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139 Pavilion

One of Marriott Mena House's multiple dining options, 139 Pavilion is an all-day international restaurant with incredible pyramid views.
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9 Pyramids Lounge

9 Pyramids Lounge is located in the heart of the Great Pyramids of Giza with a beautiful vantage point that allows you to see the pyramids.
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Abou El Sid

One of Cairo’s legendary restaurants, Abou el Sid is located on Zamalek island, an upper-class enclave of embassies and mansions. There’s an Ali Baba quality to the restaurant, which is decorated with Oriental carpets and lanterns and is always filled with a smoky haze.
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Abou Tarek

Abou Tarek is the most popular restaurant in Cairo serving Egyptian koshary, a local specialty made of rice, macaroni, lentils, chickpeas and crispy onions.
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Andrea Mariouteya

Andrea is a family-owned restaurant that has been open since 1958. Though they are famous for their chicken, Andrea also serves great mezze.
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Azza Ice Cream

Azza is a popular spot for ice cream in Alexandria. It is located right by the water and makes for a nice break before or after touring.


Set on a rooftop and featuring an al fresco terrace overlooking the Nile in Cairo, Crimson Restaurant serves delicious international dishes, ranging from Western comfort food to upscale Mediterranean fare.

Em Sherif Café

Em Sherif Café is located in Sheikh Zayed City and is a popular, beloved Lebanese restaurant inside a mall complex.

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Felfela is an authentic, casual Egyptian restaurant with a lively atmosphere in downtown Cairo founded in 1959.
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La Bodega Aperitivo

Inspired by bars of Milan and Harry’s Bar in Venice, the uber-stylish La Bodega Aperitivo features a stunning bar and dining room with chesterfield sofas, dazzling chandeliers and artworks by Egyptian and international artists.
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Le Pacha 1901

Le Pacha 1901 is located in a former 19th-century paddle cruiser is docked along Gezira island on a prime spot of the Nile. Diners can choose from among nine different restaurants, almost all of which have excellent views of the river and its nightlife.
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Naguib Mahfouz Café

The best place to eat in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Naguib Mahfouz Café draws lots of tourists. The main restaurant, in the back, serves excellent Middle Eastern food, or you can get coffee or a snack in the front café.
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Located in Zamalek, Simonds has been satisfying the sweet tooths of Cairo since 1898 and is the place to go for traditional Egyptian pastry.
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Sky Rim

Sky Rim is located on Al-Mokattam Street in Cairo and, its two restaurants sit well above the city with incredible views.
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Sofra Restaurant & Café

Sofra is located in the heart of Luxor City in an old, traditional 1930s Egyptian house, with authentic Egyptian food.

Solaih Nubian Restaurant

Solaih Nubian Restaurant in Egypt is located on the island directly across from the Philae Temple, boasting excellent Nubian fare and incredible views.
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White & Blue

White & Blue is a Greek restaurant and member’s only club located on the water adjacent to the Citadel, with a nice atmosphere.
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Zooba is a Cairo-based Egyptian street-food chain with several locations (it became so popular that they also opened a location in NYC).

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