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Sabaya

#2 of 3,345 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Corniche El Nil | Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 27988000
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1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Sabaya may be rooted in Lebanese tradition, but Chef Nasser Makhoul is...
Sabaya may be rooted in Lebanese tradition, but Chef Nasser Makhoul is willing to branch out with contemporary flair. Mezzas are the magic of the menu, with hot and cold options including Kebbe Nayye, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Hommow Bil Awarma, Makanik and Cheese Manaqish. In accordance with Lebanese custom, you’ll be brought to the lounge for after-dinner tea, sweets and conversation.Location: In the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel - 2nd level Services: Lunch | Dinner
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  • 97
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice food & kind service

Service was quite good and people were so kind. Also delicious salads and meal. Especially give a shot on Lamb Kofta

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Ali E
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Service was quite good and people were so kind. Also delicious salads and meal. Especially give a shot on Lamb Kofta

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For an excellent meal and relaxing evening, this is the place. You have the option of American-ish food, but that would be a waste here. You will love the relaxed atmosphere. Very plush and comfortable. Prepare to be pampered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

It my best Lebanese restaurant in Cairo I love it when I came with my family in week end I enjoying by food and friendly staff

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Best meal had in a long time with excellent service to match. Surprised this isn't #1 as it was far superior to night and day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's a good place to meet your partner to enjoy by a good food & warm welcome from the staff their we are came back again and again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family and I visited Sabaya on the eve of my sisters wedding. The staff were phenomenal, they were accomodatin, cooked us requests that weren't even om the menu and did it to great effect. The quality of food is fantastic and I am from Egypt so have this cuisine regularly! The staff however, were something else. They were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The most wonderfull and lovely place...the staff is very friendly and alot of smiles everywhere....the quality of food is very tasty and joyful to ur eyes....love it

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The view overlooking the Nile, the staff was very friendly and the food variety was perfect, quality of food was excellent, the speed of service was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am rolls Restaurants often did not see service nicest and most stylish of service in 45 countries around the world and also the grill and some appetizers and violin dish vegetables for free, and also almost one was taken car of all tables and smiley jovial and were asked twice during the food and almost but director either know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Being from Cairo I rarely use Tripadvisor here but I was on vacation and had a family dinner for a group of 10, reserved a table and I'm glad I did. From the minute we arrived it was obvious the level of service, jest superb, can't describe it otherwise. The atmosphere is nice, what you expect from a restaurant in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corniche El Nil | Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 27988000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Sabaya may be rooted in Lebanese tradition, but Chef Nasser Makhoul is willing to branch out with contemporary flair. Mezzas are the magic of the menu, with hot and cold options including Kebbe Nayye, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Hommow Bil Awarma, Makanik and Cheese Manaqish. In accordance with Lebanese custom, you’ll be brought to the lounge for after-dinner tea, sweets and conversation.Location: In the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel - 2nd level Services: Lunch | Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?