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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Founded by A. Zaghloul in 1959, in the heart of the greater Cairo, Felfela has become one of the most iconic restaurants in Egypt. Felfela is the first restaurant to promote the Egyptian and the Mediterranean cuisine inside and outside of Egypt. With its very authentic decoration, Felfela offers a unique experience and not just a place to eat. Only in our restaurant, you can feel the originality of the typical oriental decoration that symbolizes the traditions of the Egyptian society. Perfection and excellence are our trademark. Do not miss the opportunity to live this unique experience ! Felfela Downtown is operating under a different management than other branches.​
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was good. We went twice. Both time takeaway. (attached picture is the receipt). First order, no service of 12% was charged because it was a takeaway. Second time, the waiter wanted tip (we gave 9 LE tip but he wanted 20 LE, he...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ai L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every single tour guide we spoke with recommended coming here. I loved the Falafels and it’s super cheap. Also, the ambience is really nice for lunch since you’re overlooking at the pyramids.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pamjumani
Reviewed 1 week ago

the restaurant itself is very beautiful and particular.there are birds,a little aquarium and many plants. The tables are made from big pieces of wood , beautiful ! Food? amazingly good .we suggest you to try mahshi , lentil soup, fattah and tahina . Staff is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jessica-fabretti
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate dinner here with a tourist group on Friday, March 1. I can't say I was expecting much. It seems to be filled with other tourist groups, and yet the food was exceptionally good. The mezze were especially delicious (the best falafel I had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank destall
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed after reading all the raving reviews and having it recommended. The appetizers were very tasty (babaganoush, falafel, etc.) but they didn't have almost any of the main dishes. They have supposedly had a big group earlier in the day. Whatever we asked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LaYayita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Clean but wish they would understand English a bit better. The cashier was very courteous and did his best to make us understand each items.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 789darshanad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried both the restaurant and the take away. The restaurant has a nice decor, but I found the service slow and maybe overpriced/ over serviced at the lunch. The food was good, and it was a place with many tourists. For a quick dinner...More

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Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mariliafredini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group stopped at this restaurant for lunch while visiting Cairo. The meal started with plates of fava falafa, pita bread, baba ganoug and a few other starters that I can't remember the name of. The selections for the group entrees ranged from mixed plate...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank slainteyal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where the locals go for a quick bite like shawarma and kabab. Local food in a place that's mostly just counters with no seats. I assume there are a few of these scattered around Cairo. Good place for a tasty, low priced meal.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Culas
AdhamA459, Gérant at Felfela, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Culas, Thank you for your taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad that you had a great experience. We work really hard to offer the best food and service to our customers to meet their expectations and ensure the highest level...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in the restaurant around 1PM, the server Yasser not allowed us to sit inside, instead escort us to small table next to the entrance. When we ordered 4 big meals then he moved us to bigger table, I appreciated that but it’s kind of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Camillabelo123
AdhamA459, Gérant at Felfela, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are really sorry for this issue, we truly understand your disappointment. All your concerns are highly appreciated and will be taken into account. We are currently investigating this issue, and we...More

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January 2, 2019|
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Response from alaskantravelnut | Reviewed this property |
10 to 15% seems right. Little bit of $ for us, means more to them...particularly in a small place like this.
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Gusman68 | Reviewed this property |
No only cash but it’s lovely food
March 8, 2016|
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Response from Bassel Z | Reviewed this property |
I guess yes they serve alcohol.. I have had a beer last time
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