Grand Abu Shakra

Hearty Egyptian food and the occasional Turkish dish

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
A lifeless rundown space, this restaurant was stone-cold empty at 7pm. The flourescent spotlights, mixed with drab coloured walls plus green table cloths and chairs wouldn’t win any interior design awards. To add to the atmosphere, the takeaway area has men coming in and out delivering large bags of rice – not a good ambience for dining. With no one there you could smell a fusion of dampness mingled with old oil and, if that’s not enough to put the diners off, how about Arabic TV blaring out from all angles of the room and slow service? We could imagine it would be quite a lively space once upon a time if packed, but this place needs a serious facelift or food so good it keeps you coming back for more. The food, however, which includes koshari, shawarma, houmous , tabbouleh and Turkish deep fried flat falafel, with fava beans instead of chick peas and sesame seeds on top, is just about average at best. Grand Abu Shakra
5 1

By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 March 2011

Location: Deira - Dubai
Tel: 04 222 9900
Travel: Maktoum Street, next to Al Khaleej Palace Hotel
Cuisine: Arabic, Middle Eastern
Experiences: Shisha, Takeaway available, Outdoor seating, Smoking permitted
Times: Open daily 7am-3am
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Kholy Apr 08, 2012 05:04 am
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    great food
  • Marwan the local Dec 11, 2011 09:17 am
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    They serve the best chess manakesh in Dubai...better than all the lebanese bakeries
  • Youssef Jul 30, 2011 12:20 pm
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    The best Egyptian food served in Dubai
  • Ahmed Jun 07, 2011 07:13 am
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    I wonder why one guy gave a bad rating for that resturant, probably cuz of a problem he faced there, but any way the resturant is a very good one, very good food and they are trying to do their best, so I'm sure it deserves a high rating. As for the decoration, it's kind of steel with a touch from Egypt, it might be interesting for some people but for those who prefer modern style more like me it would be just ok.
  • Ahmed Aug 30, 2010 08:55 am
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    It is a wonderful restaurant offering amazing food varieties!!

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