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“Nice but overpriced” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abou el-Sid

Abou el-Sid
26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
+20227359640
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Ranked #29 of 3,919 Restaurants in Cairo
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice but overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Food was very nice and tasty. Deffo reflects the authentic egy cousine... but in my opinion its overpriced. Atmosphere is great. I recommend it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Romantic return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Food good as always, atmosphere authentic, service poor! Kept waiting for ages when there were tables free. Maitre d rude. Reasonable prices for good food quality however.

Visited April 2013
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San Jose
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“nice restaurant in Zamalek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

pleasant, nice decor, varied menu. we got rabbit and stuffed pigeon along with some of the standards and it was all good.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The restaurant is tucked away down a small street and there is no big signage out the front, so you need to keep a look out for the big doors.

The atmosphere inside this place is great. You feel like you are in the middle east - dim lighting, smokey ambiance, low ceilings, very decorative, and the smell of shisha lingering in the air.

Food was pleasant, and not too pricey. A fair variety but lots of vegetarian options.

The staff don't seem to speak a lot of English, so I probably wouldn't be trying to change up what's on their menu too much.

Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Tasty - and smokey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Loved the restaurant, like something out of the movie Casablanca. There is a lot of sheesha smoking, so be prepared for a thin cloud of smokiness. Food was great, surrounding even better. Order lots of small stuff and spin the table tray to share it around

Visited March 2013
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