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  • MINCE: Breakfast with a Twist at Burger Branch's Zamalek Branch
    When Mince introduced breakfast, desserts and drinks to its menu, the chain's flagship branch in Zamalek missed out on account of it being too small. Thankfully, that's not the case anymore following the move to its new branch on the island, which brought with it the full menu.
  • 8 Popular Egyptian Dishes That Aren't Actually Egyptian
    As unpredictable a country as Egypt is, if there's one thing we know can say with absolute certainty is that Egyptians love to eat. When you think about it, there aren't many countries that have as many 'national dishes' or culinary trademarks.
  • Ramadan in Cairo 2016: 15 Great Places for Late-Night Shisha Hangouts
    Cairenes, as much as anyone, are creatures of habit and, when it comes to Ramadan, a lavish feast of a fetar is often very quickly followed by shisha. Now, unless you're some kind of shisha afficianado, its unlikely that you have one (or even have patience) to setup you're evening at home.
  • Life Hacks: 8 Supermarket Foods You Can Use For Something Other Than Eating
    Our kitchens are packed with foods that have so much more use than for eating. That might be a strange idea in itself, but some are even more useful as powerful tools to use around the house than they are in cooking - people often forget that the food properties that are either have a negative or positive impact on our bodies, also effect other thi
  • One Oak: Surf & Turf Specialist's New Branch at Point 90
    Deciding where to dine out with your friends can be an exhausting decision – especially with that one friend who's scared of dying from sushi or that other friend who has suddenly decided that they hate all kinds of meat. Luckily, One Oak is one of the few crowd pleasing restaurants, offering great variety with its surf and turf menu.
  • Ravish: Cairo's Newest Burger Restaurant Lands in Heliopolis
    Located in Korba, Heliopolis Ravish is the latest contestant to join the endless battle between gourmet burger restaurants in Cairo. From the chains and the empty bottles hanging on the wall to the small buckets placed on the tables, Ravish has an interior that has become typical of many burger places, with an unremarkable atmosphere, but the open
  • The Lobby: Blackstone Bistro Replacement on its Way to Becoming Zamalek Favourite
    Still in a soft-opening phase, the Lobby in Zamalek has some pretty big shoes to fill. Taking up the space that was once occupied by the popular Blackstone Bistro, the restaurant does show signs of promise in living up to the previous tenant's standards, boasting a cosy atmosphere that meets you as soon as you walk in.
  • Pasta Cittŕ: (Mostly) Italian Restaurant Surprises in Sheikh Zayed
    Since opening, Westown Hub has been one of the most obvious choices for a great culinary variety in the Shekh Zayed and 6th of October City areas – but it's not the only place in Beverly Hills Compound that you can find good dining at. Residing in the heart of The Walk in Beverly Hills, Pasta Cittŕ has already proven popular for its home-made and h
  • Korba Lounge & Café: Delightful Outdoor & Family-Friendly Atmosphere in Korba
    Korba is one of the most vibrant Cairene districts and a favourite to many – including yours truly. Be it a stroll, have coffee or dine amidst some beautifully designed old apartment buildings, there's always a little something for everyone. Digging for all that is new in the neighborhood, we paid a visit to El Korba Lounge, a new comer to Cairo's
  • El Sid: Abou El Sid's 'Streatery' Offers On-the-Go Egyptian Classics
    A pioneer in Egyptian cuisine in Cairo, one that satisfies your classic home-cooking cravings, Abou El Sid latest expansion comes in the form of the shortened, El Sid; a new concept from the popular chain serving Egyptian food to-go on Mohandiseen's busy Mossadak Street.
  • Tuscany Pasta Grill: Cosy Ambiance & Tasty, if Imperfect, Food at New Cairo's Patio
    The last five years have witnessed the opening of dozens of dining complexes that have redefined dining in Cairo. The newest dining zone to open comes in the form of Patio in New Cairo, where we visited new self-proclaimed pasta and grill specialist, Tuscany.
  • Gringo's Burrito Grill: Hit & Miss Experience with Mexican Specialist
    You know those days when you just don't feel like leaving the house? You know, when all you want to do is binge-watch while binge-eating? Well yours truly had one of those days recently, but instead of going for the usual fast-food options, we looked for somewhere with a little something extra – that's when we decided to revisit Gringo's Burrito.
  • Blaze: New Cairo's Point 90 Mall Welcomes Popular Restaurant Chain
    With a slew of malls opening in New Cairo, it was only a matter of time before some of the city's most popular restaurant chains began branching out to one of the capital's most booming districts – one of which is Blaze.
  • Lychee: Salads & Oatmeal Breakfasts at Popular Juice Bar
    Lychee originally opened as a juice and smoothie bar in 2012, something rare to find in Cairo. Any health-obsessed foodie would be tremendously excited by the new food options added to the menu recently, since it promises wholesome and quick food to be enjoyed with Lychee's already well-loved smoothies and juices.
  • Versal: Big, Wholesome Dishes at 'Country Cuisine' Restaurant in New Cairo
    Identity can either be the cause of success or downfall of a restaurant. Promising to offer 'country cuisine', while also using words such as 'American' and 'traditional' to describe its menu, Versal's concept and identity are as vague as any - though it does show potential.
  • Cairo Weekend Guide: Live Music, Special Eid Events & More! City Life
    While many breathing in the sharp, salty air of beach while ankle deep in sand as we speak, many others have, for one reason or another, found themselves spending the long Eid holiday in the capital. That realization is enough for some to hibernate at home in sadness at their predicament, but the weekend is peppered with parties and events.
  • Al Khal: Flawless Family Fetar at InterContinental Citystars
    Nothing can compete with a delicious homemade fetar, especially when it comes to Oriental food. But mamasin Egyptian households should look out; there is a fierce competitor on Cairo's restaurant scene serving delicious and authentically homemade food called Al Khal.
  • Applebee's: American Comfort Food Chain Doesn't Cut it in Cairo's Citystars
    Although its enjoyed huge popularity in the US for some 35 years – and considering the fact that Cairo loves imported restaurant franchises – Applebee's in Citystars has largely gone unnoticed over the last few years and many will be surprised to realise that it has actually been operating at the Heliopolis mall since 2013.
  • The Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards 2016: Bakery & Confectionery Award Winners
    Since its founding, the Baking & Confectionery category has been possibly the most fiercely contested in the Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards. That in itself is no surprise; we're a nation that loves sweets and desserts and the number of bakeries, confectioneries, patisseries and dessert shops increase by the year.
  • The Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards 2016: Ice-Cream & Dairy Award Winners
    Around 200 BC in China, a genius of a human being made a mixture of rice and milk and packed it inside snow to freeze. From this, the foundations of what we now know as ice-cream was born. There have, of course, been several centuries of development and adaption till we got to what we have today, but what is largely a very simple food, enjoys plen
  • Tired of Cooking Fetar? Order One of These Special Ramadan Bundles Instead...
    We've all been there; after a typically hot and hard Ramadan work day, slaving away in the kitchen and putting together the lavish fetar your stomach demands is the last thing you want to do. Well, you could go to your parents house for fetar, right? Wrong - they've been invited out by 3amo Mohsen and tant Sawsan tonight. How about a rummage throug
  • Five Ramadan Konafa Desserts You Have to Try Before It’s Too Late
    With less than two weeks left till the end of Ramadan, you’ve still got time to eat your way through this list of the best konafa desserts – why? Because konafa is the highlight of our Ramadan dessert culture, and every year we obsessively find different ways to eat it: Cupcakes? Rolls? Trifle? Ice cream? When will this madness end?
  • Culina & Bab El Sharq: Nile Ritz-Carlton Restaurants Team-up for Lavish Fetar Buffet
    Known for introducing a large culinary variety encompassing Italian, French, to Indian, Asian, and Oriental cuisine in its lavish weekly brunch – and for its show-stopping chocolates and desserts - The Nile Ritz Carlton's Culina has quickly established itself as a go-to favourite. This Ramadan, we headed to Culina which is teaming up with Bab El Sharq for an all-inclusive Oriental fetar.
  • Ramadan Recommendations: We Asked Foodies for Their Top Picks for Fetar & Sohour...
    Ramadan has been abuzz with all manner of gastronomical revelry, with this year in particular being one of the most fruitful times for elaborate fetars and sohours. But with options comes indecision; everyone has their own opinion on the best places in Egypt's for a perfect Ramadan experience – including Cairo 360, of course (check out our Ramadan tent recommendations here).
    But in looking for a different opinion, however, who better to ask than Cairo's most prolific foodies? We got in touch and had them reveal their own personal recommendations for fetar and sohour…

    Ramadan has been abuzz with all manner of gastronomical revelry, with this year in particular being one of the most fruitful times for elaborate fetars and sohours. But with options comes indecision; everyone has their own opinion on the best places in Egypt's for a perfect Ramadan experience – including Cairo 360, of course (check out our Ramadan tent recommendations here).

    But in looking for a different opinion, however, who better to ask than Cairo's most prolific foodies? We got in touch and had them reveal their own personal recommendations for fetar and sohour…
  • Fish Makan: New Seafood Restaurant Opens in Zamalek
    No. 33 on Abul Feda Street is constantly expanding with new restaurants and cafés, and the latest endeavour to open this month is Fish Makan, a pretty seafood restaurant brought to us by the same owners of Mori Sushi.
  • The Master Chef: Self-Proclaimed Family-Style Restaurant in Mohandiseen
    We all have our favourite restaurants in Cairo, but nothing gets us quite as excited as stumbling on the lesser known eateries. Mohandiseen has many a narrow road to get lost through and we happened upon the Master Chef by complete coincidence.
  • Steak Out: Carnivorous Cave of Meat Now in Maadi
    While neighbourhoods like Maadi and Zamalek are where restaurants with quirky and unusual ideas go to flourish, when we found out good old carnivore-friendly restaurant, Steak Out, had made its way to Maadi, we were very excited.
  • Mizan: Funky Food & Events Hub in Maadi
    These days, we can't keep up with all the new eateries opening in Maadi, and have become spoilt for choice as to where to get a good meal in Cairo's southern suburb. The latest edition to the eternally-hip high street, Road 9, is Mizan, which opened its doors a mere stone's throw from Sakinet Metro stop.
  • Lettuceat: Gourmet Salads in Zamalek
    Recently opened, Lettuceat in Zamalek is already proving itself to be a real contender in the realm of healthy eating in Cairo. Banishing the notions of bland salads, Lettuceat aims to combine succulent meats to fresh greens and delectable vinaigrettes, creating masterpiece meals from fresh ingredients.
  • Tabali: Egyptian Street Food at Balady-Chic Restaurant in New Cairo
    We, Cairenes, definitely love ourselves some foul, falafel and hawawshi. Sushi and burgers may come and go and tastes for international foods may vary, but when it comes to some traditional Egyptian cuisine, none can resist. Tabali is the latest addition to restaurants aiming to serve gourmet Egyptian street food.
  • Healthy Living & Farmers’ Market: Monthly Bazaar of Homemade Goodies in Katameya Heights
    In a world where we're surrounded by big business and are constantly, and rather unconsciously, consuming mass produced products, we seem to have acquired a yearning for something simpler and more natural.
  • O.Liv.O: Charming Pizzeria & Bar in Zamalek
    Certain types of food are often – and almost systematically – corrupted in kitchens across Cairo restaurants, with that seemingly simple thing called a pizza suffering more than most.
  • Cookies 'N More: Delivery Only Home-Baked Goodies
    There's no better way to end a craving than to stuff your face with a batch of cookies. Cookies 'N More - Cairo's newest homemade goodies and delivery only bakery - is here to treat us with many unique baked-goods to satisfy our sugary appetite.
  • Ramadan in Cairo 2014: Celebrating Ramadan at the Top Cairo Hotels
    With Ramadan just a few days away, Cairo is bubbling with festive vibes, as we embark on a month of fasting, shorter work hours and lavish food.
  • Cairo 360 Editor's Choice Awards 2014: Specialist Retailer Awards
    The pursuit of shopping in Cairo - for either necessities or leisure - isn't as straightforward as it should be - a fitting metaphor for life in the capital. From the other side of the counter, when it comes to creating a niche market, few retailers survive the cost of educating their customers on their products.
  • Taboula: Excellent Lebanese Cuisine in Garden City, Garden City, Cairo - Restaurants
    Tucked away in a quiet side street in Garden City lies one of Cairo's most coveted restaurants. Fans of Lebanese cuisine living in this city need not look further than Taboula. Having received a favourable review some years ago, we went to see if the restaurant still lives up to its great reputation.
  • Arz: Traditional Lebanese Restaurant in Mohandiseen
    Over the years, Lebanese restaurants in Cairo have continued to increase, with only a select few living up to the high standards of a cuisine with such strong heritage and variety.
    Our visit to the Arz Mohandiseen branch came during rush hour, and the restaurant was empty, which meant we had all the staff to ourselves.
  • Cortigiano: Popular Cairo Restaurant Opens Branch in New Cairo
    As one of the more popular restaurants in Cairo, Cortigiano has never been considered a groundbreaking chain, but remains afloat thanks to its varied options, basic approach to its cuisine and reasonable value for money. It's no surprise then to find the chain pop up in the expanding food complex that is Emerald Empire in New Cairo.
  • Jo Sushi: Long-Time Japanese Favourite in Zamalek
    As the Cairo restaurant scene wavers ever more towards the Orient, sushi has been at the forefront of the movement with a seemingly limitless supply of restaurants offering the Japanese delicacy. And while there were quite a few sushi places already established before the increasing demand, most of these restaurants have fallen victim to new venues
  • Best Clubs & Bars in Cairo 2013
    Nightlife in Egypt is as varied and colourful as anything, and despite the stigma of alcohol, clubs and bars in Cairo continue to maintain a solid stronghold on recreation in the city. This year alone has seen several new bars open, but it takes something special to gain the loyalty of Cairenes.
  • Goya Sushi Japanese House: Trendy New Sushi Restaurant in Zamalek
    Undoubtedly, sushi remains unmatched as the epitome of cosmopolitan dining among restaurants in Cairo. In Zamalek, newly opened Goya Sushi breathes fresh life into the city's obsession. The eatery's decor is fashionably chic, donning large wall murals done by local artists, with fancy filament light bulbs casually hanging above its wooden tables.
  • Taboula: Legendary Lebanese Restaurant Moves into Zamalek
    Over the years, there have been few restaurants in Cairo that have enjoyed the same kind of popularity as Taboula. Despite the emergence of pseudo-bistros such as Zeitouna and Tamara, the Lebanese restaurant's flagship location in Garden City continues to attract tourists and expats for its consistently top quality food and authentic Oriental dinin
  • Taboon: Contemporary Lebanese Restaurant in Zamalek
    It's no secret that Lebanese restaurants in Cairo are plentiful, and as the years progress, the cuisine remains in high demand. Taboon is a modest Lebanese eatery, off Zamalek's Taha Hussein Street, boasting a long glass counter displaying foods on offer, with a spiralling, industrial steel staircase leading to a seating area upstairs.

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