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Abou el Sid

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45 Street 7 | Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
380 5050
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little place on Zamalek

Good was amazing. More expensive than some but still a good deal for the quality and ambiance. The service started well but, got a little inattentive towards the end. Our shisha took so long to arrive we ended up cancelling it. Not easy to find but the locals in the area are more than willing to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good was amazing. More expensive than some but still a good deal for the quality and ambiance. The service started well but, got a little inattentive towards the end. Our shisha took so long to arrive we ended up cancelling it. Not easy to find but the locals in the area are more than willing to help you locate it.

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Thank lolabug
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place. Whether it's a place to sit with a beer and a shisha and a book to unwind, or a place for a formal meal - this ticks all the boxes. Great food and friendly staff - though the waiters are a bit slow. Friendly cats. Sometimes other guests let their kids run round the place screaming,... More 

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Thank shaggyd0g1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

great ambience that captures the Egyptian spirit as soon as you enter. food is very delicious, their special is shakaseyya; theough their molokheya is also to die for

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Thank 279rema
Meknes
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am writing about the Maadi branch of Abou El Sid. I'd walked by the restaurant several times without going in as it always looked dark, but one night my husband and I decided to give it a try. We were happily surprised. The décor is wonderful - like an old Egyptian home from the 19th century. Comfortable armchairs and... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to hangout and eat. Decent food and reasonable price for visitors. Service was alright as well. We thought of going there again but picked some other place. Reserve first!

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Thank KhalidKabeer
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I went to zamalek branch the food was delicious. , I went to dandy mall branch the food and everything was just perfect . Do not meet these 2 branches the good is more than delicious . But Porto Cairo branch is terrible no management filthy clothes , food is terrible the place is not clean at all everything was... More 

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Thank Ibrahim A
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The most authentic surroundings that you will find in Cairo. Best to go with a group of friends or family and share. The stuffed pigeon is an acquired taste... but the fish soup and mezze are definitely worth the trip.

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Thank Rick R
Murray Bridge, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I went to this restaurant often when I lived in Maadi 2012/2013, great food, cold beer (not always easy to find) good service and a great atmosphere, highly recommended.

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Thank ToddyQ
Dhahran
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I love this restaurant. I went there like million times.. it is noway for me to visit Cairo without going there.. I love their food, the decoration, the service, and the shisha If you never tried a good and clean Egyptian food than this is the right place to do so

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Thank Sawsan A
Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As an Egyptian, I always wondered why almost no Restaurants in Cairo offer the the large variety of Foods we cook at home and enjoy at the Houses of friends and relatives,until Abou El Sid opened in Maadi a few years ago. I revisited this Restaurant recently and found it to be still the best place to sample our Home... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Street 7 | Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 380 5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Egyptian

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