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Erbil, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Food in Dawa never ceased to amaze me, generous, delicious and cooked to satisfy your gastronomic needs. The servings are huge - often making one wanting for more - just as much as one can take to the maximum. It's also a great place, staff are friendly and ever-jovial to serve guests!

Thank Ces12345
Northop, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Every Friday morning several of my colleagues go for breakfast. The food is very good and the service is excellent. Ideal for business.

Thank GrahamJubb
Calgary, Canada
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Just like the other restaurant (Dawa 2), this one is amazing and a fun experience. There are so many different kind if food that you will find something to go crazy over.

Thank hamid g
Erbil, Iraq
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I did not like the food, nor the service, I would not go back there, they serve you food and meet non stop, but all is oily, and tasteless

Thank Reem A
Agra, India
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This restaurant has some good interiors & plush furnishing. BUt on food side it doesn't really offer you much in vegetarian stuff. Kurdish food lovers are best fit here.

Thank TheKnight2014
Vienna, Austria
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

For me Dawa is serving too much food (meat). Who is eating so much??? The process of serving the food must have an order, but in our case everything was brought almost at the same time or we had to wait, so everything got mixed up. However, if you go, you shouldn't have eaten for three days ... It is... More 

Thank piquadrat
Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

A typical Iraqi restuarant that functions in an industrialised manner. I would strongly recommend that you go here when your the most hungry otherwise you would not do justice to the service and the food. Be aware of the fact that appetizer is a meal in itself, so make sure you have room for the main course. I am glad... More 

Thank yegeneley
Brescia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have been at the Dawa for dinner. They have amazing food but it is all meat, so it is not reccomendable for vegetarians and non meat-eaters. The ambience is very nice and they give you so much food that you will not eat for the following two days!

Thank enrica0
Muenster, Germany
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have been in both DAWA restaurants: Interesting but big, crowded, and noisy places! Although it is visited mainly by locals, it feels like a "tourists" restaurant in Southern Europe! I felt like I was in an eating "factory"! I think either you will love or you will hate this place! But is expensive for this part of the world!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

this place is about eating as much as you can, and it keeps coming, to much for me, not for my pallatte. A busy place

Thank KG3

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Erbil, Iraq
  • Location: Middle East  >  Iraq  >  Erbil Province  >  Erbil

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?