The Karam Al-Sham near the Lamp Roundabout in Al Juwais, Ras al-Khaimah is, I am told, an official branch of the well-known Syrian-Lebanese restaurant of the same name from Abu Dhabi. The restaurant is housed in an expansive stand-alone complex which itself is divided into two sections, one for dining, lounging and shisha smoking, and the other for families and dining only. The interior is a little too gaudy and OOT for my tastes but it’s clean and cool which is what’s important at this time of year.
The restaurant serves typical Levantine cuisine and we ordered a number of salads and Mezza to start with a mixed grill to follow. I must say, while the food itself was very good, I felt it took them a while to serve us…even though the restaurant was far from full. I particularly enjoyed the Shish Tawook which rather than dipping in garlic sauce I dipped in their delicious Hummus – Yum.
Service was friendly but, as I mentioned before, really slow. That said, if Levantine cuisine is what you’re craving, or lounging with some shisha…and condiments is what you fancy, then Karam Al-Sham is an option to consider.
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