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Abou el-Sid

#32 of 3,928 Restaurants in Cairo
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Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
+20227359640
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 181
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Mezza

A lovely restaurant with an excellent choice of mezza dishes. the main courses are not quite so good or such good value. In my opinion, it is best to choose lots of mezza dishes to share, especially if there are a few people. Bon appetit!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Cardiff, Wales
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Cardiff, Wales
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A lovely restaurant with an excellent choice of mezza dishes. the main courses are not quite so good or such good value. In my opinion, it is best to choose lots of mezza dishes to share, especially if there are a few people. Bon appetit!!

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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great selection of traditional Egyptian dishes. Fabulous atmosphere while not being a place for tourists only - there were mainly locals in the Restaurant. Recommended: stuffed pigeon and liver a la Alexandria.

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Abou El Sid A, Public Relations Manager at Abou el-Sid, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we're glad you enjoyed the experience :) More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So you want to have sugar cane juice, Molokhiya, Fatta, rice pudding, or any other authentic Egyptian food thats where you want to be. Pure authentic Egyptian food.

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Abou El Sid A, Public Relations Manager at Abou el-Sid, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review :) More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really nice place, serving good quality food. Probably the only place serving "Egyptian food", the type that you eat at home. Things like "Molokheya" is rarely served in restaurants, and Abou el-Sid does it really well. There is a good variety of grilled food, chicken, ... The atmosphere is quite nice, decor and music are very nice. The down-side is... More 

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Thank you for your kind review :) More 

Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good oriental food with a great service .. considered over priced for Egyptians yet acceptable for tourists compared to its services PS: Not a fine dining place for sure

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Abou El Sid offers a variety of "Egyptian" food (What we consider Egyptian is that plus turkish, Lebanese and Moroccan all in one melting pot), from tajins to molokheya to fettas to mezzas. The place is very classy but designed with a 70s Egyptian laid back look to it, tableya style tables (round tables with a central piece that can... More 

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Abou El Sid A, Public Relations Manager at Abou el-Sid, responded to this review

Thank you for the time and effort to write this kind review! More 

Cairo, Egypt
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Abou el Sid is a special place where you can feel the local ambiance and taste typical Egyptian food. It is important to make reservations since it is generally full. The only bad thing is many people smoke inside the restaurant so you leave with your clothes smelling like food and cigar and shisha. However it is a different experience... More 

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Padua, Italy
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939 reviews 939 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
519 helpful votes 519 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love Abou el sid ... the original here in Zamalek is the best for atmosphere I think , I like the haphazard decor , the old miss matched chairs , the frenetic pace of this place . The service is not always as good as it should be , but dont let this detrcat from the oveall good experience.... More 

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Abou El Sid A, Public Relations Manager at Abou el-Sid, responded to this review

That's one nice review! Thank you :) More 

Cologne, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were there at Porto Cairo, with the family. Overpriced, tasteless cold food, poor service were the least. Never again.

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Abou El Sid A, Public Relations Manager at Abou el-Sid, responded to this review

Dear swisshansa10, thank you for contacting us! We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We would like to hear more about your experience, please send us your contact details in a private message and the appropriate person will get in touch with you soon. More 

Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Recommended by tour operator and reservations made. Tour guide arranged to have us picked up after dinner at a specific time. After being seated for 20 minutes and table next to us who arrived after us were already getting help; we inquired who our waiter was and man said "I am" and walked away. Our appetizer finally arrived and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20227359640

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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