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Erbil, Iraq
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Erbil, Iraq
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

They simply kill you with food. the idea is that each 5 mins a guy comes putting something on your plate. they do this several times before you order your main course. sometimes i get full just by eating the starters. try the mix grill, its amazing. and by the way, is a Turkish style food no Kurdish.

Thank Ahmed T
Erbil, Iraq
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Good setting, interesting decor, good service and great food. Local foods at their best with prompt efficient and pleasant service from knowledge staff, and excellent choice for all from families to business meeting, private rooms available and special occasions are catered for

Thank Latgaj
Milan, Italy
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant should be visited If you ll travel to erbil. Large number of choice and dishes are very tasty and good quality. There are possibilities to have meat or fishes dishes. Large space with possibility to have business diner. Very good service.

Thank Kouider_milan
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Erbil, Iraq
  • Location: Middle East  >  Iraq  >  Erbil Province  >  Erbil

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