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157 Shar'a 26 Yulyu, | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic french restaurant

Located in a huge 19th century apartment near the Marriott Hotel in Zamalek. Decor is very trendy and classy. Food was good to great. Nice place for a private or business dinner. They have alcoholic beverages . Recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
osamaelhout
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Cairo, Egypt
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Cairo, Egypt
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Located in a huge 19th century apartment near the Marriott Hotel in Zamalek. Decor is very trendy and classy. Food was good to great. Nice place for a private or business dinner. They have alcoholic beverages . Recommended

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Padova
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Simply, at 7 o'clock in the evening I was the only customer asking for food and there were other two persons seated at the bar. I ordered a beer, a little pizza and a linguini with shrimps. I saw that all the waiters were wasting time speaking one to each other. After 30 (!!!) minutes nothing happened...I paid the beer... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

From the road this place looks like a dusty dump. But inside is a very nice restaurant and bar It has all the drinks and can even get french wines. Had a great shiraz Dinner was steak and salad. Amazing food and service.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

La bodega is a bit hidden if you do not know it. Their selection of local and Mediterranean food is very good and the atmosphere with the oriental furnishing is beautiful. You can come here having food or just to have a drink in the late evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Make sure your cab driver gets the full address right for La Bodega, as there are no external signs of its existence on the 1st floor of a wonderful Art Deco building - even though the lift doesn't stop at the restaurants floor, take a cheeky ride in the lift anyway, just for the joy of feeling how it used... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great atmosphere. Amazing service. A lot of foreigners and locals. It's a place you don't want to leave....

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Cairo, Egypt
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287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After a couple of meetings in Zamalek we ducked in to La Bodega with a visiting colleague who had heard so much about it and expressed a long desire to eat there. We found the larger and newer side was "closed." It was being remodeled but I didn't get the sense that it will reopen as La Bodega or if... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have eaten at La Bodega twice and I have to say that it was the best food I've had in Cairo. The quality of flavors and preparation was great in comparison with other nearby options in Zamalek. I loved the atmosphere, even when the power was out for hours! The service did take a very long time, even though... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A place to special occasions. Great design and atmosphere, quality of the food are ok, good choice of alcoholic beverages and the staff are always present with a smile and the level of English is the best that I catch so far, in Cairo. The only negative aspect goes to the price...700EGP for 2 persons, seems unreal for the reality... More 

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Broadway, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As a newcomer to Cairo and having heard a lot about and having read several reviews about La Bodega, maybe my expectations were too high. I expected a full house, at least half of which were ex-pats, a lively bar scene, and excellent food. What I actually found was an establishment that is, literally, only half of what it used... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 Shar'a 26 Yulyu, | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business

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