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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Cairo


The aroma of freshly baked bread and the sight of dozens of chickens roasting over a spitfire grill greets diners as they walk into this spacious Middle Eastern restaurant. There is also a large outdoor seating area.

59-60 Marioutiya Canal, 011-20-2-3383-1133
Tags: family | budget | patio

Conrad International Hotel

This upscale boite boasts rich tapestries, attentive service, and artfully presented Italian dishes such as rack of lamb. The daily changing chef’s tasting menu is top-notch.

1191 Corniche El Nil, 011-20-2-579-9399
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | italian

Fish Market Restaurant

Pick your favorite seafood and tell the chef whether you want it steamed, grilled, fried, or broiled. While you wait for your entrée to arrive, enjoy the mezze and the fluffy pita bread.

26 Shar’a al-Nil, 011-20-2-3570-9694
Tags: moderate | seafood

Mena House Oberoi Hotel

Feast on traditional Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala, saag paneer, and hot, buttery naan, against the backdrop of live, Indian music at this ornate restaurant.

Giza, Shar’a al-Haram, 011-20-2-3377-3222
Tags: moderate | indian

Naguib Mahfouz Café

Named after Egypt’s nobel-prize-winning author, this restaurant in the middle of the Khan al-Khalili bazaar serves up succulent chicken, lamb, and beef kebabs and cool, frothy, lemon drinks.

Khan al-Khalili, 5 Sekket al-Badestan, 011-20-2-590-3788
Tags: family | budget

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo

This contemporary Asian-style eatery is one of Cairo’s hottest tables. Enjoy their large selection of dim sum and deep fried dishes as well as extensive seafood, poultry, and meat dishes.

1089 Corniche El Nil, 011-20-2-2791-7000
Tags: expensive | trendy

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