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Restaurants Eat Out

  • Aperitivo - La Bodega newtocairo wrote: Dubbed the hottest nightspot in Cairo, this venue lives up to its name. Situated on the second floor of the Baehler building, La Bodega consists of two refurbished apartments divided into a bar/cocktail lounge and dining room. The wood paneled bar area, favored by trendy locals and expats, is well stocked, hip and serves Mediterranean dishes. The more formal dining room offers a predominantly Italian cuisine. The service is unobtrusive and the food is consistent. La Bodega is well worth the expense and never disappoints. More >>
  • Mei Shi Restaurant Mohamed Salah wrote: A disappointing experience is the least i could say, we went for this restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was 8 pm on a Friday night and the restaurant was almost empty just one table was occupied. The restaurant looks very basic and does not have any identity, it looks pretty much like a breakfast restaurant in a hotel where you go an eat from a breakfast buffet, with all these white round tables and green chairs packed next to each other, i would never think it is a Chinese restaurant by walking into it. Now let's get to the worst part, the food, it's bad and overpriced, you can order from both Mei Shi Chinese or Azure swiss restaurant, we ordered the starter combo (75 LE) whcih consists of some fired calamari, spring roles and chicken which was not better than frozen stuff that you get and cook at home, we also tried mozarella salad (50 LE) which was tasteless and came in a very small portion and dumplings soup... We ended up paying 260 LE... the best thing there was the bread which was so fresh. Did i mention that the stuff were not so nice too? they looked weird in a way or another. More >>

Bakery & Pastry Shops

  • So Sweet soliman wrote: That's what I call a special pastry, may be it's not the best in Ismailyah, but it's really special because you will enjoy the great weather of Ismailya while enjoying a gateau piece :D The prices are really affordable. In my experience, we were five people and paid around 60 EGP for 6 gateau pieces and 6 cans. If you want a really amazing gateau, you may want to try "Zanobia". More >>
  • El Domiaty Sweets Wassily wrote: El domiaty, it's above comments, it's one of the best places you can buy your dessert from. Whether it's Basbosa or Konafa or others, this is the place to go. The prices are amazing and they have a wide variety of everything, cakes, tarts, etc. The packaging is great and gives a huge value to what you bought, especially if you’re gifting it in any occasion. People are friendly and helpful and I like how they always offer me free samples to try out new things while I am there. Only problem is that there aren’t many branches of this shop, so I am hoping it will spread across Egypt someday. More >>

Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Costa Coffee ODDA wrote: I like this branch so much. It is noisy, but the staff are very good and their recipes are done well. If you are going their way, you must try it :) More >>
  • Arabica lovesART wrote: Located upstairs, this neighborhood cafe is favored by students. The atmosphere is laid-back with window seating, bar height tables and free Wi-Fi, perfect for studying or meeting up with friends. Be creative at your table with crayons and blank sheets of paper serving as tablecloths. Breakfast items include pastries, omelets and fresh squeezed juices. The coffee is delightful. Lunch and dinner menu features light salads and sandwich wraps with fries. Evenings are often crowded. More >>

Clubs

  • 25 January Village soliman wrote: Not the best but amazing place for weekend vacations in Ismailya. It's a quiet and clean place. Its location is a great advantage as there are lots of coffee shops in this area. I'm not sure if civilians can stay there, but if you have a relative or a friend that is a police officer, he may help you to reserve a room there. You will really enjoy your stay. More >>
  • Greek Club lovesART wrote: Traditional Greek bouzouki music, vintage decor and an outdoor patio accompany Greek and Egyptian fare at this go-to tavern. This popular restaurant and bar is open to the public (entrance fee and minimum charge for non-members). Greek Club undeniably serves the best Greek salad in town, with crumbly feta cheese adorning a plate of fresh, colorful vegetables. The menu also features Egyptian standards like shish tawouk and kebabs served with generous portions of crispy fries. Local beer and wine served. Closed during Ramadan. More >>

Playgrounds & Amusement Parks

  • Al Azhar Park Wassily wrote: Al Azhar park is the first of its kind in Egypt. It’s a place you can go with your family or your group of friends and have a lot of fun and enjoy your time. Once you enter, you face a very beautiful fountain. Then you move forward and you see the beautiful landscape and the green areas spread across the park. With various pergolas spread allover, you can sit anywhere you want and enjoy your time. Also with excellent food shops and outlets, you can go there and find all your needs. Food, great outdoor place, lots of green areas and the all-time beautiful huge lake. The only thing I didn't like is that at the fountains and the water places, there are children who go there and swim and no one says it's forbidden and they just let them, which ruins the scene and the beauty of the place. Just hope they have more security guards or park guards to stop that from happening, other than that. The place is perfect. More >>
  • Kee Action Sports - Paint Ball Sal wrote: Great Sport and the best of all is the fact that they have 2 fields to play in. You must play the 2 fields or visit the new 3000 SQM New Field @ Al-Obour in Al-Obour City. More >>

Cinemas & Theaters

  • El Amir Cinema momo wrote: Your cinema is fantastic. It is easy to reach and it is the best cinema because it is very close to my home. Watching movies has become much easier for me. The movies viewed are the recent ones and the best. You also bring movies from the outside, which I really love. You are suitable for any family to go and watch a movie together. Your ticket price is very suitable for all people and services are good. I love you very much, as does my family. We wait until any vacancy comes so that we can all go there together. More >>
  • Cairo Opera House Marie Lou wrote: I love going to the Opera House, although I'm sure it does not have the grandeur of its burned down predecessor the Opera House complex is most imposing. I check the English language news paper to see what's playing, when, as soon as I arrive in Cairo. So far I've seen the Cairo Opera House Company perform Aida (very good), a concert of ancient Arabic music (fabulous) and a Broadway, very, very, off Broadway I should think (meh). The acoustics are good, the view from every seat excellent and the lounge spacious. The only problem is to get out of the parking lot when the performance is over, try to park as close to the exit as possible. More >>

Fitness Centers

  • Worlds Gym besso wrote: I work out there...it is awesome....They offer a perfect atmosphere for exercising...i just hope if they open much earlier so people can go to practice before work. More >>
  • Gold's Gym Family man wrote: I have been a member since Oct 1997 which is 6 months prior to actual opening time. I have many great memories from this place first and foremost I met with my wife while working out there. I also met my best friend there and it was definitely a major reason why I liked Cairo so much. I still go 5 times weekly but now after marriage and kids my hours have changed. I go at 5.30 am before I go to the office which is great for me. It was the first "real" gym to open in Cairo and it quickly attracted many members and beside being a great gym it also became a social club where you see all your friends. The prices are not cheap mind you. I believe a yearly membership costs app LE 4,000 but you can negotiate so be sure to ask. The gym is located on the 8th floor in what I believe are 2 or 3 apartments joined together which means that the ceiling is not that high for a gym but it looks good. There is also a pool on the roof but I have personally never used it. If I want to go to a pool there are many other and better options in Cairo (for example JW Marriott on the ring road). The equipment is both free weights as well as machines and the cardio area is quite well equipped (that is if they work!). You can definitely get a full body workout regardless of your level of fitness. Dumbbells go up to 120lb. Many of the cardio machines now have a tv screen attached to them and you can plug in your headset and watch some tv while you are working out. It helps pass the time for me but the problem is that it is hit and miss. Sometimes the TV's don't work and sometimes the channels you normally watch are gone and sometimes.... You get the picture. Try out the cardio entertainment system before you get on because having to start your program 4 times just to find one machine that works can be quite a drag. 2 of the bikes also now have the iPod/iPhone plug so you can watch your program on the cardio screen. Fantastic. Problem again that one of the 2 has been broken for a while now and saying so to the staff does not seem to work. Most of the staff speak English but don't seem to pass on any concerns or complaints you may have because nothing really changes. The gym is open from 5 am till midnight so you should be able to find the time that suits you but beware that it can get pretty crowded in the late afternoon and early evening. One of the first high end gyms in Egypt and still one of the best but dont expect a level as gyms in UAE, Jordan, Europe and US. More >>

Spas

  • Mandara Spa Family man wrote: Update to my previous review; I recently went again to Mandara spa and the place itself as well as the massage is still one of the best in Egypt. I had a 90 minutes sports massage and the massage really went deep into my knots and I felt refreshed and relaxed afterwards. The lady was really great. However the small things often make a big difference and the towels and bathrobes smelled really bad and even after exchanging them the replacement also smelt really bad. The very nice Thai lady who brought us the towels smelled them herself and the face she made when she smelled them said it all. I almost laughed. She explained that the laundry service of the hotel is not working properly!!!! WHAT? I wonder what they do with all their sheets. Not a nice thought. Besides that you take of (almost) all of your clothes to get a massage and then you walk to the massage room from your locker room. They used to have the one time slippers that all 5 star hotels have in their rooms but this time they had a pair of plastic slippers that really looked as if they had been worn by a construction worker for years. No way am I going to put my feet in those. I guess the times are hard and they need to save where they can but saving on towels and slippers is not the right place. It really ruins the whole mood. More >>
  • Mandara Spa Family man wrote: Best spa in Egypt. That pretty much sums it up. I love a good massage and spa experience and the Mandara Spa is top notch. From the moment you enter you feel as if you have entered a different world. You start by filling out a form detailing if there is any area you would like to have special focus on and if you have any areas which may have aches and pain. A great way to ensure there is no miscommunication and that you get exactly what you had in mind. I had the deep tissue full body massage with focus on my back area. The masseuse was polite, petite and from Thailand and OMG she could apply pressure on all the right places. It was so relaxing that I almost fell asleep and when my hour was up I just wanted to continue. I felt like a new man leaving and the biggest worry is that it is so good it could become addictive. Pricing is not cheap (expect app LE 600 for 1 hour) but well worth every pound. More >>

Pharmacies

  • East Degla Pharmacy Sha Sha wrote: This Pharmacy is quite well stocked and has a very knowledgeable and well versed English speaking Pharmacist. You can phone in your needs for pick up or delivery or drop them off while you wait or have them delivered at a later time. More >>
  • El - Ezaby Pharmacy Family man wrote: I always find what I need in Ezaby Pharmacies. The home delivery service is quick, polite and efficient and their call center personnel usually speak fairly good English. One of the best pharmacies in Egypt More >>

Doctors

  • Dr. Sherif Hamza md wrote: Dr. Sheriff is a good surgeon, however, he did a surgery to my mother and during the surgery burned her, third type burn, and released her from the hospital without telling us. This type of doctors should not practice. I will not recommend him to anyone. More >>
  • ODC - Osman Dental Clinic Family man wrote: I started going to Dr. Osman approximately 3 years ago because my daughter had a problem with an overbite. We went first to several other dentists and none of them instilled confidence in me or my daughter. Dr. Osman is great with kids and my daughter immediately fell at ease with him and so did we. After everything was done the invoice was less than 10% of what the other dentists had quoted. We were very (pleasantly) surprised. Since then we have been going regularly to ODC and I have recommended this place to my friends as well. In the clinic they also have the best dental hygienist in Egypt, Dr. Jackie. She has been cleaning my teeth for many years (she works in another dentist clinic as well) and now she is also cleaning the teeth of my wife and kids. Best dentist in Egypt. More >>

Hospitals & Medical Centers

  • Alexandria New Medical Center zah wrote: I am Malaysian woman in her 60s who had an experience of 2 months and 2 days [13th July to 15th sept 2014] with ANMC. How come? My beloved late Egyptian husband was there in ICU for that duration. It was a very painful time but the hospital stuff were fantastic..all from orderly, security guards, nurses, lift attendants etc. I just want to record my many THANKS/ SYUKRAN to them! Although there was language/ communication problems but all always gave me their smiles and sympathy as I waited in the lobby or waiting room for the visiting hours. Thanks so much all! More >>
  • El Nil Hospital philipe wrote: Excellent hospital in comparison to other hospitals, private or governmental. I hope every hospital in Egypt is like this hospital. More >>

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