Top 10 authentic local restaurants in Cairo



Description:

There are restaurants in Cairo to suit all tastes and budgets, but most visitors to the city will want to sample traditional Egyptian cuisine at some point. While there are hole-in-the-wall joints on every street corner serving Egyptian food, this list of the ten best restaurants in Cairo for local food will help you cut to the chase, and concentrate on the important bit – the eating! The top ten local restaurants in Cairo range from the posh and opulent to the cheap and homely. Some of them can be a bit touristy, but hey – it’s the food that counts!

Author: Nicholas Rowlands


Day 1 - Cairo


1

Abou el Sid

expert pick

Location:

157, 26th of July Street, just down from Diwan book store
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 2735 9640 / +20 (0)10 100 8500
fax: +20 (0)2 3748 8109


2

Zizo's

expert pick

Location:

1 Midan Bab al Futuh
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: 2025926530


3

Abou Tarek Koshary Restaurant

expert pick

Location:

16 Champollion Street, on corner of Maarouf Street
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 2577 5935 / +20 (0)2 2576 1911
fax: +20 2 576 1911


4

Arabesque

Location:

6 Qasr el-Nil Street
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 2574 8677, +20 (0)2 2574 7898


5

Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

user rating

Location:

5 El Badistan Lane
Khan El Khalili Bazaar
11211 Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 2590 3788
fax: +20 (0)2 25912346


6

Felfela

user rating

expert pick

Location:

Talaat Harb Street
11111 Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 2392 2833


7

Andrea

Location:

59-60 Marioutiya Canal, Kerdasa Rd, Harem
Shara Kerdessa, al-Haram
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 3383 1133
fax: +20 (0)2 3385 4441


8

Al Omda

expert pick

Location:

6 El-Gazayer Street
11435 Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 3346 2703, +20 (0)2 3346 2702, +20 (0)2 3346 2701, +20 (0)2 3345 4320


9

Fatatri El Tahrir

expert pick

Location:

165 Tahrir Street, Bab El Louk
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 2795 3596, +20 (0)12 5699 793


10

Abou Shakra

user rating

Location:

69 Kasr El Einy Street
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: 20 (0)2 2531 6111, +20 (0)2 3531 6222
fax: +20 (0)2 2531 6222


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