Sequoia , Zamalek , Cairo , Egypt

Sequoia

4.65 Star Rating
4.65 out of 5, based on 23 reviews
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Cafés > Shisha

53 Abu El Feda Street
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
0227350014
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Business Hours: 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM Days: All Week
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First to Review:   Paolo Malpense
Business Description:
Sequoia has gained notorious popularity as an up-market venue offering exotic Mediterranean cuisine, in a truly laid back atmosphere with a sweeping view of the Nile. Wood paneled flooring, couches and stuffed chairs, low wooden tables, draped canopies and soft light enhance reclining for drinking, eating or smoking shisha. Sequoia has been recogni...
Sequoia has gained notorious popularity as an up-market venue offering exotic Mediterranean cuisine, in a truly laid back atmosphere with a sweeping view of the Nile. Wood paneled flooring, couches and stuffed chairs, low wooden tables, draped canopies and soft light enhance reclining for drinking, eating or smoking shisha. Sequoia has been recognized in numerous regional and international publications as one of Egypt’s leading dining venues.
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23 Reviews for Sequoia

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Reviews Number 64

Malooka
Garden City

5 Star Rating

Not my first review of the place and i really do love everything about it. But this time i just have to say that they did a marvelous job with the decoration, the place looks fantastic. The ambiance is the best in Cairo by far, and i went for lunch and had one of the best meals i've had there in ages. Its really improving, and its showing

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5 Star Rating


Sequoia is where great food meets perfect location. Its a little piece of wonderland in the heart of zamalk island, you can never go wrong when choosing Sequoia whether your searching for great food or a mesmerizing scenery. Its perfect for all kinds of occasions youll enjoy it whether you are here with your family, friends or even a business meeting. the nile view truly captures the magic of Egypt and as a bonus Sushi lovers will be pleased to know that Mori Sushi is opened there as well! With the variety of their menu and the good ambiance all you have to do is pick up your phone and reserve a table as its almost always crowded specially during weekends and holidays. "When in doubt always choose Sequoia" Bon Appetit! :D

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Reviews Number 4

Mohamed Kaoud
Cairo-Alex Desert Road

4 Star Rating

Good food and lovely location!

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Reviews Number 3

RealisticEgypt
Downtown

4 Star Rating

Say what you want about Sequoia - awful service, waiters begging for tips, yet another minimum charge policy, but....

Their revamped menu is really good. Forget the old Sequoia of 18 months ago where the most exciting thing on the menu was a giant fruit vase. Now the appetizers are plentiful, well-thought-out, and executed to near perfection.

They finally got rid of the tacky plasma TVs and kept Mori Sushi (thank god).

I am partial to the sticky date cake as a sweet ending to the evening! Try it.

Owner Reply:February 19, 2012

Thank you for the positive feedback. We always like to hear about your experience at Sequoia.
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Reviews Number 12

farzyy
Mohandeseen

5 Star Rating

sequoia is the best place in Cairo to hang out on any day of the week. great location, atmosphere and food!

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Reviews Number 10

Mahmoud

5 Star Rating

By far my favorite place in Egypt !!! From an amazing view to comfortable seating to excellent shisha, and the best food !!!

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Reviews Number 5

MiraMira
Nasr City

5 Star Rating

Best restaurant in Cairo, really love it !!! I love the food and i love the shisha, and i love the ambiance. Great fresh juices and i love how they present it :)

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Reviews Number 3

dodsa
Heliopolis

4 Star Rating

simply spectacular.
best hangout in cairo.

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Reviews Number 13

lucy
Garden City

5 Star Rating

This is my favorite spot in town. Location is excellent, cause its right on the nile, and the food is great, it got better i think they changed the menu! As i'm a shisha addict, im always there cause they just have the best shisha ever, im a big fan of the redbull shisha!!!

Owner Reply:February 19, 2012

Yes, we did change the menu recently. Thanks for being a fan. Keep comin back :)
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Reviews Number 13

Anna
Zamalek

5 Star Rating

I think I finally understand why this place is so special. It could be because one has to walk out along the "dock" to get to the seating location. Sequoia is sort of isolated out on the Nile. It is almost like a white canopied barge floating in the water. Whatever it is, Saquoia is special and the food is great too. The lemon mint juice is my favorite drink there.

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mona_it
Maadi

3 Star Rating

good resturant

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Reviews Number 64

Malooka
Garden City

4 Star Rating

Atlast we're back, after so many days at home I chose my favorite place in Cairo to be my first outing after the siege of cairo's over. Missed that lovely shishe, so happy I had my tofa7a. Still best place in town :)

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Reviews Number 37

omar81
Maadi

5 Star Rating

Finally i went to Sequoia yesterday, i have to thank god the place wasn't destroyed during the looting days. Still top place in Cairo for me and the food is actually getting much better, i guess its the new chef that was mentioned above. Shisha ofcourse is perfect, and the ambiance was great as everyone there already is happy and chilled !

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Reviews Number 16

Lolla
Dokki

5 Star Rating

Good Job, the food was great, it was just too too cold, although the heaters were one, but i guess that's my problem.

I really hope the food stays like this though cause its really amazing, and it would be a pity if the standard isn't kept!!!

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Reviews Number 13

Shico
El Katameya

5 Star Rating

Very nice place, i love the million flavors of shisha!!! I love going there with people from work especially foreigners, they love the place as its very nice to be on the nile and sip on a cold beer or a glass of wine. Didn't try this new chef but i always like the food honestly...

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Reviews Number 33

Nada
Zamalek

5 Star Rating

After reading the latest reviews, i gave it another shot, although i love the place, i wasn't really sure the food would change. But really i can't believe the transformation, the food is really something else, its out of this world. I really think now this is the best place in town, its the most chilled place, and with the food now at this quality, this place deserves a thumbs up!!!

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Reviews Number 63

Cono
Maadi

5 Star Rating

They just hired a new chef, i tried the food last week. Its completely different, i have to say if some people in the reviews were complaining about the food, you really need to go on an empty stomache and try everything on the menu, as every single item now is absolutely delicious!!!

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Reviews Number 4

SoSo
6th of October

5 Star Rating

Lovely Atmosphere, nice food, sushi is great & so is the shisha:)

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Reviews Number 63

Cono
Maadi

5 Star Rating

Cairo's number 1 outdoor location!

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Reviews Number 4

Lola

3 Star Rating

I personally have an infatuation with the nile. Greatest location and get together in cairo. Too bad the food sucks though. I highly recommend it on a full stomach.

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meedo
Giza

5 Star Rating

Amazing spot for all those sheesha/mezza lovers, i have been going to Sequoia for ages now and still i appreciate going there even more.

@Paolo , i think we met at Sequoia before :)

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Reviews Number 64

Malooka
Garden City

5 Star Rating

Sequoia is definitely one of my most favorite places in town. I still remember it when it was called Andrea Zamalek. Even at this time i was in love with the place. I'm not sure if i'm in love with the place because of its fantastic location along the banks of the Nile or because of what the place offers.

Really years have passed and now the place is sequoia, i don't remember one bad experience there, all i remember is visiting the place regularly in Ramadan to have my shisha, and sohour.

On weekdays when the weather is nice i usually take the girls and go for lunch as its got probably one of the nicest views, and the lemonade is great.

They have amazing fruit baskets which are served on ice, i really recommend you try them for dessert in the coming hot days of the summer.

If you're looking to have a good time with your friends, and get waited at by friendly waiters, go to sequoia.

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Reviews Number 48

Paolo Malpense
Zamalek

5 Star Rating

Walking into Sequoia is like walking into heaven. With Its white linen covered chairs and couches, and the nile right at your feet, the place really does feel like a heaven in the middle of one of the most populated cities in the world. Once you're inside you can really forget about all the noise and crowd of Cairo as the place is quite peaceful with its lounge music. Every once in a while you will hear the train crossing the bridge which is not quite far from the place, but the sound will not irritate you at all as you will feel its actually part of the ambiance.

The food is quite good, especially the new items of the Menu. Also if you're a fruit lover i would order the Sequoia fruit platter which comes served on ice and is one of the most refreshing plates in the city.

For Sushi lovers, sequoia has a branch of Mori Sushi which is considered the top sushi place in town.

The desserts are always changing and there is quite an adequate choice for all those chocolate lovers. My favorite there would be the chocolate fondue.

The shisha there is great giving you options from regular apple to flavors you would never imagine as bubble gum and red bull.

A place i would recommend any time but its always better to make a reservation.

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