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Savour the Spices at Six of Cairo’s Best Indian Restaurants

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Savour the Spices at Six of Cairo’s Best Indian Restaurants
written by
Nesrien Abdelkader

If you’ve been dreaming of creamy butter chicken and garlic naan, get yourself to one of the city’s delicious Indian restaurants right now. While the Indian food scene in Egypt may still be a bit lowkey, there are quite a few gems sprinkled throughout Cairo. If anyone can appreciate the rich spices and intense flavours of Indian foods, it’s got to be us. So sample some of the nation’s
delectable cuisine at any of the high-end or quaint family-owned restaurants mentioned on this list.

You’ve probably seen one of Maharaja’s many locations throughout Cairo before, and if you haven’t tried it, then this is your sign. With vibrant colours and exotic spices, the restaurant’s food looks just as good as it tastes. Maharaja is the perfect spot for a casual dinner with friends, and you must try all the classics it offers, such as the tikka masala and butter chicken. Additionally, you can end the night with a refreshing coconut ice cream, served out of an actual coconut.

Situated at the Holiday Inn, Cairo Citystars is Indira. With simple yet elegant decor and stellar service, this Indian restaurant will make you feel right at home. Find traditional dishes like vegetable biryani and its signature lamb ouzi on the menu.

For an unforgettable experience, dine at Raj in the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis hotel. This elegant eatery serves an array of flavour-filled dishes, including tender lamb and rich curry, as well as refreshing drinks like its unique mango lassi.

India Along the Nile
Take your taste buds on a journey to India without ever leaving Cairo at India Along the Nile. Whoever decided that these two cultures would blend well together was certainly right! At the InterContinental Semiramis Hotel is this classy, modern Indian restaurant that offers a variety of dishes from India’s diverse regions. Order a la carte or take a group of loved ones to try the restaurant’s “tasting menu”, as it is explicitly designed for sharing.

Paying homage to the home cooking style of Indian food is Maharani, located in Maadi. The flavourful food comes served in traditional clay pots, which only adds to the ambience of the whole experience. Indulge in authentic dishes like curries, biryanis, and more with the diversity of India’s culture and cuisine.

The Moghul Room
This five-star restaurant offers more than just mouthwatering meals. It’s also got stunning views of the Great Pyramids of Giza thanks to its location in the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel. The Moghul Room is a mainstay of the hotel and is outfitted with gorgeous decor set against marble columns and natural wood floors, overlooking the spacious terrace and lush gardens.
Some of its signature dishes are the shahi tandoori platter, butter chicken, rogan josh, lamb vindaloo, and kulfi.