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Abou el-Sid

#33 of 3,361 Restaurants in Cairo
#33 of 3,956 Places to Eat in Cairo
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26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
+20227359640
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food terrible service

I hE to write this about the restaurant Wich got good food nice atmosphere. But the service is terrible.... And it was not one time I went 2 times in 3 week. But terrible waiters.... Never find a response. If you ask for a fork or knife or salt no one gets anything.I guess this really needs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Ibrahim A
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food in this restaurant is excellent quality and the atmosphere of the restaurant is very good. It's quite expensive for Egyptian prices but the quality is worth it. Phoning ahead and making a booking is advisable as they are always busy. Can recommend the pigeon for main course (tastes better than you'd think) and om ali for pudding

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Salmiya, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing Egyptian food served by the worst, unprofessional , dull , unfriendly waiters and managers you could possibly meet, thus made it a poor dining experience especially that there are other better alternatives for Egyptian food.

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

Dear Andrea, We are extremely sorry for the incident you had to face at Abou El Sid, we kindly request you send us your contact details by a private message so that we can contact you! We apologize again for this mishap and will be waiting for your reply to take action concerning this. More 

Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Best Egyptian food in Cairo. Great taste and service with average prices You should taste the staffed pigeons and tajins

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

Thank you John for your kind feedback! More 

Kuwait
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

On Tuesday the 16th of July, we (my mother, brother, pregnant wife, child & myself) arrived at Abu elsid in zamalek at 1800. We were received by a very unhappy employee ( a bit over weight, glasses & not a looker) no name tag of course. He was very reluctant to show is the menu. He said we have to... More 

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

Dear wafinka, We are extremely sorry for the incident you had to face at Abou El Sid, we kindly request you send us your contact details by a private message so that we can contact you! We apologize again for this mishap and will be waiting for your reply to take action concerning this. More 

bahrain
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

i liked everything,the atmosphere was amazing like you are in old Cairo ,food was delicious and the service was fantastic .will recommend it strongly .

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

Hello Rania, Thank you for the great feedback! We hope to see you again at Abou El Sid! More 

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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

perfect taste and design with suitable atmosphere for eating , very delicious food and drinks , enjoy it

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

Thank you Makram for the kind review! Looking forward to seeing you again at Abou El Sid:) More 

Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been many times to this restaurant, last time was in april. The food (mezzeh) was OK. Nothing great, but it was passable. However you could very well drop the starters and go straight for the main courses. They make home cooked main courses which you otherwise only get if you are lucky enough to eat home with an... More 

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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! Looking forward to seeing you again at Abou El Sid! More 

Cairo, Egypt
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Abo elsid is an excellent oriental food restaurant it presents Egyptian oriental food with very good service and amazing quality

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I hE to write this about the restaurant Wich got good food nice atmosphere. But the service is terrible.... And it was not one time I went 2 times in 3 week. But terrible waiters.... Never find a response. If you ask for a fork or knife or salt no one gets anything.I guess this really needs attention.

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

Hello Ibrahim, We are extremely sad about your experience you had at Abou El Sid, we kindly request you send us your contact details by a private message so that we can contact you! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went to Abo El Sid in Zamalec and in porto cairo branches . Delecious food and same quality in both branches the place is clean and the staff are friendly. The 2 branches have different spirits though both use elegant furniture. . Little bit pricey but if you like oriental food you should try it

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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 hope to see you soon again! More 

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Additional Information about Abou el-Sid

Address: 26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
Phone Number: +20227359640
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian

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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: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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