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Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant

4031 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2516
+1 415-876-2300
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
30 Dec 2016
“Good authentic Egyptian food”
1 Jun 2016
“Belly dancing and Egyptian food”
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Egyptian
££ - £££
4031 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2516
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good food quality, authentic Egyptian dishes. Nice environment and music. Belly dancer is also a plus.

Thank Amr H
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Good food, but the atmosphere is the real draw. The belly dancer was fun and lively. The owner was very nice and kept coming over to make sure we were taken care of. There was an envelope for tips so you were able to show...More

Thank Megladoawn
Reviewed 31 August 2015

What a great restaurant! Not only was the food wonderful but the ambiance and the owner were so welcoming. The belly dancing was wonderful. They really encouraged our children to take part in the dancing. We left feeling that we just had dinner in a...More

Thank Kasia S
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Excellent Egyptian food, decor, friendly owner and very sweet staff who will bring you whatever you need. Check the calendar to see which nights have live music, otherwise there is good recorded music and authentic belly dancing. Audience dancing is encouraged and fun. A real...More

Thank SoulfulNomad
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We had a great heart warming New Years celebration with excellent musicians and professional belly dancers. After a while we were invited to participate to dance, we were all as a big family! They were playing for around four hours practically non-stop!!! The salmon it...More

3  Thank Elian W
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Loved it all. At 6 PM on a Friday it was empty but we did not mind that at all. By the time we left at around 7 PM, it was getting full. They are environmentally conscious and asked if we want water. We appreciated...More

3  Thank Purobi
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I can't say how authentic the food was. This is a small restaurant in a basically residential neighborhood in the Outer Richmond. The decor is nice and the food was tasty. A belly dancer appeared for maybe 15 minutes. The service was slow but that...More

4  Thank ftsien
Reviewed 28 June 2010

First, let me say that this is the best Egyptian food I have ever eaten...and the only. My wife likes adventurous dining so I picked this one because it was near the Palace of the Legion of Honor. We arrived at opening time--5:30. The waitress...More

Thank Atkinson
Reviewed 31 January 2010

Our school booked the restaurant for an evening as part of our trip to the city to visit the King Tut exhibit. Max, the aptly named host, provided us with a brief history lesson after we enjoyed a buffet-style dinner (worked well for our large...More

Thank KalKebek
Reviewed 21 January 2007

I can't tell you how much a fabulous time I had at Al Masri...it was such an amazing, delicious, and educational experience. After talking to Samar and Hatem during dinner, I had such a better appreciation for the experience and respect for the culture. It...More

Thank carr1liz
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17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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  • Address: 4031 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-876-2300
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