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El Fishawi

#28 of 4,017 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 25906755
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The most beautiful place I have seen in Egypt , there I feel the good atmosphere where El Hussein Mosque is there me & my friends enjoyed the day but the prices is very high.

Thank mohamed k
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So its a traditional Egyptian shisha and tea place in the middle of the market , visited by many celebrities , even the king of eygpt used to go there. The fresh mango juice and 'karkadi' is a must try there and its really cheap. Alot of sellers and beggars will pass by your table and they can go away... More 

Thank MariamSS86
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I paid 50le just a cup of coffee! 외국인이라 그런지 몰라도 바가지 쓴 느낌이고 뭐 커피도 특별할거 없더군요 왜 평이 좋은지 이해가 안되네요 제가 갔을땐 로컬들만 있던데 트립어드바이저 평이 좋아 시장 찾은김에 간건데 가지마세요

Thank negativesoul
Cairo, Egypt
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171 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the place is a traditional egyptian cafe, its a good break after shopping in elhussein. highly recommended

Thank Aya E
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fishawy reflect an amazing period of time in history of Cairo. You have to try there green tea. And don't worry about the beggars as they will just keep coming.

Thank Ramy B
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't see a single local person while there. This place is clearly in all the guidebooks so everyone goes. With the tourist, comes salesman going table to table selling scarfs and misc. We were starving by the time we arrived so ordered lunch. Not sure if this place actually serves food or if they ordered delivery from somewhere else, but... More 

Thank MyMinimalist_Travel
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The place suppose to have a huge reputation because of its excellent location, however, the place is very poor with no even bathroom for the customers. Need improvement for sure and need to clean the surrounding area for customers to be able to sit comfortably.

Thank Omar K
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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52 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Went there twice with freinds everything is old and out of date and u feel u wznt to wash their dishes cz they ate sticky and dont look clean... yoy are disturved non stop by street sellers and beggars. Too crowded due to tight space

1 Thank sara a
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Cairos probably best known, cause first cafe. Crowded with locals and tourists. Just located in middle of the Khan-el-Khalili market. (quiet hard to find, if you dont know exactly where). Awesome tea!!! Just a little different then the typical streetcafes, more service, better quality, nicer presentation. Everything is more authentic which makes it more enjoyable. Just come here at night... More 

Thank Marcel H
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

El fishawy is one of the oldest, most original local cafe in Egypt. The place is awesome with its old antiques, mirrors and lounges. You have to try the fresh green tea and shisha.

Thank Ramy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25906755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?