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21 El Maahad El Swesry St. | Sedqy Square, Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Broadway, North Carolina
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

Located on a busy square in the center of Zamalek, the newly renovated Thai Elephant is somehow insulated from the never-ending hustle and bustle and noise of the city. The restaurant was an oasis of calm after a hectic work day. A glass of wine, the breeze from an open window, and a bowl of their chicken, noodle, and wonton... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Located nicely in a quiet part of Zamalek district. It's old but nice, even though renovations are needed. Staff are friendly and can help u out with recommendations. Affordable and recommended, but not if ure a fan of fancy decorations.

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Thank Ahmad_Shohbor
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We reached by 10 pm. Hopeless food. Absolutely not THAI. Lacks authenticity. Only one person serving the entire restaurant, could hardly cope up, food was cold... we had to warn the guy we are leaving if you dont serve properly... Taste wise... the appetizers were tasteless. The curry was not thai... nothing authentic... just adding milk and coconut does not... More 

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Thank Adnan K
Rome, Italy
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

I made an effort to eat here to support the local economy apart from hotel based restaurants (we had also considered Bird Cage) but it was a huge disappointment. The tum yong soup was broth with shrimp and lemon juice - it lacked galangal, lemongrass herb or any other authentic seasoning. The pad thai was simply rice noodles with four... More 

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1 Thank TwixtTwain
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157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

This is my favourite Cairo restaurant by far. It gets busier as the night gets later so I recommend going early in order to receive faster service. There can be a wait for food even at the quietest times. The food is full of flavour, fresh and cooked wonderfully.

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1 Thank Jessisap
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

The place is nicely decorated but it doesn't have a professional restaurant feel to it. I would recommend visiting at night rather than the daytime because it is slightly busier and has a better atmosphere. During the day it's practically empty and I've made use of this by visiting with work colleagues for lunch to brainstorm or plan work schedules... More 

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1 Thank petal0uda
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Food is great with a great atmosphere. Tables are not packed next to each other so you get good privacy. One of the best Thai places in the city

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 El Maahad El Swesry St. | Sedqy Square, Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?