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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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Damascus, Syria
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The best milk gelato, hand made & authentic, with as many nuts on top as u desire. They also serve a smooth, silky, sweet milk-based drink in the winter called SAHLAB, with a dash of ground cinnamon and two bread sticks for dipping. Perfect in the winter cold😋

Thank Arwa B
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Bakdash is the mecca of all ice cream parlours. The product is made on the premises. The souk around Bakdash is amazing. A must.

Thank victortwoone
Kurseong, India, Asia
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381 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place for ice cream in Damascus. The dessert is sweet and rich in texture and flavour. A must visit while In Damascus. I really liked the atmosphere and the service.

1 Thank Anshumanafsa
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

i really liked the food and the atmosphere the service was very nice and i was treated nicely it would be 5 stars but i there was a bomb in my soup

2 Thank cooldudre
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream ever 😆 I believe it's the most popular by locals. Must watch how the make fresh ice cream 😋

Thank Ahmed S
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visiting Bakdash is an experience. It is not just the ice cream, but the entire ambiance which makes you go back there again and again. The ice cream is hand made and is pounded by hand, and the process is extremely fun and exciting to see. The ice cream comes out with a gelatinous texture and tastes rather interesting. The... More 

1 Thank Saba A
Damascus, Syria
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very good ice cream,You`ll fined it in Bakdash Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria Near Omayad Mosque. I always going there to walking the streets of Old Damascus

Thank yarimaz
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I really liked the ice cream here but the way everyone praises it I thought I was going to eat something heavenly. But it's good and I recommend it.

Thank Ahmed A
Damascus, Syria
Level Contributor
426 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

When it comes to Ice Cream there are many, many great places to choose from in Damascus. But if you want the most famous and maybe the oldest continually run ice cream operation you must visit Bakdash Ice Cream. It is located in the end of the Al Hamidiyah Souq just before the Omayyad Mosque. Their “Local Damascus Ice Cream”... More 

Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Damascus, Dimashq, Syria
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

It is really fun to watch those men bang the icecream. The creamy taste of that fresh icecream with pistachios is amazing. I would the only con is having to wait for your turn as it gets really crowded. You might get accidentally pushed by the crowd.

Thank Areej Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus

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