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“Authentic Thai food”
Review of Bua Khao

Bua Khao
Ranked #89 of 4,160 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai food”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurant in Cairo. They serve authentic Thai food and the taste is great. Spring rolls, dumplings and papaya salad are the best dishes.
But please renovate this place! It's really old style and gloomy. It is not nice to have a dinner with such atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Cairo
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330 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Simply the best Thai in Cairo!”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Fresh, tasty, creative...the quality ot the restaurant has not changed at all within the last 20 years... be it to the better! Who ever knows original Thai food would agree...It is typical and very original. Plus: The prices are very moderate!!!
Come to visit, and do not trust the negative statements of great Bua Khao!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank sakkara11
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Amman, Jordan
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointed - again”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This restaurant used to have good food years ago and then slipped. When I was recently in Cairo I decided to give it a try again. What a disappointment. The decor is exhausted and looks like the place should be serving shepherd's pie with instant mashed potatoes on it. The started (dim sum) was simply disgusting and came with such speed in the totally empty restaurant that there is no way it was prepared. A simple chicken ginger main was edible, but when all was done and said was some vegetables in big chunks cooked in a sauce of some kind - could be described as red, but not by any flavor in particular. There were two or three chunks of chicken.

A waste of a meal.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Br0wnster
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“Simply Delicious”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Last Saturday my wife decided we go have dinner at Bua Khao. Bua what?? I've been living in Maadi for the past 2 years and didn't even know this place existed. When we got there, i didn't know what to expect. The restaurant seemed rather old and somewhat run down, but i was HUNGRY!! The staff was very friendly, everything seemed clean, and they offered a huge variety of food. We ordered some vegetable spring rolls (DELICIOUS), a plate of Pad Thai (AWESOME), a soup and another dish. I was truly surprised. Every single dish was DELICIOUS!! Now that i didn't expect!! Now I am definitely taking my parents to try that place out (unless of course it turns out that i am the only who didn't know this place existed). I am definitely gona pay them a visit soon.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Nomadic W
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Cairo, Egypt
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“An oasis of perfection and reliability.Absolutely my favourite in Cairo.”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

I have lived and worked in Cairo for over 20 years and have visited most of the restaurants in town. This is the only restaurant in Cairo where I would take a large group of people and order a la carte. They always cope in a friendly professional manner. Thai owner and Thai chefs and wonderful intelligent waiters. My friends who visit from UK and USA always rave about the place. Well deserved reputation. Always guaranteed a great meal. Worth searching for. .....and the food is great too!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank peter g
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