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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Damascus Gate
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Syrian and Lebanese cafe restaurant and shishs bar
US$6 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

Great middle Eastern cuisine with friendly staff. Covid precautions are good, we felt secure there. Menu is great with lots of quality to choose from. Staff looked after us very well, really friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020

If you like middle eastern food you have got to visit Damascus Gate at Upper Camden street. I just recently discovered it, and I have to tell you it is great food. Especially the Balaklava is delight!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020

Superb resteraunt, the food is amazing and the staff are so attentive, friendly and their recommendations are always spot on. This is the best place to eat on camden street hands down!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 October 2020

This place was just great . The staff exuded such warmth! Really friendly bunch . We sat outdoors because of Dublin lockdown but I still enjoyed a Mediterranean / middle eastern experience . I travelled there Through the delicious food . Such delicious fresh flavors..., I can’t wait to go back to enjoy sociability with friends in such a relaxed environment.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

I don't know where to start, everything was delicious. There were 5 of us with vouchers from Pigsback. I'm always a bit apprehensive with a voucher that the service may suffer, but that was definitely not an issue at Damascus Gate. We were treated like...royalty. The vegetarian options were fabulous, so a big vegetarian thumbs up. The atmosphere is really chilled, it was a shame we had to leave, I would have stayed all night, but Covid, unfortunately, meant we had to leave early. I can not wait to go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

3 days in a row of superb cuisine! Fabulous staff. Excellent take away. Prawns! Meat skewed to perfection! They go out of their way to please! Nice terrace. Chef makes special requests. Perfect covid dining or anytime. Simply amazing! I’ve had this cuisine around the...world & this hits home! Bravo!! Obviously highly recommend! Please don’t close this exceptional fine dining! I’ll be back ! Thanks for the utmost of culinary delights!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

I hate to write a negative review during what is a difficult time for all businesses, however, I was so so disappointed with the food I received this evening from Damascus Gate. We spent over €50 between two people for take away and the food...was so poor. Ridiculous price for portion size we received, it looked like a starter!! So annoyed and hungry! We will be going elsewhere in future. Can’t get over how bad it was.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

You won’t find a better restaurant anywhere, the friendly welcome the fantastic service the amazing food and the safety standards are just second to none ,

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020

Visited today for the first time - a bit off the beaten track but it was worth it. Very impressed with the care and attention they've given to make dining out safer with partitions between tables, temperature checking, and all staff wearing masks. What impressed...me the most was how they communicated the safety procedures to customers making them feel reassured rather than freaked out. Delicious food, good service and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020

I visited a few weeks ago for my leaving dinner with a few friends. Eduardo, the co-owner is charming, gives great recommendations and looks after your wine as well as he looks after the customers. There is a great atmosphere in the place.The restaurant has...a fancy temperature sensor before you are seated and tables are well spaced out with perspex screens. It felt very covid safe. We got the vegetarian sharing platters to begin, can highly recommend. The hummus, falafel and feta were a particular hit. All of the mains were tasty with generous portions and we finished up with baklava. I look forward to another trip home to visit again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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29 October 2019|
Response from Jason L | Reviewed this property |
Yes until 1600hrs
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5 October 2019|
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Response from Gerry F | Reviewed this property |
Yep...no problem...but they do sell wine..
22 February 2019|
Response from BethLDublin | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's BYO on wine only at all times work a small corkage fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Damascus Gate

Yes, Damascus Gate offers takeaway services.

Yes, Damascus Gate offers delivery services.

Yes, Damascus Gate is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Damascus Gate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5