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Untere Rebgasse 16, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 554 23 93
11:30 - 23:00
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016

very good middle-eastern fast food. big choice. i can recommend falafel and mezze plate is perfect for two.

Thank lt_macchiero
Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Tasty Syrian food, the mezze platte is excellent. good service and outside the touristic area thus less crowded typically. though limited wine options

Thank kaijinja
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Very good and authentic arabian food in Basel. Service a bit slow but very friendly. Will definitely go again.

Thank TruthAloneTriumphs
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Wanted something different and this was a just the place. I had roast lamb and my wife had grilled chicken and both were quite delicious. Very friendly service, too.

Thank Lance G
Zeiningen, Switzerland
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I ordered the Damas special ( with meat) which is a little bit of everything. I love when you can order something like that and get to try 10 different things. especially when you are eating a cuizine you are not used to ( and might not like everything of).

Thank David_Tagliaferri
Hegenheim, France
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

I've been recommended this restaurant. Today instead of a tasty kebab, we decided to try Damas : Good food, very tasty. Big room, large table and very friendly service :) I recommend !

Thank Florent B
Basel, Switzerland
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Located at the centre of Basel, Damas is a modest restaurant serving good Syrian / middle-eastern food at very reasonable prices, a rarity in Basel. It stays open on Sundays and also quite late in the nights. I would recommend the falafels, kebabs and particularly the lamb Maghlouba which is excellent value.

2 Thank Ramdas P
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

From the outside this place doesn't look much but the food is fantastic so definitely worth heading in and trying. It serves as a takeaway as well but there are tables on the mezzanine level. This place really is a hidden gem - considering the prices of some restaurants in Basel if you like Syrian food then you can't go... More 

2 Thank BaselEmily
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Just your basic Middle-Eastern restaurant in Basel. An escape from overpriced, heavy Röstis and meat dishes. A little bit shopworn, but just enough to be charming. Seats by the window have a view of the crowds going by in Barfusserplatz.

Thank hochbeam
New Delhi
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

A small eatery which serves food from the Levant. The decor is very appropriate as also the staff. I loved the Maghlouba which is a rice and lamb dish. As a starter one can have a yoghurt based drink that is similar to the Lassi from India. The place is not too expensive either. One meal here if you are... More 

Thank anurakshat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Untere Rebgasse 16, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 554 23 93

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?