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Studio Misr

Studio Misr: Egyptian Cuisine With a View of Historic Cairo

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Ranya Saadawi
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Studio Misr: Egyptian Cuisine With a View of Historic Cairo

Located on a
high hill in El Azhar Park, Studio Misr offers panoramic views of Cairo, where
you can enjoy a traditional Egyptian meal on an expansive terrace with the
breathtaking background of the Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Citadel.

Unlike other
Studio Misr branches,
the restaurant’s decor does not mimic that of an Egyptian film studio. Instead, the
restaurant consists of a large terrace with various levels that overlook a
garden with a series of fountain pools pointing towards the Citadel. The
furniture and decor are simple, so as not to detract from the amazing views.  

Studio Misr
offers the usual array of mezzas (average price 15LE) including hummus, vine
leaves, sambousak and grilled halloumi cheese. Alongside the mezzas comes the
freshly-baked bread that Studio Misr is famous for. 

The main
meal options (ranging from 50LE to 120LE) consist of various combinations of
grilled chicken, shish tawouk, kofta and kabab served with baladi salad and
rice. There is also the option of fatta and mansaf at an average price of 40LE.
Because all meals are served in generous portions, we recommend ordering a
variety of mezzas and splitting a main dish for two people. 

Do not
forget to save space for Studio Misr’s dessert. In particular, we recommend the araak el balah. This unique and delicious dessert consists of dates baked with
caramel in a flaky pie crust and topped with vanilla ice cream and nuts.

After such a
filling meal, enjoy a walk around the park’s premises and stop by the viewing
point from where, on a clear day, you can see all three Giza Pyramids on the

Studio Misr
in El Azhar Park is the perfect venue for an afternoon date, family outing or
friends gathering, offering a comfortable and picturesque outdoor dining
experience in Cairo. 

360 Tip

There is a large bazaar located to the left of the bathrooms, featuring a variety of handmade local products, including pillow cases, messenger bags, carpets and revolution-inspired jewellery. Prices are very reasonable and negotiable. 

Best Bit

The date pie dessert!

Worst Bit

As dusk falls, it gets quite chilly and windy on the terrace. 

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