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0.3 miles from The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
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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
Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was just a quick stop to get some starters unfortunately, but it was delicious, probably the best meal we had in Egypt. It was a bit early for a dinner probably, so atmosphere was very relaxed, staff extremely attentive and nice.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute place. The food was delicious. They have a choice of felafels. We tried a selection and they were all amazing, as is the morte & kebab. Good service too.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the decor and interior of this restaurant. We had read reviews and were aware of the 6 LE per person “cover charge”. We also did not eat the bread they put on the table and then charge you for if you eat....We enjoyed everything we ordered and it all came very timely. I’m not sure if it’s Covid related, but we came at 6:30 and we only saw a handful of other people/ groups. While a bit pricey (compared to other restaurants) we did enjoy ourselves here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant despite the reputation. They live on the history. Tahmiya and french fries were ok, but mixed grill was undercooked, bread old and not fresh at all, vegetables were raw

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 25, 2021

On a walk through downtown searching for a dinner spot, we stumbled by chance and decided to try Felfela restaurant. Decor is beautiful and welcoming, staff is extremely friendly, welcoming. We got the mix grill plate, meat was juicy and tasty, we also got tahini,...came with warm pita bread, some of the best tahini we've tried in Egypt. Highly recommend this place, and will definitely come back next time I'm in Cairo.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

Yummy food. Shawerma was different than what I was used to with spices and veggies with the meat. Very local atmosphere of a fast food restaurant. Kind staff helped us get a car home.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 7, 2021 via mobile

People were VERY helpful the staff was nice and considerate! Definitely come here. You pay and order upfront. English menu on side!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 27, 2021 via mobile

Definitely stop by here for a quick meal on the cheap. Super good food at a great price. I could eat these quick sandwiches every day. Feels like a steal. Yum

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 26, 2020

The entrance is so beautiful and once you enter you are greeted by friendly servers at the restaurant. All the food was delicious and ate their twice. Ordered the same dishes at other restaurants did not compare to the quality and taste here.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

Bad Experience. Don’t recommend Service and Food definitely declining every time I visit this place. They are pretending that they are taking their Saftey precautions related to COVID but it’s not true and obvious. Food is not special and price for the value of service...and food you get is not worth.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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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
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Response from basselzaki | Reviewed this property |
I guess yes they serve alcohol.. I have had a beer last time
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Frequently Asked Questions about Felfela

Yes, Felfela offers takeout services.

Yes, Felfela offers delivery services.

Felfela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5