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“best fish in Alexandria”
Review of Samakmak

Samakmak
Ranked #23 of 1,265 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cairo, Egypt
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“best fish in Alexandria”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

the fish was fresh and the cooking excellent. Unfortunately they have no desserts. The location is not ideal but definitely worth the trip.

Visited January 2014
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Could be better”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went to this place after a review in a guide book.
There was no fish on display.
The food was ok at best. given the amount of fish restaurants there are in Alex, it will be very easy to find better.

Visited April 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 6 Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“great fish meal with good price”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

it is a small cozy nice restaurant located near the old harbor of Alexandria and Al Anfoushy Palace in Bahary area of Ancient Alexandria, it is a small restaurant that may take max of 30 to 40 people , it do not have a view , but the fish there is great taste, nicely made by professional cooks , their salads are wonderful, also must try the Seafood Soup , it is a magic.
the restaurant is a walking distance from the fortress of Qaitbay, just leave the fortress area, get in the first street to the right, keep with the Tramway line till it turn left , in few meters it will be to your left hand side

  • Visited January 2013
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best place for Seafood in Alex!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My daughter who lives in Alexandria took us to this restaurant and just wow! The food was amazing, so fresh and beautifully cooked. When you arrive there is no menu, you just tell the staff what fish you want to eat and they cook it and bring it to the table. You start off by being given a collection of small dishes as a starter - Baba Ganoush, different salads etc and then the main event begins! We ate a selection of sea food and a whole sea bass which was served with potatoes and also had pasta and rice. The portions are huge (as in many restaurants in Egypt). We ate outside and it's not the best location, but definitely worth it for the freshness and quality of the food, and the very reasonable prices (we had soft drinks with our meal and the bill came to around £17 GPB per head)

  • Visited March 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A place to enjoy sea food and late night entertainment”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

The place is at the road between alexandria and alamen. It is specialised in sea food. The atmosphere is nice, the food and salads are very good and it serves alcoholic drinks. There is late night arabic entertainment. The service is good but the prices for food and drink are high.

Visited September 2011
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