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Bua Khao

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No. 9 Road 151 | Old Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 23580126
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Cairo
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is a classic must try if you are near maadi. It's quite hidden but once ur there the food is delicious Some suggestions would be to Tom kha gai soup with lemongrass and chicken, and the shrimp dumplings and don't forget the fresh spring rolls with shrimp

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Thank Nawara M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a regular there for 2 years. They serve the best Thai food in town. The food is great fresh mid spiced and very tasty. Also prices are reasonable. I usually go for noddles, soaps and appetizers. Duck is also a great choice. Once tried the fish but didnt really like it.

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Thank Amr T
Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice but not so romantic... The stuff is very helpful and friendly.. The food is delicious also u can have wine The price is very reasonable Will visit it again

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Thank Shady A
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Cairo. However, the address lised in Trip Advisor is WRONG. It should be Road 151 Building 9. I have been visiting this restaurant for almost 20 years. The place has been completely remodeled and is modern and crisp. I had the red curry duck and it was delicious. I also had the spicy Thai... More 

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Thank Greg50
Cairo, Egypt
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went there last night for the first time since the remodeling. We were told it had been reopened a week. This is their first remodel in 25 years and they did a great job! The menu is new but the old items are still there. So glad to continue to enjoy my favorites. Last night there were 8 Thai... More 

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Thank ExpatfromMN
Cairo
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329 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

After more than 20 years the famous BUA KHAO changed the restaurant interior totally! It is now an art-decorated one-room with more seats, nice colors and still.... The same perfect Thai kitchen! Even a long way from Zamalek or elsewhere will not be done in vain!!! A great place; for evenings better to reserve a table. At lunchtime you might... More 

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Thank sakkara11
Geneva, Switzerland
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is real Thai food, cooked by Thai ladies, only thing the sitting was not so good, it is now being renovated . Service is very good, I like this place and will go there again and again.

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Thank Hany A
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51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

One of my typical go to places for thai food for years, though havent been for a while. Was there on a Friday with a party of 10. Ordered almost all the appetizers and several curries and a couple of phad thai. The curries and soups are still taste the same, simple and authentic and tasty. Appetizers were not very... More 

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Thank Tarek S
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We tried their vegetarian dishes and it was just superb. You can bring your booze with you. The only problem is the location - a bit hard to find.

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Thank Khachadourian
Cairo, Egypt
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I could go there every week. It is really the best Thai food you can eat in Cairo. Maybe the restaurant could be renewed a bit and the toilet is a bit small, but that does not make a difference. They have excellent curries, pad thai, thai soups and in mango season, sticky rice with mango.

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Thank Shahenaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 9 Road 151 | Old Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 23580126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?