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“No , not my best try” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mince

Mince
13 Ahmed Heshmat | Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #76 of 3,336 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Cairo, Egypt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“No , not my best try”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Well , the piece of meat is all what it counts when it comes to burger .. So its not tasty - regardless that we ordered both ًpieces medium well and mine was well done and my wife's came rare to medium - But its kind of not juicy , not pure meat as we expected.
Service is good but not perfect , no extra or complimentary guestures or free fries including. I used to have sides in my dish and talkin about burger so it is a frensh fries and/or Cucumber Pickled , but in mince , you must pay for it.
Anyways i found the rusberry topping a good idea in my sandwich and thats it.
The bread is not that fresh to melt in your mouth
Buttom line : its a burger that you can find anywhere in a cafe or restaurant , and if you are in zamalek try " burger factory " .. Best burger can be

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Quite Nice - lots of areas for improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Part of a new wave of gourmet burger places to hit Cairo.

Mince has an okay atmosphere, although it seems to be lost halfway between fast-food and restaurant without really fitting nicely into both.

The restaurant is small and not very cosy, with ill-fitting tables and a lot of staff hanging around. It is nice to see an open-kitchen which gives confidence to the hygene. The restaurant is a pay at the counter and collect your food from a window kind of place.

The food is good-ish. Great quality bread and okay quality burgers. The fillings are a little inedible (large chunks of pickle/onion) and you only get plastic knifes and forks with no plate, so it is a little hard to attack the HUGE burger you receive. That said, the burgers are good and definitely enjoyed it. Had a great milkshake but the choice of drinks was poor (no fanta, no diet coke or sprite) and the sides were also quite poor. We had sweet potato fries which were soggy and onion rings which were way too greasy.

The menu is good and you can pretty much build your own burger. The prices are also very reasonable.

Overall, not a bad place and would go again but is lacking somewhat in identity and definitely needs to provide more variety in drinks, improve the quality of fillings/sides and provide some better cutlery (or have less crusty buns which you can eat easily with your hands).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Try the lamb burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The last year has been great for burgers in Zamalek with three new gourmet burger places opening up. I like all three. I think Mince has the best burgers, although I enjoy them all. My friends say the lamb burger is amazing, but they only grind up a certain amount of lamb each day, so get there early. I thought that the hand cut fries would be like boardwalk fries in the US, but they are not. They are much chunkier and not cooked in peanut oil. When I ordered a shake (which was on the menu) I was told that they did not have it. I was disappointed. In any case, if you are on the north end of Zamalek and you want a burger, Mince is worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“A very nice and new place to eat at in Zamalek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Mince does great hamburgers, the best so far that I have had in Egypt. However, expect to pay western prices for them.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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