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“Great meat & good sea food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balbaa Village

Balbaa Village
Ranked #1 of 1,246 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Egyptian, Barbecue, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great meat & good sea food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

well it is known as a perfect place for veal & steak but new to sea food so sea food was average and not best place to eat sea food

Visited January 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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lansing, mi
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great to eat in but don't do take away.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Calamari was great and I loved the salads (tomaya, bread, pasta salad and whatnot) Dining is at big tables and it's best to go with a group so you can share. The fish and prawns are nice also. You can eat very, very well for 100LE or around 20 dollars.

Visited January 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Sometimes we travel ALX just to eat here...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We Cairo people almost envy Alexandrians for having such a nice restaurant…
This restaurant serves very traditional Egyptian food, like Mahshy (stuffed vegitables with delicious secret recipes) grilled chicken & all kind of beef, veal, BBQ & kebab, They have another section serves fish and seafood, you can ask for any… Don’t miss endless types of oriental salads; There are 2 branches, one near to Carrefour desert road & 1 in Down Town which I like more except for the traffic.. prices are good comparing to others.. not classy but unforgettable.
ENJOY…

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This place is the heaven of meat lovers :) gr8 oriental food, kebab and other genuine Egyptian platters. Gr8 value for money, gr8 taste, lovely salads and appetizers, friendly staff,no tips policy though they really deserve tipping and many other advantages of this place..

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Honest Egyptian Food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The restaurant is situated opposite the large mall housing Carrefour, housed in a double story building. Don't go if you are looking for a view, but do go if you are wanting a great egyptian dinning experience. The restaurant is broken up unto three components, upstairs with seafood, downstairs the meat and oriental section. I went on a friday evening, wonderful to see so many families out enjoying themselves. It is chaotic, you may have to fight your way to the front of the line to get served. Make your selection of wonderfully fresh fish, crustaceans, calamari and muscles. You decide how to have it prepared, fried, grilled, Egyptian or plain. I chose Egyptian for the fish, grilled open with tomatoes, onions and spices, wonderful. The prawns where served grilled with lemon and olive oil (not as good as the greek or the fish market). The salads and breads are served before the fish arrives so don't over indulge, must leave room for the main course!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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