The Best Restaurants In Cairo – Guide For The 1st Time Visitor

Cairo’s pyramids, boat ride along the Nile and a dip in the Red Sea are long famed among the tourists. But until recently another addition to the itinerary are the restaurants in Cairo city of Egypt, serving a range of international and innovative cuisines.

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Unlike any other city, Cairo’s nearly 1000 years of history can be seen with a backdrop of its modern metropolis and tall standing skyscrapers. The new and exciting restaurants in Cairo are undeniably becoming a regional hub for gourmand. Some of the top selection of international restaurants in Cairo are presented below.

Osmanly

Address – Kempinski Nile Hotel, Corniche El Nil, 12 Ahmed Raghab Street, 11519, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

Once you step in this restaurant, you will be amazed by its beautiful setting and make you feel like a Sultan. The Osmanly’s fine dine menu is a reflection of the past Ottoman Empire, serving classically Turkish dishes such as kuzu tandir, meat kofte and chicken kebabs.

Firstly served are a brass pitcher of jasmine water and a warm towel to wash their hands making it a perfect start to the fine dining experience. Start your meal with the cold mezze sharing platter followed by your top favourites from the delectable a la carte menu.


Tabla Luna

Address – 41 Road 218, right on the corner of 231, Maadi, Street 218, Al Maadi, Cairo Governorate 11431, Egypt

For those looking to relish the most authentic Latin American food in a country that has newly adopted this very cuisine into its menu then Tabla Luna should be your first choice. On the plate are some traditional dishes brought in from Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico with a twist of Chef’s mother’s years of experience.

Savour the delectable concoctions made using only home grown and organic produce enhanced by the red, yellow and green furnishings and the motif tiled floor. Not to miss is the ceviche and the empanadas complemented with a homemade spicy dip.


Andrea El Mariouteya

Address – حارة الحمام، El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Famous for its barbecued marinated chicken blended with a special secret herb is the Andrea El Mariouteya. Whether you chose to dine in the closed ambiance or under the stars, something not to miss is the barbecued chicken and kofte served with salads, stuffed vine leaves, tahini and freshly baked warm Egyptian bread.

The stone walls, gold and red décor and cute cubby holes give this place an authentic and rustic Middle Eastern feel making visitors to come back again.



Barbecue Terrace Lounge

Address – 1 El Kamel Mohmed Zamalek,12111 Cairo, Egypt

Exuberating wealth in its black and gold décor, Barbeque Terrace is a place where one can feels the comfort of their home.

Grab a lounge on a plush gold cushioned sofa or armchair and enjoy your meal. Served on a low dark wooden table is the menu full of barbecued delicacies accompanied by colourful and exotic chef’s salads. Other must try dishes from the menu include the escallops, kebabs, Syrian konafak and the juicy steaks.


Zitouni

Address – 1089 Corniche El Nil, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 11519, Egypt

On the menu are some traditional Egyptian cuisines for one to relinquish whenever your heart desires to. Having a chic and contemporary setting along the Nile, the restaurant offers a gamut of dishes from moussaka to tabbouleh in its extensive buffet located beside the open kitchen.

The place invites customers all through the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and an impressive brunch. With its broad spectrum of authentic specialties and a selection of hot and cold mezzes there is something for everyone.


Saigon Bleu

Address – 2005 B Corniche El Nil, Inside Fairmont Nile City, Beaulac, Cairo, Egypt

Boasting an Asian fusion theme with its concept of sharing is the city’s signature eatery Saigon Bleu.

Giving an authentic Asian feel Saigon Blew is one of the restaurants in Cairo famed for it’s minimalist interior with pearl covered walls and wide floor-to-ceiling windows, giving us a stunning view of river Nile as one relishes their taste buds.

So get ready to take your taste palette on an authentic Asian journey. Here you will be served the dishes the taste of which won’t get off your tongue and mind any sooner.

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal is a civil engineer by profession & started travel blogging to share his experiences while traveling to new places without any planned itinerary, as it adds up to more adventure & exploring more about the city. He also loves photography to capture natural views with no or minimal filters.

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