Fodor's Expert Review Five Bells

$$$$ Gezira Island and Zamalek Dinner

Although it's not a fine-dining restaurant, the locally beloved Five Bells has been around for decades and blends a nostalgically proper feel with an easygoing, casual atmosphere. You can sit indoors, where there's a bar, but most people enjoy their Egyptian or international dishes outdoors, under a sizable tent with a central fountain that's surrounded by five bells. The doors open at noon, but it's busier at dinner, when reservations are a good idea.

Dinner International Lunch $$$$

Quick Facts

13 Ismail Mohammed St., off Abu Al Feda St.
Cairo, Cairo  Egypt


Known For:
  • Live piano music
  • Remarkable assortment of mezze served with delicious crispy bread
  • A great place to enjoy a glass of wine

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