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San Marino

Chinese, Asian, Korean
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29 Rd. 263 | Maadi, Beside Mostafa Pharmacy, Cairo, Egypt
02 2519 2451
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dont judge appearances till you try

I have spent many evenings in San Marinos.You never know what will happen. Quiet evenings turn out loud when an unexpected crowd turn up. Food always tasty and drinks reasonably priced. Decor needs upgrading . It is part of the charm of the place .Go give it a try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
hesmile
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springfield
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After trying almost all Asian restaurants in Maadi (if not all of Cairo), I must say San Marino serves the best food and overall is the most enjoyable Asian dinner experience for me. It is not fancy at all and rather downplayed. You have the typical big Samsung tv at the end of the corridor with a Korean channel playing.... More 

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Thank aolama
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A good variety of Korean homecooked food at reasonable prices next door to a British style sports pub. Strange, but worth a visit.

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Thank HanoiAsh
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Excellent watering hole to visit for late night drinks and a game of darts or pool. Can get pretty filled on a Thursday night, but worth a trip. They also have very good Korean food.

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Thank Steven A
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is basically a tiny little bar with a pool table, where you can get some cheap booze, have some peanuts at the bar, and waste some time shooting pool with a friend.

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Thank BigDaddy_JP
springfield
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I have spent many evenings in San Marinos.You never know what will happen. Quiet evenings turn out loud when an unexpected crowd turn up. Food always tasty and drinks reasonably priced. Decor needs upgrading . It is part of the charm of the place .Go give it a try.

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Thank hesmile
Houston, TX
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I moved to Egypt recently, and we've been to San Marino three times. Please don't let the appearance discourage you. The food is great, the service excellent, and the beer is very cold, a big plus at lunch in Maadi. We love the varied appetizers they bring out before the meal; the soups are excellent, and the... More 

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Thank TlottTexas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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507 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

If you like Asian food, then you are going to want to try this place. It is located in New Maadi, but don't judge a book by its cover. I have eaten here several times because it is only a five minute walk from my flat. I have never been disappointed with the service of the food. The staff is... More 

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Thank Kyle L
springfield
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

San Marino's. The Korean food served here is very tasty and reasonable sized portions. Sweet and sour and spicy prawns or chicken is just what it says it is great if you like spicey.Choice of beer is limited but what they have is lovely and cold. Decor has not changed much in many many years but neither have the prices.... More 

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Thank hesmile
Chicago, Illinois USA & Cairo, Egypt
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220 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The owners are authentic Korean couple who has lived in Cairo for decades. The side dishes and salads that come out in the beginning are all homemade and made by hand. They also have a Chinese chef, so all their Chinese dishes taste great!!!! It has the extra little touch that makes it more than just regular Chinese (like Peking... More 

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Thank cairoegypt
Cairo
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

If you are craving excellent Chinese and Korean, this is the place to go. I went twice in one month. Food is super and it is easy to find parking in that area. Don't get discouraged from the decor of the place, it could need a bit of a face lift, but it is very typical. Once you sit down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Rd. 263 | Maadi, Beside Mostafa Pharmacy, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 02 2519 2451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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