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    Beroya: restaurant

    by Robin020 Written Feb 12, 2012

    Beroya Restaurant

    The Beroya Restaurant Locaed near the citadel, one of Aleppo’s top landmarks. Nonetheless it attracts few tourists, so you can make your Syrian trip extra special by enjoying a meal here. Its classic décor will make you feel like you are journeying back in time, while the many lanterns lit up at night make this eatery look like a fairytale palace. The menu offers the best of Arabic cuisine, including unusual dishes like kebabs with cherries.

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    Beit Wakil: A sophisticated dining experience

    by midnight_mike Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you do not stay at the 450-year-old Beit Wakil Hotel, you should definitely have lunch or dinner at its restaurant.

    In addition to being a fabulous hotel, the Beit Wakil is also a great restaurant. The courtyard of the restaurant is very romantic, with a fountain and lemon trees in the center. Prices are not listed on the menu, but the bill will not be too heavy on the western wallet.

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    al-Hareer: New Jdeideh Restaurant

    by MM212 Updated Dec 4, 2010

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    A stunningly beautiful restaurant, al-Hareer offers excellent Aleppine specialties. Al-Hareer inherited the 18th century space in Jdeideh Quarter from a previous restaurant called "Al-Mir" and decorated it with burgundy velvet and silk fabrics (hence the name al-Hareer, which translates to "silk") to complement its vaulted ceilings and brick walls. The restaurant opened its doors in late 2006, only days before I visited, though the locals were already well aware of this superb restaurant. The lack of tourists made the experience far more authentic than some of Aleppo's other well known restaurants, such as Beit Wakil and Sissi House. This was one of the better meals I had in Syria. I ate here again in March 2008 and noticed that the restaurant still conserved the old sign of it predecessor "al-Mir" on the outside.

    Note: Al-Hareer serves alcohol.

    dining room at al-Hareer
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    Jdayde Restaurant: Local food and great view

    by gmg61 Updated Oct 5, 2010

    This is the restaurant of Jdayde Hotel, located at the roof top of the hotel's building, a beautiful terrace with view over the intimate Hatab Square, the real heart of Jdayde.
    There are comfortable sofas for bar customers and tables for the restaurant, where you can enjoy local food: mezzeh, pidah, kebab. Everything' tasty and the price is average. Nice service.

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    Sissi House: Aleppo's Best

    by MM212 Updated Sep 19, 2010

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    On my first visit to Aleppo in December 2006, I was unable to have a meal at Sissi House Restaurant. I had been afraid that due to its popularity, particularly among tourists, that it was overrated. Upon my second visit in March 2008, I was finally able to try Sissi House. Despite tourists outnumbering locals, the food at Sissi House was absolutely exquisite and it certainly lived up to its reputation as one of Aleppo's best restaurants. Sissi House occupies a stunning 17th century mansion in Jdeideh Quarter in Aleppo, complete with a spacious courtyard and Aleppine stone architecture. You must eat here on any visit to Aleppo and must also visit the basement bar afterwards.

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    Somar: Yellow Rice with Chicken

    by zuyao Updated Jul 28, 2009

    Nice and reasonably priced.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite would be the yellow rice with chicken (kabsah), which is the same as briyani rice of the Indians. I also enjoyed yabrak (which is rice and meat rolled in some kind of leaf). The yabrak is cooked in soup which is quite different from the kind I've tasted elsewhere. The restaurant also serves other common Arabic food like shish taouk and shawarma.

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    Beit Wakil: Old restaurant and hotel

    by Tuna_ank Updated Dec 21, 2008

    We made a special arrangement. They brought many mezes to us (10 type?) and some small meats as a kebap. It was 750 Suri . Atmosphere was good. Music was good but we didn't listen much. There is a bar very close to there:Sissi bar.

    Favorite Dish: My favorites are mezes. Humus, Babaganus etc.

    My mix plate Entrance of the hotel and restaurant Inside of entrance One of the mezes-Humus-My favorite

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    Dar Zamaria: rooftop terrace

    by iwys Updated Nov 21, 2008

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    Dar Zamaria is a hotel and restaurant, in a converted merchant's house in the Al-Jdaida district. It is quite similar to Beit-as-Sissi, but it has the best rooftop terrace for dining and drinking in Aleppo. The service here, however, is painfully slow, so you may find yourself looking at your watch a few times, while you are waiting.

    In summer, the place is very popular with local families, especially after 10pm, when you may have trouble getting a table if you haven't made a reservation. During the world cup finals, there was a big screen here and this was the best place to watch the matches live.

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    Beroea Restaurant: Dining with Citadel Views

    by MM212 Updated Apr 29, 2008

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    Named after Aleppo's ancient Graeco-Roman name, Beroea Restaurant is one of the city's latest restaurant additions. It occupies an entire beautiful late Ottoman-period building that was once the Ottoman Agricultural Bank, located next to the Aleppo Citadel. From the rooftop terrace and the main dining room, one enjoys panoramic views of the mound on which Beroea's Acropolis once stood. The restaurant serves mostly local cuisine, with a few foreign dishes for variety. Although the food is delicious, the best feature of the hotel is its views over the Citadel, which are equally stunning by day or night.

    View of the Citadel from Beroea
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    Dar Zamaria Hotel Restaurant - Aleppo

    by chizz Written Apr 9, 2008

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    Inside the lovely Dar Zamaria Hotel (where we tried to stay but it was sold out!), there is a nice little traditional restaurant which does some excellent shish taouk. The prices are not the cheapest but it is not expensive either.

    Favorite Dish: Shish taouk.

    Dar Zamaria Hotel Restaurant - Dar Zamaria Hotel

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    Shawarma stands: The best shawarmas on the planet!

    by Tijavi Updated Jan 20, 2008

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    Having lived in the Middle East for nearly three years now, I've probably had dozens of shawarmas - those all-time snack favorites this part of the world (slices of meat grilled on a rotating pit stuffed in pita-like bread and garnished with tomatoes and other greens and smoothered with some yoghurt-based dressing) - but hands down, the best ones I've tried are in Aleppo! This claim is reinforced by colleagues who've been to Syria and swear by Aleppo's version.

    Shawarma stands are scattered all throughout the city, but the tastiest ones are those from the souq. At about a dollar per sandwich, it's a cheap and tasty (plus healthy, according to experts, as long as you get lean meat) way to chase hunger pangs. A must have in Aleppo!

    The best shawarmas in the world!
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    Beit Sissi: Delicious local treats

    by Tijavi Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    Between Beit Wakil and Beit Sissi, I'd put all my money on the latter. It's perhaps the place to go to if you have only one chance to sample fine Aleppine food. But I was luckier, I had the chance to dine here not once, but twice.

    First time was lunch - enjoyed khachekhache (spelling), a traditional Arabic dish of lamb cooked the traditional Aleppine way (whatever this means!) with lots of tomatoes and other veggies. Lamb is the meat of choice in Aleppo (and in Syria for that matter) and they sure do know how to prepare this delicate meat. Tender, filling, flavorful - fantastic dish through and through.

    I was less adventurous the second time around, opting for classic grilled lamb with mushroom sauce. Again, the meat - already tender and juicy - was grilled to perfection, with the grilled mushroom adding a robust earthy flavor. Fine Lebanese red (again ever careful to avoid Syrian varieties), I reckoned, was the perfect companion to this hearty meat dish.

    Housed in a finely-restored mansion, Beit Sissi delivers not just in terms of great food but also ambiance. Over dinner, we were serenaded by a violinist playing some romantic classical music along with some Arabic favorites.

    Trellised interiors of Beit Sissi Beit Sissi delivers both in food and ambiance
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    Beit Wakil: Good Aleppine cuisine

    by Tijavi Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    This is one of two fine restaurants in the city - the other being Beit Sissi - specializing in local Aleppine cuisine, regarded as the best in the Arab world (my Lebanese friends won't be too happy to read this). It's in the same house as Beit Wakil, the hotel - a beautifully restored 18th century mini-palace in the Al Jdeida area (Christian Quarter) of Aleppo.

    I had dinner here, feasting on the house speciality called kabab karaz - grilled meatballs in sweet and sour cherry sauce with pine nuts on a bed of pita bread. The interplay of sweetness and sourness may be discomforting to some, but was a treat to my Southeast Asian palate fully at ease with the sweet-and-sour combo. The meatballs were grilled perfectly, and the pine nuts added not just texture but also an element of creaminess into the equation. Washed down with a respectable Lebanese wine (I was forewarned never to trust Syrian varieties), it was one dinner episode I won't mind repeating if given the chance.

    Favorite Dish: Try their house speciality, kabab karaz - grilled meatballs in sweet and sour cherry sauce with pine nuts on a bed of pita bread.

    Beit Wakil's interiors on a covered courtyard
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    In the Aleppo Souk: Best Shawarma

    by MM212 Written Dec 20, 2007

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    If it's time to eat while shopping in the souk of Aleppo, I strongly suggest having a shawarma from one of many vendors scattered around the souk. They all prepare the most delicious shawarma I've ever tasted! Shawarma is marinated meat (chicken, lamb or beef) stacked into a cylinder and grilled horizontally on a rotating bar. The meat is wrapped in pita bread and mixed with pickles and tahini.

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    Beit Wakil: Excellent Aleppine Food & Traditional Music

    by MM212 Updated Nov 7, 2007

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    Located in one of the courtyards of the 16th century Beit Wakil Hotel, this exquisite restaurant offers traditional Aleppine cuisine. Although popular with tourists (naturally, being a hotel), Beit Wakil restraurant offers a tremendously authentic dining experience amid beautiful architecture. The food is delicious, the service rather good and shisha is offered too. A traditional Arab band, playing pleasant music on oud and singing folkloric songs, complements the setting. This restaurant definitely contributes to Aleppo's reputation as the cuisine capital of Syria.

    Note: Beit Wakil serves alcohol.

    Traditional Singer and Oud Player Preparing Shisha at Beit Wakil Dining Room at Beit Wakil Restaurant Architecture in the Dining Area
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