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Abou el-Sid

26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
+20227359640
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Ranked #30 of 3,910 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

just amazing. authentic. finely cooked. i've been there severla times before but this time was different , maybe because it has been a while since i was in Cairo. great molokheya, mombar, chicken liver, appetizers, all of it..just all of it . can't wait to be back ! thanks for a lovely meal :)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Dinner in this restaurant was like stepping into an old Egyptian story- the colours, the music, the furniture, even the cacophony of voices in such a small space. The food is the best I've had in Egypt so far. Generous portions, and quality ingredients. The service can be improved - we asked for tea 3 times and eventually gave up... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

To be honest, since there aren't that many similar restaurants in Cairo, it leaves Abou el Sid with a bit of an open field. The food is fine, service if fine, prices are a bit steep, and all together it's "fine".... But I don't dream of going there and don't lose any sleep if I didn't. But, if I was... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's become a tradition for my family and I to eat at at this restaurant on our regular twice per year visit to Cairo. Excellent service, always fresh and tasty food, & great old Cairo atmosphere. The best is the stuffed pigeon, the amazing traditional Egyptian starters, the Egyptian "baladi" salad, & the molokheyya with rabbit. Desserts are great too,... More

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Amman, Jordan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The decor and atmosphere in this restaurant is really lovely and really reminds you what a beautiful city you are in with a rich history. Unfortunately the food does not live up to the same standard. I ordered fattet djaj which was described as "Egyptian risotto" - the whole dish was extremely dry and tasteless, the chicken was totally dry.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Went with a group of friends and all apetizers were served cold including the arabic bread. The beef shrine was super spicy and when we complained the waiter said that is how it is! And left us behind. The chicken liver was very cold. We left most dishes and we ordered turkish coffee, it took so long and when we... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Service is really deteriorating there, ... Is not anymore the great Abou el Sid! We had Iftar/dinner during first week of Ramadan, and service was very slow - took 45 minutes before food was served - despite having some fasting people on the table! Food arrived, with "average" quality, was mostly spicy which is not always adequate for Ramadan, cold/not... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

only Abu elsid Zamalek is the best branch and I go there every time I have a guest ,the ambiance and staff is great and food choices is really good

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Abu Dhabi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great ambiance and real Egyptian food. The one at Citystars has a good accessable location. Staff will help you with the menu.

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Cairo, Egypt
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Being an Egyptian I could judge the slightest deterioration in taste. I also noticed the drop in service quality. It is a pity that they could not maintain the food & service quality. If it is your first time to taste Egyptian food you may give it a try because there are some menu items that worth trying.

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