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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2019: The Best Asian Restaurants in Cairo

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The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2019: The Best Asian Restaurants in Cairo
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Cairo 360

American celebrity chef, Tom Colicchio, once described Asian food as “very easy to like because it hits your mouth very differently than European food does. In European food, there may be two things to hit – maybe sweet and salty, maybe salty-savoury, but Asian kind of works around, plus you have that distinct flavour that’s usually working in Asian food.” Well, there’s no additional description that we could use to follow that of a pro, so let’s dive right into our list of Cairo restaurants that excel in Asian cuisine.

8 Restaurant


Obviously, we all know the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. But did you know that there’s a hidden treasure of a restaurant inside called 8? Yes, the prices might be a tad intimidating, depending on the dish that you order, but with its breathtaking view of the Nile and broad range of seafood, beef, and poultry, you should definitely give it a try at, at least on a special occasion that you want to remember forever.


Birdcage is located in a similarly grand hotel that also overlooks the Nile, the Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo Hotel. However, the prices are relatively affordable considering the exotic and unpronounceable plates on offer, such as the Poh Pia Pak, the Hed Horm Yadsai Koong, and of course the infamous Kai Pad Med Ma Muang Himapan. Let’s wrap up our evaluation in one sentence: The meals are just as delicious and unforgettable as they are confusing!


Fuego is one of the most popular restaurants on our list. They define themselves as a “Grill & Sushi Bar”. Following the theme of our listicle, let’s focus on the second part of the description. Imagine a whole menu dedicated to sushi, displaying all the types of sashimi, nigiri sushi, uramaki, and other relatives in the sushi family. It’s a Japanese paradise for sushi lovers!                                                                                                       


For starters, it has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Facebook, based on the opinions of 14 people. For lack of a better concise description at the current moment, we will quote a sentence from last year’s Asian cuisine list, also describing L’Asiatique, “It simply has something for every Asian Cuisine lover out there; from the Japanese sushi and the Pad Thai Soup, to the Chinese dumplings.” Sustainability is the key ladies and gents!

Mori Sushi

Apart from its familiar name and 12 branches covering the country, Mori Sushi has ultimately stood the test of time. Their menu is too overwhelmingly long to summarise in just a few words. Simply put, take your family and friends and visit Mori Sushi at your earliest convenience for an unforgettable Asian experience. And don’t worry about the cost, because many items on the menu are quite affordable.