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“Excellent Shawarama”
Review of Damasca

Damasca
Ranked #97 of 921 Restaurants in Doha
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I have to agree with the previous poster. The food is excellent but the service was a little indifferent.
If you have enjoyed wandering around the Souq Waqif for a while (it is fun and you can soak up the atmosphere of an authentic bazaar), you wil then like to relax in a convivial atmosphere for some good food.
Damasca One offers you just that.
My colleague and I (he from Mauritius, I from Bermuda) are familliar with heat but the lure of the AC inside was too tempting. We were taken upstairs to a very spacious room and sat at a comfortable table. Our waiters were perfunctory, but not exactly friendly, More mater of fact: "What you want eat?" "This good, this good too."...etc.
We were directed toward the Syrian specia;ties of lemon lamb and varous combinations of bulgar with meat and vegetables.
Insted we ordered some very good mezze (moutabel and hummous) served with vety nice flatbread. We followed this with some delightful lamb Shawarama, This was tremendous. Proper grilled lamb slices cooked on a rottisserie grill to give authentic taste (far superior to the shoddy doner kebabs that most now settle for). This was served with flatbread sand a delightful youghurt souvlaki style sauce.
No room for dessert. In and out in an hour.
Really good.
Recommended.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

All my Syrian friends in Doha consider this restaurant the best Syrian one in Qatar.
They say the way food is cooked is very traditional.
I can' t judge, as I haven't traveled to Syria.
But for sure the food is excellent, portions are big and everything sounds really fresh.
The menu contains lots of traditional items, plus some International options, which I have never tried. I like a lot mezes and the cooked meat.
The indoor dining room is nothing special, but the ones on the roof are really nice, with good view on the Souq and relaxing couches.
The service is strange, you may be lucky and find a very helpful and kind waiter, with superior service.
Some other times you have the worst you can I imagine.
I believe it is a matter of service management, which seems to be very poor.
Be prepared, many waiters speak a very little English and this may generate small misunderstandings.
I give five points, just because in Doha in most of the restaurants the service is even worse.

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