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Abou el-Sid

#32 of 3,345 Restaurants in Cairo
#32 of 3,948 Places to Eat 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old Cairo House to dine with some local celebrities around

The perfect range of local food in one of the best atmospheres I've ever been in Cairo. One of the favourite restaurants of the many celbrities living in Zamalek. A must try in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Samia Italia E
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Cairo
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best places for having tasty and delecious Egyptian Food Cool atmosphere and decoration Melokheya, marinated Chekin and rice are the best

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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189 reviews 189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Be sure to book a table whichever night of the week, as this restaurant gets full with a good bohemian crowd of locals, ex pats and tourists. Having booked, you probably will still have to wait a long time for your table, but will be able to enjoy a drink at the bar. The darkly lit restaurant is beautifully furnished... More 

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

Wow! What a review! Thank you for the time and effort to write us this awesome review :) More 

Cairo, Egypt
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The best Egyptian Food ever, the quality is amazing, the portion is more than enough and the service is brilliant!

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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! Visit us again soon :) More 

Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Once you open the door you travel in a second throgh the great history of egypt .. they really succeded to sharm you with the history glory by a real atmospher of old Cairo , thats you will be surprised if your mobile get a call ( how would be a mobile in the 50's) Really great expeirince that you... More 

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

Your review put a smile on our faces :) Thank you for the kind review and the photos! We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I went to Maadi branch, the setting is excellent, the out door are is very good, but only when at winter!! the indoors area has a theme of old cairo, very good, food is great, speed of service is also good. A very good place for those who like the trditional 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 great review! We hope to see you again very soon :) More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Service was slow and unfriendly. When visited there was no water in bathroom. Food and atmosphere was good in general. Worst experience when paying, we were told that there was a minimum charge EP180 per person. our bill was for Ep182 and we were 2 people. We had to pay EP360. We were later told by a local that this... More 

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

Dear Rahb H, We are extremely sorry for the incident you had to face at Abou El Sid, as we do not have minimum charge at any of our branches. So kindly inform us which branch have you visited and we'd appreciate if you can send us your contact info in order to follow-up with our team and get back... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The perfect range of local food in one of the best atmospheres I've ever been in Cairo. One of the favourite restaurants of the many celbrities living in Zamalek. A must try in town.

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

Thank you Samia Italia E for the kind review, looking forward to seeing you again soon :) More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Food was good. Service was bad. Cleanses of the tables was bad. Not suitable for kids becasue of sheesha smoke was too much.

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

Dear Abdul Jabbar A, We deeply apologize for the inconvenience you faced and we thank you for your honest feedback. We kindly request from you to send us which branch did you visit and your contact information so we can call you in person. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had 2 different meals at this restaurant and pretty much everything we ordered was delicious - the stuffed pigeon, tahini, stuffed vine leaves, mesaka'a, okra tajin, molokheya. Their mint lemonades were also very refreshing. Service can be slow at times, but the food is well worth it.

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

Thank you for the kind review Gustavo T :) More 

Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice restaurant where you can taste rage real Egyptian food also the decoration is very nice , They have new branch at Suncity mall which is much better than Zamalk one

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

Thank you for the kind review Ehab E :) 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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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