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Abou Shakra

$$ - $$$
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
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69 Kasr El Ainy St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 2 25316111
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the new Abou Shakra branch in new cairo for late lunch after work. We were all starving so we ended up ordering a main course each and sharing literally everything else on the menu. I had a shish tawook with brown rice for my main and we shared all the dips, sambosak, sogo2, dawood pasha, 1kilo kofta,... More 

Thank Narimanhelal
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place a couple of times; the first being our arrival to Cairo late night so I thought the food was limited as we were probably visiting near closing time. However it was the same on our second return. Having eaten at other places where food was better tasting and service was of a higher standard with... More 

Thank Fuz27
Cairo, Egypt
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food quality is high. They have a lot of varieties but the price is very expensive compared to other places.

Thank MiroChocolate
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our private guide brought us here for lunch after visiting the pyramids and the sphinx. The view is fantastic, but the food was pretty average.

Thank MissyButt
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you want to taste authentic Egyptian food, look no further. Please book yourself a table at Abou Shakra! We ate at its branch at Giza, overlooking the setting sun behind the pyramid of Cheops.

Thank Ranjit S
Cairo, Egypt
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaruant is mainly for traditional Egyptian food. Especially the grilled chicken is the best. The price is expensive.

Thank MiroChocolate
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The local traditional restaurant serving meats to meat eaters, is featured with the too much hot spices. It is located at Kasr El Ainy street, a walking distance from Tahrir square and the very centre of Cairo. The staff were found friendly, with trendy local standards.

1 Thank 352deeb
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is clean, staff is friendly but this is all the positive points I could notice. Service is extremely slow and main dish was served for each of us separately, with 10 minutes lag. Food is just ordinary, not tasty however very expensive. The overall experience is poor.

Thank drmarynicola
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354 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch after visiting the pyramids and Sphinx. The view is amazing and the air con is much appreciated after a hot morning admiring the sights. The service was quick and friendly and the food was yummy my children loved the rice in a shape of the pyramids.

Thank Sarahc011
Cairo, Egypt
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Though a well known restaurant in my country , it was the first time to try the main headquarters in down town whilst being on a business trip to the capital with my husband and friend,Though the place is narrow yet it 's well conditioned , with rapid service , good portions , we tried the Turkish style chicken dish... More 

Thank Iman19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Kasr El Ainy St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25316111

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