Damascus Middle Eastern Cuisine

Damascus Middle Eastern Cuisine

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Hours
Sun
9:30 - 23:00
Mon
11:00 - 22:45
Tue
11:00 - 22:45
Wed
11:00 - 22:45
Thu
11:00 - 23:00
Fri
13:30 - 23:00
Sat
9:30 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 151.00 – R 291.00
CUISINES
Grill, Middle Eastern, Soups, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
meals, features
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About
Middle Eastern Restaurant and Sheesha Lounge. Situated in Sea Point, Damascus is a fine dining restaurant for family and friends. Open seven days a week from morning to late night. The restaurant has a charming atmosphere with a relaxed Sheesha Lounge. The cuisine boasts mouth-watering and creative dishes, cooked to perfection by a passionate team for your culinary enjoyment and satisfaction. Each dish is prepared as an art piece, bursting flavor, spices, fresh ingredients and love.
PRICE RANGE
R 151.00 – R 291.00
CUISINES
Grill, Middle Eastern, Soups, Arabic
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free off-street parking, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles53 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Hanifac8
Cape Town44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Had a lovely lunch experience with the family - including infants, toddlers and teens. We were warmly welcomed and accomodated. The service was fantastic, the food delicious and authentic. An all round good experience! One thing that can be improved... No dinner reservations accepted, inconvenient when you don't have the patience to wait in long queues.
Written 10 July 2022
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Wanderer03953147817
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and the fantastic rating😊
Written 5 October 2022
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Sumaya K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Lunch, dinner or just desserts with hookah - doesn't matter what time of day you visit or for what purpose, the customer service is brilliant every time. Beautiful interior that transports you to the Middle East! Muhammad Modrek makes you feel right at home. Hands down, my fave restaurant in Cape Town!!
Written 22 November 2022
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maqsmaqs
Cape Town Central182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
We visited Damascus with family who were visiting from the UK. We tried to book a number of places but Damascus was the only place willing to be flexible in terms of time of booking. I mean shouldn't restaurants try to accommodate patrons as opposed to being extremely strict around time slots. Even though Damascus also had time slots they managed to fit us in , a group of 11 consisting of adults and children. We ordered a few starters to share, some platters and a number of other dishes. The food was actually not bad, the presentation was great, just maybe the portions were a little smaller than what we had at another restaurant recently. Other than that it was a lovely night out. The restaurant is on the small side compared to similar establishments, so can be extremely busy and noisy and with a new restaurant opening this month down the road it might become quieter when that has opened ( we ate at the Melrose Arch branch last year and the food and portion sizes were absolutely amazing) Overall it's worth trying for the food and atmosphere!!
Written 8 July 2023
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Charlotte R
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner on a rainy afternoon and enjoyed our enormous meal. We had mixed platters served on fun little tabletop charcoal grills, along with mocktails (delicious!) and absurdly huge desserts (waffles with ice cream, etc.). Friendly staff with good pacing for the service. Highly recommended.
Written 28 July 2023
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amanda w
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Visited Damascus tonight following a recommendation and so glad that we did! The staff were welcoming and helpful, our waiter took the time to help us with the menu (we haven’t experienced Syrian cuisine before) and several of them made a point of checking that we were enjoying our food and our evening. We felt that they were passionate about their food and their hospitality. Absolutely delicious food, a great atmosphere and clearly a very popular restaurant. We would definitely recommend it and will come again if we are back in Cape Town.
Written 11 February 2023
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Damascus Restaurant
Hi Amanda, On behalf us all of us at Damascus, I would like to thank you for sharing this great review about our store! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. Looking forward for your next visit!!
Written 27 May 2023
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shaun m
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
This place is great for a chilled evening. The food is delicious, I enjoy kebabs, flatbread, and middle eastern food. It is a unique restaurant and a memorable experience that you won't find anywhere else in Cape Town. If you want to smoke Hubbly at a reasonable price with many flavour varieties this is the best place to visit. There are so many positives, I would highly recommend this place for a visit.
Written 2 July 2023
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CeciliaVS
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
My second visit to Damascus was as delightful as the first a few months ago. We found the spot in Sea Point via Instagram and was very excited to try it out. The atmosphere is warm and you see so many families eating together. The service is outstanding and the staff friendly and attentive without being overbearing. My absolute favourite is the Mutabbal and would recommend the Cold Mezze platter (of which the Mutabbal is one). Tried the Fattoush (salad) tonight as well and what a surprise! As someone in love with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine and culture I would highly recommend a visit. And please have some Syrian Tea!
Written 5 January 2023
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Damascus
Thanks so much for your great review our team will be thrilled about it!!
Written 4 February 2023
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Foodbuddy21
Cape Town Central1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
Visited Damascus after reading really good things. What an experience from the warmth at the front door to the final finish of the Syrian tea! A Fillet Medallion accompanied with a rich creamy Basil pesto sauce and authentic Syrian dishes like the Aleppo kebab that just takes me to world of flavor! A must visit when your in Cape Town! .... And then there is Shisha
Written 29 September 2022
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Rezo
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Really enjoyed my experience here. Restaurant is stunning and well themed to match a "Damascus" design. Food was fresh, full of flavor and my chicken / lamb pieces were tender. I'm already looking forward to my next visit
Written 10 November 2022
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Damascus
Thanks for your great review!!
Written 4 December 2022
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Thomas Preinl
147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
We went here to have lunch and enjoyed the friendly service, the most delicious food - tabuleh, hummus. Big portions, decent prices, great food!! Our second visit was not so successful: Because of Ramadan, the cook did not show up as usual but delayed, so we missed another opportunity...
Written 12 October 2023
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Passport215087
Stockholm26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Probably the best meze ever tried (by us). Fresh and well balanced dishes with eruptions of flavour. We took take away so we cannot comment much on the service but the place was bustling with mainly Middle Eastern people on a Friday night. Staff very accommodating and nice.
Written 1 January 2024
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Susan B
295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Delicious food, perfect service, the food is also served in an elegant way. Very recommended man'oosh, bread baked with stuffings, the lamb is really tender. Excellent place for dinner
Written 23 February 2024
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Acraggs59
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
We fancied a change from South African food and this restaurant didn't disappoint. The staff were welcoming and friendly and found us a table. The restaurant filled up very quickly after that (about 7pm). Never had Syrian food before but our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us choose. Come hungry because the portions are large! We had no space for dessert. Highly recommended, service was excellent.
Written 1 December 2022
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Damascus Restaurant
Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying our product, service and appreciate your feedback. Keep it coming!!
Written 27 May 2023
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Nomad44429646755
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Absolutely blown away by the service and food. I grew up in the middle east and have eaten middle eastern food all over the world as well and the chicken shawarma was the best I have had. Apart from the service was excellent. The owner took time to come over and chat.
Written 26 August 2023
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Mubeen Mia
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
Great food with great service! We went here for our last night in Cape Town and got the Fillet Steak and Seekh Kebab. For dessert we had chocolate waffles with ice cream, all the food was amazing. Our server was kind, and attentive to us throughout the meal. The food came out very quickly and the place had a nice atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Written 6 October 2022
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