Rue Mahmoud Azmi , Alexandria, Egypt
Gad Alexandria Reviews
5 star food at ROCK BOTTOM prices Aug 17, 2008
GAD is a en Egyptian chain of restaurants, having many spots all over Alexandria, Cairo, as well as in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE.
The original and 1st restaurant though is the subject of this theme. It is located in Mahmoud Azmi Street (Rue Mahmoud Azmi) downtown next to the Alitalia office and in front of the Central Bank of Egypt.
From outside it doesn't look appealing as you'll find it crowded with people buying all kinds of Sandwiches, but just take a step and go inside you'll find a hall with almost 120-150 seats. They have a very rich menu of Grilled meat, chicken, all kinds local Foul and Falafel, Eggs, and some successful attempts to offer international cuisine such as Escapole Panee' ..etc.
Prices are EXCELLENT for the portions you get, and the quality of the food is superb.
Example: 1 main dish + soup + 4 salads + drink (coke..etc) + bread = +/-8 US$ ( 50 LE.)
1) Boneless Chicken (in local Arabic dialect they say Feraakh Makhleyya) and ask for Noss Feraakh Makhleyya, which means 1/2 boneless chicken.
2) Gad Rice: It is rice with almonds, raisans and chicken liver.
3) Foul with Tehina: local fava beans with chickpeas salad.
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