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“So much food!”
Review of Dawa

Ranked #40 of 105 Restaurants in Erbil
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Restaurant details
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“So much food!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Go here if you're hungry as they just keep coming at you with dishes! We didn't get to see a menu, but from the moment we sat down the dishes started arriving, first a mushroom soup then meze style - humous, salads, etc. hot chicken dishes which were devious, cooked in different herbs, followed by chicken cooked in an earthenware dish which arrived on a flaming platter.
At that point we had to say stop!
They still insisted on desert - a creme brûlée type of custard followed by Nescafé.
No alcohol was available, but we were given 2 different bottles of drink, one was a plum cordial which was very sweet but quite palatable, the other looked as if it was wine but was a spicey turnip drink. Quite an acquired taste that even some locals seemed to find hard to appreciate.
Staff were quick and efficient, no complaints, waddled home several pounds heavier

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Tirana, Albania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to go once in a while”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

The presentation is great and the staff is nice. You are already full with the free starters, befopre you received what you ordered.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Beanla K
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best resturant ever”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

It was the last resturant I visted in Iraq and sure it was a very nice expereince the serveice is good and the hole enviroment was lovely and friendly ,sure next time when I be in Iraq again I will go there

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Assiniboinepark
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Erbil, Iraq
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the best Restaurants”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

one of the best restaurants in Erbil, I think the way they serve the food is a Turkish style. Once your seated the food keeps coming and poured in your plate without asking after half an hour of food serving they ask you what do you want for the main dish, at that point you will be full...
So the trick is dont eat from the appetizers cause you will be full for sure and at this restaurant the price is fixed you have to pay 25000 ID about $20, so try to wait for the main dish. but its very delicious. its a must go to.

www.lojana.com

  • Visited October 2011
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4 Thank LojanaURGuideInIraq
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“my experience at Dawa”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Four of us went to Dawa, we had no idea about this Restaurant except we were very hungry and wanted to go to a restaurant that was half way descent. We were shocked at how beautiful the restaurant was, the waiters were very polite and friendly, the service was amazing I have been to many fantastic Restaurants but never anything like this. We just could not believe how food kept coming to our table and one dish better than the next, and the price is very reasonable. We have already told all our family and friends about it and I can't wait to go there again.

  • Visited July 2011
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4 Thank samira h
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