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Abou el-Sid

#10 of 4,016 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
+20 2 27359640
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New York
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107 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmospheric, smoky restaurant with pretty ordinary Egyptian fare. Your Egyptian pounds will go further and the food quality better at many other restaurants in the area.

Thank dk424
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Egyptian food in Cairo. Go for lunch as it's a bit heavy. Try the sharksiya, mosaqaa, adas appetizer, milokhya. I would go there again!

Rouen, France
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is delicious, the personnel very nice and the ambiance typical. We enjoyed it a lot! The best restaurant in Zamalek

Thank anca_vasiliu
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the branch of mall al Arab we ordered plenty of egyptian dishes all were great ..with good value of money I recommend their musaqaa and sugar cane juice

Thank Wesal A
Sanaa, Yemen
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place serving delicious Egyptian traditional food with an amazing atmosphere, look no further. The decoration of the place is lovely, the service is very good, and the food is delicious as well.

Thank Saqr A
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Abou El Sid is one of the best Egyptian traditional food restaurants in Egypt, but it's somehow overpriced

Thank MostafaTamer
Cairo, Egypt
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169 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

its one of my fav places in egypt for egyptian food, the food is delicious and the design of the place is beautiful. highly recommended

Thank Aya E
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after being recommended in the hotel. We were three and although we had a reservation it was not even asked. You need to be a bit aggressive to get a table but once seated the food is really good and you can realise as most of the customers are Egyptians. We order a combination of starters and it... More 

Thank Juan Camilo V
Cologne, Germany
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Zamalek island in the middle of Cairo the restaurant has a good kitchen with flavorful dishes. If you are not sure what to take try the antipasti sampler, a with a tahini as main dish you can not go wrong. And the main entertainment is not started yet; the locals like the good dishes and the interiors are... More 

Thank Plino
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went for a dinner to About el sid in alzamilek and on arrival we passed the restaurant as it is door is not clear so we have to ask and when we went in it was all dark place with heavy smoking of cigarettes and shishasha. It doesn't look healthy at all so we have to leave after spending... More 

Thank Samhassan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 July St., Cairo 1111, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 27359640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?