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“Excellent steak, good value”
Review of Pub 28

Pub 28
Ranked #212 of 4,224 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Prices have soared in Egypt, and dining out in 2011 will cost twice what it did in 2005. You also want to be wary of meat in third world restaurants, but Pub 28 owner Magdy gets the same high quality as restaurants like Four Seasons and Marriott. If you are not on an expense account and don't wish to pay $40 for your steak dinner (and are not looking for ambiance-- Pub 28 is famous for noise and smoke), you can get a good pepper steak or steak with mustard sauce in the $15 range. This restaurant attracts a crowd of regulars because it's one of the few "bars" in town. Also famous for mezza.. small bowls of snacks that include chick peas, chicken livers, cheese, fried calamari or vegetables.

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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Having been a regular of Pub 28 when living in Cairo, I was looking forward to a revisit and to see if teh steaks were as good as ever. Well, certainly a time warp as the interior had not changed in 25 years, same menu and ordered 2 pepper steaks and 2 meals for the kids. What came was a very sad thin strip of steak, and a few chips, certainly no comparison with what they used to prepare, no salad as listed and only one steak when we ordered 2 even discussed medium / rare / welldone with the waiter. Waited for sauce and my steak, never came, then went up to ask and was told that only one steak had been ordered, no comment on the lack of pepper steak / sauce. But then noticed the meal that I had expected to be delivered being served to what I am sure was a regular. Real serious row with staff who weren't at all interested in getting it sorted out. We paid for our drinks and walked out!

Basically this is only for regulars - I expect, as a tourist they don't expect you back and will serve the rubbish. A rip off and a real dissappointment, avoid it! I was expecting to be recommending this place, I'm sad I can't!

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3  Thank simonmallett
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Reviewed January 6, 2010

Popped in here for lunch and a few drinks after reading good reviews on Frommers. Had a few cold Stellas (the Egyptian beer, not the Belgian variety), some of the best Baba Ghanoush during our trip, and great chicken kabobs (shish tawook) and steak (filet au beurre du chef).

A great place to go if you want a simple meal and a cold beer. Interior has lots of dark wood, and is very relaxing.

Not worth travelling a great distance, but if you are near the Zamalek area, its worth a detour.

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1  Thank johnj1978
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Reviewed March 12, 2009

There are number of nice places to relax after a hard day's work in Cairo and one them is Pub28. Got stuck with some computer problems as well but the folks at zuuMedia from the UK with their instant computer supported sorted me out as I sat in the pub having a cold one.

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Reviewed May 15, 2015
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