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“great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Bodega

La Bodega
157 Shar'a 26 Yulyu, | Balmoral Hotel, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #61 of 3,919 restaurants in Cairo
Price range: $10 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Cairo, Egypt
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

two restaurants french and italian both are great wonderful food , liquers and high standered ppl . situated in zamalek island ifront of marriott hotel. resevation required, ooooo great music

Visited March 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian set menu options!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We made a reservation for 7pm, somewhat early for this time of year and conflicting with iftar (meal for breaking fast during Ramadan). When we arrived, Aperitivo, which was where we thought we had made reservations, was closed. But the folks at Bistro (right next door and also part of La Bodega) ushered us in and said that Aperitivo is closed during Ramadan. There is also no alcohol served during Ramadan...probably explain why there was only one other diner the whole time we were there (7-9pm).
As vegetarians, we were thrilled to see that they actually had a vegetarian set menu page with two options for each of 3 courses. My wife and I sampled each and all were delicious!! They included a Mexican gazpacho, a cubed cheese and eggplant dish, veggie lasagna (very interesting take, with very light pasta and cheese and mostly veggies - very tasty!!), couscous with veggies and tomato soupy stuff (and interesting sweet-spicy sauce to add), sherbet and fruit salad. All of this, and each set was just 62LE!! The meal also started with a good assortment of breads - the cheese/bread sticks were particularly good.
Our waiter was Carlos(?), and he was excellent.
Definitely plan to go back!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cairo's ultimate restaurant and Bar - Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I never get tired of this place which is actually an old renovated apartment in an apartment building in Zamalak. With high ceilings typical of old Cairo architecture, you feel like you're visiting a glamorous friend's home. The food is out of this world. The beef fillet is to die for. The service is great! No one leave Labodega without a smile on his face

Visited July 2012
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cairo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“the food was good and the place is quit but its getting old it defiantly needs rennovation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

the food was good and the place is quit but its getting old it defiantly needs rennovation

Visited June 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Very good food, two separate restaurants, both excellent. An italian one and an international one. Very interesting at night also as you have a dedicated area for each restaurant that becomes a sort of pub. Only inconvenient (as usual in Cairo) can be smoke, as there are no separated areas. If this is important for you, try to go there for lunch as it's generally not so crowded.

Visited July 2012
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