Felfela Takeaway: "Fast Food Egyptian style" Felfela Restaurant Tip by TheLongTone

Felfela Restaurant, Cairo: 40 reviews and 44 photos

There are two Felafel operations. The first is a chain of fast-food outlets doing the Egyptian street-food staples ...falafel, fuul, eggs, fries &c. The setup is easy to follow: you pay first , get a ticket which you give to a counterhand, you get your food. It's edible enough (Egyptians eat the stuff) & the prices reasonable: (Egyptians eat the stuff) & the computer ticket system means you know you're not getting ripped off. althoght the prices on the signboard are a bit out of date. (current inflation rate in Egypt is near 8%) It's pretty well spotless and you can get in one hit a combination of things that might involve two or three vendors if bought on the street.

You can sit and eat there (standing up with the TV seemingly always playing Umm Kulthoum) or take your food away.

The restaurant, a few doors up, is a different kettle of fish. I personally disliked it a lot.
I thought the decor cheesy, the food (stuffed pigeon) indifferent and the service dreadful.

Favorite Dish: Takeaway: You can do better, but you can do a lot worse.

Restaurant: The food is no reason to come here. If you don't like the ambiance, AVOID

Address: Talaat harb st.
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Right at the Midan Tahrir end, on the right looking up Talaat Harb. Look in a guidebook or something.
Phone: +20 2 23922751
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Fast Food
Website: http://www.felfela.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 6, 2010
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