Damascus Donair: Where Tradition, Freshness, and Family Come Together


Nestled in St. Catharines, “Damascus Donair” is not just another Middle Eastern restaurant; it’s a testament to the power of tradition, family, and culinary excellence. This hidden gem offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, where every dish is crafted with love, emphasizing freshness and authenticity. Unlike your typical restaurant, “Damascus Donair” is a family-owned establishment. The chef, his wife, and other family members actively participate in the day-to-day operations. This familial touch creates a welcoming ambiance, making you feel like an honored guest in their family gathering.

Four people standing out a restaurant taking a picture
Damascus Donair Restaurant Mr. Zaher Toubaji and His Family

Unparalleled Freshness is Our Top Priority

The hallmark of “Damascus Donair” is its unwavering commitment to freshness. Skilled chefs prepare every meal from scratch daily, with no ingredients carried over from the previous day. This dedication to the freshest ingredients ensures dishes bursting with flavor and authenticity. At the heart of the “Damascus Donair” experience lies the Damascus Plate, a culinary masterpiece that’s a journey to the heart of Damascus itself. Exclusively Syrian, it’s a must-try item that sets the restaurant apart. Get ready for a flavour experience beyond any other.

Community at Its Core

“Damascus Donair” deeply engages with the local community, often catering to special events like Ramadan iftars and gatherings. This community involvement reflects their commitment to local events and their role in the community’s celebrations. To keep you updated on promotions, menu changes, and events, “Damascus Donair” actively uses social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. These platforms offer a window into the restaurant’s heart, keeping customers informed about the latest offerings.

Maintaining Unique Tradition

The restaurant understands the value of tradition, preserving the same recipes and ingredients that have contributed to its success over the years. This dedication guarantees an authentic dining experience that transports you to the heart of Middle Eastern cuisine. The unique Syrian decorations and artifacts, along with a poignant poem about Damascus, create an ambiance that immerses you in Middle Eastern culture. It’s more than a meal; it’s a cultural experience for those interested in Middle Eastern traditions.

“I fled Syria in search of a greater life, and I moved to Canada. The establishment of Damascus Donair restaurant is my way of achieving independence and expressing gratitude. At my restaurant, you’re not just a customer; you’re embraced as a cherished member of our extended family. This is where Tradition, Freshness, and Family Come Together.”…..Zaher Toubaji 

Overcoming Challenges, Planning the Future

“Damascus Donair” has faced challenges, particularly in introducing Middle Eastern cuisine to those unfamiliar with it. Their resilience and determination showcase their commitment to sharing their culinary heritage. As they plan for the future, the possibility of expansion and turning into a franchise reflects their dedication to growth and success.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Stories of customers initially doubting the food but leaving as satisfied patrons exemplify the restaurant’s ability to surprise and delight. “Damascus Donair” aims to make every dining experience a delightful one.

Consistency and Dietary Accommodations

The hallmark of their quality is the consistency in recipes and ingredients. In addition to culinary delights, “Damascus Donair” offers special drinks like pomegranate sauce and yogurt drinks to complement the meal perfectly. Their dedication to accommodating dietary restrictions and special requests underscores their customer-centric approach.


Despite the challenges of rising prices in the restaurant industry, “Damascus Donair” has maintained its pricing strategy, ensuring that customers can enjoy authentic Middle Eastern cuisine without breaking the bank.

A Family-Run Business with a Personal Touch

With a family chef and a closely-knit management style, “Damascus Donair” offers an intimate dining experience. You’re not just a customer; you’re part of the extended family.

In every dish, “Damascus Donair” serves a piece of their heart, tradition, and authenticity. It’s a place where the commitment to freshness, the warmth of family, and the delight of unique flavors come together to create an unforgettable dining experience. Visit “Damascus Donair” today and embark on a culinary journey like no other.

Ishmamah Jahan

Author: Ishmamah Jahan is 4th- year student at Brock University specializing in Tourism Administration. She skillfully merges her business-focused tourism expertise into content creation and marketing. She is based out of St.Catharines in the Niagara Region. If you have any stories to share, please feel free to reach out IJahan9978@gmail.com


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