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Abou el Sid

Mediterranean, Egyptian
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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
Step aside from the hubbub of Zamalec and luxuriate in a haven of authentic charm.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Rick R
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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Murray Bridge, Australia
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6 reviews
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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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Dhahran
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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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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