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“Fool & Falafel with a modern twist” 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 16082
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Ranked #23 of 3,336 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Eclectic, Egyptian
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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, Egypt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Fool & Falafel with a modern twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Zooba is basically designed as an "alley" BUT with pink vintage doors and blue and yellow chairs it's totally hip. The simplicity of the traditional Egyptian food is devine yet they have some very weird combinations of desserts i'm certain to try. If your ever in Egypt make sure to stop by Zooba

Visited March 2014
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Regensburg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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“a lovely place to eat with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The little Zööba place is just so great. The lentil soup is delicious and the different kind of rice pudding a must. They make them fresh every day with different flavours! The atmosphere and design inside is nice and the stuff very friendly. Not much seats but this is not a big problem. The variety of the food and fresh juices is great, you always find something for sure! Its absolutely worth it to come here!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rome
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“Excellent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

If you want to have great egyptian food Zooba is the place to be. Its greatness is in the simplicity.we ordered koushary ,shakshouka and taamia and everything was over delicious. I would go there again and again and again :D

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Clean and fresh but nothing new”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

OK, so we've all enjoyed a modern take on traditional food, except this just seems to be catering for the market abroad as it potentially offers them a taste of clean and fresh egyptian cuisine. Only problem with having three branches already in Cairo is that we have all had something like it before....and for a lot cheaper.
Yes, can be interesting for a change, but once i've been there doubt I'd return given the option.

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Cairo
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“Good food but a bit overrated ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food was nice but it's not inexpensive for what it has to offer! The place is clean, no doubt about it and the concept is fairly new for the past fee tears Having said that, not sure how long the fad will last for. While we can't single out one dish that's out of this world, overall it's a nice experience.

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