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Citadel View Alain Le Notre

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Salah Salem, Cairo, Egypt
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Nice breakfast

I enjoyed having breakfast there in Friday morning, quite morning with the citadel view!! oriental music and sitting outdoor. Avoid hot days coz it's gonna be sweating outside

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2013
Mariana G
Cairo, Egypt
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This place offers great views and ambience. Definitely worth visiting for that. In terms of food we only had deserts because we had lunch elsewhere. I ordered a tantalising looking desert called "Kashtaleya with Honey". However, the flavours were not great but more significantly the main ingredient (which was in the name of the dish) was missing, honey...this was why... More 

1 Thank KamilHussain
Rome, Italy
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The place is indeed beautiful. It looks to be in Alhambra. The food at Studio average if not mediocre (We had to order a mixed fish grill for two, despite that they bring two grills). We went for dinner and it was empty. Waiters were sleepy, and could not speak good english nor explain the plates. While I was still... More 

Thank Kotik_dq
Sanaa, Yemen
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97 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I went there for Iftar dinner, the place have outstanding view for sure but the food is average, extremely expansive i would recommend this place to have coffee since they have great view.

Thank mhareth
Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great view and an open air atmosphere. Good food. Not so expensive. The best thing I liked was its atmosphere which is so lively! Gotta go again, should try it!

Thank MariamM92
Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I enjoyed having breakfast there in Friday morning, quite morning with the citadel view!! oriental music and sitting outdoor. Avoid hot days coz it's gonna be sweating outside

Thank Mariana G
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A very disappointing experience. Having read other (favourable) reviews we made the trip out to the Citadel View restaurant. Firstly, we had to pay an admission fee to the local garden in which the restaurant is located, despite arrival at nearly 10pm the gardens being invisible in the dark (unlit) and the gate attendant being told in Arabic by an... More 

1 Thank Ian B
Cairo, Egypt
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The sweets are very well done The price is a bit too much (with Egyptian standads) There is no seating looking at the citadel, except stone seats in an open balcony that does not fin in Summer at all.

1 Thank SherifSonbol
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of busy Cairo, just a 15-20 minute drive from Khan El Khalili. This building is home to both Alain Le Notre and Studio Misr. Studio Misr offers diners outdoor dining with a stunning view of Al Azhar Park as well as the pretty glinting lights of Cairo's many mosques... More 

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Sendai, Japan
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Services is very slow! However food quality is acceptable, don't try exotic food, just order simple kinds, try the mix grill it's the best thing they have. Salads look nice, but I've tried the smoked salmon it wasn't fresh, so don't try it.

Thank osama-alex
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Noisey Cairo falls away as you walk through the city park and reach this unique and special restaurant. Quite possibly the best location in the world with a breathtaking view. Go at sunset to see the mosques of Cairo in sillouette. Sit on the expansive patio and enjoy the garden's water features and park below. The food is good. The... More 

Thank MsLizzy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salah Salem, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 25109151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups


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