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Abu Shakra

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Street Merghani, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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2792 7778
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The place has been renovated since our last visit and definitely improved the environment. The salads plentiful and delicious as was the grilled meat and chicken, service was good too.

Thank Catherine S
Cairo, Egypt
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854 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Good frilled Egyptian cuisine and the typical sides. Best kofta in town. Pricey but clean food comes with an extra cost. Lively decor, good food but staff seem overworked or underpaid.

Thank Amin A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The price are about the double of other egyptian restaurant, but it is not worth it. It is just OK, more than 70 LE for half a chicken and rice is too much when you can have the same quality next door for 27 LE.

Thank PatriceVuillard
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

In my opinion this restaurant has the most beautiful taste of Grilled Cofta in egypt Also there is Grilled chicken dish that I forgot its name I guess Mexican chicken is great salads are fine prices are high

Thank Mohamed A
Izmit, Turkey
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

If you wan to taste good Egyptian cuisine, this is the right place with traditional atmosphere. Some time can be very crowded.

Thank Ahmet Nail A
New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Had tried this restaurant during our stay in Egypt. The view is stunning, the food very tasty specially the mixed grill. We loved it very much....

Thank mari c
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Visited this restaurant for dinner, in particular to eat Egyptian food. The branch we visited was inside CITY STARS Mall, very clean and quite with classic interior designs In general service was fast, meals were as expected full of fat. .

Thank Sherif F
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I am reviewing the city stars branch as it wasn't listed. Don't ever miss the food experience at this Resturant. It's one of the best restaurants in town offering Egyptian cuisine. The food quality is above excellent. The staff is more than friendly. And the ambiance is great to have a good meal with friends or family. I have to... More 

Thank Snoori_13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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223 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Well it is not. Its only above average. Food is good and beautiful but the service and the attitude of the waiters are beyond acceptable. I truly think they need to train people on ettiquet of serving especially that Egypt relies on tourism. I would prefer home delivery.

Thank AlaeddineA
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This restaurant was established in 1947 and has now number of branches. Its very famous of its kebab and pigeon. I love their food and a visit to this restaurant whenever I visit Cairo is a must.

Thank Dheya_T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street Merghani, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: 2792 7778

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