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Abou el Sid

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7 45 Street | Maadi, Cairo 11511, Egypt
380 5050
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Abou el Sid has a reputation for being one of the few must-visit restaurants for travelers visiting Cairo. Its reputation is well-deserved, I thought the meal I had there was very good indeed. The restaurant serves a nice variety of Egyptian and pan-Middle Eastern dishes. But what really won me over was the restaurant's ambience; it really does feel like... More 

Thank Bill H
Beirut, Lebanon
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173 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I ate koshari and molokheya at this place. i liked the molakhayeh very very much but the koshari was so washed to the extent it has no flavor. the staff are so kind and helpful. i advice u to eat om ali as sweets and molakheya and food.

Thank nouhad1324
Cairo, Egypt
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you wamy a great restaurant for business lunch or dinner,that should be your first destination.. Very oriental decorations..old Egyptian music, real home taste for the good,service 5 stars and they serve alcohol drinks Prices same like 5 stars hotels

Thank Mo B
Cairo, Egypt
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I took my wife there to spend our anniversary and everything was absolutely amazing, We started with a couple of drinks along with the appetizers then we ordered Roasted Lamb and the Veal Chunk and both of them was really delicious. At the end I smoked the Shisha. What more can you for?!

Thank Maged49
Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Abou Sid is an authentic Egyptian restaurant with branches located around Cairo. The Maadi Branch is quite serene with both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. They offer many Egyptian dishes (molokheya, Circassian Chicken, stuffed pigeons, and many more. You can hear classical Egyptian music playing in the background (usually Om Kalthoum) and the walls are decorated with many classical Egyptian... More 

Thank ORostom
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I had a dinner with my family and I was expecting as I've been told to get best Egyptian food experience but un fortunately the tables wasn't clean and smells not good The service was poor and all the food except ( molokhiyah) was not eatable

Thank Marwan69
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best egyptian food in Cairo I do appreciate there service Prices,taste,atmosphere and ambiance so good

Thank DOX D
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Simple I went inside they were spraying all over the place to kill flies and maybe more as if they are in the desert . How can people eat or breath after using poison in the air and in the food. The place was much better before now you feel there is no management. The food was acreage but I... More 

Thank Ibrahim A
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place used to be the best place to offer authentic Egyptian food but have been going downhill for a good while now. I would not recommend it anymore as the food quality is really bad with the food being served always cold or re-heated. It's relatively expensive as well .

Thank 318gh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Good was amazing. More expensive than some but still a good deal for the quality and ambiance. The service started well but, got a little inattentive towards the end. Our shisha took so long to arrive we ended up cancelling it. Not easy to find but the locals in the area are more than willing to help you locate it.

Thank lolabug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Halal
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 45 Street | Maadi, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 380 5050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?