Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 4031 Balboa St

    San Francisco, CA 94121

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  • 415-876-2300

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I recently had to go out to San Francisco on business. My Client owns many restaurants in California but asked me to meet him and his two Partners for dinner. We have known each other for years and had met while traveling in Europe. We

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I recently had to go out to San Francisco on business. My Client owns many restaurants in California but asked me to meet him and his two Partners for dinner. We have known each other for years and had met while traveling in Europe. We

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if you're someone who loves exploring your taste buds, al masri is the place to do that. they have yummy kebabs & hummus. any night is a good night because they feature belly dancing during your meal.

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if you're someone who loves exploring your taste buds, al masri is the place to do that. they have yummy kebabs & hummus. any night is a good night because they feature belly dancing during your meal.

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You can't go wrong. But there have been some changes, lately...GREAT changes!!\r
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The menu has changed, as the former cook is no longer there, and the food is more of the Egyptian style with more variety -- and much tastier!

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You can't go wrong. But there have been some changes, lately...GREAT changes!!\r
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The menu has changed, as the former cook is no longer there, and the food is more of the Egyptian style with more variety -- and much tastier!

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This place is overpriced for the food. The atmosphere is cool, and the belly dancers are truly amazing. But I paid $18 for a plate of fries with sauce. I ordered one of their vegetarian dishes, and I got glop served over fries. We went

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This place is overpriced for the food. The atmosphere is cool, and the belly dancers are truly amazing. But I paid $18 for a plate of fries with sauce. I ordered one of their vegetarian dishes, and I got glop served over fries. We went

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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

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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

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The Egyptian decorations are great, making you feel you are in Egypt ! The service was warm and attentive. Explanations are given on dish recommendations. I love the dessert selections. Later in the night, I found that the server was

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The Egyptian decorations are great, making you feel you are in Egypt ! The service was warm and attentive. Explanations are given on dish recommendations. I love the dessert selections. Later in the night, I found that the server was

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We went in a group, and the owner refused to accommodate our Vegetarian Friends. A group menu is forced on you, and you are not allowed to order individually. \r
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Our Vegetarian friends had to share meat dishes with us (they ate rice

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We went in a group, and the owner refused to accommodate our Vegetarian Friends. A group menu is forced on you, and you are not allowed to order individually. \r
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Our Vegetarian friends had to share meat dishes with us (they ate rice

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If you are going just for the belly dancing, then it's ok. But otherwise the food isn't that great, nor was it worth it. At almost $40/ person, you would think you'd come out with a belly full of good food. That's not the case.

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★★★★★

If you are going just for the belly dancing, then it's ok. But otherwise the food isn't that great, nor was it worth it. At almost $40/ person, you would think you'd come out with a belly full of good food. That's not the case.

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Despite the ambiance AL Mmasri restaurant enjoys and the appealing feeling of the Sahara nights,unfortunately neither the owner,the waitresses or the dancers overthere let you enjoy it at all. \r
We had a reservation for almost 15

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Despite the ambiance AL Mmasri restaurant enjoys and the appealing feeling of the Sahara nights,unfortunately neither the owner,the waitresses or the dancers overthere let you enjoy it at all. \r
We had a reservation for almost 15

Pros: the ambiance

Cons: bad food, owner needs to learn the alphabetical customer service, having to eat in a family style even if you don't want

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Everyone and anyone interested in a real dining experience should venture to Al-Masri. I read the article the SF Chronicle wrote about them & felt to try what they described as "An excursion to Egypt, if only for a night". I had the

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Everyone and anyone interested in a real dining experience should venture to Al-Masri. I read the article the SF Chronicle wrote about them & felt to try what they described as "An excursion to Egypt, if only for a night". I had the

Pros: comp. valet parking, decor, hospitality

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If you live in the East Bay, don't bother. It's not worth the drive. I chose this place because of the ambiance and alleged belly dancer. Dinner took two hours, almost twenty minutes between meals and drinks. In all that time we never

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★★★★★

If you live in the East Bay, don't bother. It's not worth the drive. I chose this place because of the ambiance and alleged belly dancer. Dinner took two hours, almost twenty minutes between meals and drinks. In all that time we never

Pros: Food, Decor, Eye Candy

Cons: Slow service, No dancer, Loud Music

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We went to Al-Masri tonight, to see some music and bellydancing. \r
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The place is beautifully decorated, but the service was not great and the food was no better than what you can buy at Safeway. \r
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We had the baked chicken, the

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★★★★★

We went to Al-Masri tonight, to see some music and bellydancing. \r
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The place is beautifully decorated, but the service was not great and the food was no better than what you can buy at Safeway. \r
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We had the baked chicken, the

Pros: Decor

Cons: Food, Cost, Service

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Dined recently at Al-Masri and was very disappointed. The prix fix prices are a bit high but you don't have any alternative. I opted for the veggie option and choose okra as one course. Felt like canned tomato sauce was dumped over the

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★★★★★

Dined recently at Al-Masri and was very disappointed. The prix fix prices are a bit high but you don't have any alternative. I opted for the veggie option and choose okra as one course. Felt like canned tomato sauce was dumped over the

Cons: Food

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From the moment you walk into Al-Masri and everything reminds me of Egypt. The welcome hospitality of its friendly staff to the very last detail of its amazing décor. The belly dancers are awesome. The perfection in the

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From the moment you walk into Al-Masri and everything reminds me of Egypt. The welcome hospitality of its friendly staff to the very last detail of its amazing décor. The belly dancers are awesome. The perfection in the

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This is a great restaurant, but not if you have other plans for the evening. That was my first mistake when I first went there. Hatem almost seemed insulted that we didn't want to spend more than an hour and a half there. We didn't

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★★★★★

This is a great restaurant, but not if you have other plans for the evening. That was my first mistake when I first went there. Hatem almost seemed insulted that we didn't want to spend more than an hour and a half there. We didn't

Pros: Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Can be a long evening

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AL-MASRI is the best new place in the city that I've been to in years. The food is absolutely amazing, only to be outdone by the fabulous ambiance. Belly dancing every night makes you feel like you're actually in Egypt and the family who

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AL-MASRI is the best new place in the city that I've been to in years. The food is absolutely amazing, only to be outdone by the fabulous ambiance. Belly dancing every night makes you feel like you're actually in Egypt and the family who

Pros: FOOD, DANCING, AMBIANCE

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This resturant was a terrific find! It's somewhat off the beaten path, but the food is delicious, the service is impeccable, and the belly dancing is wonderful!

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This resturant was a terrific find! It's somewhat off the beaten path, but the food is delicious, the service is impeccable, and the belly dancing is wonderful!

Pros: Ambience, Belly dancing, Courtesy

Cons: , pricy

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After dusting off an old $25 gift certificate to this place that I had purchased on Ebay for $1 last year (should have been my first warning) we set out last night to experience Al Masri. There were only 2 other customers there, so the

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After dusting off an old $25 gift certificate to this place that I had purchased on Ebay for $1 last year (should have been my first warning) we set out last night to experience Al Masri. There were only 2 other customers there, so the

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Al-Masri brings dining back to what it used to be. The owner was very hospitable and kind. The minute we entered it felt like we were visiting a family friend's home. It was a very intimate setting with beautiful decor. i recommend this

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Al-Masri brings dining back to what it used to be. The owner was very hospitable and kind. The minute we entered it felt like we were visiting a family friend's home. It was a very intimate setting with beautiful decor. i recommend this

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From the time we made a reservation to the time we left, the owner and his son were just great. We saw two shows of belly dancing. The owner send us free drinks. He has Ph.D (like me) and we had great chat and learnt a lot about his

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From the time we made a reservation to the time we left, the owner and his son were just great. We saw two shows of belly dancing. The owner send us free drinks. He has Ph.D (like me) and we had great chat and learnt a lot about his

Pros: AMBIANCE, FOOD, SERVICE

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Entering the restaurant the decor is breath-taking. The meticulous design and attention to detail greatly capture the entire dining experience. The knowledgeable servers accent the rich and dazzling presentation of the finest dishes SF

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Entering the restaurant the decor is breath-taking. The meticulous design and attention to detail greatly capture the entire dining experience. The knowledgeable servers accent the rich and dazzling presentation of the finest dishes SF

Pros: Decor, Entertainment, Value

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Words can't describe the food and ambiance at
Al-Masri. I have been going over the last 6 months and I find myself going once a week these days.
The food just keeps getting better and better! The lamb and fish are my personal favorites.

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★★★★★

Words can't describe the food and ambiance at
Al-Masri. I have been going over the last 6 months and I find myself going once a week these days.
The food just keeps getting better and better! The lamb and fish are my personal favorites.

Pros: Food, Entertainment, Staff

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We went to Al-Masri for my wifes 50th birthday. greeted and sat by the kind hostess Gabriela, our server Forest came and took our order and told us about the chefs special. A full course of Appetizers, dinner, and desert. Shortly after ,

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We went to Al-Masri for my wifes 50th birthday. greeted and sat by the kind hostess Gabriela, our server Forest came and took our order and told us about the chefs special. A full course of Appetizers, dinner, and desert. Shortly after ,

Pros: Prices, Drinks, Parking

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Al-Masri is the place to be for some fine dining and great entertainment! The food was absolutely delicious and the belly dancing the best I've seen in the city. My friends and I ate until we turned blue in the face. The service was

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Al-Masri is the place to be for some fine dining and great entertainment! The food was absolutely delicious and the belly dancing the best I've seen in the city. My friends and I ate until we turned blue in the face. The service was

Pros: food, service, entertainment

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A night at Al Masri in San Francisco is like a night in Egypt again. Since my trip to Egypt years back, I have been craving the food. Going to Al-masri was a realt treat and satisfying. They had high quality authentic food. The interior

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A night at Al Masri in San Francisco is like a night in Egypt again. Since my trip to Egypt years back, I have been craving the food. Going to Al-masri was a realt treat and satisfying. They had high quality authentic food. The interior

Pros: delicious, fun, food portions

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I have been living in the city for over 15 years and can't believe that I missed Al-Masri. I found out about it through word of mouth at work and tried it out with my wife and kids over the weekend. We had a blast. It is definitely a

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★★★★★

I have been living in the city for over 15 years and can't believe that I missed Al-Masri. I found out about it through word of mouth at work and tried it out with my wife and kids over the weekend. We had a blast. It is definitely a

Pros: Prices, Service, Atmosphere

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Al-Masri is the best Egyptian restaurant around. The food is fabulous, the entertainment is spectacular, and the service is outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Experience fine dining at it's best.

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Al-Masri is the best Egyptian restaurant around. The food is fabulous, the entertainment is spectacular, and the service is outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Experience fine dining at it's best.

Pros: free parking, good food, fabulous entertainmen

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Al Masri is a must see. We went on a Friday and had so much fun. I have become a regular customer there and go with friends and bring visiting guests there and it never fails. They have a delicious rabbit dish, I finally go to try-I'm

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Al Masri is a must see. We went on a Friday and had so much fun. I have become a regular customer there and go with friends and bring visiting guests there and it never fails. They have a delicious rabbit dish, I finally go to try-I'm

Pros: free valet parking, friendly, interior design

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My husband and I planned our anniversary trip to San Francisco and we were looking for a Middle Eastern place to eat and see some belly dancing. I came across Al-Masri on citysearch and the great reviews and their lovely website sold me.

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My husband and I planned our anniversary trip to San Francisco and we were looking for a Middle Eastern place to eat and see some belly dancing. I came across Al-Masri on citysearch and the great reviews and their lovely website sold me.

Pros: Belly Dancing, Free parking, Intimate

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If you have been to other Middle Eastern/Mediteranean restaurants in the Bay Area and/or beyond and have not been to Al-Masri, you have not experienced the real deal. Even beyond the cuisine and the belly dancing, the attitude they carry

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If you have been to other Middle Eastern/Mediteranean restaurants in the Bay Area and/or beyond and have not been to Al-Masri, you have not experienced the real deal. Even beyond the cuisine and the belly dancing, the attitude they carry

Pros: Service, Staff, Interior design

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We visited Al-Masri after hearing about it through word of mouth and reading great reviews in the UCSF newsletter and the SF Gate. I haven't had impressing experiences with the other ME restaurants in the area, so we decided to visit.

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We visited Al-Masri after hearing about it through word of mouth and reading great reviews in the UCSF newsletter and the SF Gate. I haven't had impressing experiences with the other ME restaurants in the area, so we decided to visit.

Pros: free valet parking, big/small parties, cocktails

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I went to Al-Masri last Friday after hearing about it from all my friends. It sounded too good to be true. After being in every Middle Eastern restaurant in the Bay Area, I did not need one more dissapointment, but little did I know that

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I went to Al-Masri last Friday after hearing about it from all my friends. It sounded too good to be true. After being in every Middle Eastern restaurant in the Bay Area, I did not need one more dissapointment, but little did I know that

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I took my friends to Al-Masri on our way to a concert. We heard about it through word of mouth and I'm we ended up there. We ususally don't go out to the City, so when we do I like to make sure we are going to a great place. AND IT WAS!

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I took my friends to Al-Masri on our way to a concert. We heard about it through word of mouth and I'm we ended up there. We ususally don't go out to the City, so when we do I like to make sure we are going to a great place. AND IT WAS!

Pros: great service, free valet parking

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The food was really good -- the lamb was my favorite and everything was presented really well, so it was a dining experience rather than just a meal. They also talk to you about the food you are eating and how it fits into the egyptian

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The food was really good -- the lamb was my favorite and everything was presented really well, so it was a dining experience rather than just a meal. They also talk to you about the food you are eating and how it fits into the egyptian

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If you tried the file mignion KABAB you will say this is the best KABAB I ever had.
Now this is not to be taken lightly coming from someone who had KABABS his whole life.
Same thing goes for the CHICKEN KABAB and almost eveything on the

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If you tried the file mignion KABAB you will say this is the best KABAB I ever had.
Now this is not to be taken lightly coming from someone who had KABABS his whole life.
Same thing goes for the CHICKEN KABAB and almost eveything on the

Pros: DANCE, FODD, ATMOSPHERE

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Al Masri restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat in San Francisco. The food, service, and atmosphere is unlike any other dinning experience I have ever had. The owners are very freindly and make you feel welcome. Not only will he

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Al Masri restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat in San Francisco. The food, service, and atmosphere is unlike any other dinning experience I have ever had. The owners are very freindly and make you feel welcome. Not only will he

Pros: Great Food, Excellent atmosphere, parking

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To accurately begin to describe Al Masri, one would need more words than a mere 150. The staff, dancers, chefs, and others all come together to create an experience that many attempt to imitate, but all find themselves sadly lacking. Al

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To accurately begin to describe Al Masri, one would need more words than a mere 150. The staff, dancers, chefs, and others all come together to create an experience that many attempt to imitate, but all find themselves sadly lacking. Al

Pros: Delicious Food, Amazing Atmosphere, Wonderful people

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OH MY GOODNESS!!! What a Great Place!!!
I went one time to try it out & was hooked! The restaurant is Adorable, the atmosphere Inspiring, Always Personable & ALWAYS FUN! The Belly dancers are all so Beautiful! I have now taken all my

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OH MY GOODNESS!!! What a Great Place!!!
I went one time to try it out & was hooked! The restaurant is Adorable, the atmosphere Inspiring, Always Personable & ALWAYS FUN! The Belly dancers are all so Beautiful! I have now taken all my

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I wanted to take my friends out to dinner before we went to this concert in the City. We rarely get out to San Francisco, so I wanted a place worth making a visit to. All of us were craving mediterranean food, so I did a little research

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I wanted to take my friends out to dinner before we went to this concert in the City. We rarely get out to San Francisco, so I wanted a place worth making a visit to. All of us were craving mediterranean food, so I did a little research

Pros: free valet parking

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A good friend of mine took me to Al Masri the last time I visited San Francisco and I couldn't stop raving about it! The intimate setting is perfect for couples, groups, dates, special occassions or just to satisfy a craving for fantastic

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A good friend of mine took me to Al Masri the last time I visited San Francisco and I couldn't stop raving about it! The intimate setting is perfect for couples, groups, dates, special occassions or just to satisfy a craving for fantastic

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The food here differs from other mediterranean foods in the most amazing ways. I started of with meza(one of many one of many delicious appetizers on the colorful menu, , it consisted of a thrilling combo of dips, grape leaves, feta

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The food here differs from other mediterranean foods in the most amazing ways. I started of with meza(one of many one of many delicious appetizers on the colorful menu, , it consisted of a thrilling combo of dips, grape leaves, feta

Pros: robust fare, exceptional qaulity, exquisite ambiance

Cons: , none

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Gosh! This place is so magical and unexpected! When you first walk in you are confused because you don't know whether you are in San Francisco or Egypt! I had my 24th birthday there and I felt like the Queen of Egypt! Everything from

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Gosh! This place is so magical and unexpected! When you first walk in you are confused because you don't know whether you are in San Francisco or Egypt! I had my 24th birthday there and I felt like the Queen of Egypt! Everything from

Pros: Restaurant Design, Food and staff, Owner and dancers

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I had the most wonderful experience at this restaurant. The Egyptian decoration is amazing. The food is wonderful and the entertainment is excellent. I highly recommend this for any type of crowd. It was my first time eating Egyptian

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I had the most wonderful experience at this restaurant. The Egyptian decoration is amazing. The food is wonderful and the entertainment is excellent. I highly recommend this for any type of crowd. It was my first time eating Egyptian

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If you want to experience Egypt without having to leave the USA, I recommend Al-Masri restaurant... right in our own backyard of beautiful San Francisco! The food is mouth watering, the ambiance is perfect for two or a party and the belly

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If you want to experience Egypt without having to leave the USA, I recommend Al-Masri restaurant... right in our own backyard of beautiful San Francisco! The food is mouth watering, the ambiance is perfect for two or a party and the belly

Pros: good website

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Come to this 40th and Balboa location. I simply CAN'T understand all the hoopla about the other middle-eastern restaurants in SF - the only reason a lot of people don't know about it is because it's not on Geary Street. Food is EXCELLENT

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Come to this 40th and Balboa location. I simply CAN'T understand all the hoopla about the other middle-eastern restaurants in SF - the only reason a lot of people don't know about it is because it's not on Geary Street. Food is EXCELLENT

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I have to confess, I was not optomistic when my friend invited me to dine at Al-Masri. I have been in every Middle Eastern restaurant in this city, and I have always been very disapointed. I have to admit, Al-Masri was the biggest

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I have to confess, I was not optomistic when my friend invited me to dine at Al-Masri. I have been in every Middle Eastern restaurant in this city, and I have always been very disapointed. I have to admit, Al-Masri was the biggest

Pros: great food, best dancers, super ambiance

 

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