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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (35 reviews)
“pudding” (2 reviews)
“hand made” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

It is very popular site for the special Arabic ice-cream in the middle of Al Hameideih Bazar in old Damascus. whenever I'm there I have to be there to cool my heart with such hand made ice cream

2  Thank Bassima2013
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My favourite ice cream ever ..... I miss youuu..... my mum's family ice cream... the best in the middle east

2  Thank Ahmad A
Reviewed 13 June 2015

marvelous arabic ice cream in arabic way , hand made , very clean in the old bazaar al hamidieh souk during your walk, nice place for nice ice cream time ... ...

2  Thank Ibrahim S
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I've bought ice-cream at Bakdash on a few occasions and it's always been so crammed with eager customers that it's been a struggle to get served. Needless to say it's great ice cream - worth the struggle. . .

1  Thank Lissacaha
Reviewed 28 April 2015

You cannot miss it, it is located at the heart of Damascus city, inside Hamediyah souq, you can call it the oriental Ice Cream house, so delicious.

1  Thank TraveLover1010
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Bakdash does not serve meals only dessert: pudding and ice cream. I was there in 2009 but that was not an option below. The place is always packed so you must chare a table with others. This, to me, is no hardship because I always...More

2  Thank Bill H
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Bakdash is one of the oldest places in damascus , located in hamedieh historic souk in the middle of damascus as next o other famous places such as omayed mosque, they offered delicious traditonal ice cream in damascus they call it bouza , besides some...More

4  Thank Firas E
Reviewed 23 February 2015

hand delicious ice cream in familial atmosphere , it is in mid famous Ottoman al hamydia bazar reliable prices and good service , it is essential to visit in in damascuse

1  Thank Ziad A
Reviewed 11 November 2014

When you visit Al-Hamidiyah Souq in the Syrian capital Damascus you must try (even it's winter) the delicious original ice cream of Bakdash, the shop is 130 years old and it's still offer the original traditional Syrian ice cream for his customers who are coming...More

1  Thank WassimSyr
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

It shouldnt be put as 2nd on the Restaurant list as they only sell ice cream so it's misleading. There is space to sit down but it gets very crowded in the Summer especially with Tourists because it has a reputation for good ice cream.

1  Thank Auntiebeeb
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  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
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