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Lan Tania

Lan Tania (Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers, Uruba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo) — a surprise for many travelers, this restaurant serves Thai cuisine. Diners can opt for a mixed satay dish before embarking on a Ped Num Makham – marinated duck – and stir-fried chicken dish, Gai Phad Med Mamuang. One main course item recommended is the […]

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La Bodega

La Bodega (Muhammad Mazhar, AZ Zamalek, Giza, Cairo) — One of Cairo’s most refined venues, La Bodega is tucked away on the second floor of a beautiful old Baehler’s Mansions building in the uptown Zamalek area; there is no sign indicating the resto/bar, you just head upstairs and there it is. The cuisine here is […]

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L’Aubergine

L’Aubergine (5A Sayed El Bakry Street, Cairo) — L’Auberine restaurant is one of the favourite hang-outs of youngsters in Zamalek. On the lower floor you will discover the softly lit cosy restaurant that used to be the only vegetarian restaurant in Cairo; the tradition is well preserved but some meaty dishes have found their place […]

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Estoril

Estoril (12 Talaat Harb Street, Cairo) — Estoril is a cosy restaurant-bar tucked away in a Downtown alley. Stepping into Estoril, you will feel like entering a whole new world of peace and quiet, after the hassle you would have experienced outside. The place is small and it feels quite intimate. The soft lighting and […]

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Butcher’s Burger

Butcher’s Burger (23 Dr Mahkoury St, Aswan Square, Mohandiseen, Cairo) — the restaurant offers diners an extensive menu of burgers and steaks, with a generous selection of starters also available. Its Mega Sampler includes onion rings, fried mushrooms, fried cheese balls and fried dill pickles. Its signature dish is the Mighty Butcher a whopping 350 […]

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Aqua

Aqua (Four Seasons Nile Plaza, 1089 Corniche el-Nil, Garden City, Cairo) — In this modern and contemporary dining atmosphere, guests enjoy the freshest seafood with Pacific Rim fusion flavours. Also features a trendy sushi bar offering freshly prepared selections of sushi, maki and sashimi.

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Andrea

Andrea (60 Maryotteya Canal, Shar’a Kerdessa, al-Haram, Giza, Cairo) – this is a popular eatery where chicken is grilled on beds of charcoal, and warak einab (stuffed grape leaves and chicken livers) are unequaled. At night, the Byzantine interior becomes Cairo’s most sophisticated nightclub (only November through March)—and getting in is almost as hard as […]

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Abu Tarek Koshary

Abu Tarek Koshary (16 Champollion Street, on the corner of Maarouf Street, Cairo) — Abu Tarek Koshary is undoubtedly one of the best known restaurants in Cairo, if not in all Egypt. As its name suggests, it is the proud flagship of the popular Egyptian dish: the Koshary. And even though this famous mixture of […]

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Abou Shakra

Abou Shakra (69 Sharia Qasr al-Ainy, Garden City, Cairo) — Abou Shakra is where to come for a skewer or two. It’s been serving up its kebab-and-kofta plates and shwarma sandwiches at this main branch since 1947 and locals love it to bits. There’s a takeaway at the front and a dining room behind it. […]

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Abou El Sid

Abou El Sid (157 Shar’a 26th Yulyu, Zamalek, Cairo) — Held in maroon and brown colors, this cozy restaurant boasts huge chandeliers, Oriental carpets with intricate designs, picturesque tiles, huge tables able to take big groups of people, underlying the legendary Egyptian hospitality and antique furniture. Choose from their nice array of mezzas and appetizers, […]