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The Cairo Guide to Fetar in Ramadan 2011
The Cairo Guide to Fetar in Ramadan 2011
Published On: 02/08/2011
With the holy month of Ramadan come the family gatherings and delicious feasts, where you can easily spend the rest of the evening lying on the couch and watching Ramadan TV shows while recovering from the heavy food you’ve devoured. When you’ve had enough of the family fetars, you can always go out and try the many fetar meals served at Cairo’s top restaurants and Ramadan tents throughout the month.


Maspiro


Egyptian Business Club at the World Trade Centre

The Egyptian Business Club on the fifth floor of the World Trade Centre is offering a set menu for fetar. Although it is usually members-only, the club offers two set menus to the public at 135LE++ and 185LE++ depending on the ingredients. They recommend that you book 48hours in advance, and the same applies for the Cashmere sohour tent, which is held on the club’s terrace. For reservations, call 0198056228 and 0198055367

Napa Grill at the Fairmont Nile City

Californian cuisine restaurant Napa Grill offers a buffet fetar for 180LE++ per person, while the hotel’s Ramadan tent Bab El Nil offers sohour. For reservations, call 16694.


Downtown

Arabesque

Arabesque offer a set menu that includes soup, starters and then mains, of which you have three options to choose from. You also have the option of tea or coffee to accompany the Om Aly you will be served for dessert. Price is 85LE per person, and although reservations aren’t necessary, they are encouraged to avoid being turned away. Call 25747898 or 25748677.


Zamalek

360 Revolving Restaurant at the Cairo Tower

360 Revolving Restaurant will offer a different set menu every day. Dining there will cost you 150LE per person, except for Thursdays and Fridays which will cost 190LE. The food on offer is wide ranging, and includes desserts and drinks, though you must reserve one day in advance through 27365112 or 0105063666.

Sequoia

This year, Sequoia is offering a peculiar deal: pay a 50% deposit, and you will be afforded an open-buffet feast of eleven different cuisines including Italian, Egyptian, and Lebanese among others, as well as a range of desserts, fresh fruits and drinks. The cost is 220LE per person, and the dining as a couple should exempt you from paying the deposit, which is more aimed at bigger groups. For reservations call 0227350014.

Blue Nile Boat

A number of the restaurants on the Blue Nile Boat in Zamalek are offering special sohour meals. For 150LE, Dar El Amar have an open buffet of Lebanese food, while Lessa Faker are offering a separate set-menus of Lebanese (195LE++) or Egyptian food (165LE++). Asia Bar also offer fetar for 180LE per person. For reservations at any of the restaurants, call 0227353114.

Le Deck at the Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah

Located on the floating dock of the hotel, Le Deck offers a set fetar menu courtesy of the hotel’s grill restaurant El Kebabgy for 200LE++ per person. Sohour is also offered, as well as board games, TV screens, entertainment and ice cream. For reservations, click here.



Garden City

Zitouni at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza

This Lebanese restaurant offers an open buffet at 320LE++ per person. It’s a massive feast of a fetar, so you’ll get your money’s worth, although drinks and water are not included in the total price. Making reservations is encouraged; call 27916875 and they’ll give you a code that you need to quote when entering the restaurant.

Osmanly at the Kempinski Nile Hotel

Turkish restaurant Osmanly offers a set menu of Turkish cuisine at 255LE++ per person. The set menu’s soups, appetizers and main courses change with every day of the week, and a dessert buffet is included in the set price.

The Blue at the Kempinski Nile Hotel

The Blue offers two set menus for fetar at 180LE++ and 225LE++, including soups, starters, tagines, hot appetizers, main courses and desserts as well as juices. The price difference between both menus is based on the number of dishes included in each course.

Night and Day at the Semiramis

This Lobby-level restaurant offers a ‘multi-ethnic’ fetar with Egyptian, Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes. The Open buffet set menu costs 175LE++ per person and includes taboulah, seafood tepanyaki, and freshly baked oriental desserts. For reservations, call 27971818 or 27957171 Ext. 1151.


Mohandiseen

Steak Out

Steak Out offers two services; dining at the restaurant and a delivery service. In terms of the delivery service, you have between 1PM and 5PM to call and make your order. Dining at the restaurant costs 100LE per person, and they staff suggests that you arrive around one hour before fetar; the earlier you are there, the quicker your food can be served. The menu is Steak Out's standard, but there is a special collection of additional Ramadan dishes from which you can order from too. To either make reservations or make an order for delivery, call 33379079.


Giza

Indigo at the First Mall

This elegantly designed lounge restaurant offers Asian fusion cuisine including sushi. For fetar, the restaurant is offering an open buffet at 160LE++ per person. Reservations are a must and they ask that you arrive an hour before fetar. For reservations call 35700121. Or you could book online here.

Aura at the Four Seasons Hotel

Enjoy your summertime Ramadan fetar at Lebanese restaurant Aura with indoor and outdoor dining options overlooking the Nile and indulge in an extravagant family style fetar set menu at 260LE++ per person. Season's Restaurant also offers a fetar buffet of traditional Egyptian cuisine


Imbaba

Kebdet El Prince

Don’t be put off by the endless photographs of the owner in and around the restaurant. El Prince serves traditional and authentic Egyptian and Middle-Eastern food. The only problem with the restaurant is the first-come-first-serve system that they employ; you can’t book ahead, and it get’s packed very quickly. It seems ridiculous, but we suggest that you arrive a good two hours before the fetar to guarantee a spot. It gets so packed in fact, that a queue usually builds up outside, as people wait for empty tables. For more information, call 0237109292 or 0233116265.


Manial

El Mundo on the Nile Lily Boat

El Mundo is offering a Ramadan menu for 185LE per person after service and tax, with your choice of a variety of salads, soups and main courses. Choose among dishes such as lemon scaloppini, Cajun shrimps and almond chicken, as well soups such as chicken cream or tomato and oranges. Oriental desserts and drinks are provided. For reservations, call 19412.


Maadi

Condetti

Condetti is spicing up its standard menu with Ramadan items such as orzo soup, lentil soup and cold Ramadan drinks, oriental sweets and hot drinks like Sahlab. Large groups should reserve one day ahead. The cool thing about this restaurant is that you can make reservations online via their website or call 010 991 5555 02 2359 2440.


Heliopolis

Casper and Gambini’s at Citystars

The restaurant will be serving the same menu as always, but with two additions during the first week of Ramadan: traditional Egyptian-style lentil soup is on offer, and the choice of rice with your mains. After that, two additional items will be added every week until the end of Ramadan, each replacing the additions of the week before. Unlike most places, there is no minimum charge. For more information and to make reservations call 24802410

Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers

Of the hotel’s several dining venues, the following have Ramadan-themed menus: Aqua e Luce offers an open fetar buffet for 210LE++ per person, while Lebanese restaurant Al Dabke offers a set menu for 210LE per person, with extra main courses costing 85LE per dish. The poolside restaurant Blue Lagoon offers three set menus for fetar at 180LE, 190LE and 210LE++ per person. Egyptian Night offers three fetar set menus for 180LE++, 190LE++ and 210LE++ per person. Pizza Bar offers two set menus for 230LE++ and 240LE++ per person.

Rosso

Rosso in Masaken Sheraton are celebrating Ramadan by offering a set-menu fetar. The three course menu will cost you 85LE per person, with traditional oriental desserts costing extra. Enjoy the tailor made Ramadan atmosphere and watch the best of Ramadan TV, play a wide assortment of popular games with your friends and while you’re at it have a Shisha. A special à-la-carte sohour menu is available to. For reservations, call 0222687410.

Bon appétit and Ramadan Kareem!

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Angie El Batrawy
Written by:
Angie El Batrawy
Publish Date:
02/08/2011
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