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

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  • 19
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  • 17
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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 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
Iftar in Ramadan

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Islam G
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Cairo, Egypt
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English first
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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

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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Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews
15 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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Cairo
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Elsewhere
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 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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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 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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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

as i always like whatever types of BBQ, i tried almost all of the restaurants in country, serving grilled meat (kebab and kofta), the least in quality was this restaurant, but it is the best in service and cleanliness in addition that prices are much expensive than average, but still if not living in country and knowing all secrets, you'll... More 

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Pakistan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My Egyptian friend took me for lunch at Abou Shakra and I must admit I wasn't disappointed. The chicken grill was one of the best I had in a while. The appetizers and salads were really tasty esp the sauces and pickles. The servings were also quite big we couldn't finish most of it. The Turkish coffee was a bit... More 

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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Many people think of abu shakra as the expensive place to eat at... Well I tell you it's the best place to eat at guaranteeing high quality meat and taste... It simply never fades... Always my favorite place

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Restaurant Details

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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