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Abou Shakra

$$ - $$$
Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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82 El-Sayid El-Merghany, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 19090
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered kebab which was some bones and fats for more than L.E 600. I really felt that they stoled the 600 from my pocket. Abou shakra are gang of theives, recommend it to your enemy. don't ever visit or order.

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Thank TamerHabib
Westfield, New Jersey
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102 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The food was average at best, the mixed grill was super over cooked. The fried rice portioned in the shape of a pyramid was a cute touch. There was a tempting KFC next door, but I guess we had to stick with our tour group. Also, I heard that in Egypt, KFC stands for Kentucky Fried Camel, so ...

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Thank ggtirevite
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my customers to have a quick lunch at 2.30 before they go the airport to catch their plane. We agreed to order a few starters , hommos , garlic , tahina & we also shared a mix grill & an order of veal chops . The food taste was great, the only dish I didn't like was the... More 

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Thank Alfred A
Dallas
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Nice view of the pyramids and the sphinx and a great place to watch the sunset. Flat bread with a variety of sauces/hummus then a mixed grill of mystery meats - all very tasty.

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Thank czmdivenut
Cairo, Egypt
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

standard place to enjoy all sorts of BBQ meat ,lamb or chicken, good cervices, average price.suitable for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Sb B
Cairo, Egypt
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

good food with good services and good staff , with a different items of food for lunch or dinner also good staff

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Thank Hossamtanahi
Queensland, Australia
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

After visiting the pyramids and the Sphinx our guide took as to Abou Shakra for lunch. Established in 1947 the restaurant is apparently well known to locals and due to the stunning view of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, popular with tourists. Our guide ordered a set menu for us, the traditional meze of breads and dips, the mixed... More 

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Thank Jo_Rose_Gum
Toronto, Canada
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195 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went to Kasr El Ainy branch on the hope that we will get a good service; we are surprised to see that waiters don't even have the basics of how to treat guests. They are not rude but their behavior is saying " we are abou shakra, eat what got served and don't complain!!!" food was tasty but waiters... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

unbeatable view, only negative side, no alcohol this needs alcohol or won't attract westeners Shiaka was great, highly recommend there fresh juices but slightly boring with again no beer or good wine

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Thank MarkJ9346HD
Dahab, Egypt
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

That is not my first visit there , food is great - specially the kofta - atmosphere is great I tried as well the cream caramel it was super tasty I totally recommend that restaurant , I will be back

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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
Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 El-Sayid El-Merghany, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 19090

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