• Sidra By The Citadel

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  • White Veg-options
Middle Eastern
Lebanese, Egyptian

Serves meat, vegan options available. Lebanese restaurant with many vegan and vegetarian mezzes including moutabel, baba ghanouj, vine leaves, muhamarra, and falafel. Staff speaks English and can point out vegan dishes. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-12:00am.

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9 Reviews

First Review by Moditiga


Points +17

12 Oct 2023

Great place to visit

Fantastic restaurant to go in conjunction with a visit to the Citadel. Great decor with excellent air conditioning makes for a relaxing visit. The veg food was quite tasty and reasonably priced however it’s basically limited to mezze dishes. The coriander potatoes and mango juice are true standouts though.

Pros: Harbour view , Close to Citadel, Strong air con to keep cool



Points +1135

25 Mar 2023

Good juice, appetizers

Right by the citadel, has a great view of the harbour and the city. They have appetizers that can be vegan. The staff did not speak great English and did not know what vegan was. After discussing which dishes were vegan (we ordered hummus and tahini) he brought me those little round puffy breads which are made with milk (waiter confirmed later and seemed confused why that would be a problem). Stick with the just crispy pita bread. Juice was great.

Pros: Good view , Good juice

Cons: Staff not knowledgeable , Brought bread with milk


Points +1316

22 Dec 2022

Food is good but not amazing.

Very fancy restaurant and great view. For vegans available the usual side dishes. Although Baba ganoush was not the usual spread one would expect. The toasted bread was super good for sure and the hummus was great with it.


Points +178

23 Nov 2022

So good that we went twice ;)

Mhhh very authentic Lebanese Food. The view on the sea is amazing. Staff is very helping and polite.
You can survive for 3 meals in a row only eating the starters. Hummus is king here😉

Pros: Hummus, View, Big variety of vegan options


Points +115

03 Oct 2022

Great food, big portions and nice restaurant

Food was good, nicely served and portions are big. The restaurant is clean and spatious with sea side view. It costs a bit more than average but simultaneously its also fensier than the average restaurant in the area so it's justified. What I liked the most though is that they had marked vegan meals in their menu! This is the first time I have seen this in my 20 days in Egypt so far😄

Pros: Good food , Big portions , Nice restaurant with good view

Cons: A bit pricier


Points +1149

03 Dec 2021

Great food, great view!

I found it quite hard so far to find good vegan food in Egypt, but here they have a nice choice of vegetables, the best hummus I've ever had and a few other vegan things like lentil soup and salads. Also we got olives and a lot of bread to the food. The view is great, you can see the city and the fishing boats. It's a good place to have your lunch at after visiting the Citadel.


Points +1195

19 Feb 2020


Everything is tasty and very fresh accompanied with a great view and terrific atmosphere (great music, attentive staff). I think the prices are extremely reasonable given the location, presentation, taste & quantity of the food, and decor. I would highly recommend.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Great view & atmosphere

Cons: Serves flesh


Points +115

12 Jan 2020

You have to go here!

The best restaurant in Alexandria! The food is amazing quality and the service is fantastic! The staff were really lovely and attentive to catering to our needs. We got free vegetarian dishes to try because the staff were keen to promote the variety of dishes available. The view of the water and boats was spectacular! Can’t rate it highly enough. Not to be missed! To find it go to the right of the Citadel of Qaitbay and look for the plaque saying Sidra and stairs leading up to a pier entrance to the restaurant. There is a ramp for wheelchair access too.


Points +67

30 Dec 2019

Delicious vegan food with incredible views of Alexandria harbor

This place had absolutely scrumptious vegan mezzes, some quite unusual such as muhamarra. Friendly atmosphere with absolutely stunning views onto the Alexandria harbor from outside terrace. Right next to the entrance to the Qaytbay Fort, si can be combined with a visit to that site.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Friendly , Incredible views

Cons: Pricey

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