Top 10 restaurants to order from in Cairo

When it comes to dining, Cairo is rich with its diverse collection of restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines. Whether it’s Egyptian, Japanese, Indian, Chinese or a burger joint, Cairo will not spare you the generosity of enjoying your favorite cuisine, anytime, anywhere. We’ve been conducting our own research and we’ve decided to list some of our top 10 restaurants on Otlob that not only have an awesome setting, but also provide delivery right to your doorstep through our website with just one click.

Fuego

Located in Ma’adi and Zamalek, Fuego offers a delicious selection of sushi along with many popular Japanese dishes in a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

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Fuego California Roll

Fuego California Roll

Rock N Roll

Rock N Roll

 

Abou Shakra

Located in both Cairo and Alexandria, Abou Shakra serves its customer fresh grills and mouthwatering Tagens.

Gorgeous view by the pyramids

Gorgeous view by the pyramids

Wouldn't you love to enjoy that view too?

Wouldn’t you love to enjoy that view too?

Delicious Tagens

Delicious Tagens

Freshly grilled for you

Freshly grilled for you

 

Cairo Kitchen

With a contemporary approach to Egyptian food, Cairo Kitchen will surely make you feel at home. Cairo Kitchen is open to its guests in Ma’adi, Zamalek and Diplo Club House to come in and enjoy a pleasantly colorful setup along with its new menu that will remind you of mom’s cooking.

Cairo Kitchen Diplo Club House

Cairo Kitchen Diplo Club House

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Cairo Kitchen Molokhia

Cairo Kitchen’s delicious Molokhia

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A feast to remember 🙂

 

Studio Masr

With many branches covering Egypt, Studio Masr has always been one of those restaurants you can never get enough from with a menu so diverse you can practically enjoy most of the famous Egyptian dishes.

Studio Masr Azhar Park

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Studio Masr Fattah

Studio Masr’s yummy Fattah

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Special Tagens from from the oven

Studio Masr

The amazing grill keeps your meal warm and is not to be missed!

 

Abou El Sid

Taking Egyptian cuisine to a whole new level with the authenticity and a welcoming atmosphere. Your visit to Abou El Sid will always be a memorable visit whether in Cairo, Alexandria, Gouna or Sharm.

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Abou El Sid

Abou El Sid feast

Circasian Chicken done with perfection

Circasian Chicken done with perfection

TBS (The Bakery Shop)

One of Egypt’s most delicious baked good come from TBS with love and care. You can enjoy their wide range of products in Cairo and Alexandria.

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Taboula

If you’re looking for Lebanese food in Egypt, you don’t want to miss Taboula which is located in Zamalek, Mohandeseen and Heliopolis.Taboula 1 Taboula Sheesha

Taboula table

Taboula table 1

 

Tutti Matti

With its signature dishes, Tutti Matti will take you to Italy and back. Tutti Matti is located in North Coast and Ma’adi, Cairo and you’ll definitely enjoy your dining experience both visually and taste wise.

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Sequoia

Located in Zamalek, Sequoia is best known for its beautiful location by the Nile and its delicious menu items. We’d highly recommend an early luxurious weekend breakfast by the Nile. 🙂

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Sequoia breakfast Sequoia Salmon Sequoia grills

 

 

Maison Thomas

One of Cairo’s oldest Pizzerias and one of the finest. We highly recommend their cheesecake to finish off their delicious pizza. (images courtesy of Londoneya & Virtual Tourist)

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Maison Thomas Pizza 1 Maison Thomas Pizza

The list of restaurants is endless and we’d love to go on and highlight some more of Cairo’s amazing restaurants but we’ll leave that up to you to discover and tell us: what’s your favorite hangout spot in Cairo? 🙂

Enjoy order from the above restaurants by clicking on the images.

 

*disclaimer: images above are taken from each restaurant’s page on Facebook unless stated otherwise*

 

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Delicious childhood memories

Remember the good times you spent that one summer with friends and relatives? Those small feasts you had as kids whenever you felt exhausted from your skateboards, roller skates, football, basketball or even hide and seek sessions? How about that lonely cookie you managed to save for school and ended up sharing with your friends? 🙂

In today’s post, we’re going to take you on a walk down memory lane with some of our partners:

Fast food love

Whether it’s McDonald’s, Hardee’s, or KFC, we’ve all been crazy for the kid’s meal.

Happy Meal

KFC

Hardee's

And we all know why:

Happy Meal toys

Ninja

Garfield

And sometimes, the highlight of our day would simply be:

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Fries

Cookie

And you end up having a great memory of you and your childhood buddies having your first Happy Meal:

Koshary

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Whether you skipped school with friends and gathered at the nearest Koshary store or your parents walked into home after a long day at work with a bag of Koshary containers, Koshary is one of those meals that reminded you of the good old days. No matter what the memory associated with Koshry is, it would surely be there for you whenever you longed for a cheap yet very delicious meal.

 Doughnuts

Donuts

Have you ever received a doughnut reward whenever you did great at school? Or perhaps had a surprise doughnut store visit with your parents? Regardless of how you finally got your hands on the mouthwatering lord of the rings, we’re sure it was a memory never to forget. Every time.

Does this remind you of something?

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Bakery smells

Remember passing by the local bakery and standing there with your stomach urging you to walk into that place to grab a freshly baked croissant or a yummy pate?

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We’ve all been there. The smell always reminds us of good times even as we grew into adults. Something about the bakery smells that reminds us of home and puts us into a state of trance.

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Cake!

We all love cake. Admit it. Birthday cake, Gateaux, pound cake, you name it. We’ve had birthday parties, we’ve been to our neighbor’s birthday party, our friend’s birthday party and they’ve all had one thing in common: cake!

A whole lot of memories 🙂

Eclair

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Oriental Sweets

Ramadan will always be full of memories of family visits and happy Iftar moments and a typical Ramadan Iftar would not be complete without the delicious Konafa or Basbousa, and Eid wouldn’t be worth it without the Ka’ak!

Sweet Saray

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Pizza

Homemade pizza, ready made pizza, any pizza. It’s a number one childhood memory. If you’ve gathered with your parents and siblings around a nice box of freshly delivered pizza, you’ll totally relate. If Mom makes pizza and you know it has its own rating above all the other pizzas of the world, you’ll totally relate. Nothing beats homemade pizza and the memories of each time your mother brought out a tray of pizza from the oven. You impatiently picked on the hot dog or meat slices on the top and whatever dough hung out of that tray just to get the taste of the long awaited pizza Mom just baked.

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Papa Johns

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Ice Cream

Summer time and Ice Cream always go hand in hand. Remember those creamy delicious treats?

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You get your ice cream, devouring it one lick after the other

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and then munch on the biscuit cone..

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it starts leaking from below.. but you outsmart the delicious devil

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Or maybe you’re not a cone person.. you just like your ice cream in a cup

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or off a stick..

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We love ice cream.. we really do

Rigoletto

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i love ice cream

And Pasta..

Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Lasagne, Cannelloni, Macaroni, Penne, noodles: they’re all the same to you as a kid. You just loved it. Whether with red sauce and meatballs, Bechamel sauce and minced meat, white sauce, chicken and mushroom, pasta remains one of those childhood dishes everyone loves.

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You can’t deny that food has always been our childhood companion, whether with friends or family and many dishes add richness to our memories of those golden days. It almost seems as if food with all its variations allow such memories to come to life the minute we consume them and they automatically send us years back.

Enjoy your childhood memories with our partners by clicking on the images. 🙂

5 strange dishes you might want to try in Egypt

Sometimes, we come across strangely named dishes that might or might not have unusual ingredients. Whether you’re curious enough to try those items or not, it is definitely one way for those restaurants to stand out from the crowd.

That's a way to stand out!

That’s a way to stand out!

Below are some of the strange items we came across:

Caviar Sandwich from Baladi

Caviar is a delicacy with a huge and meticulous fanbase. When we mention Caviar, the first image that pops to head is this:

Caviar

And when we say “Caviar Sandwich”, you’d probably think about this:

However, Baladi managed to add the Egyptian touch to the delicious delicacy and came up with this special sandwich:

Baladi

Cheese Burger Pizza from Roma Pizza To Go

This is what you’d usually expect when you hear or see the words “Burger Pizza”:

burger pizza

The reality is different, though. It’s just a regular pizza with everyone’s favorite topping: Cheese Burger. Thank you, Roma Pizza To Go!

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Black Forest Pie from Majesty

You would expect a typical chocolate cake with delicious cherries and cream in the shape of a pie but we all know that in Egypt, a pie is typically made of pastry and is usually called Feteer.

The Black Forest Pie from Majesty is a twist to the popular Feteer Meshaltet which is usually either served sweet with sugar, custard/cream & nuts (and/or coconut) or savory with cheese and vegetables if you’re being extra wild. With extra cherries, pineapple, peach, apple, kiwi, bananas, chocolate, cream and raisins; The Black Forest Pie is surely unique and promises a delicious experience to those who try it.

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The extra additions gave Feteer lovers their Feteer Utopia and there’s practically hundreds of ways to enjoy Feteer, sweet or savory.

Warm Apple Crisp Pizza from Crust

Another twist to Pizza and it sounds extremely delicious. Topped with apples and caramelized cinnamon, it surely is one item that you wouldn’t want to miss courtesy of Crust. We’ve tried it and we highly recommend it if you’re a fan with freshly baked Pizza and mouthwatering apple. (Pro tip: you can also add extra ice cream to it)

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Shaburger Sandwich from Shawerma El Reem

We all love Shawerma. But have you tried a Shawerma Burger?

The recipe is simple: Shawerma spiced burger patty. Shawerma El Reem didn’t just stuff the Shawerma in a bun (another item available on their menu), they also came up with a delicious burger with shawerma spices. All for the love of Shawerma!

 

BONUS: Just Hawawshi

There’s nothing weird about Hawawshi but we wanted to add Just Hawawshi to the list since they mainly serve Hawawshi. Just Hawawshi 🙂

 

The evolution of Egyptian cuisine in Egypt

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Egypt has been known for it’s mouthwatering specialties such as Koshary, Molokheya, Mousaka, Hawawshi, Mombar, Stuffed Pigeon, chicken and beef liver, Fitir, Foul, Fatta, and many more. Throughout the history of Egypt, some of those dishes were food of the people; as ancient as the pyramids and the primary reason why those pyramids are still standing. The food was simple, cheap and high in protein derived mainly from legumes. That being said, Egyptian cuisine at its simplest form is very convenient for vegetarians since it mostly consists of vegetables and legumes. Seafood is also a specialty in Egypt when we move closer towards the Mediterranean.

Enjoying a delicious gathering by the Pyramids.

Enjoying a delicious gathering by the Pyramids.

Egypt's #1 delicacy: Foul.

Egypt’s #1 delicacy: Foul. Breakfast of the poor and the rich, full of protein and extremely yummy for the tummy!

Laila Taher, a famous Egyptian actress enjoying her Foul dish

Laila Taher, a famous Egyptian actress enjoying her Foul dish

Anyone who’s tried Egyptian food knows that it’s not easy to ignore the urge of having a Foul sandwich or a Koshary dish every now and then. For those who are blessed with an Egyptian mother, it is easier said than done since it is practically available on demand thanks to Mom’s loving nature. But for those of us who live on their own, you technically cannot make your own Molokheya the traditional Egyptian way (at least without intensive training and rigorous practice!)

The breakthrough came when Andrea started serving some of the popular Egyptian appetizers such as Mombar, Hawawshi, Liver dishes, and many more; gaining popular demand and constant approval. Andrea which delivers to Maadi and El RehabEl Tagammoa El Awal,El Tagammoa El KhamesHeliopolis, and Nasr City also serves a variety of Egyptian grills that has surely placed it among the top Egyptian restaurants.

Andrea

Abou Shakra is one of those restaurants who also revolutionized the way to Egyptian food and made it available to those who crave it by serving Egyptian grills and appetizers. Some of those are the Freek stuffed Pigeon, Duck and Chicken; dishes that are very popular among Egyptian people and that are extremely intricate to perfect.

Abou Shakra appetizers

Arabiata Al-Shabrawy didn’t spare us any of it’s generosity throughout the years as well. If you wanted to enjoy an authentic Egyptian breakfast, this is where you’d head. Serving Fava beans (Foul), Falafel and several famous Egyptian breakfast dishes, it definitely provided many hard workers with the kick start they needed for a long and tiring day.

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Stepping it up a notch

The demand on Egyptian main dishes was high enough for the owners of Abou El Sid to invest in a restaurant that serves quality homemade Egyptian food. In 2000, Abou El Sid opened its first branch in Zamalek, catering to a wide audience of hungry Egyptians and foreigners alike. A visit to Abou El Sid is surely a delight as you went back in time and enjoyed the true essence of Egypt. 14 years later, Abou El Sid delivers in Cairo & Alexandria making their delicious menu items available to all their lovers and fans.

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Cairo Kitchen is also putting a modern twist to Egyptian cuisine yet still maintaining the its authentic taste. The result was absolutely mouthwatering and Cairo Kitchen is now considered one of the top Egyptian restaurants thanks to its delicious dishes and authentic feel and taste not to mention, its affordable prices.

Molokheya Mousaka

Whether you’re looking for the feel or the taste of Egyptian food, the evolution of Egyptian cuisine throughout the past 15 years has made it easier for anyone to enjoy both with ease. The prices range but the conclusion will always remain the same: Egyptian cuisine is a unique cuisine that has many fans who surely know that a huge part of Egypt lies in its delicious recipes.

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You can find more restaurants delivering your favorite Egyptian dishes on our website. Order your food online, sit back while they prepare it for you and enjoy the taste of Egypt through Otlob.com