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Leila's Restaurant And Terrace

Old City, Damascus, Syria
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good6%
  • Average58%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
6 Apr 2012
“Great view”
11 Oct 2010
“The best terrace view of the city”
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Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
Old City, Damascus, Syria
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2012

It has the most amazing view on Umayad Mosque. I highly recommend it at night.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 11 October 2010

This restaurant offers a beautiful and fresh terrace overlooking directly the southern wing of the Omayyad's Mosque. The place is lovely at sunset, when you can enjoy fresh air and a wonderful view over the Mosque the old city and also part of the new...More

Thank Photos_On_The_Road
Reviewed 26 September 2010

It's true that Leila's is a bit of a tourist trap and that the beer is overpriced. The terrace itself really is nice though, so for drinks (only get beer if you're prepared to pay 250SYP) and maybe just appetizers it's really not that bad....More

Thank Turb0Beaver
Reviewed 17 August 2010

This restaurant lives on being included in the Lonely Planet guidebook. It is very nice to sit on the terrace and the view is great, but that is about it. The food is not bad, the grilled chicken was tasty and the salad as well,...More

Thank martiniq
Reviewed 1 August 2010

We had a similar experience to the other reviews here - we went to Leila's as it was recommended in Lonely Planet and found the food fine but nothing special, the service supercilious, and the bill unexpectedly high. It's a bit of a tourist trap...More

Thank woopoojoop
Reviewed 14 July 2010

Good service, very good food, nice view of the mosque. Listed prices are decent. However they offered us beer and we forgot to ask the price (which usually works out quite ok in Syria except for taxi's). How stupid of us. They charged 250SP per...More

Thank GeronimoNL
Reviewed 2 July 2010

We also went to Laila's because of the Lonly Planet and they told us the empy tables were ‘reserved’, although no one appear during our visit. I ordered fresh Orange Juice and they brought orange juice from the pack. Then I made a complaint about...More

1  Thank luzy_10
Reviewed 25 May 2010

We’d read in Lonely Planet that the Leila’s restaurant had a roof terrace and was great for watching the sunset.If Damascus has a flaw its a lack of bars/restaurants where its possible to sit outside for a meal/drink. We therefore headed to Leilas. There were...More

Thank LS13
Reviewed 4 May 2010

Despite the gushing description from Lonely Planet,we found this restaurant most disappointing with appalling service,grim food and high prices.There are so many more to choose from.

Thank FortCochinMike
Reviewed 18 April 2010

When we entered the restaurant, it was filled with tour groups of people, and was very busy. We were given a table and basically ignored for about 10 minutes. We had to ask for the menu, and as it was 4pm, we just wanted something...More

Thank pepe_of_perth
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US$ 5 - US$ 10
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
  • Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus
  • Phone Number: 9456
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