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“Great, but more expensive and not quite as good as the Greek Club/White & Blue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of FishMarket

FishMarket
El Gaish Road, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #9 of 1,194 restaurants in Alexandria
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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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“Great, but more expensive and not quite as good as the Greek Club/White & Blue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

delicious, great service
Great, but more expensive and not quite as good as the Greek Club/White & Blue (right next to Fort Qiat Bay, no signs in English so a little tricky to find...make sure you go UPSTAIRS, not the downstairs part because it is completely different)

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
“rich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

wide variety,perfect quality ,good test, fresh and sometimes alive fish, sea-view location, quit ,wide place nice atmosphere, very expensive :) polite staff.

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San Diego, California
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Beautiful View with Delicate Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Having been in Cairo for about a week on holiday, we were looking to get some sea food. With Alexandria only a 2 hour drive we decided to make the trip. Driving along the harbor/bay we noticed a familiar name, The Fish Market. We have many here in the states, but I do not know if they are the same “chain.” We walked in, a little under dressed. Many of the men were there having a late business lunch.

There was no menu. The only option was to pick your fish or shellfish, displayed beautifully with the price per pound labeled. It was like you were at an upscale supermarket in the Pacific Northwest. They asked you how you wanted it cooked and you returned to your table. While picking out our fish they dropped of 8 different types of humus with fresh Egyptian bread. Well, it was more of a pita/flat bread mixture. I am not a fan of humus, the texture gets to me. I did, however, try them all. I am glad I did. One tasted like feet, and one was a gross dairy based humus; all the others were delicious. They tasted fresh and all natural. They also brought a great Mediterranean salad. Even though it was winter, Egypt was kind of warm, so it was nice to have a refreshing salad. The fish was served with saffron rice. My wife and I were very pleased with our meal. We paid for us, our tour guide and had a few beers with tip the price as less than 41USD. For a great view and a very good meal, we were delighted with our choice.

  • Visited January 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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Miami, Florida
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We expected more after reading the reviews on TA. Our party had five different fish/seafood entrees -- all were prepared with a seasoning that overwhelmed the flavor of the fish and made the whole meal very average. All the entrees were fairly dry and tasted pretty much the same. The fish was certainly fresh, and they had a wonderful array to choose from. Our Egyptian friend ordered Nile fish, the rest of us had fish, sqid and shrimp from the sea. Unfortunately, the way the fish was cooked turned this meal into an uninspiring experience.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Egypt
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Restaurant for Elite society”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Fish market is a very good place to enjoy, I go there occasionally, I enjoy the view there very much specially the sunset, although it is called fish market but you can enjoy many other meals, the parking is not a problem at all though you are in the middle of the old city part in Alexandria, of course they have extensive fish meals menu.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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