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Elissar Restaurant

Amarah Jouwaniyah | Bab Touma area, Damascus, Syria
+963 11 542 4300
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
9 Apr 2012
“so crowded”
24 Dec 2011
“Popular with locals and visitors alike.”
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Amarah Jouwaniyah | Bab Touma area, Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

so ceowded, so noisy, you'll not be able to hear your friends at the same table, the food is so average even below the average for the appitizers.

Thank Hazem M
Reviewed 24 December 2011

This Restaurant was one of the first Arabic houses to become a Restaurant. The food is excellent and varied. The decor is very beautiful round a fountain and there is also a Rooftop area. Always best to book ahead.

1  Thank Auntiebeeb
Reviewed 18 January 2011

I have eatern here many times over the past five years. Location is in the heart of the Christian Quarter near Bab-Touma. It appears to be an old restored Damascene Mansion with an open court-yard and a removeable roof over the courtyard. There is a...More

1  Thank blacmikOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2010

We had dinner here one night a few weeks ago The setting, especially iin the interior courtyard, is very nice. Unfortunately, our food was very uninspired , with gooey sauces, dry-tasting meats, vegetables lacking in any freshness or taste, and rather uninteresting seasonings. Our entrees...More

Thank pln1961
Reviewed 26 January 2010

We went to Elissar reading previous reviews in TripAdvisor. The Restaurant its cozy and warm. No complaints about the food, was tasty and rich. On the other hand the service was really poor and the menu had no prices so we didn't know how much...More

Thank Taruko78
Reviewed 27 September 2009

We ate here on our last day in Damascus. Beatiful restored old Damascene house. Food was good and prices were reasonable. The Sojok was excellent. We had a nice meal and the service was good

Thank brodiet
Reviewed 13 August 2009

Located just a few minutes walk from Bab Touma, this charming restaurant is convenient for parking and therefore for entertaining guests. It's also great to finish a tour through the souks, past the mosque and through the old town. The restaurant is an authentic old...More

1  Thank jonnymaserati
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amarah Jouwaniyah | Bab Touma area, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
  • Phone Number: +963 11 542 4300
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