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“Lovely restaurant...with a bargain offer until July 2013” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Birdcage

Birdcage
Corniche El Nil | Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 27988000
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Ranked #3 of 4,086 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Everything about the Birdcage is pure Thailand, from the exotic water feature at the door to the authentic etiquette displayed throughout your meal. What will really transport you across the continent; however, are the sizzling sounds and enticing aromas from the open kitchen, where Chef Narong creates Thai specialties such as Garlic Pepper Shrimp, Cashew Chicken and Crispy Rice with Peanut Sauce.Location: In the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel - 2nd level Services: Lunch | Dinner
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely restaurant...with a bargain offer until July 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Everything is sublime - the food, the service and the place. This is a top quality international restaurant. At the moment, you can take any four items, one from each section of the menu (starter, salad or soup, main course, desert) for just 125LE including taxes. That's about £12.50 or $17 to eat in one of Cairo's top restaurants.

The staff will take really good care of you, even before you tip generously...but afterwards?! Wow. An oasis of calm after the chaos of Cairo streets.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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“The best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

It is expensive but well worth the price. You better have reserved as it is not a large restaurant and always full. Being the best thai and indonesian restaurant in town by far, it is well worth planning for it by reserving in advance. I have been there with my wife and friends as well as with business guests who I alwasy made a good impression with for choice of venue, given good choices and quality of food served. I highly recommend it to anyone into this kind of cuisine. Restaurant is small but coasy with good service. Unlike many other restaurants in Egypt is it open for lunch and dinner but not "in between", as most restaurants in Egypt offer continued hours from 13:00 until midnight.

  • Visited November 2012
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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“Good quality for unreasonable price!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Never seen Thai food costing that much! Nowhere! Ever! Quality is alright, although could not be compared to authentic Thai food, in my opinion, but the prices! 70 USD for 3 rather small sized meals?....

Visited June 2012
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Houston
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“the best asian experience in middle east!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Birdcage was the most amazing food I've had in years. When I first saw it on tripadvisor, I didnt think much of it despite the amazing ratings but we were hooked. We went there a dozen times before we left Cairo. Its the best place at the Intercontinental hotel!

  • Visited February 2012
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“Amazing food in fabulous surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We visited The Birdcage on our second night in Cairo from our hotel out at Giza. We'd read good reviews and were not disappointed

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