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“Amazing restaurant. Definitely one of a kind!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zooba

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 #24 of 3,908 Restaurants in Cairo
4.5 of 5 stars 70 Reviews
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Eclectic, Egyptian
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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.
cairo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Amazing restaurant. Definitely one of a kind!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Zooba is a restaurant that offers both: authentic local cuisine in a sanitary condition!
It's just a must-go-to if you want to try Egyptian food. It's unique. It's beautiful. The environment aesthetically reflects the character of the place. It's just dipped in culture.
I would passionately recommend it to anybody visiting Cairo. It's just as good a presentation of Egyptian culture as the pyramids or old Cairo!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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178 reviews 178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Upscale local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Set in trendy Zamalek, Zooba offers an upscale menu of local foods in a mellow atmosphere. Many typical Egyptian street foods get a creative twist at Zooba, including nice juice fusions (e.g. hibiscus and lemon), great fuul/sausage sandwiches, hummus in several flavors, rice pudding with pumpkin and cinnamon, etc. A favorite of young expats and socialites. Many dishes come pre-packaged, too, so you can easily take it away.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“unconventional place to try Egyptian street food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Zooba is a great place to try Egyptian street food ... everything on the menu is delicious from the foul and taamia to the olive labna and koshari, ... everything! the place is small, cozy, and traditionally decorated. i always enjoy the music selection they play. i love the food, the unconventional drinks, the traditional Egyptian sweets and most of all the friendly staff who greet you at the door, would like you to stay longer, and warmly wish to see you again on your way out ... i simply love the place, it's one of my favorite spots in Zamalek, and the food is guaranteed to satisfy you

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great way to try Egyptian street food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A trendy setting, with great explanations of different 'street food' for those who are new to Egyptian food. The Taamiya/Falafel were very good, the dips actually come in a jar which are big servings so don't go overboard when ordering.

I know it's considered expensive by 'local standards' but a dinner for two with juices costs us about 120LE (£12) so great value by tourist standards. Would recommend sitting inside, there is only one communal table that seats about 12 - 16 ppl max so would recommend booking.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent and Safe Egyptian Street Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

As a foreigner living in Cairo, I love Zooba. It has a great variety of street food served in a clean safe environment. You can get most of these dishes for much less at other street vendors, but you are taking a big chance. At Zooba, you get good quality, friendly service, a funky atmosphere and well made food. I particularly recommend the hawawshi sandwich and the strawberry basil juice.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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