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April 5, 2017updated Dec 20, 2023

The 5 Best Restaurants in Cairo

By Zahra Al-Kateb

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Cairo truly is a city unlike any other. Having stood for nearly 1000 years, the Middle East’s most populated city is a modern metropolis with an ancient past, with skyscrapers standing tall behind Giza’s ancient pyramids. With new and exciting restaurants, Cairo is undeniably becoming a regional hub for foodies. We take a closer look at the best restaurants in Cairo.


Enjoy traditional Egyptian cuisine whenever your heart desires, thanks to Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza’s 24-hour restaurant, Zitouni. From moussaka to tabbouleh, Zitouni offers the city’s favorite dishes in a chic and contemporary setting along the Nile, while the extensive buffet located beside the open kitchen offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and an impressive brunch. The wide variety of authentic specialties, including a selection of hot and cold mezzes, ensures that there is something for everyone.


Named after the luckiest number in Chinese culture, 8 serves Chinese cuisine while being situated alongside the Nile, offering gastronomic dishes with stunning views of the city’s famous river. The décor, ambience and personalized service welcomes guests to savor China’s authentic dishes, from dim sum to soup to seafood. For an extra special occasion, guests can make use of the two private dining rooms which can accommodate for up to 20 people, an ideal setting for intimate gatherings, while the Captain’s Tappanyaki table is ideal for celebratory occasions.

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+20 (2) 2791-7000

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo, 1089 Corniche El Nil Garden City, Cairo, Egypt, 11519

Bab El Nil

Having recently undergone a makeover, Fairmont Nile City’s restaurant Bab El Nil presents world class Middle Eastern cuisine alongside daily live entertainment by dancers and vocalists. With arabesque inspired ornamentation and an indoor and outdoor experience, the restaurant provides a warm and welcoming ambience while overlooking the Nile.

+ 20 22 461 9494

Nile City Towers – 2005 B, Corniche El Nil, Ramlet Beaulac, Cairo, Egypt, 2466

Saigon Restaurant & Lounge

Fairmont Nile City’s signature restaurant boasts an Asian fusion theme. Its sharing concept revolves around selections of small portions that can be shared across the table. The clean and minimalist interior includes distinct Asian touches, including walls covered in mother of pearl and wide floor-to-ceiling windows showing off the stunning river Nile. The relaxed lounge area offers a great location for an intimate drink while enjoying the guitar tones of Ashraf Zayeda and the violin from Walid Allam from 9:00pm onwards.

+ 20 22 461 9494

Nile City Towers – 2005 B, Corniche El Nil, Ramlet Beaulac, Cairo, Egypt, 2466

The Revolving Restaurant, Cairo Tower

Offering unprecedented views of Cairo, The Revolving Restaurant rotates 360 degrees in 75 minutes, meaning you could be looking at the pyramids as you start your first course before admiring the city’s Citadel while enjoying dessert. Fine French cuisine is served while guests admire the sprawling Cairo skyline above the hustle and bustle of this busy city.

002 02 27365112

Zamalek, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

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