Fodor's Expert Review Haty Abo Ashraf

$$$$ Old Cairo (Coptic Cairo) Barbecue

At this haty (grill room), you can order your tender, juicy meat selection with a chopped salad and a choice of dip (tahina, garlic paste, hummus, baba ganoush) for the side of fresh aish baladi (Egyptian flatbread). Abu Ashraf also serves muyyet salata (salad water), a vinegar shot that many Egyptians enjoy before a hearty meal to whet their appetites. You're sure to chuckle at the restaurant’s quirky and gaudy decor, with portraits of the owner on the wall and, most nights, the man himself behind the register.

Barbecue Dinner Family Lunch $$$$

Quick Facts

Al Fostat St., first neighborhood
Cairo, Cairo  Egypt


Known For:
  • Fresh ingredents
  • Quirky decor
  • Clean bathrooms

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