Giza Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Giza

February 8, 2018 Misti Hsu

Spot a tourist in New York, and chances are you can’t be sure exactly why they’re in town. Broadway? Shopping? A quest to find the world’s best bagel? It’s anyone’s guess. At Giza, though, it’s pretty simple—travelers come here to see the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.)
Things to do in Giza

1. Birdcage

Corniche El Nil | Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$235 - HK$785 +20 2 27988000
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 748 reviews

Birdcage

Everything about the Birdcage is pure Thailand, from the exotic water feature at the door to the authentic etiquette displayed throughout your meal. What will really transport you across the continent; however, are the sizzling sounds and enticing aromas from the open kitchen, where Chef Narong creates Thai specialties such as Garlic Pepper Shrimp, Cashew Chicken and Crispy Rice with Peanut Sauce.Location: In the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel - 2nd level Services: Lunch | Dinner

Reviewed By Bobdaboo

Brilliant food , great service , one of the best Thai food I had in my life , highly recommended ! It’s located in very nice hotel by the river nile , everything here just perfect , and really good prices !Dear Mr Bobdaboo. Thank you for your review and for choosing our Bird Cage restaurant. I'm happy that you enjoyed your dining and I'm looking forward to having you again in our restaurant.

2. Sabaya

Corniche El Nil | Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$196 - HK$785 +20 2 27988000
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 486 reviews

Sabaya

Sabaya may be rooted in Lebanese tradition, but Chef Nasser Makhoul is willing to branch out with contemporary flair. Mezzas are the magic of the menu, with hot and cold options including Kebbe Nayye, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Hommow Bil Awarma, Makanik and Cheese Manaqish. In accordance with Lebanese custom, you’ll be brought to the lounge for after-dinner tea, sweets and conversation.Location: In the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel - 2nd level Services: Lunch | Dinner

Reviewed By reppi - Hinterzarten, Germany

As a Lover of lebanese Food I tried Sabaya. There was a warm welcome, seats are a little bit unconfy and lights are not very good - (I like to read whjen dining alone) I orderes dthe menu with hot and cold mezze, served with a plate of greens and herbs and the plate was quite big for one. Main course was a mixed grill, diferent meats, sauces nice pita bread . Unfortunately the main course came to fast, then the whole meal got cold. Portions are too big. It's enough for two people. Pepermint tea was lovely. Service was good all the time

3. Andrea Mariouteya

New Giza Rd, Giza 11511, Egypt Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Mediterranean, Barbecue, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$314 +20 100 353 2000
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Andrea Mariouteya

Andrea has been a family business for over 40 years who moved to New Giza october 2015, where you can enjoy a better view with elegant architecture of Omar Rateb Design, the origin of the original chicken charcoaled in oregano abundant marination which can be served in half chicken portion with bones or boneless (full chicken) or skewers of small pieces of chicken. Quails are also available. The pre-main dishes are a great variety of starters that Andrea is also famous for, small round freshly baked bread is also one of the good memories this restaurant leaves for any kind of visitor. The chickens and quails are grilled by the entrance, so you cannot miss the vast barbeques on your way in or out. Andrea is a vast outdoor restaurant that also has an indoor area. The food has been traditionally served for the past four decades without ever missing a beat. So the food quality is constant. It is a casual place open for brunch, lunch as well as throughout the day until dinner. It also serves wine and beer. It has home Delivery and no other branches in Cairo, though there are a few other places named Andrea that have nothing to do with this genuine and original location. It has only one branch on the Mediterranean coast at the gate of a famous compound named Hacienda, but you do not need to enter the compound to enter the restaurant that has a street entrance.

Reviewed By DHafez - Egypt

Best family breakfast in town. It was after years of going to Andrea with the family for the grilled chicken that I found out about the Breakfast. Amazing menu of feteer meshalteet, eggs with pastrami, foul, falafel and white cheese. The freshly baked bread is out of this world.
A must try but you have to call in advance to book.

4. Felfela

Alexandria Desert Road, Giza 12561, Egypt Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +20 3 3761234
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

Felfela

Reviewed By SybilAB - New York City, New York

We picked up some tamiya and chicken shwarma here after visiting the pyramids and en route to Memphis and Saqqara. Wow, they were both so good! For two tamiyia/falafel sandwiches and one chicken shwarma Sandwich it was less than $2 and it was so flavorful. The tamiya was super crispy on the outside and was great. Perfect for a quick lunch!

5. Left Bank

53 Abou El Feda Street | Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 +20 2 27350014
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 782 reviews

Left Bank

Left Bank Bistro offers a sensational experience along the Nile. Left Bank serves authentic homemade French pastry, breakfast, gourmet salads and main courses, pizzas, in addition to an elaborate beverage menu. Additional features include a retail outlet selling fresh bakery and pastries.

Reviewed By pesc92 - Paris, France

We took 3 salads and a pizza to share! Very good amazing and innovative fly trap. Good wall with plants and book. Thank you !Thank you for your lovely review.

6. The Grill Restaurant & Lounge

InterContinental Cairo Semiramis | Corniche El Nile Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards French, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$275 - HK$706 +20 2 27988000
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 122 reviews

The Grill Restaurant & Lounge

The Grill presents the unique flavors of contemporary, traditional & brasserie French cuisine in an elegant ambience overlooking the Nile. Discover every Friday the Grill’s kitchen secrets for dinner at a great price.

Reviewed By Lucas R

If you're one of those who love meat as much as I do, then you'll fall in love with The Grill, at the Intercon Semiramis.
I recommend the Wagyu servings, it melts in your mouth like butter and honey.
It's good value for money. You'll most probably spend less than 1K Egyptian pounds for 2 people, with a glass of wine each.
The King Salmon on bone is a must for those who love fish. They got you covered! From the sauces to the way they make their fries. It's a meat lovers paradise! Certified as one of Cairo's best kept secrets.

Only the best,
Lucas Raven

7. Night & Day

InterContinental Cairo Semiramis Hotel | Corniche El Nile Downtown. Postal Code 11511, Cairo 11511, Egypt Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Middle Eastern, Egyptian, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$165 - HK$235 +20 2 27988000
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Night & Day

The Night & Day is buffet dining a la minute at its finest. Chefs wait at their cooking stations to prepare fusion fare to order. The Asian station offers dim sum and Sushi, wok and Teppanyaki specialties, the grill station is where you'll go for Oriental and Tandouri items and the pasta and noodle station is just right for lighter bites. Salad, cold cut, carving and dessert stations complete the feast. Check out the Big Friday brunch for only $26 Open daily for breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Reviewed By Greg48 - Meriden, Connecticut

Located in the lobby area of the Intercontinental Semiramas this restaurant serves buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The breakfast is excellent with good choices of western and Egyptian foods-- The fresh baked Egyptian Bread rolls were high on my list. Also the selection of fresh juices were great.
I did also eat there one night for dinner-- again well presented and tasty food.

8. MIRAI

53 Abu El Feda St | Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +20 2 27350014
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

MIRAI

Reviewed By Shahenda G

Hi everyone today i had a great experience with mirai restaurant gr8 food and service especially kareem and taha you should definitely try it ??Thank you Shahenda for your amazing review :)

9. Restaurant El Dar Darak

Nazlet El Saman | Restaurant El Dar Darak - Pyramids 29°58'34.1N 31°08'39.6E 29.976143, 31.144326, Giza 12557, Egypt Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$157 +20 100 246 4643
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Restaurant El Dar Darak

Reviewed By foliumnondefluet - Lebanon, New Jersey

If you are doing the Pyramids plus Sakkara tour with a small group, ie 1 to 4 people, there is a fair chance you might end up here for lunch.
It certainly beats the dreaded buffet lunch destinations but don't expect culinary nirvana.
The food is somewhat "gringo-style" in that they downplay the herbs and spices that make true Egyptian food interesting.
Overall no problems, but nothing special.

10. Carlo's - Le Pacha 1901

Saray El Gezira st. Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo 11511, Egypt Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi International, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$86 - HK$181 +20 112 959 9903
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Carlo's - Le Pacha 1901

"Breezy and sunlit, Carlo’s Restaurant & Café is located outdoors on the Terrace offering fine Illy’s coffee, fresh juices, seasonal salads, sandwiches and light meals. Or just enjoy a Shisha (Hooka) with a spectacular Nile view. Carlo’s also hosts special events like the World Cup games on it’s large outdoor screen.

Reviewed By yasminjordan - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Carlo’s la pacha boat restaurant & cafe located in Zamalk area, it’s outdoor in the Terrace but they close the roof when it needs.
They have a really delicious different types of food, plus a nice coffee and snacks.
They serve Shisha.
They put a huge TV screen. So people can enjoy the football games with their friends.
Every time I am in Cairo I have to go there at least once.
For the parking there it’s not easy but they have valet parking.
I recommended visiting the place.
The only low point is the service is not that good.

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