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Time Out Says

From Time Out Abu Dhabi Eating Out 2010
We once asked one of the waiters at Abu Shakra: ‘Do you serve Arabic food?’ The indignant response arrived sharply: ‘No sir, we serve Egyptian food.’ The various Pharaoh motifs above the door should have been the first giveaway. This honest little Egyptian cafeteria is a cheap eat favourite, dishing out crisp falafel, fragrant tabbouleh and oil-drenched moussaka 24 hours a day for slightly less than a pittance. The interior is neat, clean and surprisingly large. The staff are also very friendly – they even offered to sub us a meal when we lost our wallet. But the bill shouldn’t add up to much more than Dhs80.

The stuffed grilled pigeon, at Dhs60, is a tempting exception, but for something a little different, try the shrimp stew – it’s delicious. Like most of the city’s cheaper establishments, you tend to sacrifice glamour for convenience, but Abu Shakra is ordered, efficient and serves good food. No wonder they’re a little proud.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 22 Dec 2009

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CuisinesEgyptian
5:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Sunday: 5:00 AM to 2:00 AMMonday: 5:00 AM to 2:00 AMTuesday: 5:00 AM to 2:00 AMWednesday: 5:00 AM to 2:00 AMThursday: 5:00 AM to 3:00 AMFriday: 5:00 AM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Show number 02 631 3400
Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Corniche Road, Next to World Trade Centre - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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