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Koshari al-Tahrir

#75 of 4,027 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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Sharia Abd el-Khalik Sarwat, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 19719
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100 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

Our guide from the Egyptin museum took us there because it is nearby. The place looks uninviting from outside, and "typical" (vs traditional ) on the inside. The only food serves is Koshari, and really it is more than enough. Koshari is a typical poor man's dish in Egypt, made of Koshari is made of noodles, spaghetti, lentils, rice, and... More 

1 Thank Yasmine B
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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537 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

This restaurant deserve to o to, u will enjoy Coshari ( egyptian cousine) and then have a coshari tea,,, wow u will love it Its one of the best 3 places for coshari in cairo

Thank Sa S
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2012

A must try place. Kushari is delicious and this was the best we had I'm Egypt. Packed with locals, it's a cultural experience. Kushari is all that is served (its a rice, macaroni, lentil combo that comes topped with a flavourful tomato sauce which you can add garlic vinegar and chilli sauce to) and its dirt cheap.

1 Thank hungrythirstysleepy
Lethbridge, Canada
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

The restaurant is narrow, but three stories high. It is full of huge fish tanks and fairly energetic Egyptian music is playing in the background. There is only one dish...koshary (many spellings) and it is DELICIOUS. We paid $2 each for quite a large plate. Our waiter was so helpful--explained how to prepare the chick peas (with lemon juice) and... More 

1 Thank ahje
Cairo, Egypt
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

The best thing is that I don't have stomach problems.. Too expensive for all sizes!! It has Air condition which is very rare for shops selling koshry ;)

Thank FSourour
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012

It is simply the best traditional koshary, it is even better than home made one even from professional mothers. What is really missed is a green salad for healthy food.

Thank ahammadeng
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012

this is one of the best koshari resturants that we have in cairo this is a traditional food we have in egypt and it's so popular you have to give it a try and it's also perfect for vegetarians it's full of diffrent flavours enjoy :)

1 Thank Rana E
Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Koshary is an Egyptian traditional foods though Koshari al-Tahrir is good but it is one of several restaurants offering this kind of food. Suits vegetarians.

Thank WorldTravelHub
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

In the heart of Cairo. Looks like a small little place, but step inside and you'll find stairs spiraling up to a bigger eating area! Koshery, for those of you who don't know, is a mixture of like macaroni, lentils, fried onions, marinara sauce, and this spicy sauce (and I'm sure there are different variations of koshery...small additions etc). But... More 

Thank Travel0wl
Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

very simple lovely egypt's traditional! almost everyone loves it and eat it! its extremely highly customizable! a must try!!!!

Thank ElHelw-O

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Restaurant Details

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Fast food, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: Sharia Abd el-Khalik Sarwat, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 19719

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