We are all now witnessing a global hype over Korean pop music, beauty products, and fashion. So it’s no surprise that the country’s cuisine has made its way to our beloved homeland as well. We have all seen many Chinese, Japanese and Thai places pop up lately, but Korean food is still an underdog in the Egyptian food scene. We‘ve rounded up eight spots in Cairo where you can try out this up and coming Asian cuisine for yourself, and tell us what you think.
This underground Korean joint will hit all the right spots when you’re feeling adventurous. From Korean BBQ and pork belly to local beers and spicy noodles, you can find all the authentic Korean dishes you’ve always wanted to try on their exceptionally extensive menu. Arirang is located in a cosy side street in the heart of Maadi, which you can find on Google Maps here.
Working hours are daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. For more information, call +20225193739.
It’s Korean fried chicken time! This trend hit the global food scene hard a few years back, and now, we have a spot that makes them right here in Cairo. So get your crunch on with some of their golden crisp fried chicken and delicious authentic appetisers at their Maadi or New Cairo branches.
Working hours are daily from noon ‘til 10:00 PM. For delivery, call 01282517674.
Cosy, authentic, and laid-back, this Korean spot caught everyone’s heart when it first opened in Degla, Maadi, a few years back. Tteokbokki, kimchi, black bean noodles, and much more is on their menu, alongside many other authentic Korean dishes.
Working hours are daily (except Fridays) from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM. For more information, call 0122 804 6405.
Hana Korean BBQ
Located in the heart of Zamalek, Hana Korean BBQ has long welcomed visitors from inside and outside the Zamalek area. This place is well-known for hot pots and great Korean BBQs, making it a great food adventure for anyone looking for a palette change.
Working hours are daily from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For more information, call 0227367873.
This Heliopolis spot is more than just a restaurant; it is a cultural lounge that hosts Korean classes, activities and events. They serve numerous items other than authentic dishes; they also have Hong Kong Toast, Tuna Mayo, Cheese Tteokbokki, and more. Give them a try when you’re in the area!
Working hours are daily (except Fridays) from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For more information, call 01067684242.
Another Maadi hot spot with a lot to offer, Mina opened up with an array of Korean delicacies like Bibimbab, Bulgogi, and more. So get some friends together and go try their Instgrammable hot pots and starters whenever you’re in street 276 in Maadi.
Working hours are daily (except Mondays) from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For more information, call 01221666612.
This Korean place offers Soju (a Korean alcohol drink) and local beer to enjoy with your authentic experience. Located in Maadi, this place brings folks from all over town to try their fish cake soup, sushi, and hot pots.
Working hours are daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. For more information, call 0225192451.
Offering an array of traditional Korean dishes and small plates, this Korean restaurant is nestled in the heart of Road 218 in Degla, Maadi. Gaya is definitely a must-visit if you’re trying out Korean spots around the capital.
Working hours are daily from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. For more information, call 0225197769.