Grand Abu Shakra

Hearty Egyptian food and the occasional Turkish dish 13 Reviews

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.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 222 9900
  • Travel: Maktoum Street, next to Al Khaleej Palace Hotel

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: dentophilic on 03 Jun ' 12 at 08:22
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Kholy on 08 Apr ' 12 at 05:04
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great food

Posted by: Islam on 19 Feb ' 12 at 09:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Marwan the local on 11 Dec ' 11 at 09:17
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They serve the best chess manakesh in Dubai...better than all the lebanese bakeries

Posted by: Youssef on 30 Jul ' 11 at 12:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The best Egyptian food served in Dubai

Posted by: Ahmed on 07 Jun ' 11 at 07:13
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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.

Posted by: Karim on 03 May ' 11 at 06:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: Amr on 25 Mar ' 11 at 06:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Dalia on 24 Oct ' 10 at 06:56
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Ahmed on 30 Aug ' 10 at 08:55
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It is a wonderful restaurant offering amazing food varieties!!

Posted by: Shams on 18 Aug ' 10 at 06:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Mo Tarek on 14 Sep ' 09 at 07:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

love the food

Posted by: omar magdi on 23 Jan ' 09 at 13:15
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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