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“A culinary delight”
Review of Samakmak

Samakmak
Ranked #31 of 1,295 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

The fish, squid, crab, mussels, and shrimp, all look very fresh! We had grilled shrimp which was unbelievable. I had asked for grilled calamari which turned out to be amazing! Calamari grilled with green peppers, onions and tomato, and turns out they call it calamari fajita! And the side order of rice turned out to be the most delicious seafood paella! An assortment of mouth watering dips accompanies your order - two types of aubergine dip (baba ganoug and pickled aubergine), sesame seed dip (tahina), spicy cheese dip, and spicy potato salad and fresh green salad.

After such an unforgettable meal, was glad we chose to sit outdoors, to top it all off by enjoying the sea breeze and a chillled lemonade.

Thank Amin A
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Let me start by saying it is expensive compared to others and that's why it gets 4 stars. It serves great fish and worth the extra money though. The food is delicious.. I simply loved it!

However, if you are a foreigner, DON'T USE the MENU! Ask the waiter for their specialties and maybe talk to the locals... Egyptians eat fish a bit differently so using the menu will make you order the ordinary plates...

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1  Thank Sarah_ElShafie
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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.

Thank CairoMo
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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.

Thank RobE_AdamD
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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

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Thank The_Egyptian_Guide
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