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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (39 reviews)
“old city” (6 reviews)
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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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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...More

Thank Arwa B
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.

2  Thank victortwoone
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.

2  Thank Anshumanafsa
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
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...More

1  Thank Saba A
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
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
Reviewed 18 June 2016

When it comes to Ice Cream there are many, many great places to choose from in Damascus. But if you want the most famous and maybe the oldest continually run ice cream operation you must visit Bakdash Ice Cream. It is located in the end...More

1  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

It is really fun to watch those men bang the icecream. The creamy taste of that fresh icecream with pistachios is amazing. I would the only con is having to wait for your turn as it gets really crowded. You might get accidentally pushed by...More

Thank Areej Z
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Most Famous place in Souk AL Hamidieh for locals, They make a very tasty Arabic Ice Cream with pistachio.

Thank nagham-meqari
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Child-friendly, Kids
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  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
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