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Genie's Hookah Lounge

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94 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3309
+1 401-619-3770
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 18:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I used to smoke hookah all the time, and hadn't in a while. We were looking for something different and decided to try it. We weren't disappointed. We brought a bottle of wine-it's BYOB- and there was a nominal cork fee. We got a hookah (about 20$) and some hummus. Tip was included in the bill. It was a bit... More 

Thank Meg F
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped in. It's a sheesha place but we only had dessersts & chai. They also have light appys. Lounge on couches with pillows and it's a BYOB. They charge a corkage fee and apparently a fee of 5 per person to sit there. It looks like a hippie lounge from the 1960's and middle eastern music permeates. On some nights... More 

Thank RBQueene
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My lady and I were wrapping up an unexpected 45 hour excursion in Newport knowing nothing about the city. But in our self-guided foot tour (best way to see any city, really) we came across an unexpected pleasure in Genie's. The atmosphere was spacious, welcoming and ideal. The accommodating seating & couches were a pleasant surprise. bathrooms clean and neat.... More 

Thank Kevin J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

The manager will literally berate you and follow you out the door if you don't pay your bill.....except we did pay our bill!! Our $20 tab turned into $45. Anybody considering visiting this ridiculously horrible place should plan to visit someplace else

Thank meyerdan2005
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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268 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went to Newport for our 26th anniversary and booked a non-smoking room which means - no hookah, so we looked around and found Genie's. What a great place with excellent service, great shisha and wonderful teas. They also offer middle eastern cuisine. Get the premium hookah (worth it) We rarely give anyone five stars, but this little gem deserves... More 

Thank Renee T
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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233 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Met up here with friends for dinner, hookah pipes, drinks, and the Belly Dancing show. Let's just say the show was good, but the food was Bland and Overpriced. Service was a struggle in terms of getting your food and even getting the bill straight!!! Be careful the following things add up (pretty high) here. 1. Ordering food & hookah... More 

Thank Phantastic4u
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

For something to do in the evening that is relaxing, this hookah lounge is great. They don't sell alcoholic beverages, but you can bring your own for a fee. They do have other drinks such as water and tea. They also sell food! Several people near us were dinning and it did look tasty. We opted for the "Candyland" hookah... More 

1 Thank Kristin M
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175 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Dinner on the outside patio was a great place to enjoy dinner while people watching. Service was good and prices very reasonable. The falafel platter came with two packed to overflowing pita sandwiches, which my husband declared very good. And my rice/lentil platter topped with grilled chicken was very good as well. We didn't eat inside, but did walk through.... More 

1 Thank MHCSB
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We have been here at least 4 tInes and each time is great. We love the clean fun atmosphere, and delicious food. The entertainment is great and so fun. From ct and we always make a point to spend one night here every time we are in Newport. The owner is a gem and always spends time with the customers.... More 

Thank Ian N
Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We were just passing by after a great dinner in one of the neighboring restaurants. As soon as i saw the signs outside we went in to have a quick look. The staff where so friendly and nice that we decided to stay for some tea, dessert and some traditinal Hookah. It was fantastic, if i knew about this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
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Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-3770
Located in the heart of Newport, catering to those who enjoy finer things, Genie's offers an ambiance that is unmatched in Rhode Island with first class service, gourmet meals and teas, & of course hookahs.

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