Cairo Restaurants

Cairo's restaurant scene has really developed over the last decade, breaking out of the five-star hotels and onto the streets. Eating out is now a regular form of entertainment, affordable to the growing upper and middle classes in Egypt. Naturally, Egyptian food remains the local favorite, and Cairo is the place to find the best of the country's specialties. Restaurants compete mainly on quality of ingredients rather than refinement of preparations. However, the range of cuisine options has expanded dramatically to include Indian, Thai, French, Italian, and even Japanese.

Local beers (including Stella Premium, Luxor, and Sakara) are common, and you can usually find a range of drinkable, if unremarkable, local wines (the top-rate Grand Marquis label, then the passable Omar Khayyam, Sheherazade, and Obelisque, and a much less wonderful Rubis).

Egyptians eat late: lunch from 1 to 3 and dinner often starting at 9 or 10. Most restaurants are open daily for both lunch and dinner. Dress is generally smart casual. Local beers and wines are served in many restaurants, but expensive imported alcohol is limited to top-end establishments. Although fancier places levy a 12% service charge, it is customary to leave a tip in inverse relation to the size of the bill, ranging from, say, 8% at expensive places to 12% to 14% at cheaper places.

Sort by: 7 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL Area Search CLEAR ALL
Loading...
  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Pane Vino

    $$$$ | Downtown | Italian

    The ultracontemporary and fashionable open kitchen–style Italian restaurant at the Semiramis InterContinental puts a modern twist on the traditional...Read More

  • 6. The Grill

    $$$$ | Downtown | European

    This top-notch restaurant at the Semiramis InterContinental concentrates on simple, classic Continental dishes. Starters include lightly cooked...Read More

  • 7. Windsor Hotel

    $$ | Downtown | Middle Eastern

    This historic hotel has an atmospheric bar tucked away on its second floor that's a great place to take a break. The Windsor opened in 1901...Read More

No Restaurants Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName}} Restaurants in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions: