Kamona: Desert Bred Meats in Nasr City
57, Hassan Aflaton St., Ard El Golf
Other typical home-style Eastern dishes are also available which include molokheya with rabbit, duck, stuffed pigeon, mombar, a variety of tagen-cooked choices like eggplant, peas or macaroni with white sauce, as well as mahshi, soups and salads.
The service was prompt, with a waiting time of no more than ten minutes. With a cover charge of 5LE per person, salads are served almost for free and they include tehina, potatoes with mayonnaise, yoghurt, pickled tomatoes and a baladi salad – which were all equally enjoyable. Naturally, we went for the grills, choosing to try the kofta (130LE per kilo), lamb sausages (135LE per kilo) and pigeon stuffed with rice (28LE per piece).
While the pigeon seemed a bit small on the plate, their wonderful flavour made up for any doubts we had about their size; with herbs and spices, the meat was tender and clean, making it the best we’ve tried in Cairo.
The sausages were grilled to perfection and marinated in a secret recipe; the flavour was superb. The kofta had a certain zing to it and the meat was in good consistency and also full of flavour.
Sweeten your palette with Om Ali (14LE) or go for one of their fresh juices (10LE); the mango juice is rich with chunks of fruit and is served in a big glass.
The service was pleasant and attentive; even the manager was passing through tables making sure everything was satisfactory with the customers, while offering some background to the restaurant and its cuisine.
We are happy to have Kamona in Cairo, and we warn all other grills out there that this is a force to be reckoned with.