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“Clean and Safe”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Koshari al-Tahrir

Koshari al-Tahrir
Ranked #75 of 4,152 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Louisville
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Clean and Safe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Koshari is a great, local meal...but as a foreigner, you must be careful. Al-Tahrir Koshari is clean, safe, inexpensive and delicious. We've been to two locations: downtown near Tahrir Square and on Al Nasr Street in New Maadi. Both are consistently excellent, but the downtown location has a little more local charm.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Super-cheap, authentic national dish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is a chain restaurant, but they serve up generous portions of kosheray, Egypt's national dish. Available in three sizes, a small is plenty for most people; a medium would feed two people. We accidentally ordered two mediums; I regretted wasting half of mine, but I was stuffed. The bill for two mediums and water came to 16 LE (about $2). This is a great place for budget travelers to get a reliably tasty meal.

  • Visited February 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Comfort food at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Egypt's national dish. I loooooove koshary and having tried a few different places, I find this one without a shadow of a doubt the very best. A pile of macaroni, spaghetti, rice, chickpeas and fried onions covered in tomato sauce and sprinkled with hot sauce and a dressing of garlic & vinegar may not sound like much, but OMG it is so good! Very indulgent as it is a major carb fest, not to be enjoyed too often for those of us who have to watch their weight... But well worth the extra calories!

  • Visited March 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delcious Egyptian Koshari”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great test that I ate too much as usual, I always either go there or order deliver but I have to eat from them many times. My family as well like too much

Visited January 2013
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Stavanger, Norway
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Koshary is the Egyptian national dish and every visitor MUST try it before leaving. Koshari al-tahrir is the best place to do so. Canteen-style restaurant, but that's all part of the experience: very clean, very fast, very very cheap (less than 1 euro for a regular sized portion) and the best koshary in town. Don't miss it!

Visited February 2013
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