Cairo Restaurants

Butcher's Burger: The Basics Done Well at Westown Hub Branch of Burger Restaurant Chain
Published On: 20/07/2015

We don't really understand the correlation between summertime and junk food, but it seems like our cravings for all things sinful are heightened during the hotter months in Cairo. The concept of gourmet burgers continues to be trendy on the fad-loving Cairo dining scene and Butcher's Burger's increasing popularity has seen it open another branch in 6th of October City's Westown Hub. The medium-sized restaurant offer both indoor and outdoor seating and is hard to miss in the food-court thanks in-part to the yellow mini-bus prop in the outdoor area. Carrying its usual relaxed, kitschy, steakhouse vibe, our waiter dropped by with menus as soon as we were seated. Offering the usual goldmine of burger variations, the menu stays true to the joint's signatures. The Milano Burger (54LE), which features mozzarella cheese and pesto sauce as toppings, as well as the Hawaiian Burger (52LE), which features pineapple and Teriyaki sauce, definitely caught our watchful eyes. Ultimately, though, we decided to go for classics, opting for The Mighty Butcher (77LE) and the Butcher's Mushroom Burger (54LE). Our order, as promised, arrived within 20 minutes. Both burgers came with a side of French fries, which were a bit too scarce for our liking, as well as a small serving of Coleslaw. The Mighty Butcher, which consisted of a 300g medium-well grilled beef patty as requested, topped with cheese, jalapenos, lettuce, beef bacon, garlic-mayo and caramelised onions, was everything you need it to be: filling, delicious and oh-so-satisfying. The Butcher's Mushroom Burger was smaller than the former, yet still filling, with grilled mushrooms topping its well-done beef patty, alongside onion rings, as requested and no Swiss cheese as per our wishes. Both patties tasted fresh and were seasoned well, while the toppings and sauces made for good, trusty combinations. All in all, from the immaculateness of the place, to the friendliness of the waiters ,to the accuracy when it comes to the orders to the mouth-watering burgers, the Westown Hub branch of Butcher's Burger was almost faultless. We would have, however, preferred our fries, which were oh-so-crisp, to have been offered in a more generous portion.

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Sequoia : Top-Notch Fetar Buffet at Nile-Side Zamalek Favourite
Published On: 13/07/2015

It's always hard to maintain food and service quality during the rush of Ramadan, but Sequoia is one of the few restaurants in Cairo that has pulled it off with its fetar buffet (250LE per person). As one of the most uniquely located venues in Egypt, sitting at the tip of Zamalek, Sequoia knows how to make a fuss for Ramadan, but this year's decor is decidedly simpler than that of 2014. Possibly a vague reference to star consolations, geometric shapes are the theme of Ramadan 2015's aesthetic – and it works. The hard, sharp lines of the wire-frame lighting fixtures would provide an interesting contrast with Sequoia woody-and-green aesthetic, but for the giant, ads that surround the space – the red is visually disruptive and just plain aggravating. After being seated in our assigned table, the waiters gave us the sign that it was time to fill our plates before sunset. Four stretches of food stand in the middle of venue, two of which are full of nothing but salad. The evening's food and drink didn't get off to the best start, however. After filling our plates, we sat down to break our fast with some Tamarind and Amar El-Din, the former of which lacked flavour and was too watery. Thankfully, the Amar El-Din fared much better and was the perfect combination of sweetness and that very distinct concentrated apricot flavour. Then it was time for some chicken cream soup, which proved to be tasty, balanced and a perfect opener. Meanwhile, coleslaw, baba ghanoug, yoghurt salad and tuna salad were amongst the very many salads, dips and sides that we tried, with all proving extremely fresh. As for what we might call main courses, there was plenty; grilled meat, cold meats, pastas, mahshy, mombar and molokheya with chicken were just a few of the foods on offer. The pasta station can be overwhelming for some – oh so many options – but we were more than please with our penne arrabiata; the sauce was thick and lush, while the shredded onions added a pleasant zing to the dish. Sequoia's sambousak has quite the reputation and we're pleased to report that it didn't fall short of it. The creamy cheese sambousak in particular was delicious, with the addition of nigella seeds adding an extra touch. We also tried the fillet fish, which was cut into finger-length pieces, and presented in a mound of brown rice. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, the fish was cooked and seasoned perfectly, if unspectacular. No Ramadan feast would be complete without mahshy and Sequoia's rice-stuffed vegetable delights were full of flavour and kept well – no messy mahshy for us. Here's what's really strange about the whole experience, however; somehow, someway, we found room for dessert – don't judge us. Aside from the usual – konafa, basboosa, Om Ali and other traditional goodies – the buffet's dessert offerings included various chocolate cakes, fruit salad and even profiteroles. The latter were the standout item, though; excellently baked, the fresh cream centre and melted chocolate top-coating were a perfect ending to an outstanding evening of Ramadan dining.

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Abou El Sid: Maadi Branch of Egyptian Dining Giant Disappoints with Chaotic Ramadan Fetar
Published On: 05/07/2015

Abou El Sid has established itself amongst the greats when talking about authentic Egyptian cuisine in Cairo. With branches all over the city and beyond, we were excited to see what special fetar program they had to offer this Ramadan, so we headed on over to the Maadi branch with high hopes and empty stomachs. We arrived thirty minutes before Fetar, as was required, even though we had placed our orders over the phone earlier that morning. The outdoor area was quiet and quaint in the light of the setting sun, with stern-faced waiters gathered around the door getting ready for what seemed to be a Battle Royale Fetar to end all fetars. But this quiet proved to be the calm before the storm; staff members wearing every colour uniform imaginable were running around in circles trying to get everything ready in the minutes before the call to prayer. Right before Fetar, we were offered the restaurant's Ramadan drink selection and opted for karkade (Hibiscus) and amar el din (Apricot) (18LE each). The karkade was tart and refreshing – not too sweet like what many venues tend to offer. The amar el din, meanwhile, is an acquired taste at the best of times and lacked the classic apricot taste and sweetness. As for the soup and appetisers, they all suffered one fatal flaw: they were cold. In the fetar rush, the show-runners at Abou El Sid neglected that, though setting down the starters a full ten minutes before fetar is time efficient, it isn't very enjoyable for the guests. The Chicken Orzo soup (22LE) tasted quite nice, but other than its temperature, its lack of chicken was disappointing. For appetisers, we had Lamb kofta (42LE), kobeba (36LE) and stuffed vine leaves (28LE) with baba ghanoug and cucumber yoghurt salad (15LE each). There isn't much to say about both the kofta and the kobeba – they were both cold, dry and overall unappetising. The Vine Leaves fared better – without being spectacular – especially when paired with the cucumber yoghurt which, like the baba ghanoug, tasted pleasantly homemade. For our main course, we chose the Veal Chunk Tajin (68LE) and the Circassian Chicken (62LE).  The tajin was delectable and perfectly cooked, with the rich and inviting veal served in a bed of equally delicious vermicelli. The Circassian Chicken was a different story, however. The classic walnut sauce was clumpy and hardly enough for the bed of bland rice that lied beneath it. Though the chicken itself was good, the dish as a whole was a letdown. After we finished eating, we became uncomfortably aware of how loud and chaotic the surroundings were. With waiters shouting orders, big groups of people and electric fans that did more to irritate than to keep us cool, it was only the nostalgic sounds of Om Kalthoum and Abdel Halim Hafez that maintained any trace of atmosphere. Pondering the idea of dessert, we were a bit confused as to who to ask for the menu – there seemed to be new faces and uniforms every couple of minutes. After asking for the menu three times, we discovered that, to get anything done, we had to ask the, assumed, Head Waiter, and after finally getting a hold of him, he took his sweet time with it. We'd almost forgotten about dessert when they set down the Om Ali and Mohalabeya (25LE each). The Om Ali, though pleasantly warm, had no milk, which was quite unfortunate, because it actually tasted good. The Mohalabeya on the other hand, was heavenly with delicate vanilla flavours and roasted nuts sprinkled on top. Overall, we were disappointed and left wishing for a do-over. The evening's execution had not gone as planned and the food and the overall atmosphere had suffered. From the chaos of service, to the mess-ups with the food, it was a poor reflection of a giant in the dining scene.

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La Gourmandise: Four Stars for Four Seasons at the First Residence's Ramadan Tent
Published On: 01/07/2015

The Four Seasons at the First Residence's annual kheima, La Gourmandise, is, without a doubt, one of the grandest Ramadan experiences available in Cairo this year. While many Ramadan tents have embraced a kitschier, and occasionally, whimsical side to the month, La Gourmandise has stayed faithful to the casual-chic approach that has made it so popular. Having enjoyed fetar there last year, we were eager to test the mettle of a formula that hasn't changed all that much for its 2015 set-up. This year, the price per person for the tent's open buffet menu is 320LE++, which roughly reaches 400LE per person with service and tax. Although one of the more expensive offers of its kind, the tent's popularity hasn't waned – we recommend that you make reservations a day earlier, while we were also told that larger groups are required to pay a deposit. Arriving a good hour before fetar, a quiet hush washed over the space inside the First Mall, lead by the sophisticatedly simple decor characterised by airy, white  fabric draped from the centre to the edges to take the shape of a tent, all bathed in surprisingly tasteful pink lighting. Adding to the hushed anticipation of breaking our fast were the staff, who were both professional and friendly as they made sure everything was prepped. In between their sharp, efficient back-and-forth, we were offered the standard Ramadan drinks – sobia (sweet milk with coconut, amar el din (peach nectar with rose water) or erkesous (liquorice). Heading into the buffet, which is located in the centre of the tent on a stage of sorts, we were immediately met by the smell of soup – we had to make the tough choice between duck or mushroom. We chose the latter, which provided a good, soft first eat/slurp of the day. Said smells only bettered one other; the molokheya station in action, as the assigned chef prepared the 'taqliya' – an integral part of any molokheya that sees garlic lightly fried in olive oil, salt and pepper. Overall, the buffet offered several well-executed varieties, especially in the way of meat and poultry, while became rather fond of the versatile food stations, including the Shawerma and pasta stations, the latter of which offered an excellent range of sauces. Amongst all of that, however, the food that jumped out the most wasn't the perfectly homely mahshi, the succulent shish tawouk, or even the juicy kofta – it was, in fact, a deliciously crisp olive and tomato bread, which we unashamedly take responsibility for finishing that night. Unfortunately, the buffet was lacking in the salad department, but what it lacked in greens, it more than made up in desserts, with both traditional Egyptian desserts – think konafa, etc – and more contemporary ones – think mini-cheesecake, etc – available. Overall, we were left with few complaints; the food was good, the atmosphere was pleasantly unpretentious and, if you can forget the fact that you're essentially sitting in the middle of a mall, you might well find yourself staying for post-fetar shisha and tea. 

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Ramadana: Huge Fetar at One of Cairo's Oldest Ramadan Tents
Published On: 25/06/2015

As per every Ramadan in Cairo, tents – or kheyam ­– have popped up all over Egypt's capital, all offering fetar and sohour options, sprinkled with entertainment and other quirks. One such place is one of oldest tents around, Ramadana, which this year is taking place at Riverside in Zamalek. Having started in the earl nineties, Ramadana can rightly be considered a trailblazer of sorts when it comes to the modernised kheima culture. Naturally, with such a popular tent, reservations are an absolute must – and the sooner, the better. When reserving, we were told that fetar is served a la carte, though we arrived to find set menus. Misinformation aside, we arrived to find the venue fairly empty, but there was still a generally amiable Ramadan atmosphere thanks to the decor – colourful wooden ahwa chairs and table tops adorned with modern adaptations of traditional Islamic designs. The set menu price is 205LE per person, before tax and service, and includes soup, Ramadan drinks, appetiser dishes, as well as mains and desserts. Firstly, the service is outstanding; water and Ramadan drinks were delivered to our table a suitable fifteen minutes before the call to prayer, while the other dishes arrived five minutes beforehand. Beginning our meal with a cream of chicken soup, the opening dish was a perfect fast-breaker, so to speak; the pieces of chicken were plentiful and the soup as a whole was full of flavour and well-seasoned, while our Ramadan drink, karkade, was chilled to perfection and not too sweet as is so often the case. The appetiser dishes, meanwhile, were a mixed bag, despite coming in hearty servings; the hummus and the vine leaves were excellent, though the tehina and baba ghanough were, unfortunately, not. Both suffered from a lack of balance with the ingredients, with the baba ghanough particularly suffering from the roasted aubergine element dominating the dish. The set menu also included pasta with white sauce, minced meat and sprinkled, peculiarly, with grated carrot, served in a tagine bowl; the penne pasta used was cooked well and the sauce was creamy and tasty; the surprise element, however, was the carrot, which gave the dish an interesting textural contrast, but if there is to be one criticism, it's that it all very heavy. The real star of the show was the main course; grilled chicken and kofta. The dish affords the diner a half-chicken portion, which was marinated with onions and tomatoes amongst various seasonings and spices. The chicken was perfectly cooked, tender and retained all of its juices. The kofta was equally as pleasing, if less complex in flavour; cooked and seasoned well, it was also surprisingly light and came in a huge portion. Moving on to the dessert, we were expecting classic Egyptian dish, Om Ali, as per stated in the menu. Unfortunately, it was unavailable and we were instead given the option of mahalabeya, rice pudding or a plate of Oriental sweets. We went for the latter two, with the rice pudding being incredibly creamy and, again, not overly sweet. The Oriental sweets, meanwhile, offered an eclectic variation, but was overall unspectacular, though in no way offensive, either – maybe forgettable is the best word to describe it. With all that in mind, Ramadana's fetar is very much geared towards the idea that Egyptians love to feast at dawn; the set menu offers a pleasing array of dishes, each served in typically large Egyptian portions. Though it was far from perfect, it certainly offers value for money, and the highlights are much more memorable than the downfalls.

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Baraka: Zamalek's Go-To Shawerma Joint Revisited
Published On: 03/06/2015

Life in the ever-busy capital definitely, at times, forces all of us to live on the fast lane without enough time to spare on making an event out of every meal. Thus, take away venues and delivery services can often swoop in and save the day, allowing us to munch away our hunger whilst getting things done. Located on Brazil St, one of Zamalek's most iconic boulevards, Baraka is hard to miss with its huge banner and catchy orange and maroon colour scheme. The venue offers no seating areas, with its concept based on paying, awaiting your order and picking it up to eat elsewhere. Baraka's menu is divided into two main sections-beef sandwiches, including Steak with Cheese (22/26LE), Beef Fajita (18/22LE) and Kofta Balady (14/18LE) as well as chicken sandwiches, including Chicken Tawook (16/20LE), Chicken Mozzarella (18/22LE) and Chicken Liver (12/15LE), with each offered in either medium or large sizes. In order to make a combo out of your sandwichyou add 9 LE to the sandwich's price. Sticking to the basics, we opted for a couple of Chicken Shawerma sandwiches (18LE/each) and a couple of Beef Shawerma sandwiches (18LE/each), requesting them all to be wrapped in Syrian bread. Once we paid, we handed our order to the friendly chef and received our steaming sandwiches a mere ten minutes later.  Well-wrapped, our sandwiches tasted fresh and were out-of-the-oven hot, with the well-toasted Syrian bread having that satisfying crunch to it. Both the chicken and beef shawerma sandwiches were, despite their size leaning more towards medium than large, chockfull of fillings that included diced tomatoes and pickles, alongside the shawerma bits. They both, however, lacked a sufficient amount of sauces or dips, with the chicken shawerma needing a bit more Tomiya and the beef shawerma needing a bit more Tahini. To wrap up, pun intended, we found Baraka to be quite perfect for grabbing a non-fussy, on-the-go bite. The sandwiches were both delicious, but if you're absolutely starving, go for two not one, as a single sandwich is not large enough to satisfy your hunger.

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The Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards 2015: Lounge Award Winners
Published On: 02/06/2015

There's literally no other category more suited to the Egyptian mentality – we're a nation that loves to loiter in comfort. While many restaurants and cafes adopt a quick turnover policy, others invite you in to stay and feel like you're at home. It's that kind of welcoming atmosphere, coupled with stellar service and good food and drink, that make the winners in this category of the Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Award stand out amongst the rest.  Congratulations to the winners of in the Lounge category! Eat & Barrel (Lounge & Restaurant Award) Recently joining the ranks of both lounges and nightlife spots, Eat & Barrel provides a large and immaculate space that is complimented by unobtrusive live entertainment on the weekends and drinks all week round. The Lemon Tree & Co. (Lounge & Restaurant Award) Serving bistro-style dishes in a very trendy atmosphere complimented by live entertainment, the Lemon Tree & Co. has cemented itself as an integral part of the life of anyone who loves a breezy Nile-side view Sequoia (Lounge & Restaurant Award) Sequoia's location along the Nile, along with its unique décor and general atmosphere, have garnered it a dedicated following of eager customers over the years. Left Bank (Lounge & Café Award) Combining a coffee house and bistro into a quirky, laidback atmosphere, Left Bank is a unique venue fit for dining or hanging out. Ney (Lounge & Café Award) Simple and elegant, Ney made use of an old abandoned school and turned it into a getaway from the bustling streets of Zamalek. Hookah Lounge (Shisha Lounge Award) When in the mood for no-fuss meal and a shisha, which happens a lot, people often resort to something they know and trust because they don't really want to be surprised. Hookah Lounge is one such pleasant surprise that keeps bringing its customers back. Wel3a (Shisha Lounge Award) There's literally a shisha café around every corner, if not more, but Wel3a puts a fun colourful twist on what can be a smoke-filled uninviting environment and comes out the other end with vibrant results. Click here for more on the 2015 Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards.

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Cafe Supreme: Cairo Festival City Mall Branch Falls Short of Expectations
Published On: 01/06/2015

The problem many restaurant and café chains face with expansion is the rise of inconsistency, whether it's in the quality of food and drinks or in the general level of service. Having tried and tested quite a few branches of Café Supreme, we headed almost automatically to the next one we spotted only to find out that it faced that very same issue. Overlooking Cairo Festival City's famous dancing fountain, Café Supreme boasts a prime location with both outdoor and indoor seating. During the time of our visit, the outdoor seating area was swamped though, so we settle for an indoor table.  The indoor of the café/restaurant was dimly lit with a modern-esque design and basic furnishing- nothing too artsy here. A couple of minutes after seating us, our waiter came by with our menus, which boasted all of Café Supreme's signature items of basic dishes that include salads, pastas, pizzas, chicken dishes, beef dishes and sandwiches. For shisha, we went for a Vanilla-Coconut flavour and a Strawberry flavour (40 LE/each) and for our dishes, we opted for Chicken Crispers (45LE) and a Super Salami pizza (45LE). The shishas, naturally, arrived before the food, and whilst they were, as is the usual with Café Supreme's shishas, quite wispy and flavourful, there was a lack of proper coal maintenance throughout our visit. The Chicken Crispers arrived ten minutes before the pizza did with a side of honey mustard for dipping. Lacking a satisfying crunch or any strong flavouring, they left us a bit disappointed. The pizza's late arrival was not, unfortunately, made up for by any impressive feature in the taste department, as we found the dough to be not as rich as it usually is, and the mozzarella cheese to be too scarce. The toppings, which included salami and bell peppers were scattered in abundance. All in all, this specific branch of Café Supreme failed to live up to the high standards set by the chain's other branches. The waiters, for what it's worth, were, however, quite pleasant and amicable all throughout our visit.

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The Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards 2015: Specialist Cuisine Award Winners
Published On: 31/05/2015

Dining in Cairo is no easy task to navigate, especially if you're a particularly picky eater who values authenticity over localised version of foreign cuisine. While many foodies will appreciate the quirkiness of specialised cuisines, unfortunately, in the cut-throat Egyptian restaurant market, novelties are not enough. Only few have ever managed to start something new and unusual, fewer have stuck around to tell the story. That's why these restaurants are worthy winners of Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards – think of them as trailblazers; they dared to present something new and they manage to keep patrons coming back. Antique Khana (French Cuisine Award) A unique French bistro of sorts, Antique Khana is more than just an restaurant; the Zamalek venue's unique atmosphere and occasional event make it a one-of-a-kind eatery. Barbacoa Mexican Grill (Latin American Cuisine Award) Having taken Maadi y storm on its opening, Barbacoa is set to become even better, with renovations in the works set to elevate what is an already a top Cairo restaurant. Cachimba (Spanish Cuisine Award) Sheikh Zayed's own slice of Spain serves up delicious Tapas, Paellas and shisha in a comfortable, inviting and surprisingly homely atmosphere. Chef's Market (Mediterranean Cuisine Award) Fresh, creative and always evolving, the menu alone at Chef's Market is worthy of praise; add to that the light and airy surroundings that take you out of the bustle of Citystars and you have one of the best in Cairo. Çok Güzel (Turkish Cuisine Award) Turkish cuisine is rare in Cairo, but in Çok Güzel, Egypt's capital has a rare gem. Located way out in 6th of October City, the restaurant offers authentic Turkish dishes that are well worth the trip for out-of-towners. The Fondue Pot (Specialist Cuisine Award) There are few things in life better than melted cheese. Well, actually, maybe melted chocolate – whatever the case, the Fondue Pot does both and will have you hooked. The Greek (Mediterranean Cuisine Award) Another  of the least represented cuisines in Cairo, the Greek in Maadi is intimate, casual and boasts a menu crafted at the hands of Greek matriarch – and she's done an outstanding job! Gringos Burrito Grill (Latin American Cuisine Award) Another staple of Maadi takeout, Gringos quickly made a name for itself delivering enormous and extremely filling burritos, quesadillas and tacos – enormous in size and in flavour. Little Swiss (Specialist Cuisine Award) Probably the most famous of all the Swiss restaurants in Cairo, Little Swiss is known for the best raclette and fondue in town, and now has a bigger and better venue too. Osmanly (Turkish Cuisine Award) Kempinski Nile's Turkish restaurant is immersive in every way. The food is astounding while the luxurious hotel's Nile-side sets the mood for a master-class in dining. Ovio (European Cuisine Award) Located in Galleria40, Ovio backs up its claims of being a European artisan restaurant with refined, creative dishes that make for a exceptional and inimitable restaurant. Santorini (Mediterranean Cuisine Award) The most recent addition to Greek cuisine contingent in Egypt, Santorini is the full experience. From authentic mouth watering dishes, to the decor, ambiance and choice of music. Swiss Cottage (Specialist Cuisine Award) Because one Swiss restaurant in Maadi is not enough! Swiss Cottage sports a very cosy atmosphere perfect for a date. If you enjoy DIY food, this is the place for you. Tabla Luna (Latin American Cuisine Award) Colourful in every sense of the word, Tabla Luna has recently opened a second branch and if the original Maadi restaurant is anything to go by, 6th of October City residents are in for a treat. For more on the 2015 Cairo 360 Editors' Choice Awards, click here.

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Breeze: Calming Pool-Side Restaurant & Lounge at Katameya Heights
Published On: 31/05/2015

Having been a staple for many of New Cairo's residents for years, Breeze's laid back summery feel paired with its overall ambiance of sophistication have helped make it quite a timeless venue.  Overlooking the clubhouse's pool at Katameya Heights, and boasting a calm air, the lounge almost gives visitors the feel of being anywhere but in the busy capital. Upon arrival, our waiter led us to the table we had already reserved a day earlier, with menus already laid on it. With calmative lighting, and comfy bright coloured furnishing made up of cosy couches and low chairs, the venue immediately induced a feeling of relaxation. Before delving into our menus, we went for a few shishas, ordering the Blueberry (36 LE), and Vanilla-Coconut (43LE) flavours. They arrived within a few minutes and were quite wispy and delightful, yet coal maintenance was only properly done when we constantly called on the waiter. Breeze's menu is, for the most part, inspired by Lebanese/Syrian cuisine and features some of its signature dishes including Tabouleh, Fattoush, Mesahab and Mutabel amongst others. For appetizers, we went for Labneh (27LE), Hummos Jabali (35LE), and Tomiya (25LE). As for our main dishes, we went for Shish Tawook with a side of French Fries (66LE), Arayes (50LE). Our appetisers arrived within countable minutes, accompanied by two hefty bread baskets filled with freshly baked Baladi bread. The Labneh was creamy, topped with marinated olives and olive oil, while the Hummos was dense, topped with whole chickpeas and olive oil- both were heavenly. The Tomiya as also quite delicious and had just the right amount of garlic. Arriving right by the time we were scrapping our appetizers clean, our main dishes were a whole other story of pure of scrumptiousness. The Shish Tawook, featuring well-marinated chicken pieces that were grilled to perfection, was bursting with flavour, and the fries were non-oily and crisp and came in an adequate serving. The Aarayes were, featuring grilled meat enveloped in thin pastry, were equal parts satiating and light. All in all, Breeze has definitely managed to maintain its level of both quality food, and satisfying service. The waiters were always alert, and polite yet amicable and the food was well-presented and boasted freshness. Sure, the prices may be a bit steep, considering the 200 LE minimum charge, but the venue definitely delivered. 

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Win! All You Can Eat Sushi for Two at Conrad Cairo's Kamala

There's no shortage of sushi restaurants in Cairo's increasingly eclectic dining scene these days, but as one of the more expensive cuisines in Egypt's capitals, opportunities to truly binge on the delicacy are few and far between. One restaurant, however, understands that the (sushi) struggle is re