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Koshary Abou Tarek

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Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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0.3 miles from The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to order. 1. The man from the callcenter wasn’t in a place where he could hear me well. It was very noisy. 2. The man raised his voice at me. 3. He spoke in a rude and unmannered way. This is very unprofessional....I usually just went there and bought food. The food is good but the staff are terrible. I don’t recommend ordering from there.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had Koshari a few times before visiting Egypt. OMG, I don’t know what that was that I ate prior to visiting Abo Tarek. It’s been a few months now that we visited Egypt and even now as I think about their Koshari, my mouth...waters! The service was great and the staff recognizing that we are tourist, made the prepping and serving of the Koshari, more of a show. It was fantastic and so delicious!! When in Cairo, 1 MUST visit and eat as the locals do. The line was literally put the door, both tourists and locals. This was for sure the BEST Koshari in Egypt and I definitely ate it in many difference places during my visit.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this dish, so was looking forward to trying it. I wasn't disappointed, it was amazing, and well presented. The waiter even described the best way to prepare and eat it.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best places to eat in is abu tarek, located in downtown. the taste of the pasta really great and the sausage they offer with it very delicious> this meal is one of the traditional meals in Egypt. don't forget to try it

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best Koushary restaurant in Cairo I've tried several restaurants but that is different. Everything is different , taste, atmosphere and service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable food. Last time I was here was 10 years ago and the food/service has not changed at all. Simply excellent. Also fully vegetarian which is great for me & my wife who are veggies. 🧄🌶🌶

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

The food is great. Its a limited option but great option. So glad I was here. Full of local people and I love to try the local cuisine.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

Delicious Koshery, order it with all the toppings & you won’t be disappointed. Fresh sauce & ingredients. Worth visiting for sure.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended that we try the khoussary here as it is the best and oldest in Cairo. It was very tasty and 100% vegetarian. The restaurant is extremely busy with families and tourists trying out the national dish of Egypt. Highly recommend for...those who want to try out an authentic version of the national dish!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022 via mobile

So glad I put this on my list of places to eat in Cairo. So welcoming! Full of locals which is always a good sign. We were taken care of straight away and served by a man who elaborately served our Koshary which I thought...was a nice touch and clearly something he enjoyed doing. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy trying local food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

Please, please try this if visiting Egypt! Great, fast food, so tasty and different to western food. We had one between 2 people and it was enough. I would be a regular if I lived there. Also super cheap. And try the pumpkin and vanilla...pudding.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

Koshary is one of the main Egyptian comfort/snack foods, and it can be made at home (and indeed, is often made) fairly easily. We were taken here by our guide, and it is without a doubt the best koshary I've ever had. It renewed my...interest in koshary generally! Highly recommended/must try.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022 via mobile

The Typical Cairo’s dish mirrors the city, a mix of ingredients with an explosion of flavours! It is simply delicious and Abou Tarek is the place to go

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

This is a great place to go to experience local koshary. The restaurant is located on several floors so go straight up to one of the higher floors and get a table. I think they only serve koshary so it's easy to order (I just...held up my fingers for how many we needed). The serving staff are courteous and will show you what to do.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022 via mobile

We ate at Abu Tarek on our last night in Cairo. I was desperate to try Koshary and wasn’t disappointed. We visited during Ramadan and arrived not king after the fast had broken for the evening. The restaurant was very busy and full of local...people, which was a great sign. We were ushered up to the third floor and met by Ayman. He asked if this was our first Koshary experience and discovering it was insisted he show us what to do and for me to video him. It was such a great experience, she showed us exactly what to do, without his help we wouldn’t have had a clue. The end result was an outstanding dinner, the best of our two week trip all over Egypt. Delicious food and at 400 Egyptian Pounds (£4.30) an absolute bargain for the Koshary and fresh juice, we were also given a complimentary dessert to take away, worth every penny. If you go to Cairo you are missing out if you don’t dine here at least once.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Response from mun4sr | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, not available. And paying is in advance. P.s. when all of this corona thing is over and managed to go to there. Ask for the rice pudding.
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No !! you can go directly and will get seat !! Don’t worry! there three floors building choose seat accordingly!!
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Yes, Koshary Abou Tarek offers takeout services.

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Koshary Abou Tarek is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5