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It’s no surprise that bustling Cairo is the home of many hidden gems that serve up Levantine dishes and a chaotic ambience that goes along with it. During the special time of Eid, experience Egyptian food like a true Egyptian at one of those low-key traditional Egyptian restaurant favourites that everyone ought to try at least once.

  1. Bahia

This restaurant serves an array of traditional dishes that have a homemade feel to them. There’s nothing you won’t find at Bahia: from grills and mahshi to tagines and whole turkeys. There are several locations in Cairo, but they also have branches in Asyut and Faiyoum.  Call their hotline 19074 for orders, or you can visit their outlets in Mohandseen, 6th of October, and Hadayek El-Ahram.

  1. El Hadra

El Hadra’s selection will delight your eyes before anything else. Their massive selection of local Egyptian delicacies is served in an inviting atmosphere – and at affordable prices. Pass by their branch in Nasr City for a quality family meal, or you can order in for catering through this number: 01030080098

  1. El Kahera 30

Feel right at home at this newly opened Egyptian restaurant in Mokkatam. ElKahera 30 serves up the favourites of our beloved Egyptian cuisine at its very best. Find all your local street-style favourites like; casseroles, Fattah, Hawawshi and more on their menu! Visit them or call 01220033995 for delivery.

  1. Hagouga

Hagouga is one of those restaurants that became an instant hit. The buzz around Hagouga got people from all over heading to Nasr City just to try their Falahi-style food. Their pocket-friendly and amazingly delicious simple dishes have people waiting impatiently for the relocation opening very soon. Stay tuned to Facebook their reopening.

  1. Sobhy Kaber

If you have the energy for a trip to a loud, lively family atmosphere restaurant and a mean selection of juicy grills, then this spot is for you. Located in Shoubra, the place is always buzzing with maharganat music and a satisfying frenzied vibe that makes the trip an experience rather than a meal. Get adventurous and try their die-hard local dishes like makhasi, leya, and knuckles. Get in touch on 16640 for dine-in and deliveries.

  1. Kebdet El Prince

The hype around Kebdet El Prince reached its absolute highest a few years back; however, the momentum is still going strong. This lively local joint is Egyptians all-time favourite place to eat when looking for an authentic Egyptian night out. Expect a traditional menu of authentic Egyptian comfort food just like grandma used to make! Try their unique dishes down in Imbaba or call 19137 for orders.

  1. Tagen W Bram

Just as the name suggests, Tagen W Bram offers a wide range of authentic tagines, brams, desserts, sandwiches, and more. It’s located in a quiet place in Heliopolis, away from the most crowded areas – which is perfect if you don’t feel like getting all the extra bustle with your meal. Grab a feed there or reach them on 01129999049 or 01100444479.