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Abou el Sid

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45 Street 7 | Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
380 5050
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Egyptian Food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Sawsan A
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Dhahran
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  • Late Night
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Dhahran
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

went to abu el sid while a was visiting friends in maadi nice restaurant great meals also very good sitting outside or inside ,good decoration

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Bend, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I've eaten at Abou el Sid several times and the food and service are consistently good. They have a great selection of Egyptian dishes which include meat. If you know the culture you will know that meat is not the go to for most meals because of the cost. There is beautiful sheltered outdoor seating and indoors is plush and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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404 reviews 404 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

As we approached a week long holiday on the last day of the work week, and because I was traveling during Ramadan, we didn't get to have a company Iftar, I decided to treat the staff to an Eid El Adha "feast." The Eids - both Eid El Fitr and Eid El Adha, are known in Egypt as the lesser... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A good selection of Epytian dishes that seemed to attract as many locals smoking shisha and sharing a drink (always a good sign), as tourists and expats looking to try the local grub. The seafood tagine was good, though basically seafood with tomato sauce on rice. chicken liver "alexandria style" was liver with gravy, onions nad green peppers. All in... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A great place to go,,, they serve really good food, all Egyptian, feels like home and your grandma made lunch for you. The decor is also making the atmosphere super cool with the old furniture, floor, even the tableaux are just beautiful. In Ramadan they serve great food for Suhour, and their shisha is really good, you gotta try it!

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Toronto
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This restaurant is located in the Zamalek Island. The place is crowded so make sure to reserve in advance. We had really fresh Babagnoush and lemony Tahina for appetisers. (Note: They don't have hummus on the menu). Chicken with walnut sauce was delicious. Om Ali for dessert was recommended and very good. The portions are quite large. Dinner for three... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

oriental ambience and delicious food..best branch is in zamalek. You have to try Keshk ,stuffed vine leaves and mombar for appetizers.main dish specialty is molokheya and white rice.try om Ali for dessert ..but gotta warn you.the food is a bit heavy..better go there hungry ...enjoy

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The food on offer at Abou el Sid is delicious and traditionally authentic Egyptian. Great for Vegetarians and carnivores alike, they offer a selection of mezzes which is great if you are in a group of friends. You can dine al fresco or inside. They also offer Shisha after your meal with a variety of different flavours. The portions are... 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

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