"Seafood" Cairo Restaurant Tip by TheLongTone

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This is the only seafood joint I came across in the 'Islamic Cairo' area.

It looks not much more than a hole-in the wall place, (although the art deco signage is actually a rather fine bit of work) but the food was good and cheap and it was doing a roaring trade. Can't be bad. It's both a sit-down restaurant (only four or five tables), a fishmongers & a takeaway, with the phone constantly ringing as people phone in orders. Easily recognizable due to the display of wet fish outside. Choose what you want to eat from the slab, pay by weight and the only real question is grilled or fried.

Very busy . so your order may take a while to show up.

Favorite Dish: Mixed seafood soup (Shurba) is good: Lots of fishy morsels in a tasty clear broth, clams and squid and a tiny crab. Grilled fish, with a smear of stuffing to moisten it.

Address: Bayn Al Qasrayn, near Al-Aqmar mosque
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: on the other side of the road from from the mosque, a step away in the direction of Bab Ftouh.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2010
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