Syria Restaurants

  • Restaurants
    by Robin020
  • Restaurants
    by Robin020
  • Restaurants
    by Robin020

Syria Restaurants

  • jabri house

    Damascus Restaurants

    I've been many times to Beit Jabri, the atmosphere is very nice and you make an encounter of meeting either a famous Syrian actor or actress there by only having a drink or a meal there. There are different sections in the restaurant and it assures your privacy if needed and the availability to accommodate more than all your friends (I already had...

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  • dragon great wall

    Aleppo Restaurants

    In 2008 August my husband,my daughter and myself with the help of 2 local police officers searched for the dragon Great Wall Tes.Sadly we found it butwas a shut down Indian rest. So we finally got Ikebana in Sherato Hotel .The chef is Malaysian.Its a Japanese / Asian rest. Really delicious.The chef is great and very knid and friendly.Definitely NOt...

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  • A sophisticated dining experience

    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...

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  • Damascus night

    Al Zeitouna is a lovely restaurant in an old house in the Christian quarter with a beautiful central courtyard. A perfect setting for a balmy evening. The food here is the typical range of Syrian cuisine with a wide range of mezze (the muhammera is particularly good) and the usual grills. Alcohol is served with some very good Lebanese wines being...

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  • Casa Mia - Palmyra

    A friendly restaurant in a street north of the Palmyra museum (well sign-posted) with homemade food of the day. The restaurant has a nice courtyard, the food is tasty, and the the prices are modest. The best value for money I got in Palmyra. Emil Butragueno, former striker of the Spanish national soccer team, once dined here with his family (he...

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  • Al Cantara - Aleppo

    This restaurant in an old villa in the center of Jdedayde quarter serves both Syrian and Italian food. I can`t vouch for the Italian food, but the Syrian food was mouthwatering. I especially recommend the meatballs in cherry sauce ! It is slightly more expensive than average but absolutely worth the price !

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  • Al kasr al wali - Aleppo

    According to my hosts the best restaurant in Aleppo, and there is some truth in this claim. The restaurant is in the courtyard of an historic villa in the Jdedayde quarter (Al Arbaaeen Street). Impeccable service, gorgeous food, and still reasonable prices (though more expensive than average). If a band is playing, there is a surcharge of 10%.

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  • Naranj - Damascus

    Probably the most expensive restaurant in Damascus, but absolutely worth the price. Located near the roman triumphal arch in the middle of "straight street" (southern oldtown), this restaurant has great rooftop tables and even better food. The price for a meal can be up to 1200 - 1500 Syrian Pounds, but it is worth it.

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  • Al Kawanil - Damascus

    In my opinion the best restaurant in Damascus, hands down: great location in an old city palace along the western stretch of the "via recta" in the southern Oldtown of Damascus, good service, mouthwatering dishes and unbeatable prices - a meal with starters and drinks might cost you around 500-600 Syrian Pounds. From the photos in the lobby I...

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  • see the bread being made

    This restaurant on the Damascus -Latakia Road is a popular stop for drivers. On one site are counters and ovens where bread, pizza and samosas are made. It was interesting to see the young chefs making and twirling the dough and using wooden paddles to put and remove the bread or pizza into the ovens. We ordered a number of appetizers and then...

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  • Four Nourias - Hama

    A nice open-air restaurant with a good range of dishes located at the river Orontes opposite four waterwheels (nourias), hence the name. Very popular with the locals. The only downside is that it is someway off the beaten path 20 minutes walking distance to the east from the Oldtown, so you should use a taxi to get there.

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  • Al Kamal restaurant

    Amazinkly wanderfull extraortinaryy -berfect restaurant!!!!Love the food- wanderfoul for food lovers - berfect services.All dishes are absoloutely special. Very good prices - not expencive. - Koupes--rice--stake with white sause--salad with smooth white cheese and dressing-

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  • Vegetarians

    Vegetarianism is not typical in Syria. In hotels and restaurants accustomed to foreigners people will usually know what you mean but otherwise you may have to explain what it means. Luckily Syrian people are very accommodating and there are lots of vegetarian dishes on offer.As meals consist of lots of small dishes you can select those that are...

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  • Trying to avoid eating too much...

    Seriously, this is tricky. People want to ply you with food, particularly if you are in their home. The food is fantastic but if your appetitie is smaller than that of an elephant you may have problems! Refusing food is rude so you have to be a bit cunning:- Eat SLOWLY. This way everyone else finishes and starts concentrating on plying you with...

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  • When Eating with Syrians

    Tips- Typical meals are very social with lots of dishes which are shared between everyone. You will have bread (round and flat) with which to pick up food and eat it. If you prefer cutlery and a plate do ask! Often people would assume I wanted cutlery.- In homes people may sit at a table or on a mat on the floor to eat. Men and women may eat...

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  • Incredible Ice Cream Experience

    A throng always surrounds the doorway. Inside a hundred people are seated at long, cafeteria type tables. You can watch the ice cream being created, pounded into submission by three men by a scaled-up version of a pestle and mortar. It is scooped into huge vats and waiters serve generous bowls by the dozen, loading twenty servings onto trays before...

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  • Camp Crac!

    Next to Crac des Chevalier there is a cafe ---a huge eating hall attached to a hotel(?).In here you indulge in ....in....chicken and chips ----but not as you know them! The cauliflower side dish is soaked in a herbie oil before it is fried. Bliss. Very unhealthy. Bliss though!If this wasn't enough, the Divine (remember the music/film star ---the...

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  • Great food in the center of Latakia

    If you read the restaurant recommendations in Lonely Planet, you will probably think it is impossible to find a good meal in Latakia. Ignore felafel and burger joints LP suggests and head to the Cafe Yousef. It is only a two-minute walk from the Al-Riad Hotel in the center of town. The grilled meats are exceptional. Latakia was the last stop on my...

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  • French restaurant in Damascus' Christian...

    I went to Elissar because Lonely Planet said it had "perhaps the best dining in Damascus," with a menu featuring "typical Syrian cuisine." I was surprised when I looked at the menu and could only find Chicken Cordon Blue and other French specialties. At some point between the time the LP writer was there and my visit it had become a French...

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  • Castle Neighbor Restaurant (Aleppo)

    It definitely looks like the inside of a castle. My guess is that the underground restaurant used to be a wine cellar or something. I asked the manager, but he did not know. It definitely gets four stars for ambience. The food was amazing. The water pipe was great. And the prices were extremely low. The Aleppo kebob, which is very similar to...

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  • Authentic Cuisine in an Old World...

    I had a wonderful meal at the Old Town restaurant in Damascus in 2004. We ordered tons of "mezze" and some excellent Lebanese wine (try Kasara wine if they have it). We topped off the meal with some flavored shisha smoke. Loved it.

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  • In old Damascus

    Great food and lovely location in an old home! Ideal to play backgammon or watch the locals playing! It's just great atmosphere!

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  • Qa'alat Saladin - not a lot of choice...

    Options for eating and drinking at Qa'alat Saladin are rather limited. It is very isolated and whilst there is a basic tearoom in the castle itself and a very nice restaurant (delicious grilled chicken) tucked in to the side of the ravine at the northern end of the man-made canyon (this is the restaurant in the photo) neither of these are reliably...

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  • A local place which makes the...

    After a brisk walk from the Al Wadi Hotel, we stumbled over this small 'restaurant' where we ate the most succulent falafel and paid nearly next to nothing. It made a wonderful change to the restaurant food which we equally enjoyed.We paid LS 10 per portion!!!!Bring you own teabags as the owner might have run out of tea, but there are softdrinks...

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  • Never In A Restaurant...

    Well, I never eat at a restaurant in Syria ! Never ? Never ! Well, I never intend to come to Syria to eaten at a nice restaurant & do the silly dance afterward...I sure could find my own snack though which is called schwarma & I love it !Sometimes I bought 2 or 3 & bring them back to my hotel. They are so cheap !Schwarmas can be laden with chicken...

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  • Snack time

    Fast food outlets as we know them elsewhere aren't exactly a feature of the Syrian scene. No golden arches, no red roosters, no mexican bells. You can find plenty of small places though, selling falafel, chicken (shish tawouk) and kofte (meatball)sandwiches; cheese,spinach or meat filled pastries known as fatayer; mannoushi which are like small...

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  • Do you have a sweet tooth?

    Syria is sweet tooth heaven. All those delicious pastries, filled with nuts or soft cheese, dripping with honey and syrup. Melt-in-the-mouth shortbreads (ma'amul) with a filling of walnut paste or figs. Marzipan fruits, pistachio studded nougats, fennel seed cachous, sugar-coated roasted chickpeas. Licorice from Iskenderun. Rose petal and orange...

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  • Hama - something a bit different

    A big, fairly bare room with more the atmosphere of a function centre than a restaurant, the Family Club is really a church social club for Hama's Orthodox Christians. Visitors are welcome, though you'll find the place very empty if you go early in the evening - people don't start arriving usually until nearly 10pm. There's an outdoor terrace and...

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  • Hama - a relaxing evening

    A very pleasant way to while away the early evening hours in Hama is to take a leisurely stroll along to the Four Norias restaurant, about 1km from the centre of town, through the park along the riverside. Once there you can sit out on the terrace with a great view of the norias and the viaduct, drink a beer or two (I'd give the wine a miss), puff...

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  • The best view of Krak, and the food is...

    For both the best food in the area and the best view of Krak, you need to drive away from the castle (or walk, it's about 1km) around to the west where you will find the Al Kalaa. The brothers who run it are an interesting pair and the food is excellent. The restaurant is a big, airy room with large windows all around to take advantage of the...

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  • Tartus - and don't miss the fresh...

    With a fishing harbour right on their doorsteps, Tartus' restaurants should be, and are, able to serve the freshest of fish. Whilst it's not cheap (fish rarely is) it does make a change from the usual chicken and lamb served in Syrian restaurants. The most attractive restaurants are along the Corniche, right by the old castle wall, with Al Yamak...

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  • Aleppo - The best cuisine in Syria

    Aleppine cuisine is regarded as the best in Syria. With many local specialities and a some wonderful restaurants, particularly in the Jdaide, the problem comes in choosing - there's bound to be more to choose from than you have nights in the City. Ones I have tried, and can really recommend are -Beit Wakil - refined food in a beautiful enclosed...

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  • Picnics

    The sites at Mari and Resafeh are very remote and get few visitors. There are teahouses at both places where you can get drinks but no food. However, you are very welcome to picnic in these teahouses. You could ask your hotel to make you up a picnic, or do as we did and go shopping yourselves. Roasted chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc are...

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  • Palmyra - not exactly a gourmet paradise

    Well, you wouldn't go to Palmyra for the food!You'll get good views from the rooftop restaurants at the Villa Palmyra and the Heliopolos, but the food is a pretty average buffet. The Zenobia restaurant has improved enormously with new management. If you're looking for cheaper options, there are several places opposite the museum with outdoor tables...

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  • On the road to Palmyra

    This is just a little teahouse on the road to Palmyra, but it's the only place to stop - and you really should. Started by two enterprising young brothers, they serve just tea and some other drinks (sometimes) but it does make a welcome break in the long journey across the desert.

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  • Bosra: Great view - the chips aren't bad...

    Just a simple cafe on the rooftop - but the service is friendly, the food freshly cooked and the view is great. There's not a great deal of choice between the places to eat in Bosra, though you could snack on the nuts and dried fruits sold by the hawkers in carpark, there is a nice teahouse/restaurant in a very pretty garden there too but we only...

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  • Wanes, Aleppo

    Coming from St Simeon Firas and I went to have lunch at Wanes, a popular place with food of very high quality.The rice was served in a cupola with some nuts and the lamb came in a delicious tomato sauce (nothing near crushed tomatoes in a tin). To drink we had Lebanese beer.This restaurant is mentioned here as well, and not only on my Aleppo page,...

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  • Beit Wakil, Aleppo

    Beit Wakil hotel and restaurant is situated in a restored 18th century palace in Al-Jdeida quarter. The restaurant is in a beautiful courtyard and the food served is traditional Syrian cuisine of good quality.We, Firas, Zeid from London and I, had several small dishes. One of them was Firas favourite Lahmeh bi Karez (lamb meat with cherry).There...

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  • Yummy

    Try all the Syrian delcious food in any of the good restaurants of Hims, I can't but to advice the one I tryed in the same hotel Safirit was really good, there are also European and other kinds of citchens in the big good restaurants, and it is always cheap in comparing with the other ones in countries of Europe or USA ;-)

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  • Nice but hot Shawerma

    We stopped me and Malena in the same little restaurant where I've been a day before alone while waiting for Malena, well the Shawerma we took was good, but so spicy and hot, for Malena I told the chef to make a good really good one, and he did by adding the hot spices, so he thought it was better LOL Shawerma for 50 Syrian pound, which means 1 $

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  • Nice but hot Shawerma

    We stopped me and Malena in the same little restaurant where I've been a day before alone while waiting for Malena, well the Shawerma we took was good, but so spicy and hot, for Malena I told the chef to make a good really good one, and he did by adding the hot spices, so he thought it was better LOL Shawerma for 50 Syrian pound, which means 1 $

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  • VT eating

    We went to the Touring club to have our VT meeting in Aleppo dinner, me Malena, Fouad and Rami, we had great times, ate, danced and talked, please check out my Travelogue here called VT meeting!

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  • Let's have fun!

    The Citadel's Cafe!One of the most popular ones in Aleppo, you'll have the view of the citadel in front of your eyes, and enjoy light food and cool drinks, you can also have Argileh *water pipe*

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  • Let's chatt

    Meet Zeid... A friend of Malena, he is a special person, Palestinian who lived in UK and lives there, though he is a real Macho but I must say he is kind, I was only worried about Malena from his old fox eyes LOLwell we went to the restaurant and I was most happy that Malena tryed Lahmeh bi Karez, *meat with cherry* which is a typical Aleppo dish!

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  • The best

    Finally I could go with Malena to Wanes, I've been talking a lot about this special restaurant in Aleppo, it is the best in food quality, and one of the bests in decoration, we enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Lamb

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