Egypt Cairo Food


Egypt Cairo Food


Cairo Food


The best dining experience in Cairo can usually be found in the many international hotels in the city.


Since food in Egypt is relatively cheap, a three-course meal without wine would cost you no more than US$35. Local drinks are a lot cheaper than imported ones so if it would be more frugal to go with those. And if you add tips and taxes to the restaurant prices you could spend about 25% more than the original bill.

The Andrea, located in Maryutiya Canal in Giza is a typical Egyptian grill.

Its shaded garden terrace, cellar bar, and indoor dining room make it a popular family lunch spot,


especially on Fridays, with the enticing aroma of grilled offerings such as grilled chicken, kofte, and quails wafting through the air.  Meanwhile, the smell of freshly baked bread from clay ovens intermingles with these smells.


Though they serve wine and beer, they don’t serve desserts. Winter nights see the Andrea transformed from a family friendly restaurant into quite a hot and happening night spot.


It is because of this reputation that many imitators have tried to use the same name to lure tourists so be sure you go to the one located in Maryutiya Canal, and make a reservation before coming.


If you’re looking for a place to chill after a busy day visiting the thousands of shops of Cairo’s great bazaar, you might consider going to the Khan El-Khalili Restaurant and Naguib Mahfouz Coffee Shop for lunch. Partake in the traditional Egyptian offerings whilst being served by charming and courteous staff.


This place is reputed for its cleanliness and the air-conditioning is a welcome escape from the heat of the outdoors. The establishment prides itself in its regular patrons which consist mostly of intellectuals and locals artists. It was, after all, named after Egypt’s Nobel-prize winning novelist.




For a more modern feel of Cairo, go to the Aqua. There are several choices for the weary traveler such as a sushi bar, traditional seafood choices, vegetarian offerings, and continental recipes such as Caesar salad, steaks (prepared in a variety of ways), and buffalo wings for the homesick western tourists.


A British owned vegetarian restaurant, L’Aubergine is a Mediterranean-style establishment that is very popular with the young and hip Cairenes as well as a great meeting place for travelers.

Food in Cairo

The staples of the menu are soups, salads, and pastas though some fish and meat dishes are available for the non-vegans. The ambience at night is dark and romantic as the restaurant uses candles to light the place. There is also an upstairs bar that is quite popular for the trendy set.

To get a great view of Cairo, visit the Revolving Restaurant of the Hyatt Hotel. French haute cuisine, intimate dinners for two, and incomparable city views are the main attraction of this restaurant. For those who are not too fond of heights, there is a great restaurant near the Nile’s edge called the El Sakya which serves Indian, Japanese, Italian seafood cuisine.




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