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Al Sham Restaurant

Academic Rajabov Street 11, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
+992 372 27 1200
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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
$$ - $$$
Academic Rajabov Street 11, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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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 Vuong N
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.

Reviewed December 7, 2017

This place has a nice ambience - also outside until the winter. The arabic food is good. I think they have the best swarma in town. They also offer business lunch, which is served very quick. A place to go to.

2  Thank bhava4
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Dear Bhava4, You are far too kind with your words! We are really grateful for your review and hope to see you more often in our restaurant. Al Sham

Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Very good Lebanese food, a comprehensive menu covering many Middle Eastern dishes. We had a selection of starters and I had a mixed kebab for the mains, the chicken was particularly good.

Thank GRK1968
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Dear GRK1968, Thank you for your invaluable review. We are glad you had a memorable experience in Al Sham and hope to see you again soon. Al Sham

Reviewed November 8, 2017

I feel bad giving only three stars, as this place tries hard and it's worth noting that one is in Central Asia and not Beirut, so it probably deserves four relative stars. The food is fine but not great, the service is polite and professional,...More

Thank Bennelong
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Dear Bennelong, Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant. You are indeed quite right, as we work tirelessly to make sure that our kebabs, taboule, fattoush and all other dishes taste as good as in Beirut. Sometimes, we believe that they taste...More

Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

We have been at the restaurant on 15 October and arrive at 22:00 o’clock. One of the visible things that we note there is not more people visiting in that time. Administration to promise sent cook to order some special Arabic dishes but after 5...More

Thank Komron M
Farik A, Owner at Al Sham Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Dear Komron M, Thank you for visiting Al Sham Restaurant and for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that the reception wasn't pleasant and we thank you for your honest feedback. As it was Sunday, we have given our chef an opportunity...More

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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, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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