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NileGuide Expert Says:
Sequoia is one of Cairo's coolest hangouts
Abou el Feda Street
NileGuide Expert tip:
There is a minimum charge at Sequoia at weekends, and reservation is advised
Situated next to the Nile on the tip of Zamalek
, Sequoia is a favourite haunt of fashionable young Cairenes. You can choose to sit at one of dozens of outdoor tables, or lounge on comfy cushions in the shelter of Sequoia's white marquee.
Sequoia serves a wide range of Egyptian and Mediterranean classics, and also has a decent sushi menu. As well as food, Sequoia has a wide selection of alcohol and shisha pipes (water pipes), and is renowned for its cocktails. It also offers imported wines.
Service can be a bit on the slow side, but Sequoia is a place to take your time and enjoy the beautiful Nile-side setting. It's a particularly good place to catch sunset, as the calls of the muezzin float over the water while you sip your cocktail and puff contentedly on your shisha.
Note there is a hefty minimum charge at weekends, when Sequoia livens up considerably.