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3 El Thawra Council Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lamb and chicken grilled which had a lovely presentation over fire and very tasty. Lovely views of the Nile from every table. Service was attentive.

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Florida
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has one of the best views of the Nile river in Cairo. Stick to the mixed grill and you should be fine. Service is ok but definitely could be better...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location with tables right next to the river and the ladies making bread just inside the entrance was nice to watch. The service is not good. It took time to be greeted and offered a table. After about 10 minutes, one of us stood up to go find our own menus. And then it took another 15 - 20... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Hi, I'm writing you here to complain about the horrible service my husband and I received at the kababgy restaurant today. If it wasn't that we just arrived from the airport and were truly starving, I wouldn't have thought twice before leaving. Due to the cairo traffic we arruved an hour later than our reservation time and were directed to... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Their mixed grill is the best I've tried in Cairo. And fair priced. But the best thing is the place - take a seat in the evening and you will be blown away due to the location.

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Toulouse, France
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167 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good selection and good service. We had a reservation and were promptly shown to our table. The selection is good and if you like grilled meat this is the place. It is part of the Sofitel Gezirah complex and the view over the Nile is nice with a slight breeze which makes it even nicer when hot.

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Thank maweb31
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We ate there tonight while staying at the Cairo Sofitel. We showed up after 8 pm and the maitre d seemed put out we had no reservations. We were seated outside in the back with a nice view of the Nile, but not the best. Empty tables abounded throughout our meal, so reservations were not an issue. We were greeted... More 

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Thank Gary R
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

The view is amazing but it goes away and you don't get to enjoy due to the bad service by the staff. First they ignore and their attitude is not friendly and we did not feel welcomed at all. On the contrary, we felt they want us gone. Hope they improve so we can relax and enjoy the view.

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Oshawa, Canada
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The restaurant has a great setting on the edge of the Nile on Gezira island. The fresh made bread is fantastic. All the meals are very fresh tasting. The cold meza selection is bentiful.

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Thank lgpanther
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

You just cannot beat the view! You enter through a candlelit corridor with an large fresh bread station (see pictures) to family style tables feet from the waters of the Nile. This corner of zamalek stands in contrast to most of Cairo in that it is quiet and peaceful. The food while beautiful is good but nothing extraordinary. Enjoy the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Egyptian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 El Thawra Council Street, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
Description
Restaurant situated in Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah hotel. Mostly patronised by locals and VIPs.

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