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El Gahsh Restaurant

Egyptian, Halal
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13 Abdel Magid El Labban St. | Off Port Said St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a very basic local no frills eatery. The name means "Donkey" in Arabic that conveys some humor. It is know for it's foul dish, but I had a great cheese omelette. Go here for that local Egyptian working class atmosphere. Very cheap too.

Thank Bader A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Noisy, Pool but has the best Fool and Falafil you will ever have in your entire life. it has a unique characteristic and special way of worm service and hospitality.

Thank Waleed E
Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

been there a lot of times since years , still one of the best places to have oriental food especially in Ramadan very crowd at the weekends, but you have to visit :)

Thank Ahmed M
Cairo, Egypt
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619 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This place still lives on its fame based on historical reputation that it should no longer carry as it as the food quality has not continued over the generations. Or perhaps the consumers concentrate on the price and no longer the quality. Not recommended

Thank SHA12311
Cairo, Egypt
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Don't expect more than beans Don't expect service or place or cleaned or even other items But it's bean dishes specialist at old egypt

Thank Tarek2010
Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I used to go there with my friends, to eat breakfast or dinner.. The place is ok, not luxurious but suitable to the area where it is. Prices are cheap, and they serve you meal with plenty of salads.

Thank Moesmarto1
Cairo, Egypt
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

El-Gahsh is an arabic word meaning "The Mule". It was the best Foul restaurant in Cairo few years ago, and going there for dinner was a great pleasure to all cairo people. Although it is a very cheap restaurant, Mercedes cars and Toyota and small Fiat all were queuing in front of him waiting for a spot to park and... More 

Thank Sherif S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

It is a very good popular egyptian restaurant :) reserve fol, falafel, .... etc. If you like this kind of food try this one ;) .

Thank Doaa M
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Famous only for the location and the authentic environment. Not the best taste of Egyptian beans. Cleanliness and friendliness if the staff is not impressive. I do not recommend it

Thank Cleito7
Cairo, Egypt
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

it is such a famous place, but it is only a fake reputation as I have visited much better places serving fool & ta3mya

Thank egyptian_falc0n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Egyptian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Abdel Magid El Labban St. | Off Port Said St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?