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Cairo Restaurants

Felfela

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

This Cairo institution is popular with both Egyptians and visitors for good Egyptian food at inexpensive prices. Felfela is a good place to introduce yourself to such Egyptian staples as shorbat ‘ads (lentil soup), which is tasty with a squeeze of lemon in it; taamiya (the local version of falafel); and fuul (stewed fava beans). Felfela serves beer. There's also another Downtown branch on Maydan Ramses and others around the city.

Restaurant Information

Address:

15 Shar'a Hoda Sharaawi, Cairo, 11111, Egypt

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Phone:

02-2392–2833

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards

Updated 12/31/1969

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May 4, 2012

Felfela Review

A very freindly and a great place for breakfast.

By nturne1

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Dec 5, 2006

Just Ok

Was a bit disappointed. The food was OK but not great but the menu gives a large selection of local dishes so this is a good place to try different things. The waiters speak very good English and can help you select your meal.

By Renate

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Jan 5, 2006

Terrible

This restaurant serves very plain food at extremely high prices, only to tourists. We had a particularly bad experience whereby everything we ordered was plonked on the table in random order - I got my main course 15 minutes before my friend did, and then his chicken was still raw in the middle. He returned it (after waiting another 10 minutes for the waiter to notice us), only to get the exact same plate back (the meat had the cuts in it my friend

had made to check if it was cooked) but now it had been burnt to a crisp on the grill. We were charged all kind of dubious add-ons to the price when the bill finally arrived. We were glad to be out of there...

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By John

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Aug 25, 2004

Order What You Like, Not What the Waiter Suggests

I had a wonderful meal at Felfela in 1995, and a cruddy one in 2000. The difference? The first time, we chose a number of items from the menu (the meat dolma--stuffed grape leaves--were particularly memorable). In 2000, I let the waiter talk me into ordering a fish dish. It was fried and gross. I think it was a special that no one was ordering and he was just trying fill a quota.

By Mike

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Jun 20, 2000

Great Food Great Prices

The best food we ate in Cairo. Avoid all Fodor top picks. We ate at them and hated every one. Cairo has terrible food overall. This is by far the best restaurant we ate at in the whole country. And cheap!

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