Mori Sushi & Grill: A Taste of Sushi Paradise in Mohandiseen
absolutely no shortage of sushi in Cairo. The city has fully embraced the sushi
trend in the last ten years, with sushi restaurants spread out all over Cairo.
Mori Sushi has long been one of Cairo’s most popular sushi restaurants with
several branches all over town, as well as outlets in Sidi Abdel Rahman, Marina
and El Gouna. What makes the Mohandiseen branch different from the other branches that we have visited is that it has a
grill section as well.
on Geziret El Arab Street above Faces, Mori Sushi has a funky and modern interior
with an Asian twist. There is an open kitchen in the back and a bookshelf
filled with magazines and books next to a reading table.
grill section has various kinds of Japanese food like Teriyaki dishes and shitake
mushroom soup. This reviewer sampled the curry hot pot soup (39LE), which comes with well-cooked noodles, mushrooms, chicken and crunchy vegetables. It
is perfectly flavoured and spicy but not so spicy that you will end up in tears
and drinking litres of water. Though listed as a starter, the soup is filling
enough to be a meal on its own. We tried the green asparagus salad (32LE),
which was absolutely divine. Doused in balsamic dressing, the asparagus were
crunchy and the Hollandaise sauce served on top was absolute perfection.
For a main
course, we had the New York Strip steak (125LE) with balsamic, honey and garlic
sauce, and the spinach a la crème as a side dish. The steak was cooked
to a perfect medium as requested and was so tender; it was like cutting a knife
through butter. The meat on its own needed no sauce because it is already
grilled to perfection. However, the balsamic sauce was perfectly sweet, with a
little touch of bitterness, while the side order of spinach was a bit too
sushi is also impeccable, tasty and fresh. We sampled the regular Nigiri ebi (9LE),
the wonderful Joey tuna roll topped with shrimp (18LE) and the avocado
caterpillar rolls (39LE).
dessert, we highly recommend the chocolate fondant (35LE). The warm cake filled
with chocolate sauce is fantastic, though quite rich; so it might be too much
to handle after a heavy meal.
at Mori is very friendly and helpful without overdoing it. They are dressed in Japanese
attire with a modern twist. Get a window
seat because the outside scenery never fails to entertain. And yes, dining
there does come with a price tag but you do get value for money in terms of
fresh sushi, delicious steak and tasty salads.