Eating Out

If you have the opportunity, go to the Felfela restaurant, near Midan el Tahrir: it is an absolute must. The food is excellent, inexpensive, and the atmosphere is delightful.

Look for Casinos along the Nile shore, especially in summer. These are places where you can relax outdoors, enjoy a snack and immerse yourselves in the unique Egyptian atmosphere.

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Alfi Bey

Small restaurant run by a strict Muslim. Specialities include roast lamb and pigeon stuffed with liver.
type:Local specialities
address:3 Sharia Alfi Bey
Rating:3

Bird Cage

Thai restaurant where the stir fried dishes are a must.
type:Oriental
address:Corniche el Nil
tel:+20 2 7957171
Rating:3

Chinois

Top Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant.
type:Oriental
address:El Oruba St
tel:+20 2 2677730

Ciro’s Pizza Pomodoro of Knightsbridge

Wide range of pizzas and occasionally live bands.
type:Italian
address:221 Corniche el Nil
tel:+20 2 579-9678 or 579-6512.

Da Mario

If you can't choose between the many traditional Italian dishes, it might be an idea to 'design' your own pizza.
type:Italian
address:Corniche el Nil, near Tahrir Square
tel:+20 2 578 0444

Delirium Tremens

Dishes from all throughout India, accompanied by live music. Occasional theme nights in the weekends.
type:Indian
address:17 Road 9b
tel:+20 2 3595587
Rating:1

Dido's Al Dente

Nice Italian restaurant in Zamalek. Try their pasta with mushroom, shrimp & smoked salmon.
type:Italian
address:26 Bahgat Ali St. Zamalek
tel:7359117

Felfella

Felfella offers down-to-earth Egyptian food. It's located at near Medan Talat Harb.
type:Local specialities
address:15 Hoda Shaarawy St
Rating:4

Fine Touch

Steaks the American way and a DJ in the weekends.
type:International
address:El Zeini Tower 25 Misr Helwan
tel:+20 2 3805502

Il Galeone

Next to El Gezirah Sheraton, good option for pasta.
type:Italian
address:The Place - Montaza El Gezirah St. Zamalek
tel:7361111

Kandahar

One of the new popular spots. Although slightly difficult to find, once you've arrived at the spot you'll be treated as a king and taste superb Indian food.
type:Indian
address:El Dowal El Arabia St.
tel:+20 2 3030615

La Bodega

Mediterranean cuisine finished off with live music.
type:International
address:157 26th July St.
tel:+20 2 7362183
Rating:3

La Terrazza

Known for its Pollo dishes and the DJ's performances in the weekends.
type:Italian
address:Oasis Hotel, Alexandria Desert Road
tel:+20 2 3831777

L'Aubergine

For the vegetarians in our midst, l'Aubergine on Zamalek islands is definately an option. This one offers a few more options than just Falafel and salad.
Very nice indeed
type:Vegetarian
Rating:4

Le Chateau

Extensive continental menu, great service. Make sure you dress for the occassion.
type:International
address:El Nasr Building, el Nil Street
tel:+20 2 348 5321
Rating:3

Leonardo

Antipasti buffet.
type:Italian
address:El Oruba Street
tel:+20 2 2677730

Le Peking

type:Oriental
address:23b Ismail Mohamed St.
tel:+20 2 7363894

Les Trefles

French food in a perfect setting (great views of the Nile).
type:International
address:Corniche el Nil (opposite the World Trade Centre),
tel:+20 2 579 6511

Madura

One of the few Indonesian restaurants in Cairo.
type:Oriental
address:Galaa Square
tel:+20 2 3369700

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

Specialised in Mongolian barbeque.
type:Oriental
address:1 Palastine Road
tel:+20 2 5191888
Rating:4

Marco Polo

Changes the menu every week.
type:International
address:El Oruba St
tel:+20 2 2905055

Moghul Restaurant

You won't have that often the opportunity to dine at the foot of one of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Indian Moghul Restaurant offers this opportunity.
type:Indian
address:Mena House Pyramids road, Giza
tel:202 383 3222

Nile Bukhara

type:Indian
address:43 Misr Helwan Agricultural Road
tel:+20 2 3805999
Rating:3

Pasha Restaurant

Elegeant River dining with all the flavors of Egyptian cuisine. A bit on the expensive side.
type:Local specialities
address:across the street from Marriot Hotel in Zamalek. On the water. It is a boat
Rating:2.5
openinghours:Eveyday from 5pm - 2 am

Phillies

Try one of the cheese dishes with one of the fine bottles of red wine.
type:International
address:34 Siliman Abaza St.
tel:+20 2 7619146

Plato restaurant

When you feel like singing after Italian and French food, you might participate in the karaoke games.
type:International
address:15 Osman Ibn Affan Square
tel:+20 2 3411194
Rating:2.5

Poco Loco

South American restaurant specialised in Argentinian dishes.
type:International
address:17 Road 9b
tel:+20 2 3595587

Psaria Restaurant

Opposite the main entrance of Shooting Club in Dokki, you find this fish restaurant that specializes in Psaria fish.
type:Sea Food
address:15 Osman Ibn Affan Sq.
tel:012 3411194

Rossini

Live piano music and original and tasty Italian dishes. Nice terrace where you can catch your breath again.
type:Italian
address:66 Shar'a Omar Ibn al-Khattab
tel:+20 2 291 8282

Rotisserie Belvedere

French way of dinner dansant.
type:International
address:Caire Nile Hilton Hotel
tel:+20 2 5780444
Rating:4

Sushiyama

About ten different sorts of sushi, all prepared in very original ways.
type:Oriental
address:World Trade Centre, Corniche al-Nil
tel:+20 2 578 5161

Thailandia

Great atmosphere and beautiful interior.
type:Oriental
address:3 Sphinx Square.
tel:+20 2 3044400

The Silk Road

Besides a wide choice of Indian dishes, also original Oriental dishes.
type:Indian
Rating:1

Tia Maria

Looking for pizza or pasta in Cairo. Tia Maria is the place: good food, cosy atmosphere. It's a little hard to find--keep asking on the street.
type:Italian
address:32 Jeddah St., Mohandiseen
tel:713-273.

Way Out Sushi

Japanese cuisine.
type:Oriental
address:17 Mohamed Mazhar St.
tel:+20 2 7372996
Rating:5

Wok-n-Roll

One of the experts when it comes down to Malaysian dishes. Besides that, also a wide choice of Thai and Chinese dishes.
type:Oriental
address:54654
tel:+20 2 7490092