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Al Sham Restaurant

Academic Rajabov Street 11, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
+992 372 27 1200
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“hummus” (11 reviews)
“fattoush” (2 reviews)
“grilled fish” (2 reviews)
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Lebanese, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Academic Rajabov Street 11, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the meal, great outdoor setting, excellent food, very friendly staff. The food was very authentic, and the waiter was so friendly. I especially liked the outdoor patio, the wood benches have soft cushions, the long tables provided enough room for all of us....More

1  Thank bcr2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dinner here was the best meal we had in Dushanbe. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. All of the recommendations they made to us were perfect. I would definitely go back to Al Sham for dinner again. Don't miss this restaurant.

1  Thank Sally P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There’s a reason that this is the top rated restaurant in Dushanbe. As soon as you pull up outside it’s all lit up and inviting to enter. The staff are some of the most attentive staff I have come across. They take your coat and...More

1  Thank GirlabouttheGlobe
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Our first day on Dushanbe and had the opportunity to have dinner at No.1 in the city. It was late but they accepted us. Arabic lentil soup followed by spinach pie were awesome. Main meal was unwrapped beef shawarma with rice. This was fantastic with...More

1  Thank Nouzab
Reviewed May 22, 2018

My best meal in Dushanbe by some distance. The fattoush was very good, and one of the chicken dishes was outstanding - I forget it's name, but it was the last of the chicken dishes on the menu and was, I think, described as an...More

2  Thank David_de_Gouvieux
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Dear David, Our team truly enjoyed reading this review of your experience at Al Sham. Thank you for your kind words. That chicken dish that you must have tried is called Mansaf, a traditional Jordanian dish. We are looking to welcome you at Al Sham...More

Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

The food is consistently good. My favourite is the lamb kebab. The staff is always welcoming and attentive. The outdoor seating is particularly nice.

Thank marjanaway
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Dear Marjanaway, You are very kind with your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you at Al Sham many more times. Kind regards, Al Sham

Reviewed May 19, 2018

The venue is pleasant enough and service is competent. The food is just routine and can be obtained anywhere in the city. If judged by the standards of Beirut (where I have visited), I would have given it a “2”. Particularly to be avoided were...More

Thank Deano50
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Dear Deano50, Many thanks for your review. We cherish such feedback in order to improve further. It is indeed disappointing that you found your experience unsatisfactory. Our team always works tirelessly to make customers experience a special one, especially in terms of food and service....More

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

A Lebanese restaurant, I am a great fan of Lebanese food. The staff is courteous, attentive and responsive. The main dining room could accommodate a group about 25 patrons. The food is good.

Thank VuongN384
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

The emir feast platter is a meal fit for a king indeed. And the live belly dancers, on certain nights, provide entertainment that will be remembered.

Thank happy21c
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Happy21c! We are glad that we made you feel like a king indeed! Hope to see you at our restaurant again. Al Sham

Reviewed January 22, 2018

This place is one of the best places to eat out in Dushanbe. The variety it has in starters as well as main courses and the quality as well as service. All this put it in my top list.

Thank SST1964
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear SST1964, It means a world to our staff to read a review like yours. They always strive to highest standards in both food and service. Thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you back at Al Sham.

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October 31, 2016|
Response from foreverska |
Hi! it really differs, in traditional restaurants it can be 25-32 somoni, i.e. about 3-4 dollars, in big restaurants up to 25 USD if you take alcohol. tis is per person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Academic Rajabov Street 11, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Tajikistan  >  Dushanbe
  • Phone Number: +992 372 27 1200
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Al Sham - Arabic hospitality in its purest essence.Al Sham features an authentic selection of Arabic and middle eastern cuisine. Enjoy a wide offering of mezzeh, main courses and desserts in surroundings which echo traditional Arabic character. The rich wood crafted walls and ceilings create a cosy ambience which is further enhanced by Arabic music while the exquisite movement of belly dancer during the evening shows highlights the culinary experience.The outdoor terrace creates a beautiful al fresco setting for any occasion, while our private booths provide majlis-like environment. Al Sham staff are also delighted to prepare and serve delectable creations for your meeting or event. They will aim to exceed your expectations with unparalleled service, creative cuisine and the flexibility and variety you deserve. The charm that Al Sham brings is not only in its extravagant food and lavish Arabic hospitality, but its warm and impeccable service makes the experience a truly memorable one.
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