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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“see a lot of famous pharoes monuments toutankh amon golden mask and his belongings ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Nightclub
$$$
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is another "Take me back to 1960s Egypt!" spot and the decor is unchanged. It's a strange place, one that has vibe, ambience inside as if you are sitting in a garden. Try the feta or the molokhaya. Also, the stuffed artichokes with meat and béchamel is a good appetizer. Also located in downtown Cairo. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Formerly Ismailia Square in honour of the 19th c. ruler who developed Cairo into "the Paris of the Middle East" and site of 20th/21st c. political rallies & clashes with police. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“the place of revolution in 2011. also where you as a foreigner could extend your tourist visa (at Mogamma building)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“if you are looking for the local Egyptian food this is one of the famous local meal contain pasta, rice , salsa , chickpeas , Lentils , fried onion , with garlic vinegar touch , hot sauce abou tarek has the credit of the oldest and biggest restaurant providing this traditional delicious meal in Cairo where you can see a lot of traveller around the world visit this restaurant ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice, small bar with only 10 or so tables. Cozy place that is also good for an afternoon beer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Book Store
“Nice shop for authentic, high quality souvenirs, party hand made and fair trade”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“An independent privately owned gallery. One of the most active and popular in Downtown. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Estoril is an interesting little restaurant in downtown Cairo tucked into an alley way. It's smokey inside and usually packed on the weekends, so I recommend calling ahead to reserve. It's got that interesting dark downtown Cairo vibe. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is the classic Cairene restaurant serving only one dish - the national dish of Egypt - Kosahri, which is made up of rice, macaroni, lentils, chickpeas, caramelised onion accompanied by garlic sauce, tomato based sauce and chilli. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is another "Take me back to 1960s Egypt!" spot and the decor is unchanged. It's a strange place, one that has vibe, ambience inside as if you are sitting in a garden. Try the feta or the molokhaya. Also, the stuffed artichokes with meat and béchamel is a good appetizer. Also located in downtown Cairo. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“if you are looking for the local Egyptian food this is one of the famous local meal contain pasta, rice , salsa , chickpeas , Lentils , fried onion , with garlic vinegar touch , hot sauce abou tarek has the credit of the oldest and biggest restaurant providing this traditional delicious meal in Cairo where you can see a lot of traveller around the world visit this restaurant ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice, small bar with only 10 or so tables. Cozy place that is also good for an afternoon beer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Estoril is an interesting little restaurant in downtown Cairo tucked into an alley way. It's smokey inside and usually packed on the weekends, so I recommend calling ahead to reserve. It's got that interesting dark downtown Cairo vibe. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old Egyptian coffee (French style, from 1895), excellent paticerie and cakes”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is the classic Cairene restaurant serving only one dish - the national dish of Egypt - Kosahri, which is made up of rice, macaroni, lentils, chickpeas, caramelised onion accompanied by garlic sauce, tomato based sauce and chilli. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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