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Top 10  Restaurants in Cairo

10. The Greek Club

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We thought we’d keep it super chill for our first Top Ten Cairo restaurant and point you in the direction of The Greek Club—a favorite of travelers and locals alike. Pop in for a light snack and an ice-cold beer and escape that crazy desert sun. The Greek Club has a stellar atmosphere and great service making it a perfect break stop. Grab some Greek grub and get going! Open daily 5 PM – 12 AM. 

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9. O's Pasta

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If you are bursting at the seams with shawarma and koshari, why not stuff your face with pasta for a while instead? This is a cute, cozy, romantic spot so you should probably bring your accountant or maybe your grandmother out for a special evening. With the amazing Mediterranean and Italian flavors alongside soft mood lighting and excellent service, your accountant will be very thankful you decided on this Top 10 Cairo eatery O’s Pasta. Open Sun – Sat 4 PM – 12 AM. 

8. Sabaya

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Everyone knows that hummus where the heart is, right? Your heart (and your tummy) will be ever so happy you chose Sabaya. Serving up absolutely delicious Lebanese food alongside decadent Egyptian wine, you’ll be in hummus and lamb heaven by wine o’clock at this Top Ten Cairo restaurant. We’ve heard this is a great place for travelers who can’t get enough spicy food, so cowboy up and get your hot sauce on. Open Sun – Sat 1 PM – 1 AM. 

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7. Birdcage

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Feeling like you need to ruffle your feathers and try something new? Birdcage is a spectacular Top 10 Cairo restaurant that boasts all things Thailand. From peaceful and soothing water features to elegantly decorated plates, you’ll get an immersive and delightful experience you won’t soon forget. Even if you only go for the fried ice cream, you really need to Thai-ry this place. Open Sun – Sat 12:30 PM – 4 PM and 7 PM – 12 AM. 

6. Shogun

You definitely came to Egypt for the Japanese food, right? Well in that case, this Top Ten Cairo sushi bar won’t disappoint you. Rated as one of the best restaurants in all of Cairo and boasting live cooking, Shogun will make your dining experience unforgettable. Live it up and eat as much sushi as you possibly can, it’s soy awesome you won’t care about the calories. Open daily 4 PM – 12 AM.

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5. Al Khal

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This Top 10 Cairo restaurant is the spot for a great lamb shank. If that didn’t leave you convinced, have no fear! The rest of the menu is jam packed with incredible Egyptian eats! The friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere are wonderful for families, date nights, or even a flyin’-solo night. The traditional Egyptian food will make it a no regrets stop, but we can’t guarantee the same if you hit the Egyptian wine too hard. Open daily 1:00 PM – 1:00 AM.

4. Osmanly

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If you’ve always dreamed of living the Sultan life, check out Osmanly where the goal is to do just that—spoil you. Housed in the Kempinski Nile Hotel, the ambience of Osmanly will take you back in time to the days of the Ottoman Empire and of course, the mouth-watering Turkish dishes of that era. Enjoy classy Turkish alcohol and just pretend like you don’t still have sand between your toes from your day of travels in this Top 10 Cairo restaurant. Open for lunch Mon – Sun 4 PM – 6 PM and dinner 6 PM – 12 AM. 

3. Fayruz

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Dancing its way to our Top 10 Cairo restaurants is the fabulous Fayruz Lebanese Restaurant—extraordinary food and live dancing to boot! Walking through the doors feels like entering a whole new world of art and elegance. The wonderful people at Fayruz strive to serve up the best quality ingredients in combination with a can’t-be-beat atmosphere creating an entirely entertaining experience. Show ‘em what you got and join in the belly dancing—no judgement here. Open Thurs – Fri 12 PM – 2 AM and Sat – Wed 12 PM – 12 AM.

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2. Zööba

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If you’re looking for awesomely tasty street food with a contemporary twist, scoot over to Zööba where they do it a little differently (in a good way, we promise)! Taking Egyptian street food and making it wholesome, healthy, but still delicious is the aim of this trendy Top 10 Cario cafe. Intertwining food and art culture, the atmosphere and experience will earn you a few extra cool points for the day. Don’t be afraid to be a little hipster, sometimes it’s cool. Open daily 8 AM – 1 AM.

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1. Koshary Abou Tarek

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At the capital spot on our Top Ten Cairo restaurants is Koshary Abou Tarek, an exquisite cafe boasting the best traditional Egyptian food around. The restaurant started as a street stand and over the years the business grew, which means years of hard work and experience are put into each and every dish. Try out the signature Koshari dish and let your taste buds rejoice—they can tell authenticity when they taste it. Open Sun – Sat 9 AM – 11 PM except during Ramadan.

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