Seafood restaurants, Alexandria

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  • Mussels on the Alexandrian way
    Mussels on the Alexandrian way
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  • Seabass cooked for me
    Seabass cooked for me
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  • The Fish & Seafood stand
    The Fish & Seafood stand
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    Elaa fish restuarnt: Fresh delecious Sea food means Alexandria

    by HeshamMA Written Jun 19, 2013

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    It was over day business trip to Alexandria, and being in Alexandria the biggest sea side city in Egypt ( in the Mediterranean )for work means two main things to be done
    1- To walk in the Corniche ( a waterfront promenade ) corniche in Alexandria,
    The major waterfront corridor in Egypt
    2- Is to eat Sea food and because I am from one of the sea side cities that means that I

    Favorite Dish: adore sea food and look for best restaurant to eat sea foods where ever I go

    In that restaurant where they bring fresh fishes and sea food you start by selecting what to eat from the display and they cook for you, we ordered bream (Gilt-head bream fish ) wish comes from the Mediterranean Sea ) it was grilled with garlic and coverd with tomato slides
    They also served rice with sea food and shaped like heart in good way
    Rich Sea food ( Shrimps – Calamary – fish fillet ) soup to start with

    Address: 3 Armed forces buildings anfoshy -Alexandria

    Directions: Elaa Fish restaurant in Bahary Zone, very close to Qaitbai Citadel and the fish ring

    Phone: 0122-7360939

    Website: http://NA

    Display Rich sea food soap Grilled Bream fish Rice with sea foods shaped like heart Grilled Bream fish
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    Rakouda Restaurant: Very good !!

    by MarioPortugal Written Oct 30, 2011

    While in Alexandria I had to try its famous Fresh Fish. I looked around for a fine restaurant and stopped at Rakouda, which has a very fine architecture.

    For my surprise the Rakouda restaurant has no menu !!! - Costumers choose the fish or the seafood directly from the stand and discuss dishes with the chef. Actually it was great !!! - I Loved the concept.
    Mt choice was for a fresh 750gr Sea-bass, requested to be grilled, and 250gr Mussels to cooked on the Alexandria way as per the chef's suggestion.(Pictures attached to this tip).

    For drinks, oh well, options were bottled water or pepsi !!!
    That's Ok, I was in an Arab country but, I shall confess, while eating this savoury fish, I was missing my beloved Vinho Verde from Portugal.

    After the Mussels & the Sea-bass I even found space for three big King Prawns, which were served grilled as per my requested.

    Loved the food at the Rakouda, despite missing my Vinho Verde.

    Address: 9 El Corniche Rd.

    Directions: Not far from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

    Phone: 03-5933341, 0122-3267757.

    The Front Door The Fish & Seafood stand Mussels on the Alexandrian way Seabass cooked for me

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    Balbaa Seafood Restaurant Village for Grills: Mediterranean Seafood at its best!

    by Court94403 Updated Oct 24, 2010

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    Balbaa Restaurant is huge! It can be very noisy but it is a family restaurant literally it reminds me of busy family kitchen. The have a large screen television with usually some sporting event on. This just adds to the charm for me. You can asked to be seated away from the TV if you like. There is plenty of much quieter tables available. Alexandria has fewer visiting tourists than other Egyptian cities do, so most of the customers are locals.

    The staff is friendly and courteous. Ask for someone that can speak English to explain the menu to you because it is all in Arabic.

    Favorite Dish: Fried Calamari and Seafood Rice. The Seafood Rice has bits of Shrimp and Scallops in it. YUMMMY! I like the Calamari because the outside breading stays crunchy-crispy and doesn't turn soggy after a few minutes on your plate.
    Also try the Jumbo Prawns, for persons that don't like seafood, they alson have Lamb and Chicken Kebabs. They also have a pretty good salad of cucumber, onoins and tomatoes.
    Be sure to start off your meal with the Garlic Dip, Babaghanouj and Tahina Dips.

    I really enjoyed eating here and you will too! We ate here TWO nights in a ROW!

    Directions: In the Downtown Marina behind the Toyota Dealership in Alexandria

    Balbaa Restaurant Alexandria, Egypt Fried Calamari @ Balbaa Seafood Rice Morgana Fish
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    Sabrin: You want seafood - go here

    by stevemt Updated Apr 24, 2010

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    This small place is fantastic. Its on the waterfront just down by the fort.

    On the ground floor you choose you fish, then go upstairs to the dining room to wait for it.

    You also get Pits bread and 5 salads with it.

    The seafood is so fresh its wonderful, and ther service is friendly and good.

    Would go back anyday

    Favorite Dish: Its all wonderful

    Address: On the waterfront

    Directions: along the Corniche, on the non sea side of the road, down by the fort.

    The menu Interior Meal before arrival of fried calamari Fried calamari

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    It was in Arabic....: Seafood, mama.

    by TheLongTone Updated Feb 6, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness I'll have to give good directions. I found this place while looking for somewhere else with a bad map and sketchy directions. After a couple of passes I figured this place was obviously a fish restaurant and although not the one I was looking for my stomach was saying past dinnertime. I wasn't let down: in fact I went back a couple of nights later.

    Good fresh seafood properly cooked is always a delight and no compaints at all here, but there's more. Excellent seafood soup with lumps of crustaceam to dissect, great spiced rice and very good accompanying salads. And the portions were exactly the right size too. And excellent service. Not obsequeious but thoroughly professional.

    Favorite Dish: Both times the bill was 50 LE or so, which I think is fairly modest for what I ate and the general quality of the experience.

    The Corniche turns to the left, leaving the shoreline and cutting across to the western harbour, as you near Quait Bey. Continue along for 100 metres or so (past a fish're obviously in the right sort of area) then, before the road bends to the left again, there's a sort of little square on your right... It's obviously a restaurant, tables outside and smart wrought-iron chairs, with the fish on display in a separate building.

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    Qadourah: Choose your own fish

    by zuhur Written Apr 13, 2009

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    This is a family restaurant suitable for large or small groups. When you enter, you choose the fish or shellfish (shrimp, calamari) you want (you can actually see it), specify how you want it cooked (usually fried, or baked, we did try grilled once) They also have a delicious buttery tasting soup with seafood in it.

    The eating area is upstairs. Simple Egyptian salads, tomato & cuke, babaghanoush, and bread come with the dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Each fish type I have tasted, the shrimp and calamari are all incredible, great flavor and mostly because they are as fresh as possible.

    (This is all Egyptian-style, meaning if you do not eat fish with any oil, or fried, and only eat it grilled and w/o seasoning, you may not like it as much)

    Address: Qadourah is in Muntaza

    Directions: Just off the main highway, near the beginning of Muntaza Gardens, the locals in the area know it

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    Seafood restaurants: Sabrin

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 9, 2007

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    Unfortunately don’t know the name of this seafood restaurant (if you understand Arabic you can find it on my second pic) but remember its location just near the Fort of Quit Bay at the Corniche (look at my GoogleEarth Panoramio location). It was a good decision to have a dinner for our group consisted of 30 tourists. It took us less than an hour. The meal included 3 types of local fish which names I don’t remember as well. I’m a bad restaurant adviser…

    I paid LE35 ($7) without drinks. A bottle of local beer costs LE20 ($4).

    You may watch my high resolution photos on Google Earth in Alexandria Seafood Restaurant according to the following coordinates 31º 12' 34.19" N 29º 52' 55.34" E
    or on my Google Earth Panoramio Photo.

    Directions: along the Corniche

    Alexandria - Seafood Alexandria - Restaurant

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    Seafood restaurants: by the coast

    by ivanab Written Sep 2, 2007

    In our trip to Alexandria we went to eat in one of many seafood restaurants near the coast. The food was o.k...we got fish soup, which was fine, rice, french-fries and calamary. There was also a salad and some friut for dessert. For me it was fine, but the people who asked for chicken instead of fish were not really happy because it seemed they fried chicken in the same oil as fish so it tasted a bit like fish. My advice is - in a seafood restaurant always choose fish!

    Directions: along the Corniche

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    by rothamel Updated Mar 12, 2007


    Our wives had fish that were overcooked and dry --seemed to be prepared days in advance. Big embarassment since I was meeting a classmate and his wife whom I had not seen for 15 years--i picked the restaurant .. they brought out a second try at the Prime Rib which was worse than the first . The third try was filets which were crumbly and cooked to death. Prices were 5 star: food was no stars.

    Almost to the point of fraud.

    Address: 1 Cameron street Alexandria , Virginia

    Directions: On the Potomac in Olde Towne

    Phone: 615-370-4575

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  • Sabrin Restaurant: Fresh and Yummy Seafood

    by pangtidor Written Feb 21, 2007

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    It is located right on Alexandria Beach Front. You will see a nice fresh fish decoration at the entrance with great waitress. The dining tables will be on the first floor where you can see a wonderful view of Alexandria beach. It has a clean toilet and surroundings. The starters will be arabic interesting salad. You will be excited to try them all. One set of menu will be with 2 kinds of fish, squid and shrimp.The serving time is quite longer than what we expected, perhaps it is because they want to serve the fresh ones only.

    Favorite Dish: Try one set of fried seafood. Really crispy, taste great, and good enough for your heavy lunch. It will be served with arabic salad and sauces,6-8 of them, and arabic bread.

    Directions: From Qaitbay Citadel to the university, it will be located on your right. It will take around 10minutes walk from the citadel.

    Sabrin Seafood Menu Sabrin Restaurant Sabrin outside view Bon Apetite View from Sabrin 1st floor
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    Seafood restaurants: Dine along the Mediterranean

    by sswagner Written Jul 13, 2006

    There are a number of seafood restaurants in the city. For some people, it might be nice to choose one with the seaside view. From Alexandria, a wealth of seafood is distributed throughout the country. One of my favorite aspects of food in this region is the variety of choices. The bread is brought out, and then there are a variety of dishes to choose from to go with the bread. With such a variety, anyone is bound to like at least some of them. There are many types of fish to choose from. In addition to this shrimp and calamari are popular. At the seafood markets, there are also crabs, mussels, and eels to select.

    Favorite Dish: Combination of various seafood

    Directions: along the Corniche

    Seafood dish Appetizers Pita bread
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    Fish Bono: Fish Bono

    by balint01 Updated Nov 9, 2005

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    The restaurant is a simple design, nothing extra, but fairly big, they have two floors full of tables (plus the entrance on the groundfloor). When we were there, a lot of local people ate there (maybe it was only crowded due to the Ramadan, when everybody eats at the same time during the day when the sun goes down).

    We had a whole meal organized by our TourGuide so we didn't order off the menu. They brought a lot of appetizers with the Pita bread, then fried Octopus ("Calamari") and one fish for each of us (as You can see on the picture). It was very tasty, I ate some Octopus, even though I'm not a great fan of it. The fish and the appetizers were delicious!

    The drinks were very expensive, though, and they didn't have cold beer, only the soft drinks were cold.

    Favorite Dish: Appetizers, Fish

    Directions: It's on the Northern side of the Alexandria Peninsula, close to the final Tram station, by the seaside (which is close to the Palace of Mohammed Ali overlooking the Western Bay).

    Fish, Octopus and appetizers Fish Bono View from the second floor of Fish Bono

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    SeaGull: Dont Miss It .One of Alexandria's Landmarks

    by Capisco Written Aug 7, 2005

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    The best Sea Food Restaurant in Alexandria .
    SEA GULL RESTAURANT - ALEXANDRIA" Welcome to one of Alexandria's Landmarks, Here at El Max Zone and specifically in this historic and old edifice whose foundation dated back to the eighteen century Ad, and presently known as "SEA GULL RESTAURANT".

    Napoleon Bonarparte lived in this spot after had ordered his troops to land by night on 2, July 1798. He mobilised his warship and Military forces under the leadership of his officers and generals Kleber, Bon and Minou and a military harbor was constructed bearing the name of the "French Harbor" and its name is still existing up till now.

    Napoleon Bonarparte lived in this perpetual spot to plan for his conquests and his successive triumphs. No wonder, in this spot the water of the eternal Nile mixes with the Water of the Mediterranean Sea forming a unique mixture where rare kinds of delicious and tasty fishes are attracted. It is our turn and with our long experience in this field, fresh dishes are always served, from the sea up to the table, In addition to the private fishing fleet of the Seagull Restaurant which is always available in all parts of the Mediterranean Sea and does its best to attract the most delicious kinds of fishes, shells and all kinds of Sea Fruits for you.

    Even the vegetables and fruits which are served in our Restaurants are cultivated by the Restaurant in the farms that are extended in the west, in order to serve the best. Welcome to one of Alexandria's landmarks, welcome to the: "SEA GULL RESTAURANT - ALEXANDRIA"

    Favorite Dish: Subet.
    Shrimps=Gambari (In Egypt)

    Address: Al Agami Road - Near the Dessert Road to Cairo

    Directions: Al Agami Road - Near the Dessert Road to Cairo - between El Max and Agami

    Alexandria - Egypt

    Tel.: 002 - 03 - 44 055 75

    Tel.&Fax.: 002 - 03 - 44 087 77 & 44 039 18

    Fax.: 002 - 03 - 44 249 91


    Phone: 002 - 03 - 44 087 77



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    Seafood restaurants: Sea Food Resturants in Alexandria

    by siso010 Written Jul 21, 2005

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    Of course Alexandria is well known with sea food,already its rated the best place where you can eat some good,fresh fish and shrimps and bla bla.

    Here you are a list of the most famous sea food resturants in Alexandria

    1-Kaddora Fishes:
    33 Beram El Tonsy,Manshia

    2-Abu Ashraf Fish:
    28 Safar Pacha,Gomrok

    3-Ayla Fish:
    Anfoshy area,beside Fish ring.

    4-Mecca Fish:
    Hatem Street,Smouha

    5-Delta Fish:
    Shamplion Street ,Azarita

    6-Sea Gull Agamy:
    Alexanria-Agamy road

    7-Zeferion Abu Keer:
    Abu Keer Beach

    8-Fish World Green Plaza:
    Green Plaza mall,Smouha

    9-Fish & Fish:
    Zahran City Mall,Smouha

    42 Ras Elten Palace,Anfoshy

    11-Queen Island Fish:
    Safar Pacha Street,Anfoshy.

    Favorite Dish: You can order mixed plate or you can weight what you like with kilogrames.

    just for your information the previous mentioned resturants are bit expensive than avarage but you will enjoy the taste.

    I recommend Queen Island for you.!"Gezeret El Maleka" the name in arabic.

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    Zeferioun: Seafood restaurants in Alex

    by Saladinos Written Oct 25, 2004

    I went to this Zeferioun in Abu Kir district which is 20 minutes away from al Motazzah and 40 minutes from downtown (maybe more). The place is known for the fresh sea food he cooks. Go and enjoy while sitting 2 meters away from the water.

    Favorite Dish: Shrimps, Rice with shrimps.

    Address: Zeferioun, Abu Kir

    Directions: along the Corniche

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