Sinatra at West Square Mall, SODIC
Sinatra at West Square Mall, SODIC

By: Mariam Elhamy

If it’s a restaurant in Cairo, we’ve got it covered! We feature up to 10 new restaurants in every issue – whether it’s a brand new venue, a new branch of your favorite spot or a new menu to keep the taste buds tingling. Here are some of our top picks for NEW restaurants that opened in Cairo this year – stay tuned for more great reviews like these in 2020!

Melt Bistro & Cafe in Mall of Egypt

When you think of Melt think of warm melting cheese, fondue and other heartwarming dishes. Open in Mall of Egypt, Melt will truly melt your heart with their food combinations and creative menu.

Read our full review of Melt here!

Mezzeh at le meridien cairo airport


Mezzeh will fill your appetite for Lebanese food and have you coming back for more! Their menu has a huge selection of dips, cold and hot mezzehs and grilled meats to keep your cravings satisfied.

Read our full review of Mezzeh here!

30 north in zamalek

This Egyptian specialty coffee shop has made a splash on the west side with two branches open in Sheikh Zayed, and now the brand is expanding to central Cairo with a spacious branch in the newly refurbished ICONIA building in Zamalek.

Read our full review of 30 North here!

surf & turf in nile towers mall


Located on the second floor of the Nile Towers Mall is a new concept in the Cairo casual dining scene, Surf & Turf. Based on a cuisine of seafood and beef, Surf & Turf offers an innovative alternative to the conventional local seafood repertoire.

Read our full review of Surf & Turf here!

yau’s asian kitchen in beverly hills

Yau’s Asian Kitchen is completely committed to offering clean and healthy Asian food for all diners, including those with food intolerances and allergies

Read our full review of Yau’s here!

Ibrazilian grill xodÓ on First Nile Boat

Stepping across the Nile water and into the clean, fresh interior of the First Nile Boat is your first indicator that this is a waterside venue worthy of its illustrious title. XODÓ is a new Brazilian restaurant, offering a ‘culinary carnival’ of traditional but decidedly upmarket specialties.

Read our full review of XODÓ here!

indish in arkan Plaza


When you set out to combine Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Indian and Japanese food under one roof it could all go horribly wrong. Wonderfully, the friendly, high energy team at Indish seems to have nailed it.

Read our full review of Indish here!

Eggspectation in Cairo festival city 

Newly opened in August, Canadian restaurant chain Eggspectation is the latest addition to Cairo Festival City’s restaurants and it did not let us down. Perfect for a weekend brunch, we reckon it will quickly be added to the list of best breakfast places in Cairo!

Read our full review of Eggspectation here!

the smokery in Palm hills

Walking into the new branch of the already reputed The Smokery, you’ll be dazzled by the beautiful large terrace overlooking the Palm Hills golf course during a gorgeous sunset.

Read our full review of The Smokery here!

villa caracas at mall of arabia

Villa Caracas has already established itself as one of the best Lebanese restaurants in Cairo, and the new branch located inside Mall of Arabia’s new extension and overlooking The Park provides a spectacular Lebanese dining experience with 50 new items on the menu that you won’t find in many places.

Read our full review of Villa Caracas here!

meaet in mohandeseen

Famous on the North Coast, Meaet has now opened in the heart of central Cairo aiming to be one of the best places to eat near Zamalek, Garden City and Downtown Cairo.

Read our full review of Meaet here!

simply neon in holiday inn city stars

Situated conveniently at the Holiday Inn CityStars, Simply Neon is anything but simple. Head there for a restaurant close to Heliopolis for American food and snazzy cocktails.

Read our full review of Simply Neon here!

pinchos in heliopolis

Inspired by owner Tamer Ayoub’s extensive time spent in Spain, Pinchos is built on the mission to provide Cairenes with delicious and authentic tapas and a selection of beverages.

Read our full review of Pinchos here!

serena eatery in mohandeseen

Head over to Serena Eatery and take a leisurely wander through the beautifully presented menu that chronicles Serena’s life, her travels, her thoughts, and importantly, her recipes. This is seriously good food, showcasing well-known dishes alongside the less familiar, so enjoy your own gastronomic journey!

Read our full review of Serena Eatery here!

troia in heliopolis

Troia is a great restaurant in Heliopolis and is the new meeting point for those who like to enjoy shisha, nice soft drinks, food and their friends’ company.

Read our full review of Troia here!