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“Nice but overpriced”
Review of Abou el-Sid

Abou el-Sid
Ranked #17 of 4,244 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Food was very nice and tasty. Deffo reflects the authentic egy cousine... but in my opinion its overpriced. Atmosphere is great. I recommend it.

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Thank kafates
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Food good as always, atmosphere authentic, service poor! Kept waiting for ages when there were tables free. Maitre d rude. Reasonable prices for good food quality however.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

pleasant, nice decor, varied menu. we got rabbit and stuffed pigeon along with some of the standards and it was all good.

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

The restaurant is tucked away down a small street and there is no big signage out the front, so you need to keep a look out for the big doors.

The atmosphere inside this place is great. You feel like you are in the middle east - dim lighting, smokey ambiance, low ceilings, very decorative, and the smell of shisha lingering in the air.

Food was pleasant, and not too pricey. A fair variety but lots of vegetarian options.

The staff don't seem to speak a lot of English, so I probably wouldn't be trying to change up what's on their menu too much.

Thank the_ange23
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Loved the restaurant, like something out of the movie Casablanca. There is a lot of sheesha smoking, so be prepared for a thin cloud of smokiness. Food was great, surrounding even better. Order lots of small stuff and spin the table tray to share it around

Thank ftirduke
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