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Zooba

26th of July St, Zamalek | Intersection of 26th of July and Shagaret El Dor, Cairo 11411, Egypt
+20 2 33453980
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Ranked #21 of 3,910 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Eclectic, Egyptian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Here at Zooba, we turn familiar Egyptian street food on its head (and dress it up a little, too). We use only the freshest local produce to create simple, flavorful, gourmet dishes.We don't just use locally-sourced products in our food; we also reclaim local materials and found objects to create an eclectic dining space that pays homage to the creative resourcefulness and colorful spirit of the Egyptian people.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Here at Zooba, we turn familiar Egyptian street food on its head (and dress it up a little, too). We use only the freshest local produce to create simple, flavorful, gourmet dishes.We don't just use locally-sourced products in our food; we also reclaim local materials and found objects to create an eclectic dining space that pays homage to the creative resourcefulness and colorful spirit of the Egyptian people.
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Zooba is a brand and it's visually appealing; colorful. The location is in the thick of activity on the 26th of July in Zamalek. The restaurant is a bit cozy inside. Unfortunately, they've added tables outside in front of the restaurant - however, they take up a good portion of the sidewalk. They could easily arrange the tables in a... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Zooba is the perfect presentation of this Egyptian cuisine. Very good flavours presented. Cool interior designing. Simple and very interesting.. They also have a large variety of Egyptian pickled lemons, cucumber and others. And not forgetting to mention the 3asaleya and pice pudding that's amazing. Their branch in Zamalek is nice but too small. So try to be there early.... More

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Cairo, Egypt
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I tried Zamalek and City Stars branches, Atmosphere and service in both of them are very good however I prefer city stars branch because its bigger. I liked their koshary, innovative dippings and foul. But Kebda (liver), Sougok (oriental sausage) and Hawawshy are awesome you must try them. If you are planning to eat falafel don't go there you will... More

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Heliopolis, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Zooba, the name itself make you pause & think. Once you cross the authentic Egyptian door you're transported from the hustle of Cairo to a place where modernity infused in truly simple Egyptian atmosphere. The place is cozy, the waiters are polite, greets you with a warm smile. Service could be a pit slow some times. Food is just perfect.

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Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Reachable on the 4th floor City stars with a nice typical old Egyptian decoration and supreme quality of food, good for family outings

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved the atmosphere, the eggplant was the best I ever had and the Koshary like the home made one . It was phenomenal.

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Szentendre, Hungary
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast at Zooba - excellent value meal, interesting surroundings. You are seated at a long table alongside other guests - good to make new friends! The food was very enjoyable, mostly traditional local flavours, arriving in packages or on ancient - looking tableware. Good for fussy Westerners worrying about hygiene... I loved the hibiscus tea with cinnamon, in... More

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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just had a meal at Zooba zamalek, service was excellent and so was the care with which the food was served to me. Thanks Zooba.

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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When i heard about this place i was a bit hesitant to pay it a visit, i was like what is dressed up street food hehehe, but then my friends dragged me along and i do not regret it one bit, the service was outstanding and the food was quite the delight for my taste palettes, i would definitely recommend... More

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Cairo, Egypt
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I will just tell what happened : I went to that so called restaurant on a saturday at around 3 and it was not packed at the time. We went through the menu in 5 minutes and waited for the waiter to come. We waited for another 20 minutes but in vain. The restaurant was 50% packed. i started watching... More

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