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“Nice but overpriced”
Review of Abou el-Sid

Abou el-Sid
Ranked #16 of 4,168 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice but overpriced”
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.

  • Visited April 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Romantic return”
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.

Visited April 2013
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San Jose
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“nice restaurant in Zamalek”
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.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
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.

Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty - and smokey”
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

Visited March 2013
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