7 years after opening, PORT SAÏD is always full, night after night. After eight, it can be hard to find a table right away so be ready to sip a first drink on the side or seated on the steps in front as the restaurant does not take reservations. Whoever said that there is no recipe for success ? Eyal Shani seems to have found one. His concept ? Products, mainly vegetables, served up as simply as possible such as the nearly charred tender eggplant, large crunchy green beans with garlic and lemon, baked regular and sweet potatoes served with crème fraiche, oriental-style ratatouille (served with tehina, a hard boiled egg and pimento). Everything is perfectly fresh and distinctively flavored. Here creativity is anything but performance driven. Instead its all about simplicity and proper execution. The menu includes classic dishes such as bread salad, minute steak, or chicken sandwich as well as less immediately popular dishes such as frikeh, lima bean masabaha , or cabbage cake. And everything is delicious. Try this place for both the cuisine and the atmosphere.