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Gamet El dowal, Mohandessin | After Gad & Shehab Street, Cairo, Egypt
+20 3 7490893
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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486 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered Chateaubriand which was very good and medium as required the Arkan Sheik Zayed branch is well situated at the popular food mall the service was good it is a bit overpriced

Thank Mostafa A
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is actually one of Cairo's very few restaurants dedicated to red meat, steakhouses if you wish, and it's probably the oldest. The owner is Tarek Shariff, the son of the late actor Omar Shariff, he also owns the Maison de Thomas pizzeria chain. There are two fundamental problems with the restaurant: 1. The "authentic ambiance" is a pathetic excuse... More 

Thank Tamer70
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I was one of the biggest fan of their steak and fries. Yesterday I found something weird inside the salad after grounding it with my teeth! Tried to hide it from the people I was siting with in order not to disgust them. After showing it to the waiter I received 1 free dessert !! I wasn't on the mood... More 

Thank Wessam_90
Alexandria, Egypt
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I went to the alexandria branch in kafr abdou The experience was terrible Poor menu Weak staff They actually don't even understand the menu items I ordered a 500 g tenderloin steak...it came to me as a pile of meat chops..With no sign of steak at all And my friends plates were not much better than mine... Thin dry meat... More 

2 Thank mohammedjoe
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 5 having dinner in Charwoods Arkan. I ordered chicken soup which was rotten and smelled like sewage. I told the waiter and asked him to remove it so he did without even apologising or offering anything else. I ordered a chateaubriand for my main course and asked it to be cooked to rare. The meat... More 

1 Thank Mowahba
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

I visited with my family charwood's of Arkan in the 6th of october in Cairo. It was a very bad experience. The atmosphere is very cheap and not clean. The table needs fixation and the waiters were wearing dirty white shirts and they were not helpful and looks not classy at all. The food was not eatable and when we... More 

Thank Amr Z
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

A very nice restaurant with an old feel (atmosphere and music). In my party people who ordered rare steaks, say that Charwoods is the only restaurant in Egypt that delivers a rare steak, rather than medium-rare, when rare is ordered. The meal was satisfying and good, and the dessert was very good, we ordered the lemon tart and the tarte... More 

Thank yattiyah
Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We were searching a nice place for steak, then i found this restaurant on tripadvisor with good reviews. The atmosphere of the restaurant is good, but the food is not. Soup is way too salted, after finished it, I felt really thirsty. We ordered one medium (but actually came like medium-well), one well-done, both of them tasted so hard and... More 

1 Thank pony c
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I went there with my wife for a casual dinner, and we had heard about the steak "Chateaubriand... which is several small pieces of thin steak done in only medium cook. " so we were looking for it only and it was really nice, its a plate for 2 with separate side dishes where you choose between french fries or... More 

Thank JackMagdy
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

The steak is just perfect, it may be highly priced but it deserves it for sure. The appetizer pizza is so delicous as it is made Italian not as most pizzas. You have to try it.

Thank Mariam F

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Steakhouse, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gamet El dowal, Mohandessin | After Gad & Shehab Street, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 3 7490893

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