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“Quality not commensurate with cost”
Review of L'Aubergine

L'Aubergine
Ranked #1,183 of 4,168 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: International
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Quality not commensurate with cost”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

L'Aubergine is primarily for the expat crowd and upper-class Egyptian kids in vibrant Zamalek. They still let people smoke inside. :o(
Their varied menu looked exciting though it was a little more expensive. I'm not sure the quality justified the extra cost, however. They add additional 10% service charge + 12% tax + 3.50pp cover charge to your bill, too, so be prepared. Overall, not very impressive.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very good food but lacks in other aspects”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

The food is excellent but the service should be improved. Smoke is really a problem in this restaurant. I can only go there if it's almost empty to avoid smoking other's cigarettes.

Visited April 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Late”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Nice night life place, not great food. Body guards at the door for no reason.

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1 Thank SherifSonbol
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 6 Contributor
438 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“A vegetarian restaurant worth visiting regardless of diet”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

Interesting place to visit if for nothing else to people watch. On a side street parallel to 26 July, you'll have to look for it but the soups, salads and vegetarian entrees are all well conceived and served.

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1 Thank Douglas A
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UK
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant downstairs but as we were in a large group we were forced to eat upstairs in the bar. Food was good but portion sizes of most dishes not acceptable. Admittedly I was hungry but I finished my pasta in 4 mouthfuls. Not impressed

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1 Thank pemos
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