out in Egypt: The best restaurants in
Abou el Sid
One of the few places that allow you to smoke shisha
and drink beer together. Excellent and authentic
Egyptian cuisine, especially the molokhiyya.
Zamalek: Off 26th July St., behind Maison Thomas,
Mohandessin: 8 Amman Sq.,749-7326
Maadi: 45 Rd. 7, 380-5050
Excellent Lebanese mezza, grilled meats and seafood,
with Oriental music and belly dancer.
Cairo Sheraton Hotel, El Calaa Sq., Dokki
Bar & restaurant with occasional and sporadic Jazz
performances. Otherwise a quiet place for a drink.
34 Yehia Ibrahim St, Zamalek 735-0928/735-1865
This is a superb bar/restaurant right on the Nile.
Blue Nile boat, Saray al Gezira, Zamalek 012
The Bird Cage
The best Thai restaurant in town. Food, service,
ambience... all top-notch all top-notch.
Semiramis Intercontinental, Garden City 795-7171
Always great Thai food, varying degrees of
spiciness. 9Rd. 151, Maadi 358-0126/358-3355
The best Indian cuisine, cozy 43 Misr-Helwan Rd.,
Some of the nicest filet and pizza in town. Relaxed
53 Gameat El Dowal El Arabiya St.,Mohandiseen
Excellent Asian cuisine.
Sheraton Heliopolis Hotel, Oruba St., Heliopolis
Good Chinese and Malay food; cozy, cheap
23b Syria St., Mohandiseen 304-8567/8/9
Superb seafood in a restaurant/terrace with a great
view of the Pyramids.
10 Pyramids Rd., Haram 383-3582
Cuban/Mexican food, indoor & outdoor place with
fruit cocktails and shisha and large screen
entertainment. 28 Rd. 7, Maadi 378-3300
Dar Al Qamar
Lebanese luxury, some amazing mezza and grills.
Blue Nile Boat, 9a Saraya El Gezirah St.,Zamalek ,
012 390-0256/012 390-0257
Good a la carte food and still frequented by the
9a Ahmed Heshmat St., Zamalek, 735-6415/736-5496
Home-cooked taste, indoor and garden seating, some
very good food in an old-fashioned setting. Serves
Alcohol. Corner of Ismail Mohamed & El Adel Abo Bakr
St., Zamalek 735-8635/735-8980
Elegant and cozy fine-dining with great Nile view.
Flamenco Hotel, 2 el Cezira el Wusta St.,Zamalek,
Good fish restaurant, big portions, and good value.
Weird 80's vibe.
166 Nile St., Agouza (very close to Naema). 336-5111
Great Korean and oriental food, especially the main
course noodle dishes.
41 Rd. 218, Degla, Maadi, 519-7769
The Indian Terrace
Great outdoor Nile-side Indian restaurant, delicious
food at very good prices.
Nile Pharaoh boat, Nil St., Giza, 570-1000
Wonderful Indian cuisine in the heart of
Mohandessin-run by Oberoi.
3 Camaet El Dowal St., Mohandessin 303-0615
Old school Asian decor. Good Korean and Chinese food
at reasonable prices.
Cleopatra Palace Hotel, 2 Abdel Salam Aref st. (Tahrir
Sq.) Downtown 575-9831
La Bodega - Lounge/Bistro
Amazing value, some great dishes -order one of the
157, 26th July St., Zamalek,
A quiet and subdued place serving authentic Swiss
21 Adly St., Downtown, 393-9360/393-5768
A good Italian restaurant in the 4 Corners complex.
Good service, nice decor and friendly atmosphere.
4 Hassan Sabry St., Zamalek
Low key venue with excellent Italian food at good
prices and a great seafood pizza.
19 Rd. 231, Degla, Maadi,516-7337
One of the good Sushis in town
Le Pacha 1901 Boat, Saray El Gezireh,735-6730
Ex Swiss Air restaurants with excellent food and
El Nile St., El Nasr Building, Giza,
L'Entrecote Cafe de Paris
Restaurant with chicken, steak, and seafood in
24 Mohamed El Ghazali St., Dokki760-6262
American style food, fave of Maadi young crowd.
Rd. 9, Maadi 359-2778
Posh Mediterranean cuisine. Very elegant and formal.
Intercontinental City Stars Omar Ibn Khattab St.,
Pretty good Indian food and reasonably priced too.
Karvin Hotel, 11 Mohamed Ebeid St., Heliopolis.
The Moghul Rooms
Superb Indian cuisine, though very pricey. Beautiful
Mena House Oberoi Hotel, Pyramids Rd., El Haram,
The Nook Bistro|
Home-cooked 'English' food in this tiny Maadi favourite.
21 Rd. 254, Degla, Maadi, 519-7655
Good Sushi/Sashimi. Rest is average. Annoying
Grand Hyatt Cairo, Garden City 365-1234
A good place to go for lunch, early dinner or for a
quiet post-work glass of wine. Excellent pasta.
2nd Floor, Semiramis Intercontinental, Garden City,
Petit Swiss Chalet
Cool Swiss/French style restaurant, tucked away in
Maadi. Good food.
9Rd. 151, Maadi, 359-8328
Cozy Italian restaurant with lovely Nileview. Good
Le Pacha 1901 Boat, Saray El Gezira, 735-6730
Excellent Tex-Mex food, especially the steaks.
Nothing African here, except the animal noises. Good
94 Othman Ibn Affan St,. Triumph Sq., Heliopolis
Good fresh fish option. Clean, airy and good service
- no alcohol.
1 Amman Sq., Dokki 336-1883/4
Great Japanese restaurant with friendly service.
23 Rd. 205 (beside Gomaa Market), Degla, Maadi, 012
Good Sushi, home-made Sake (you have to ask
Cairo Sheraton Hotel, El Galaa Sq., Dokki 336-9700 /
Magnificent French cuisine.
Four Seasons Hotel, Giza 573-1212
Chilled atmosphere with great Japanese food and
Intercontinental City Stars, Heliopolis 480-0100
(Main Desk) Ext. 2320
Fantastic Chinese restaurant with classy decor.
Excellent food and service, but you pay the price.
Serves Friday brunch from noon to 4 pm.
Four Seasons Hotel - Nile Plaza 1089 Corniche El
Nil, Garden City 791-7000
Excellent steaks and pizzas, comfortable seating,
31 El Nakheel St., off Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St.
(on the corner of Sharq Insurance) Mohandiseen.
Good value restaurant popular with couples.
Excellent list of Tia-Maria based cocktails. Some
32 Jeddah St., Mohandessin 335-3273
Unusual seating areas (outdoor and indoor), fondue
available. Not particularly Austrian though.
38 Gezirat El Arab St., Mohandessin 344-9725
Posh Sushi for bank managers.
Cairo Marriott Hotel (1st Floor in the shopping
annex), Zamalek 739-4691
Good Italian food, large private rooms. No wine.
34 Michel Bakhoum St., (next to Cortigiano)
Well hidden but worth the effort to find, large
bar/lounge, often live entertainment.
Sheraton Royal Gardens Hotel, El Haram 781-2211 /
Excellent and innovative Italian cuisine and
Cairo Marriott Hotel, Zamalek 738-8888
Popular two-floor franchise restaurant with an outdoor area.
Laid back, good for
hanging out with friends.
70 Omar Ibn El Khattab St. (next to Rossini), Heliopolis
This superb Italian restaurant specializes in the cuisine of
Northern Italy. Stylish
presentation and exquisite flavors ensure a superb dining
Conrad International, Corniche El Nil, Maspero 580-8440