be surprised to find these interiors along Sheikh Zayed Road in the Garhood area. You feel as if you were in Syria. High ceilings, waterfalls and a retractable roof are all amazing. Smoking Shisha without getting smoked out...is a great experience. So much to the ambiance, definitely worth visiting. The food, I was told when introduced years back, would Syrian, and one of the best in town. The restaurant has never disappointed in terms of food. Always fresh, great service and a bit different to the more frequently found Lebanese restaurants.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

Here you can feel the old Syrian homes atmosphere. Food is really good and serve a wide varieties of dishes. Service was excellent and fast. Staff very friendly

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

A real shami food with a very tasty food ... The food and the whole experience were very worthy... staff are very kind and very fast fast Sta

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019

Very nice place, easy to find, well decorated delicious food, they have the best shisha very good service friendly staff, price is within the average pricing range in the UAE,

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

Food - Average Drinks - Below Average Shisha - Good Ambience - Decent Staff - Below Average Pricing - Pocket Friendly Visited this place during dinner time , it was crowded as usual . Looking at the menu we ordered for Hummus , Moutabal ,...batata harra , chicken Wings & mozzarella sticks which was good . Ordered for 1 kg mix grill with lamb chops which was really bad as the lamb chops were hard and smelly , Meat Kabab was shattered not in a shape which was suppose to be and tasted really bad as well , Shish tawook was dry and very hard as well , chicken Kabab was very dry and had a weird taste , the meat cube pieces were really hard and had a foul smell and to be honest the chilli bread was the only delicious part of the Dhs 230/- Platter how horrible is that ? Grape mint Shisha was good but in Order for them to refill the coal I had to literally get up from my seat and keep calling the staff members so many times not even once anyone came on it’s own to refill the Shisha coal how horrible is that ? Staff people were not friendly kind or welcoming as well . Over all , very disappointed with my experience at Al Bait Al Shami Restaurant located in Al Garhoud .More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 1, 2019

Very nice, good food and nice service . I like the oud and the music shish is good Good place to visit

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 18, 2019

Every time I go to Dubai, (whichis not often, really) we visit Al bait al shami restaurant. I sooooo sooo love this place, the excellent food, the most heartfelt service, the whole atmosphere, the music, I love everything about this place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Service is very good. As well the juices and shisha. Prices amazing! Just small improvements needs in food quality.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 14, 2019

We tried the JBR restaurant , the food was delicious and freshly made they have valet parking and kids area . Staff were very hospitable

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Very much recommended Syrian restaurant. Simple and traditional, very much welcoming. Enjoying traditional shisha.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s a visit to Syria . The restaurant reminds you with the Syrian atmosphere, the food is very good, the people are friendly. It’s a good place to visit and eat with old friends

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 19, 2018

There are probably 2 restaurants with the same name in Dubai, one in Garhoud and one in Dubai Marina. I'm referring to the one situated on JBR, opposite Sheraton. Food was good, Lebanese / Syrian dishes nice presented and served by polite staff. But following...the recommendation of the waiter we order much too much food. We talk about JBR where all wants to make money. No time to finish with starters and main course arrived - we asked to give us some time. When brought the main course was, let's say, warm enough. How to serve at the right time the food is a mastership. The restaurant had Arabic live music - a man singing at traditional lute, pity we not understood the language. A good shisha and Moroccan tea completed this banquet.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Al Bait Al Shami Restaurant & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4