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“Best Grill Rest. in Alex”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Balbaa Village

Balbaa Village
Ranked #1 of 1,260 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Grill
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Grill Rest. in Alex”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

- Very comfortable.
- It may not be the best food ever but I think it deserves to be the best restaurant for Grilled food at Alex.
- Salads are much tasty.

  • Visited June 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed the experience ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a great experience here. The upstairs is for seafood and downstairs you can find meat. I chose the seafood. You walk in and select the seafood you would like to eat and it all appeared fresh. Many choices from prawns, fish, and other shelled items. You tell them how to cook it and wait. I had grilled fish and prawns and they were tasty. The place does take credit cards and does not sell alcohol. Friendly staff. I really enjoyed the experience and would go back. Total cost around $60 for two people and more food than we could eat.

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Thank kbogler
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Alexandria, Egypt
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Legendary restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place has it all. excellent food quality, very professional and fast service. truly Alexandrian fish taste and Egyptian grills specialist.
Fish is very fresh and it is cooked perfectly.Try the shrimps butterfly. i guess it will be the best shrimps you will ever have. Also meat is very tasty and tender and well spiced. Hot local bread and salads come automatically before the meal with a variety of fine Egyptian starters ( try not to be full and to wait for the real food). Ask you waiter for their special lemon mint juice to be served during the meal. and Egyptian mint tea after the Delicious meal.
In the fish department upstairs, you choose a table and then go watch your fresh fish to choose your items and their weights ( by kilograms) and prices and way of cooking for each thing( any way of cooking in your mind, they will make it perfectly but they are popular by the shrimps butterfly and "sengary' way for fish).
Not cheap restaurant though, but totally worth it.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Egyptiano333
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Giza, Egypt
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“donot go to Alex without visiting Balbaa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

I went to Balbaa "Downtown branch" twice with my friends . we enjoyed delisious grilled healthy foods with variable tasty salads at friendly atmosphere with excellent service . we tried also sea foods but not as expected " like grilled foods experience " . not so expensive but no outdoor seating . in general , great value for grilled foods .

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank M_laimoud
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“No Balbaa no Alexandria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you are looking for signature seafood dishes, have an appetite and want a food that chuckles your taste-buds months even after then balbaa is the place. Slightly uppish for money, but comes with a great value. Seafood soup is must-have to begin with and then any thing is class of its own.
Bon appetite!!!.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Junaid07
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