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  • About Us

    About Us

    • Serving the best quality Authentic Arabic Cuisine, since 1999!
      Damascus is an open-air restaurant located in the heart of the city. The Arabic music and delicious food under the open Karachi sky have given an all-new meaning to 'Eating out'. Be it a casual mint-ghawa session with friends, a family dinner or a snack on the go, Damascus has something on the menu to suit your appetite, the Juicy Furrouge, Shawarmas, Pita Sandwiches, Pita Pizzas, Beef or Chicken Burgers, and the first Crust filled Pizza in town!

      Along with setting the trend for the first Crust Filled Pizzas and ‘Eating Out’ in Pakistan, Damascus also enjoys the reputation of having high and consistent quality food, pocket friendly prices and now, a more comfortable environment with the addition of a family section.
  • What we do

    What we do

    • The place in Karachi where you can enjoy delicacies of real Arabic Cuisine with a welcome that gives an unpretentious family feel.

      The legendary Damascus Restaurant in Clifton, near the KPT Underpass is 'the' place in town that offers good quality food hygienically prepared to savory perfection and served straight off the fire.

      Menu: Authentic Arabic Cuisine, our food is simple, prepared from the best ingredients which bring out traditional flavors of Lebanese and Syrian foods, served at prices that allow you to come every day.

  • Gluten Free Living

    Gluten Free Living

      Gluten Intolerance is a condition when the human body can no longer tolerate the consumption and digestion of these food grains:

      What Causes Gluten Intolerance?
      There are no pinpointed and known causes for this intolerance, however it can be hereditary, due to stress or various other reasons being researched, but it is established that it gradually develops from a low level of tolerance on consuming products containing gluten; the protein found in Wheat, Barley and Rye and eventually develops into total intolerance.

      Though there is enormous text on the limited research on this disease, common symptoms after consuming products containing gluten, include: General discomfort in the entire body
      Flatulence (Bloated feeling)
      Numbness in Limbs
      Tiredness and Lethargy
      Chest Pains
      Mood Swings
      Abdominal Cramps
      Body Aches
      Severe cases may also include Eczema or Hives

      There are laboratory tests that your physician shall advise to clinically determine whether or not you suffer from this disease. Home testing kits are also available, but you are yet advised to visit your physician for proper guidance.
      Also, please be sure to visit your physician before going on a Gluten free diet, or else you will automatically test negative due to the absence of the antibodies you are being tested for.


      There is no medical treatment available for this disease yet, but the good news is, there is a solution!
      Individuals suffering from this disease are required to avoid all products containing gluten or traces of wheat/gluten for life, and substitutes their meals with Gluten Free products.
      Gluten Free Living
      All it takes is a slight change in your daily diet, and you are living a comfortable life again!
      You will have to switch from products made from Wheat, Barley and Rye, to products made from other grains that do not contain gluten.
      You must read labels of all packaged products carefully to ensure it is safe for your consumption.
      (Not all products carry allergy information, making it necessary to read the entire ingredient list before consumption)

      All types of wheat (Geyhun, Gundum)
      Semolina (Sooji)
      Spelt (Low quality wheat grain, commonly used as animal fodder, also fit for human consumption)
      Barley (Jau)
      Rye (Talkha)
      Wheat Germ (Nishaasta)
      Bulger or Bulghur (processed wheat)
      Oats'/Oat Bran
      (While oats themselves are not considered to be a gluten product, is often contaminated by processing in facilities that process other gluten grains. You may or may not be able to tolerate oats, so eat with caution and pay attention to how you feel after eating it!)
      Foods you might not suspect that can contain Gluten
      Food additives (malt flavouring and modified food starch)
      Cakes and Pies
      Egg Substitutes
      Gravies and Sauces - Ketchup (most brands) - Chili Sauce - Soy - Sweet Soy - Worcestershire etc.
      Salad Dressings
      Yogurt Drinks
      Frozen Yogurt
      Canned Soups (Broth and Soup Mix)
      Processed Cheese (Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Stilton)
      Curry Powder
      Baking Powder

      Where to find Gluten Free food in Karachi?
      Damascus Restaurant is the only restaurant in Pakistan that serves Gluten Free food. Each item on our menu is also available Gluten FREE!
      Including; Meeze, Shawarmas, Furrouge (Flame Grilled Chicken), Fish, Pizzas, Baklawa, Rusks, Cakes, Cookies and Pita Breads!

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    • Please call for delivery, take away, advance orders or write to us for suggestions or information on gluten intolerance:
    • Phone: 0300 & 0301 824 9444
    • Email:
    • Address: Near KPT Underpass, BC-10, Block-9, Clifton, Karachi.