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Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“hand made” (2 reviews)
“fun to watch” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Set in the famous Hamidiyya souk, Bakdash still beats its homemade ice cream the traditional way. They love to see foreigners (especially in the present climate) and will even to ask you to come and help make the ice cream. Very popular place

2  Thank Damien S
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Still, up till now, Bakdash is using the traditional style of making Ice. I LOVE watching them do that. You can hear the rhythm of making Ice. It is again a MUST for me to go there whever I visit Damascus

Thank Mazen k
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious..... distinctive taste .... oriental ambience...Different types of flavors and desserts ... my best ice cream

Thank Ayham A
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The best milk gelato, hand made & authentic, with as many nuts on top as u desire. They also serve a smooth, silky, sweet milk-based drink in the winter called SAHLAB, with a dash of ground cinnamon and two bread sticks for dipping. Perfect in...More

Thank Arwa B
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Bakdash is the mecca of all ice cream parlours. The product is made on the premises. The souk around Bakdash is amazing. A must.

2  Thank victortwoone
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place for ice cream in Damascus. The dessert is sweet and rich in texture and flavour. A must visit while In Damascus. I really liked the atmosphere and the service.

2  Thank Anshumanafsa
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream ever 😆 I believe it's the most popular by locals. Must watch how the make fresh ice cream 😋

Thank Ahmed S
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  • Address: Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
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