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Samakmak

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42 Kasr Raas El Teen Street | Anfushi, Alexandria, Egypt
03481 1560
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Located very close to the Citadel Qa'itbey, this restaurant is not as upscale as the Fish Market, another well known seafood restaurant in the same neighborhood. But the food is excellent. It's owned by a former belly dancer who has turned her attention to serving hungry people with the freshest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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fort worth
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117 reviews 117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I must say that flying in from Hurghada to Alexandria a fellow passenger recommended the restaurant. He was a long time (born & raised) Alexandrian. I made it a point to stop at the restaurant for lunch during my stay in Alexandria. The staff was great. The food even better. The fish I had was fresh (lemon, garlic & butter)... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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258 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Located very close to the Citadel Qa'itbey, this restaurant is not as upscale as the Fish Market, another well known seafood restaurant in the same neighborhood. But the food is excellent. It's owned by a former belly dancer who has turned her attention to serving hungry people with the freshest seafood available. It's worth a visit!

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Alexandria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Excellent service, extremely helpful and friendly staff, huge variety and Food is so fresh and delicious! The best Seafood place in Alexandria

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Bologna, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Samakmak offers fresh delicious fish and seafood. The seafood soup is exceptional. The shrimps (grilled, fried, or with butter and tomato) are extraordinary. Nice service. It is however expensive, but definitely worth it.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I visited this Resturant with my family during Eid holiday . It is one of the famous fish and sea food at Alexandria . Yes it provide very good and delicious menu with good quality service but we all felt that is very expensive in relation to our order . But we enjoyed the food their also its location at... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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197 reviews 197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The fish, squid, crab, mussels, and shrimp, all look very fresh! We had grilled shrimp which was unbelievable. I had asked for grilled calamari which turned out to be amazing! Calamari grilled with green peppers, onions and tomato, and turns out they call it calamari fajita! And the side order of rice turned out to be the most delicious seafood... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Let me start by saying it is expensive compared to others and that's why it gets 4 stars. It serves great fish and worth the extra money though. The food is delicious.. I simply loved it! However, if you are a foreigner, DON'T USE the MENU! Ask the waiter for their specialties and maybe talk to the locals... Egyptians eat... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

the fish was fresh and the cooking excellent. Unfortunately they have no desserts. The location is not ideal but definitely worth the trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We went to this place after a review in a guide book. There was no fish on display. The food was ok at best. given the amount of fish restaurants there are in Alex, it will be very easy to find better.

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Cairo, Egypt
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

it is a small cozy nice restaurant located near the old harbor of Alexandria and Al Anfoushy Palace in Bahary area of Ancient Alexandria, it is a small restaurant that may take max of 30 to 40 people , it do not have a view , but the fish there is great taste, nicely made by professional cooks , their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Kasr Raas El Teen Street | Anfushi, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Alexandria Governorate  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 03481 1560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Egyptian

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