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Sabaya

#3 of 3,925 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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 - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • 146
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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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
Service next to none and Good food

Very friendly. romantic exotic environment. The starters both cold and warm are exquisite. For the main course one should go with seafood rather than meat. Egyptians wines worth tasting...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Omer C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly. romantic exotic environment. The starters both cold and warm are exquisite. For the main course one should go with seafood rather than meat. Egyptians wines worth tasting...

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1 Thank Omer C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Lebanese restaurant all over Egypt If you really looking to eat and nice special food must go there. Main dish is the best The host has a big roundabout where there is gold there again and ways to deal with respect and assistance actually feel like you are sitting in your house

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Thank Browan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm going to sabaya lebaness restaurant in samirames intercontinental in Cairo with my family it is a first time go there I'm really enjoyed by atmosphere , food it was amazing and the staff really very good

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Thank Walid O
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the food, the atmosphere and the staff. There food was out of this world, never eaten better. If you are visiting Cairo just eat there all the time because to be honest its the best place. I'm Vegan so can only tell you about the vegan food - the first thing they do is give you a bowl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the fading Intercontinental Hotel, this glorious restaurant has a wonderful Middle Eastern (Lebanese) ambiance. The food is well prepared and presented just that much more nicely than the average Lebanese venue. The meals are traditional but the level of service, taste, and ambiance are a notch above almost everything else in Cairo.

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1 Thank dmittleman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Sabaya and highly recommend it. Gorgeous decor, delicious cuisine, and fantastic service. Go for a mouthwatering Lebanese dinner in sumptuous surroundings. Mohamed Kamal Mahmoud the head waiter and his staff were very attentive yet unobtrusive.

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1 Thank Sherry E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

These fun night spent celebrating dear daughter in Lebanese restaurant very sophisticated of beautiful staff feel the sincerity of their feeling towards the dinner as typically we enjoyed by appetizer and the grilled

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Thank Nour1512
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to have great time & memories with cozy classy atmosphere, food is beyond tasty & delicious, staff & waiters are really friendly & welcoming, service is way professional.. My ultimate favorite place to have a memorable experience.

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3 Thank Nanou M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A great first experience at Sabaya! The food is super fresh, super tasty and the service is wonderful! Highly recommended to all Lebanese food lovers :)

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5 Thank Hagar M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The place is very fancy and the food is real authentic Lebanese, frankly speaking I thought it'd be very expensive, but the prices were reasonably average compared to other fine dining resturants in Cairo. Note: if you have the "Dinning Rewards" card from IHG you'll receive 25% discount.

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine

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 - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?