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“Cool little place”

Genie's Hookah Lounge
Ranked #162 of 245 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: US$5 - US$8
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Good for: Romantic
Description: 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.
Reviewed 10 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 there is a belly dancer. We stayed next door and one night a big stretch limo with a bunch of guys pulled up looked like a bachelor party. It cost us $40.00 for 2 teas and 2 desserts. And we brought some wine. Fun little place.

Thank RBQueene
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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.
The ventilation system was perfect in keeping the air clear of smoke build up and cool in the hot summer heat.
We started off with a staff suggested Vanilla Tea.(sweet and light)
The Food...god the food...it was delicious. Flavorful, fresh and plenty for the price.
When a family cooks for you they give you more than you expected and this is the hospitality we found at Genie's.
Our server was outgoing, warm and spot on with his suggestions.
He answered our questions with a friendly patience and a dash of humor.
Never pushy. Never inhospitable.
His suggestion on flavoring for our Hookah was delicious. The kind of "coal" they used was clean and left no undesirable aftertaste.
The music was perfect for the atmosphere.
We just regret missing the dancers who would be there the following day.
Not many US Citizens can or do leave the country for travel. So this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a taste of what;s beyond our borders.
I hope you enjoy as we did.

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Thank Kevin J
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Reviewed 18 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
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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 it

Thank Renee T
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Reviewed 4 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 pipes (getting charged correctly, too)
2. BYOB wine bottle Corkage Fees multiplies (each bottle you are charged)
3. The bill was NOT divided correctly between parties or individuals -- some of us got screwed.

An unhappy experience -- will not go here again!

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Thank Phantastic4u
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