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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in the famous Hamidiyya souk, Bakdash still beats its homemade ice cream the traditional way. They love to see foreigners (especially in the present climate) and will even to ask you to come and help make the ice cream. Very popular place

Thank Damien S
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still, up till now, Bakdash is using the traditional style of making Ice. I LOVE watching them do that. You can hear the rhythm of making Ice. It is again a MUST for me to go there whever I visit Damascus

Thank Mazen k
Damascus, Syria
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious..... distinctive taste .... oriental ambience...Different types of flavors and desserts ... my best ice cream

Thank Ayham A
Damascus, Syria
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The best milk gelato, hand made & authentic, with as many nuts on top as u desire. They also serve a smooth, silky, sweet milk-based drink in the winter called SAHLAB, with a dash of ground cinnamon and two bread sticks for dipping. Perfect in the winter cold😋

Thank Arwa B
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Bakdash is the mecca of all ice cream parlours. The product is made on the premises. The souk around Bakdash is amazing. A must.

1 Thank victortwoone
Kurseong, India, Asia
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404 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place for ice cream in Damascus. The dessert is sweet and rich in texture and flavour. A must visit while In Damascus. I really liked the atmosphere and the service.

1 Thank Anshumanafsa
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream ever 😆 I believe it's the most popular by locals. Must watch how the make fresh ice cream 😋

Thank Ahmed S
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visiting Bakdash is an experience. It is not just the ice cream, but the entire ambiance which makes you go back there again and again. The ice cream is hand made and is pounded by hand, and the process is extremely fun and exciting to see. The ice cream comes out with a gelatinous texture and tastes rather interesting. The... More 

1 Thank Saba A
Damascus, Syria
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very good ice cream,You`ll fined it in Bakdash Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria Near Omayad Mosque. I always going there to walking the streets of Old Damascus

Thank yarimaz
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I really liked the ice cream here but the way everyone praises it I thought I was going to eat something heavenly. But it's good and I recommend it.

Thank Ahmed A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?