Fodor's Expert Review Asmak

$$$$ New Cairo Dinner

Here, you can feast on Egyptian-style seafood, priced by weight and cooked to perfection, without having to visit the coast. The ordering process is streamlined: make your selection from the display, choose how you'd like it prepared (fried, baked, grilled, simmered in a clay tagine), head to a table, and wait for it to arrive. The butterfly shrimp and fish roe batarekh (tagine) with cream are both highly recommended. Prepare to get messy—most Egyptians eat their seafood by hand.

Dinner Lunch Seafood $$$$

Quick Facts

S. Teseen St., New Cairo
Cairo, Cairo  Egypt


Known For:
  • Fresh fish brought in daily
  • Creamy fish roe tagine
  • Very busy at dinnertime

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