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“Nice interior, food fit for Kurdish only”
Review of Dawa

Ranked #43 of 104 Restaurants in Erbil
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Agra, India
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice interior, food fit for Kurdish only”
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.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Vienna, Austria
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Visit Dawa very hungry”
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 simply too much. Meat (chicken) from the beginning until the end.

As the restaurant is full of guests all the time you should reserve before.

  • Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Gluttons paradise! :)”
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 to have had the experience and would recommend that anyone who is passing by Erbil should give it go.

Visited April 2013
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Brescia, Italy
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not for vegetarians”
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!

Visited June 2013
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Muenster, Germany
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Dawa and Dawa 2”
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!
The waiters are friendly trying their best, running up and down, but at the end the service is a joke (although I have to admit I am a little rigorous with these guys, because the people in Kurdistan are from mentality and ways quiet different from the Western ways, but for the prices you pay, I think they could do much better)!
One of the largest varieties of food I have met in this region! Some very tasty (but taste is so subjective) and this restaurant is so busy, so I think that everything they serve must be quite fresh!
It's a place you should definitely visit once and decide for yourself.

  • Visited April 2013
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