NileGuide Expert Says:
Cedars serves some of the best shisha pipes in Cairo, no contest
42 Gezirat el Arab
tel: +20 (0)2 3345 0088 / +20 (0)2 3347 2537 / +20 (0)2 3344 5108 / +20 (0)10 700 1717
fax: +20 (0)2 2414 9387
NileGuide Expert tip:
If the weather is mild, try to get a seat out on the patio to enjoy your meal
Cedars restaurant in Mohandiseen
offers up good quality Lebanese food in relaxed surroundings. It's very popular with locals, and always busy, though you can sometimes find a quiet(ish) corner.
Cedars has a great range of mezzes - the artichoke hearts, hummus with meat, sogoq (spicy Arabian sausages), and vine leaves are particularly good. Mains include a typical range of grills and sandwiches, and lots of offal. Their halloumi sandwich is wonderful, as is the fattah.
Cedars doesn't serve alcohol, though they have a wide range of delicious seasonal juices - the watermelon is particularly good if you catch it.
Cedars is famous for its shisha pipes (the Egyptian water pipe), and with loads of waiting staff, the service is excellent. They also have a patio you can dine on.