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Amarah Jouwaniyah | Bab Touma area, Damascus, Syria
+963 11 542 4300
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Damascus, Syria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2012

so ceowded, so noisy, you'll not be able to hear your friends at the same table, the food is so average even below the average for the appitizers.

Thank Hazem M
Damascus, Syria
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2011

This Restaurant was one of the first Arabic houses to become a Restaurant. The food is excellent and varied. The decor is very beautiful round a fountain and there is also a Rooftop area. Always best to book ahead.

1 Thank Auntiebeeb
Ottawa, Canada
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2011

I have eatern here many times over the past five years. Location is in the heart of the Christian Quarter near Bab-Touma. It appears to be an old restored Damascene Mansion with an open court-yard and a removeable roof over the courtyard. There is a large menu - mostly mid-eastern with some more European dishes. Food is plentiful and of... More 

1 Thank blacmikOttawa_Canada
Rochester, Minnesota
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118 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2010

We had dinner here one night a few weeks ago The setting, especially iin the interior courtyard, is very nice. Unfortunately, our food was very uninspired , with gooey sauces, dry-tasting meats, vegetables lacking in any freshness or taste, and rather uninteresting seasonings. Our entrees and appetizers, sadly, did not taste much better than what we would have gotten at... More 

Thank pln1961
Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2010

We went to Elissar reading previous reviews in TripAdvisor. The Restaurant its cozy and warm. No complaints about the food, was tasty and rich. On the other hand the service was really poor and the menu had no prices so we didn't know how much we were going to pay at the end. The menu is all in english (they... More 

Thank Taruko78
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2009

We ate here on our last day in Damascus. Beatiful restored old Damascene house. Food was good and prices were reasonable. The Sojok was excellent. We had a nice meal and the service was good

Thank brodiet
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2009

Located just a few minutes walk from Bab Touma, this charming restaurant is convenient for parking and therefore for entertaining guests. It's also great to finish a tour through the souks, past the mosque and through the old town. The restaurant is an authentic old Damscus town house, with the majority of seating in the small courtyard in the center... More 

1 Thank jonnymaserati

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Restaurant Details

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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amarah Jouwaniyah | Bab Touma area, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
  • Phone Number: +963 11 542 4300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?