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Abou el-Sid

Abou el-Sid

9.012 reviews
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Egyptian
Ranked #3 in Cairo restaurants
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157 26th of July Corridor, St, El Zamalek, Giza Governorate, Egypt
+20 2 27359640
http://www.abouelsid.com/
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Came in 2015 and the food was great! Came here again in 2017 and the quality definitely went down in both food and service. The place is pricey while the quality of food has ... Read more
greatly declined. 3 stars for the old school feel of the restaurant.

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Milan

The interiors of this classy Cairo eatery were created to give the appearance of stepping back to the 1940s. The menu features many Egyptian favourites like Circassian chicken with walnut sauce, molokheya and pigeon stuffed with freekh.

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Greater San Diego, California, USA

Came in 2015 and the food was great! Came here again in 2017 and the quality definitely went down in both food and service. The place is pricey while the quality of food has greatly declined. 3 stars for the old school feel of the restaurant.

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So great to come here with friends for real Egyptian food. It was an experience i won't forget any time soon...

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Incredibly atmospheric bohemian Egyptian restaurant. Supposedly loved by Omar Sharif. Definitely upscale but drips with atmosphere. The food could be a little better but is still quite good.

Reservations a must. Be sure to take a map. A little hard to find the door but once you see it, it is pretty obvious.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

a must visit restaurant in Cairo for the authentic Egyptian cuisine. the Circasian Chicken is a must, as is the rabbit mouloukhia. Order a shisha indoors and listen to oum koulthoum all night.

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Miravet, Spain

This was the place which kicked off the whole trend for Egyptian restaurants in Cairo - before it opened Caireans tended to eat Italian or French when going out for a meal. The original branch is in the European-influenced Zamalek district, which is well worth exploring before or after lunch for some fine examples of art deco architecture. The restaurant has a great, funky Egyptian retro look and the menu a variation on street food classics like koshary (rice, lentils, chickpeas and macaroni with a tomato sauce topping - sounds a bit unappetising but is very filling and satisfying). Open noon-1am daily.

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Local from Cairo

Off of 26th of July Street, behind Maison Thomas in Zamalek (022 735 9640)

Alternative Locations – Mohandiseen and City Stars

Every traveler knows that the best local food is found inside the home, where it has been painstakingly prepared by a loving mother. For those without a local contact, then the atmospheric Abu al Sid is the next best thing. Appetizers are the usual assortment of dips and salads and the only standout is the thoroughly authentic mombar (a fried, rice-stuffed intestine). Pass on the pigeon, unless you’re fully committed to eating it the Egyptian-way (bones and all) and order the flavorful fish sayidia, shrimp tajine, or any of the veal dishes. Service borders on terrible, so request the check when you order your tea and after-dinner sheesha. Reservations essential or be prepared to eat at the crowded bar. Serves beer and wine.

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San Carlos, California, USA

This was a great restaurant recommended to us by our Egyptian tour guides. Authentic food, great ambiance and you can enjoy some shisha by the table (if you like). Portions are also generous!

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Local from Cairo, Egypt

Best restaurant to eat BBQ

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This is full of Egyptian atmosphere. Foods were very good. llike that.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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