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Al Khawali Restaurant

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Medhat Basha Street | Old Damascus, Damascus, Syria
+963 11 222 5808
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We went there many times , but we wasn't satisfid with the food at all, even the plase is beitifull.

Thank Haifa S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I went to al khawali several times before the war. I just fell in love with the ambience and the food....! Freshly baked pans with the best hummus in the world. Highly, highly recommended when you can visit there again.

Thank Graceqiu
Alexandria, Egypt
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The atmosphere is awesome, the food quality is superb, the staff are friendly, even if it is crowded you will never feel embarrassed. It's a place that you can never forget

1 Thank MoustaphaRamadan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant plenty of times with my parents when i was a child;i wonder if it is still there in this war. It was amazing ....

Thank Reem A
Lochem, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

My wife and I visited Syria just before the war began. Al Khawali was the best restaurant we visited in Damascus; and we had dinner here several times. We are very happy to see, that in 2014 a review was sent to describe an experience with Al Khawali. This indicates that the restaurant still exists. And we hope and pray... More 

9 Thank Marsvanleent
Paris, France
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

One of the nicest place in Damascus. Wandering how they're going right now… Me and my girlfriend fell in love with this place the first time we get in.

Thank Canecamillo
Damascus, Syria
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

most famouse resturant in damascus city .this is one of the expensive resturant in damascus,l like very much this resturant , meals and service in very good .. more than 6 time i have visit this resturant ..

1 Thank Ali R
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2011

This place has the right combo of services. The camas Ian atmosphere, combined with great tasting food. I only wished they had better argeeleh or a musical program. Excellent destination for a family gathering or a tourist destination. Make reservation before you go. Valet parking available.

1 Thank Dimashqi2020
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2011

Such amazing place in amazing city, its my favorite place ever. it was my first time to Siria, and i visited Alkhawali 2 times... Great food and atmosphere, friendly multi languages stuff... super service and wonderful bread.. and the best lemon and mint ever... cant tell any more.. you should go.

3 Thank AlbertoPirano
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2011

Reading reviews is a bad idea as you set off with lofty expectations.. We expected the last word in Al Khawali from reading reviews. Indeed the bread is divine but the food is really only average. None of 3 of us enjoyed it much. Naranja is far better (and they serve alcohol..). But then we hadn't even heard of Naranja... More 

Thank fabfran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Medhat Basha Street | Old Damascus, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
  • Phone Number: +963 11 222 5808

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