Cairo Restaurants

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  • 1. El Fishawy

    $ | Islamic Cairo North | Café

    Just past the Hotel el Hussein is this famous café in the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. The area has dozens of cafés, but this is the oldest, best...Read More

  • 2. Mogul Room

    $$$$ | Giza | Indian

    The Mohgul Room sets the bar very high for Indian cuisine in Cairo. The setting in the arches-and-romance splendor of the Mena House could hardly...Read More

  • 3. Abou El Sid

    $$ | Zamalek | Middle Eastern

    You'll feel as though you're walking into an Arabian palace when you pass through the portal of this restaurant—the interior might be a touch...Read More

  • 4. Al Dabke

    $$$ | Heliopolis | Middle Eastern

    The setting is pure Arabian and the cuisine authentic Lebanese. You can watch the bread being cooked in the open oven, so you know it's the...Read More

  • 5. Al-Tazaj

    $ | Mohandiseen | Fast Food

    When it comes to speedy service, McDonald's could learn a thing or two from the Saudis who own Al-Tazaj. They claim to get their produce from...Read More

  • 6. Al-Tazaj

    $ | Downtown | Middle Eastern

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  • 7. Alfi Bey Restaurant & Grill

    $$ | Downtown | Middle Eastern

    A mainstay of the old theater district since 1938, this restaurant, with its wood-paneled dining room, white tablecloths, and marble floors...Read More

  • 8. Andrea

    $$ | Giza | Middle Eastern

    Out by the Pyramids and down an unmarked canal off Shar'a King Faisal, Andrea is hard to find—your taxi driver might know it, or ask pedestrians...Read More

  • 9. Bua Khao

    $$ | Ma'adi | Thai

    Run by a Thai woman who uses ingredients flown in from Bangkok, this restaurant manages mouthwateringly authentic food that has saved many an...Read More

  • 10. Café Riche

    $ | Downtown | Middle Eastern

    Founded in 1908, Café Riche was the social headquarters of much of Cairo's theater and literary communities and once had a cabaret where Umm...Read More

  • 11. Casper & Gambini's

    $$ | Downtown | International

    This popular casual coffee bar and eatery is one of a chain around the Middle East. The Corniche branch opens out onto the mezzanine of the...Read More

  • 12. Felfela

    $ | Downtown | Middle Eastern

    This Cairo institution is popular with both Egyptians and visitors for good Egyptian food at inexpensive prices. Felfela is a good place to...Read More

  • 13. Hotel el Hussein

    $ | Islamic Cairo North | Middle Eastern

    On the roof of this hotel on Hussein Square is a restaurant and café with a great view of the area—not to mention clean restrooms. The hotel...Read More

  • 14. Kandahar

    $$ | Mohandiseen | Indian

    Overlooking Maydan Sphinx (Sphinx Square), Kandahar serves North Indian food. Consider ordering one of the set menus that include the highly...Read More

  • 15. L'Aubergine

    $$ | Zamalek | European

    This casual, vegetarian-friendly restaurant is a rare find, with an airy Mediterranean-style ground floor and a darker, candlelit upstairs....Read More

  • 16. La Bodega

    $$ | Zamalek | Eclectic

    The dining area is a series of elegant high-ceilinged rooms, which, with their dark wood and seductive lighting, evoke Casablanca as much as...Read More

  • 17. Lucille's

    $$ | Ma'adi | American

    Despite the arrival in Cairo of internationally recognized American fast-food chains, expats still flock to Lucille's for burgers and Tex-Mex...Read More

  • 18. Maison Thomas

    $$ | Zamalek | Italian

    Cairenes give Maison Thomas mixed reviews for its pizza, but the restaurant also sells smaller dishes to eat in or take out, including various...Read More

  • 19. Naguib Mahfouz Café

    $$ | Islamic Cairo North | Middle Eastern

    This air-conditioned, upscale coffee shop is the perfect refuge from the clamor of the Khan. Have a drink, a light lunch, or—at the adjoining...Read More

  • 20. Naguib Mahfouz Café

    $$ | Islamic Cairo North | Middle Eastern

    Named after Egypt's most famous novelist and run by the Oberoi Hotel Group, this is a haven of air-conditioned tranquillity in the midst of...Read More

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