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NileGuide Expert Says:
One of the most popular Lebanese restaurants in Cairo
Qasr Ad Dobarah, Qasr an Nile, Egypt
NileGuide Expert tip:
Taboula gets very busy, so it's advisable to book in advance.
Taboula is a fancy Lebanese restaurant tucked away down a leafy side street in Garden City
. Although quite large, the tables are packed together, and the restaurant can feel quite stuffy. It is nicely decorated though, and feels quite classy.
Taboula specialises in Lebanese food, which means lots of tasty mezze and grills. The food can be a bit hit and miss: some of the mezze in particular are delicious, whereas others are merely average. The classics, such as hummus and tabouleh, are very good, but the mussels leave a lot to be desired. The Fattah dishes are particularly good. Alcohol and shisha pipes are both served at Taboula, and it is a pleasant enough space to enjoy a lingering meal, but the staff are not always that friendly.
There is a take-away and delivery service as well.
If you fancy a more cheap and cheerful Middle Eastern dining experience, check out nearby Abou Shakra