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“Good Local Food in a Western Venue”
Review of Cairo Kitchen

Cairo Kitchen
Ranked #47 of 4,230 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery
Description: Cairo Kitchen is a new restaurant concept in Egypt that serves up traditional home-cooking in a fresh, contemporary setting. We offer a menu that combines some of the classics of Egyptian home-cooking and the country’s ubiquitous street cuisine, with an original salad bar that takes a fresh approach to local produce, serving it in new and creative ways. We’re paying homage to Egypt’s rich culinary traditions by proposing a new way of presenting and serving these “golden oldies” while staying true to the traditional recipes and ingredients. With bold interiors created by Egyptian architect and designer, Hassan Abouseda, the restaurant is a modern twist on Egypt’s traditional culture.
Reviewed December 28, 2012

There is a delicate line to be walked when eating in the middle east. Stick to the "safe" tourist places and you risk missing out on the local fare. Go local, however, and you risk spending the next several days studying the floor tiles and fixtures in your bathroom. Cairo Kitchen is where a lot of expats navigate that line. It has a good array of local foods some with a fancy twist, some traditional, served in a clean environment with friendly staff. If you do not know what you want, walk right up to the service line and ask. If they server does not speak English he will still try to help. I don't know of anyone who has not liked what they ate here. This is not a fancy place, if you order a soda it will be in a can, but don't let that deter you. It is not as funky as Zooba, which is nearby (and a favorite of mine) but its a little less expensive.

Thank Nedu_Jamin
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

On our first night in Cairo, some friends brought us to Cairo Kitchen. We found the place customer friendly, as the servers will introduce the kinds of food available for 1st-time visitors.

We liked it so much that when we had some friends who flew in to Cairo the next day, we took them to Cairo Kitchen for their first dinner in Egypt.

Food is good and generous servings. Prices are reasonable. We like the informal atmosphere and the free refills of drinks. We were also allowed to try the variety of drinks available to finally choose which drink we want. We can refill with a different drink if we want to.

Will go again!

Thank Jill1230
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stopped here to eat our last day in Cairo, based on the recommendation of a friend who had been living in Cairo for awhile. The food was amazing, from the koshari to the tagine. Yum!

1  Thank Diane H
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We ate there three times...and not just because we were staying in Zamalek. It's an American-friendly place offering apparently authentic Egyptian food...koshary being the best example and the best dish we could imagine.

Thank 2Pearl101
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Brand new, sparkling clean and Koshari the way an Egyptian grandmother would make it....Almost the national dish...pasta, lentils, chickpeas, crisp fried onions and a light tomato sauce. Filling and cheap. Great family venue. Next to Mezaluna restaurant in Zamalek...about two four blocks from the Cairo Marriott hotel.

1  Thank bigappleguy
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