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Abou el-Sid

#9 of 3,986 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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26 July St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard a lot of good things about this restaurant from friends and via food bloggers, so took a note to visit it, I would say that our expectations were not met! The food is very average, the portions size were small , we ordered a shrimp dish which came crunchy and was not fresh, the team generously offered to have... More 

Thank Asad98
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Abou El Seed is a great place to dine in Cairo. Authentic Egyptian food and amazing Arabic music, the vibe of the place gives you a great experience. They also serve beer and alcoholic beverages. They also have hookas if you'd like a smoke. A great place for locals and foreigners.

Thank sarahtshannon
Hurghada, Egypt
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always bring friends here. It never fails to impress. The interiors, music and that musty Sheesha smell all make for a great atmosphere. The food is always fabulous. And the service great. The staff really make you feel welcome and at home. I cannot comment about the prices because I don't remember the last time I checked the bill... More 

Thank Hodinsky
Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to first days of opening the food is not the same . Although fast service and clearly Egyptian ambiance . It is an excellent place for food lovers to know about local food . But the whole experience is not the same

Thank Amrsheira
Manama, Bahrain
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location in a very crowded area with difficulties in parking, but the rest is nice. In five days i have been in Cairo i had my dinner their for three nights.Quality of all food we tasted was great specially Peg eons and their mix mazza is so nice , service is good .Those who does not like smoking in... More 

Thank smoosawi
Cairo, Egypt
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit for any fan of Egyptian cuisine, loved the duck dish, but take care don't finish your dish because the Egyptian food is delicious but very heavy

Thank ahmedta7
Cairo, Egypt
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155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Egyptian cuisine is a tough one to get right, but Abou El Sid gets as close as you can get outside of your traditional Egyptian family kitchen. Some of their best dishes are the Fatta Bil Moza (beef/veal fillet with rice and bread), chicken liver, and vine leaves. They also have fantastic atmosphere which is traditional yet rustic yet classical... More 

Thank Waseem T
Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience is good but the staff Is highly unfriendly rude and non responsive, never have Beeen more dissappointed before.

Thank radhikamittal14
Hurghada, Egypt
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place presents very good Egyptian food , service is also good but prices are high a bit and I didn't like the lighting as it is always dim

Thank Maha E
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

liked the Egyptian decor that he is making in sun city mall branch the food is good yet less in quantity. yet it's a nice place and specially in ramadan

Thank Nairouz F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Egyptian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 July St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20227359640

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