I have tried this restaurant based on the advice of a local. I was the only customer during the lunch time on a Saturday.
I would have left the place when the waiter have shown me the almost mummified fish on display and claimed that they have just arrived, and proposed a (farmed) Mediterranean sea bass freshly arrived yesterday from Red Sea. I passed the see bass and asked for a fresh red sea fish.
I tried the set menu with soup, salad and a fish file. As I've tested the muddy taste of a river fish in the soup I asked the waiter that I do not want to eat a fresh water fish, and he assured me that they do not serve river fish in this restaurant...
Salads were OK. However the grilled fish was so salty that I had to leave it after the first bite. The shrimp was worst; even with the heavy load of salt, herbs and marinade to cover the taste, smell and texture, it was obvious that they were rotten and not edible. The 3 slices of fried calamari were fresh(probably frozen), however tasteless.
When I asked for the bill, for the first time in Egypt, I've been charged for a 20% "government tax"...
The Value Added Tax in Egypt is 10% and is already included in all consumer prices.
The waiter could not show me the statement about the tax (payment) on the menu, or explain why he had only two bills in the bill stub with 20% tax. I refused to pay the additional 20%.
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