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Abou el-Sid

#14 of 4,014 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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26 July St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 27359640
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Frankfurt, Germany
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location, great atmosphere, really well decorated, as you get in the place it's like time traveling, you just feel in the past, as if crossing the main door was a threshold experience. Rabbit is my favorite.

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Gatineau, Canada
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is authentic Egyptian and best eaten with a group so you can share and try everything. Be warned, the negative reviews about the service are real, it's slow (even if the food is ready quick, you may see it sitting out ready to be brought to the table for a long time before they actually do it)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They make the greatest mol5ya and hammam.. Lentil sou0.. I mix grill .. Decore is a 30th Egyptian decore for vintage lovers.. Staff is friendly a bit slow but definitely u will enjoy the Food.

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Amman
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family to have dinner in this restaurant in Zamalek area, I didn't like the place the minute I entered the restaurant it's full of smoke with dim lights sitting there for a meal will make you sick if your not a smoker, we waited for 15 minutes till someone attended our table, the food was as... More 

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Seattle
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295 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being located at a place called the "Dandy Mega Mall", this restaurant served really good, traditional Egyptian dishes and had a lot to choose from. Definitely a good place to try various tastes and see what you like best.

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Ahmedabad, India
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

been there on recommendation of friend, interior and food both are authentic Egyptian, very much option for vegan (Vegetarian) people

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is average with bad service. 90 mins to be served with just one main course and dessert. Worst experience in Cairo.

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Thank DoDoSG
Cairo
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Egypt, you must try the authentic food. No place better than here, you have to live the mood with the authentic decor and the music played in the restaurant. This features the best place to try the Egyptian cusine. Dishes to try, Mombar (sausage stuffed with rice), mosaqaa ( aubergine with minced meat baked in oven),... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food , Nice atmosphere, with a very good service. The starters and side dishes area must Somehow overpriced.

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Bordeaux, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Introduced to venue by a colleague who has visited Cairo many times. We enjoyed splendid meal in a small group - without having made a reservation. Tasty food. Good service. Lovely homely feel to everything. Good selection of beverages at fair prices. It was great. Returned a few days later to introduce 2 additional colleagues to Abou el-Sid.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 July St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 27359640

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