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“Excellent in all areas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kebabgy

Kebabgy
3 El Thawra Council Street | P.O. Box 732, El Orman - Giza, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #65 of 3,919 restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant situated in Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah hotel. Mostly patronised by locals and VIPs.
Norddeutschland
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632 reviews 632 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 199 cities Reviews in 199 cities
493 helpful votes 493 helpful votes
“Excellent in all areas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

After arriving at the Sofitel we ha a tour around the premises to check it out and when we arrived at the Kebabgy at 1pm we were offered a free bread to just have a taste. Very good first impression and the next night we cma ein to have food they staid with it.

A very nice outdoor seating with a very good view over the nile and the passing boats sheltered form the wind (which can be cold in March in Cairo). We had the cold mezze and all of them were freshly made, very tasty and this could have been enough for us. I tried the mixed grill and my girlfriend the chicken and both came in timed so that some mezze were still left (which made for interesting mixes) perfectly grilled and on a little BBQ to keep it warm while we were eating.

A very nice idea because the portin wa so big that we could hardly finish it all.

The staff was friendly very fast and efficinet and unobtrusive as well so we had a wonderful menu in a very nice setting and enjoyed it very much. If you are not a good eater, leave the appetizers out.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“I don't like”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I don't like either the food ,nor the staff , neither their attitude , no customer service at all .....

Visited November 2012
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Roma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Scegliete la terrazza esterna! Vista sul Nilo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The place is located inside the Sofitel, there is a beautiful terrace outside, unfortunately weather was too cold to stay there. Inside the light are too bright, the music is live Egyptian very cozy.
Food mezzes are good, and the best main dishes are lamb chops or half grilled chicken or shish taouk. Desserts are not exceptional, they are average. Forget the fruit salad, it is made of apples and cantaloupe melon... That's it. Another think we did not like, around 11 pm the restaurant guy at the terrace put back the terrace cushions on our window blocking the view... Place to come but watch out for the service.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“A very popular waterfront eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Reserve ahead for a ringside seat near the Nile and enjoy watching the disco boats with neon-flashing palm trees whisk by! Excellent Middle-Eastern food which inevitably is too much for Westerners - so under-order if you, like me, are uncomfortable with waste in a city with many living without.

When you finish your meal, take the time to wander through the Sofitel Hotel, there may well be a world-class free pianist or quartet playing in the foyer which you can enjoy for free.

Visited February 2013
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Alexandria, Egypt
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very bad food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Food was not cooked well and even the taste was off, we returned it and they brought it back worse than before, really bad experience.... It used to be a good restaurant

Visited February 2013
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