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82 El-Sayid El-Merghany, Cairo, Egypt
19090
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 20
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Egyptian Food

We enjoyed our daughter's 18th birthday dinner at Abou Shakra on 28 August 2015. We were seated at a table on the 2nd floor right at the windows so we could enjoy the light show on the great pyramids and the sphynx just across the way. The food was very good, and the servers brought our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
sweetseraphim
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Boulder, CO
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Dahab, Egypt
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

That is not my first visit there , food is great - specially the kofta - atmosphere is great I tried as well the cream caramel it was super tasty I totally recommend that restaurant , I will be back

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Thank Shamsiii
Furtwangen, Germany
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159 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We ate there two days ago, ordered delivery so I can't say anything about the service except that they need 75 Mins to deliver, the kofta was perfect, Hawashi was too spicy, inedible to be precise

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Thank Abdo_Chivas
Boulder, CO
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We enjoyed our daughter's 18th birthday dinner at Abou Shakra on 28 August 2015. We were seated at a table on the 2nd floor right at the windows so we could enjoy the light show on the great pyramids and the sphynx just across the way. The food was very good, and the servers brought our daughter a HUGE birthday... More 

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Thank sweetseraphim
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Very bad service and the food is not clean very strong heart burn probably the food is loaded with bacteria plastic pieces in tahini sauce unpleasant experience.

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1 Thank Nady G
Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

I used to visit Abou Shakra, I love kebab and kofta in there they have there own taste, but as usual service in there is below average you have to ask more than once, good and clean food, advice don't try in crowded days.

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Thank Islam G
Cairo, Egypt
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When you hear this name in Egypt, being one of the oldest names in Egypt for the best grills .. you'll expect to taste the best as well. I do admit the food taste good .. make sure you try the mix grill and kebab because i guess that's the best they do .. now the bad side about that... More 

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Thank Mohamed_Ali88
Cairo
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I'm writing this review coz I had several bad experiences with their home delivery Abo shakra does offer the best most authentic and tasty kebab and kofta meal u can ever experience in my opinion However, they're way over priced And the portion is incredibly small To make matters worse their delivery service seems to always miss a thing Today... More 

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Thank HebaEl-Geneady
Elsewhere
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

good vale, simply presented and tasty. nothing complex or exotic just simple food with a clear menu.

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Thank visitorwithsense
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place was good 20 years ago, it is old food not busy place at all and if you understand the Arabic food you will know what i am talking about, save your money and ask the Locals where to eat, and be aware that some of them will give you bad advice lol...

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1 Thank FAIRGUY9
Madrid, Spain
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94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I went here to eat Dinner, I ordered Pigeon with Stuffed Rice and Pepsi, the meal was served with fries and bread. The Pigeon was not good at all, there was no meat, only skin. I guess other dishes would be good, people have written good reviews, but the pigeon is not good at all and the food is on... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 El-Sayid El-Merghany, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 19090

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