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5 Sharia Sayyed al-Bakry | Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Smokey, ok atmosphere & good food

The usual problem with bars in Cairo: the cigarettes smoke compounded by very bad ventilation. I must admit upstairs is much better ventilated than downstairs, so always book a table upstairs. Atmosphere is ok, a bit on the cheap side. Food is good & has a good variety of appetizers. With not many... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

At Zamalek and an easy going place with good food incl veggies and wide range of drinks. Nice openminded locals.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

L'Aubergin has been known for quite some time now, they are one of the few place you can go out for a drink in Heliopolis. They serve good food and local drink from Egypt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The usual problem with bars in Cairo: the cigarettes smoke compounded by very bad ventilation. I must admit upstairs is much better ventilated than downstairs, so always book a table upstairs. Atmosphere is ok, a bit on the cheap side. Food is good & has a good variety of appetizers. With not many bar choices in Cairo, l'Aubergine is OK.

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Mississauga, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

First time been there but from the first step in and you are treated with lots of courtesy and smiley faces. Cosy atmosphere, quick service and delicious finger food "Mezzah"... Music nice not loud... and reasonable prices.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I visited the Zamalek restaurant L'Aubergine twice in one week, once by myself and once with friends. I had the same dishes each time. A delicious potato croquette (bomba) filled with smoked salmon for a starter 20 LE and the gnocchi with blue cheese sauce for main 40LE, both were delicious. A stella beer cost 30LE and there was a... More 

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Hurghada, Egypt
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the staff is so rude, even the guy stands their by the door asks for a tip, he's talking to everyone in a dirty way, the toilets are so dirty......all about it was horrible, we ordered some food it came COLD and it can never tastes worse than it was OMG, it was such a bad day.

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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had two positive experiences at L'aubergine. The ravioli was tasty. The inside could get smoky, but we always ate early and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Service was good, although upstairs we weren't allowed to sit anywhere because all of the (empty) tables were reserved. Finally convinced the staff that we would only be an hour and were able to... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

let's start by saying this is a very unique restaurant. It's has the feeling of old Egypt. The first thing you notice as you walk in the grand front entrance is the smoke. Plan to wash your clothes the next day because you'll smell it on your clothes as soon as you wake up. By modern standards it's only worth... More 

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Rome
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We went there to watch a football match...this place is nt bad its a 2 floor pub,downstairs is the restaurant and upstairs the pub.we sat at the bar ordered food and drinks.the barman didnt know how to do the cocktail we asked for and he was a bit shy ....as for the food it was so so.i can say that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I can't believe that my sister was denied entrance to this place because she is veiled!!! Are we in the 1800's!!! Where places can decide who can come in or not just because what she wears!!! Then never happened to us in all the European states we have been too!!! lousy rules lousy management... And for sure not a place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Sharia Sayyed al-Bakry | Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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