We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Genie's Hookah Lounge

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
94 William Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-619-3770
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Mon 18:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 16: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped in. It's a sheesha place but we only had dessersts & chai. They also have light appys. Lounge on couches with pillows and it's a BYOB. They charge a corkage fee and apparently a fee of 5 per person to sit there. It looks like a hippie lounge from the 1960's and middle eastern music permeates. On some nights... More 

Thank RBQueene
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

My lady and I were wrapping up an unexpected 45 hour excursion in Newport knowing nothing about the city. But in our self-guided foot tour (best way to see any city, really) we came across an unexpected pleasure in Genie's. The atmosphere was spacious, welcoming and ideal. The accommodating seating & couches were a pleasant surprise. bathrooms clean and neat.... More 

Thank Kevin J
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

The manager will literally berate you and follow you out the door if you don't pay your bill.....except we did pay our bill!! Our $20 tab turned into $45. Anybody considering visiting this ridiculously horrible place should plan to visit someplace else

Thank meyerdan2005
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
244 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went to Newport for our 26th anniversary and booked a non-smoking room which means - no hookah, so we looked around and found Genie's. What a great place with excellent service, great shisha and wonderful teas. They also offer middle eastern cuisine. Get the premium hookah (worth it) We rarely give anyone five stars, but this little gem deserves... More 

Thank Renee T
Tysons Corner, Virginia
Level Contributor
216 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Met up here with friends for dinner, hookah pipes, drinks, and the Belly Dancing show. Let's just say the show was good, but the food was Bland and Overpriced. Service was a struggle in terms of getting your food and even getting the bill straight!!! Be careful the following things add up (pretty high) here. 1. Ordering food & hookah... More 

Thank Phantastic4u
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

For something to do in the evening that is relaxing, this hookah lounge is great. They don't sell alcoholic beverages, but you can bring your own for a fee. They do have other drinks such as water and tea. They also sell food! Several people near us were dinning and it did look tasty. We opted for the "Candyland" hookah... More 

1 Thank Kristin M
Level Contributor
174 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Dinner on the outside patio was a great place to enjoy dinner while people watching. Service was good and prices very reasonable. The falafel platter came with two packed to overflowing pita sandwiches, which my husband declared very good. And my rice/lentil platter topped with grilled chicken was very good as well. We didn't eat inside, but did walk through.... More 

1 Thank MHCSB
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We have been here at least 4 tInes and each time is great. We love the clean fun atmosphere, and delicious food. The entertainment is great and so fun. From ct and we always make a point to spend one night here every time we are in Newport. The owner is a gem and always spends time with the customers.... More 

Thank Ian N
Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We were just passing by after a great dinner in one of the neighboring restaurants. As soon as i saw the signs outside we went in to have a quick look. The staff where so friendly and nice that we decided to stay for some tea, dessert and some traditinal Hookah. It was fantastic, if i knew about this place... More 

Thank Zarrinmah
Newport RI
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

The air is clean. The atmosphere is charming. The tapas are delicious. The graffiti on their outside wall has not been cleaned in years. This is disturbing when all other businesses in this charming area of Newport including the shopping center accross the street quickly remove or paint over any graffiti.

Thank NewportCouple

Travellers who viewed Genie's Hookah Lounge also viewed


Been to Genie's Hookah Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 William Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-3770
Located in the heart of Newport, catering to those who enjoy finer things, Genie's offers an ambiance that is unmatched in Rhode Island with first class service, gourmet meals and teas, & of course hookahs.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Genie's Hookah Lounge and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Genie's Hookah Lounge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?