ABOUT GEMINI

HOSPITALITY & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT.

Established in 1998, Gemini Group of Syrian origin, has successfully developed and managed a total of ten different restaurant and cafe concepts across the Syrian market. In 2010, the group signed its first franchise agreement opening NARANJ in the city of Kuwait which was an important milestone in spreading its expertise into the Levant and GCC market.

Now, with hard work and devotion, the group is proudly present in Kuwait, Jeddah, Irbil, Baghdad and Amman

OUR VISION

To serve happiness to our customers through delicious, quality meals and extraordinary restaurant experience with a specific focus on developing and spreading the Syrian cuisine to the world while working toward the greater good for our employees, stakeholders, community and environment.

OUR MISSION

To be our customers’ best-loved place craving our food and drink. To expand our name worldwide focusing on a global strategy called the Plan to succeed focusing on our number one priority an exceptional customer experience.   We are committed to continuously develop on how we do business, thus enhancing our customer experience

OUR CORE VALUES

RESPECT

We value and respect everyone who comes through our doors, be they our guests or our staff. We consider their experience and well being our highest priority

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY

We are committed to bringing the highest level of energy, knowledge, and enthusiasm in our every day job. We strive to reflect the best traditions of Syrian hospitality, treating our clients with grace and courtesy as honored guests in our home.

AUTHENTICITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTION

In our worldwide expansion, we seek to offer a genuine and authentic glimpse of Syria, honoring the country’s traditions through food, art, ambiance, and service. We are proud to provide a truly Syrian experience and to serve dishes with authentic ingredients and preparation, which highlight their own rich history. In our role as ambassadors of Syria, we strive to create an exchange of culture, ideas, and people where we operate around the world. By sharing our stories, dishes, and flavors, we foster a mutual appreciation of cultures.

TEAMWORK AND FAMILY

Family and community are an essential part of the Syrian culture. We are proud of the diversity of our staff and the depth of experiences and perspectives they bring to us. We uphold the belief that we work best when we work together, and we will support each other in our efforts to learn and grow.

SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY

We are dedicated to maintaining sustainable business practices. We support our partners who believe in our brands, and look for opportunities to positively impact our social and environmental surroundings through direct trade, community giving, advocacy and encouraging the educated youth.

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

We aim to generate a sufficient return on investment to sustain operations with a minimum of risk. We pursue profit as a means to reinvest in a healthy, vibrant workplace and to create opportunities for further growth and development.

CONCEPTS

GEMINI CAFÉ GRILL

OPENING HOURS: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Established in 1998, GEMINI Café Grill is a casual grill offering best in town Syrian beef cuts grilled to your preference. On the top of the list is the perfectly grilled beef tenderloin, the T-bone steak and the rib eye steak. Complementing these cuts are specialty sauces and the one and only salad bar in town.

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NARANJ

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Established in 2008, the restaurant is located in the old city of Damascus on the Straight Street (Via Recta) where a Byzantine arch stands solid. Opposite NARANJ’s magnificent wooden door is the Mariamite Cathedral, standing grand next to the White Minaret (The Omariyet Minaret). A two minutes walk will lead you to the Jewish Quarter and a further one hundred meters is the Ameen neighborhood (whose residents are descendants of the JAAFARI faith). Surrounded by this history, you can experience NARANJ; amongst the spirit of the oldest continuously inhabited capital in the world. A melting pot of different religions, empires and conquests that have lived in Damascus over the years since the beginning of time.  NARANJ’s location summarizes the essence of the concept. An expose reflecting the rich history of “greater Syria” in all its facets: socially, traditionally, religiously, geographically, culinary and culturally.

The concept has been successfully franchised and spread over the past ten years in the following markets.

  • Kuwait in 2010
    • The Gulf Road
    • The Avenues Mall
  • Amman 2013
  • Irbil 2013
  • Jeddah 2014
  • Baghdad (coming soon 2020)

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NARA BY NARANJ

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Established in 2015, NARA is a casual interpretation of NARANJ, targeting the young and trendy. A concept revolving around the Syrian food and ingredients with a casual setting and ambiance.

 

NARA MEZZEH & TARTOUS

The concept has been successfully franchised to Baghdad (2 locations)

JAZEEL BY NARANJ

OPENING HOURS: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Established in 2018, JAZEEL is an upscale, modern and innovative interpretation of NARANJ aiming at developing the rich Syrian cuisine in line with the latest international culinary techniques and presentations. Located in modern nowadays Damascus, JAZEEL is a unique contemporary experience that is portrayed in the design, music, food, drinks, service and ambiance.

GEMINI CLUB

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Established in 2009, Gemini Club is located in the outskirts of Damascus on the main Beirut international highway. It is a social, sports, culinary and hospitality experience not matched anywhere else all over Syria.

Activities:

  • Equestrian
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Gymnasium
  • Wall climbing
  • Archery
  • Badminton

TAJ

Established in 2009, TAJ is located in Gemini Club overlooking Yaafoor valley.  The concept revolves around the food and ambiance of the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. The experience is complete especially during the cold winter days with a vibrant chimney right at the center.

The concept has been successfully franchised to Irbil in 2015.

JAVA

Established in 2009, located in the center of Gemini Club, overlooking the equestrian arena. JAVA is an international all day casual dinning café. The food menu offers a wide selection of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, main courses and desserts. The beverage selection warms you during the cold winter days and refreshes you during the summer. The shisha style and selection is always innovative and unique.

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STEED & STEED LATTAKIA

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Established in 2000, STEED is an international all day casual dinning café. The food menu offers a wide selection of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, main courses and desserts.  The plat du jour is cooked daily and revolving around seasonal ingredients. The beverage selection warms you during the cold winter days and refreshes you during the summer. The shisha style and selection is always innovative and unique.

GUSTO

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Established in 2005, GUSTO is an upscale terrace overlooking a renowned meeting point in Damascus Syria. The food menu offers an international selection of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, main courses and desserts. The plat du jour is cooked daily with seasonal ingredients. The beverage selection focuses on summer refreshments and coffee delights. The shisha style and selection is always innovative and unique.

DOWN TOWN

OPENING HOURS: 8:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Established in 2006, DOWN TOWN as the name suggests, is located in the heart of Damascus. The food menu offers a great selection of freshly baked French Viennoiserie, sandwiches prepared with bread baked around the clock and the variety of salads are light, crisp and colorful. The coffee drinks and cocktails are all made with freshly brewed coffee. The juices are squeezed on the spot to guarantee their freshness. The shisha is available to complement the overall experience.

PITSTOP

OPENING HOURS: 24/24

Established in 1999, PITSTOP is the hangout of the vibrant youth. Best known for its deliciously fulfilling sandwiches, a wide variety of hot and cold drinks and shisha selections. The Saj at PITSTOP is freshly baked with a wide range of innovative toppings.

FRANCHISE

GEMINI Group is always striving to find new partners across the world to fulfill its vision.

“Focusing on our great desire of spreading and developing the Syrian cuisine to the world while working toward the greater good for our employees, stakeholders, community and environment.”

JOIN OUR TEAM

We are a team of thinkers, makers, creators, developers, servers and culinary artists.

We are serious about delivering wonderful customer experience in every aspect

Be part of our team

CONTACT US

Addresses:

Mr. Houmam Al-Khouli

Chairman

Email: chairman@gemini.sy

 

Mr. Mohamed Mamlook

CEO

Email: ceo@gemini.sy

Mob: +963 933 222 268

 

Mrs. Maria Raslan

Business Development Consultant

Email: maria.raslan@gemini.sy

Mob: +963 933 230 310

 

Mr. Wael Massoud

Director of Food & Beverage

Email: fb@gemini.sy

Mob: +963 993 322 200