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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (40 reviews)
“pudding” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing experience visiting this store after 10 years. Everything was almost the same except for the taste, unfortunately! It was a disappointment to me to sense the authentic taste changed, but still Bakdash that we know for Mhallayeh

1  Thank JORTraveller
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The best handmade traditional Syrian ice cream and milk pudding. Avoid weekends as it may be over crowded with bad service. It can be improved a lot, especially the toilets.

2  Thank samhus
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I used to go regularly when I worked in Damascus in the 90's. Am so glad to see its still as active as ever. Delicious ice cream, friendly service, staff never minded even then you having a good look at how it is made. Its...More

1  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 28 February 2018

You'll find this restaurant half way through Al Hamdieh market in Old Damascus. It's very well known for it's "Arabic ice cream" or so it's called by Arabs. It's thicker and way more delicious as the usual ones in Europe covered with loads of pistachios....More

Thank Samer K
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Very traditional ice cream and sweet shop I think more than 100 years old, I had very great chance to have an ice cream with my nephew and niece , almost 30 years since last time I visited that shop. It was so crowded more...More

1  Thank Mazen K
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Traditional syrian ice cream shop mainly made of milk, it good place for gathering. Value is acceptable service is fair. But nice to try.

Thank Amin S
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Bakdash sell tasty icecreams and pastries but they aren't fantastic. Not like in Italia by far! So don't expect too much from this place.

1  Thank Sasa C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

they make the traditional ice cream also the restaurant located in old city and in the hard of the main market road the also offer some other sweat option if you don't like the ice cream.

Thank lahm1200
Reviewed 30 September 2017

this place is teh regular stop for all visitor to teh old city local or tourists this one of the old ice cream shops and teh best one . you can enjoy the making process while waiting for your order before continuing your old city...More

2  Thank Talalloo
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

If you are at Bakdash, you have to try its Arabic ice cream, it is pretty much unique and very tasty, ask for small corne.

Thank George M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
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