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“Best Koshary in Cairo, Hands Down!!!”
Review of Koshary Abou Tarek

Koshary Abou Tarek
Ranked #24 of 4,266 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I've been in Cairo since 2005. One of my favorite dishes is Koshary: beans, lentils, rice, fried onions, lemon juice, hot sauce. This is the best I've had. It caters to foreigners. they take credit cards. It started from a little cart, then a corner shop, then expanded to three story-restaurant now. You haven't come to Cairo if you haven't eaten here!!!

It's just a bit difficult to find inside the back streets of downtown. Ask around. People usually know where to point you. But you need to ask lots of people along the way to make sure.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I call it a delicacy, but in Egypt it is everyday poor man's meal.

We picked up take out Dinner from Abou Tarek. The Koshary tasted fresh and delicious. The take out packaging is very user friendly :) We ate our Dinner in the car while driving to our Hotel which was about a 45 Minutes drive.

Don't miss eating at Abou Tarek !!

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

There is simply no words to describe this great place! If you want to feel and experience real Egypt you should definitely visit Koshary Abou Tarek! Nice restaurant is located in Cairo Downtown, very close to iconic Tahrir Square, so it is easy to find it. Koshary, one of the most popular Egyptian dishes, is here just excellent. The story of the restaurant and of its owner, Abou Tarek, is interesting and inspiring too, as he managed to turn Egyptian street food dish into the real brand and sucessful business. That's the place which should be in the list of the things to do if you decide to visit Cairo and to know more close its public places and feel the mood of the city :-)

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Thank Julia_Lugovska
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

nice plase to taste the best koshary I even eat in cairo , fast service but price a littile bit higher than others , or maybe because Im not egyptian so I paid more any how if you are going there see the prices before you order as you have to pay in advance direct to the waiter

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

One of the most popular local dishes in Egypt is the Koshary (very tasty but needs a strong stomach) and do not forget to ask for the dessert

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