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6 Restaurants In El-Korba’s Charming 1920s Boutique Hotel

1920s Boutique Hotel and Restaurant bars Carlo’s El Barrio Il Divino Pizzeria OX Pinchos Pinchos Tapas Bar & Restaurant Tapas
6 Restaurants In El-Korba’s Charming 1920s Boutique Hotel
written by
Nelly Ezz

The 1920s Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is located in a beautiful neighbourhood in El-Korba, Heliopolis. This fantastic historical villa boasts a diverse selection of restaurants and bars with an eclectic taste palette varying between Levantine, International and Italian cuisines. Jacob Yacoubian, famous for the Yacoubian Building novel and film, built this classical French architectural beauty back in 1920. It consists of 9 rooms and a luxury suite, each with a unique interior, in addition to a small gym and sauna. The best part is that this beautiful building is surrounded by greenery and a few restaurants to suit everyone’s taste and palette.


Known for its prominent location in Le Pacha Boat in Zamalek, this long-standing restaurant serves a wide variety of International dishes but mainly specializes in Egyptian and Lebanese delicacies. Breezy and sunlit, Carlo’s is located outdoors in the hotel’s garden offering seasonal goodies, lunch, dinner and more. Their working hours are 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM.


Pinchos is a concept brought from Spain with an authentic tapas menu by chef Raúl Garcia in the heart of Korba. You can find everything you want from traditional appetizers to traditional dishes and everything in between. Alongside Pinchos’s authentic Spanish specialities, cocktails and more are served from their bar 7 days a week, however, note that they open from 6:00 PM.

The Smokery

Since 2012, The Smokery upscale chain has opened branches in Egypt’s most stunning and prestigious areas. One of those great locations is The 1920s Boutique Hotel, where The Smokery provides a fine dining experience and a lively night filled with good food and even better entertainment. You can visit them anytime from 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM.

IL Divino Pizzeria 

This Italian pizza place specializes in homemade wooden oven pizza. If you’re craving some Italian salads and pizzas with an explosive flavour, then you found your spot. Their working hours are 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM – pizza for breakfast? Yes, please!

El Barrio

The Latin vibe hits you the moment you step into El Barrio. This Cuban neighbourhood bar lends Cairo a little piece of Havana with its distinct charm and Latin flair. You can enjoy a drink on the patio, the terrace or indoors where there is a cigar bar as well. Go check it out anytime after 6:00 PM – their weekly schedule usually has live bands and singers!


This Texas-themed Restobar serves a tremendous lean meat selection alongside a variety of fiery drinks. It offers a western atmosphere and live entertainment shows, so saddle up and head there to enjoy a different kind of vibe. They’re open from 5 PM on weekdays and 1 PM on weekends.