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“Real Egypt” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Koshary Abou Tarek

Koshary Abou Tarek
Ranked #6 of 4,097 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
San Jose
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Real Egypt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great Koshary place near the Egyptian Museum. We ate on the top floor. I think we could've gone with the standard koshary, but we got served the "special" which is about 2 LE more. The hot sauce is actually spicy, which was a surprise since food isn't that spicy in Egypt.

Visited March 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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Montreal, Canada
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237 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“A MUST try in Cairo Famous for their Koshery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Every city or region is known for one or two very particular dishes. Well Cairo is famous for Abou Tarek's Koshery. Right downtown. The word may come from Hindi or Bengali .. Kitchoory. Basically its comfort food for Cairo. Noodles, rice, lentils, chickpeas, lemon, crispy onions, tomatoes sauce, chilli sauce... its a must must try. I have it at least once on every Cairo trip yearly. With visitors I always have them try this... hmmmmm.

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

If you want to have Egyptian meals
This is a perfect place for you

I and my wife have two normal koshary.
It's is delicious and just 14 Egyptian pounds for two

Also we cost 3 egp for an vanilla pudding

  • Visited March 2013
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Visited with our 2 kids who are both veggie and were fed up with bread and falafels. Go upstairs for the full effect of bling, fishes and fab air conditioning. Only one dish on the menu but koshari great for fussy kids as on the base of noodles, rice and bulgar you are given sides of tomato sauce, fried onions and chickpeas. Very busy with locals but waiter looked after us. Only le10 for a filling meal, happy kids and a true Cairene fast food experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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337 reviews
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“Stunning food service ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Koshary just so good! Service a little terse however i will certainly return. I got quite confused over how to order...locals appear to settle at the counter i was told to sit and order from table

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