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Pub 28

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, International
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28 Shagarat el Dor St, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 37359200
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Queens, New York
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83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in need of a strong drink in Cairo (and you will), Pub 28 in Zamalek is the place. Like all night spots in this city, it's crowded and choked with cigarette smoke so get ready for that. But the beers are cold and cheap and the menu is tasty. As you might imagine, it attracts a lot of... More 

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Thank Bennett C
Cairo, Egypt
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent Mezza, forget about ordering a main dish, Pub 28's mezza is unbeatable. Good service and general atmosphere, Live music Friday afternoon. You'd be lucky to get a table after 8 pm, so better reserve. Older clients for lunch and early evening. Gets younger, noisier and smokier as the evening progresses. By midnight the smoke becomes unbearable. Only 3 stars... More 

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Thank Hanyky
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The place is nothing to look at from the outside and you could easily walk past it. However open the door and walk in, you'll be greeted by an older crowd in an good old fashioned pub. Lots of regulars chatting away or watching sports on the TV. The interior is dark and windowless which may not appeal to everybody.... More 

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Thank 12266221
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

My friend and I was planning to meet there so I came early since it's walking distance from my place. Being Asian, and small, and was wearing very simple outfit, the staff just asked me to stay in the bar. I told him a couple of times that I would be ordering food as I was hungry and would be... More 

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Thank Cams R
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Pub 28 is an institution of a watering hole with a very big crowd of regulars. The most impressive thing is that they've maintained their high levels of service and tasty food for decades. A few tips, 1) make a reservation as most tables are held for their regulars, 2) order a selection of mezze instead of mains to enjoy... More 

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Thank HassanElNahas
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This pub has been in Cairo forever. A lovely little neighborhood bar.Food is delicious and the staff are amazing.

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Thank Lara F
Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

An amazing place to go. I really enjoy the food and the quality of the food.and they are well known for their sangria. I highly recommend it. Just make sure to reserve before you go because it's fully booked all the time

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Thank myrnarofael
Bangkok, Thailand
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This pub has a great atmosphere on a Thursday night. We did not book but the staff managed to find us a table for three people. the food is good and the beer is cold.

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Thank Len J
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This time tested fixture continues to provide both locals and expats a relaxing venue to enjoy friends, food, and libations. Although this is not a place for high cuisine, it is a place for good pub meals. It never fails to disappoint for lunch or dinner. A reservation in the evening is often needed.

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Thank N W
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

You walk out of that place in the evening covered in smoke and half deaf. Your eyes are buring from the amount of smoke. The chairs are uncomfortable and the waiters are quite grumpy. But it's the sort of place that grows on you. Of menu is quite deseptive. The sea bass is certainly not sea bass. And when they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Shagarat el Dor St, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 37359200

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