If you love Asian cuisine and also Thai food is your jam, Cairo at first glimpse could not appear like the most effective purveyor. We have Lebanese dining establishments by the lots, Italian dining establishments galore, and also even a reasonable share of Indian places. However Thai? Not a lot.
Yet if you have a major food craving for some pad thai, tom yum or Thai curry, they are afraid, not because we have got you covered. The Thai dining establishments in Cairo may be restricted; however, we brought you the greatest.
1. Bua Khao
This location, in our humble viewpoint, is the godfather of Thai dining establishments in Cairo. It opened over 20 years ago and has been going solid ever since, which is a feat in Egypt. They even opened up a 2nd branch in the Movenpick in Gouna, so Bua Khao is not here to play!
Possessed and also headed by a Thai family, this prize-winning little dining establishment is concealed among the many midans of Maadi (non-" Maadistas" could require the assistance of good ol' Google Maps in finding Bua Khao).
Their menu is huge yet not as well big, with simple and reasonable dish summaries rather than the generic "fish soup" food selection entrances discovered in much of Cairo's other Asian dining establishments. Beer, as well as wine, it worked as well.
Must-try dishes: the hen with basil leaves, the sizzling beef with bean sprouts, onions, mushrooms and chilli in oyster sauce, the crunchy poultry chilli, ginger and garlic as well as their Tom Ka Gai soup. Their Pad Thai Bua Khao is also outstanding.
Location: 9 Rd. 151 Intersection of Rd. 100 (off of Midan Horreya).
Contact: 2378 3355
2. Sabai Sabai
Another long-lasting, heavy hitter, Sabai, is hidden in the same shabby structure as Metro Market in Zamalek, near Flamenco Hotel. It also opened a little branch in Emporium 40's Zaitouna Food Hall on 6th October.
It's a genuine pity that the majority of Cairenes and foreigners haven't found out about Sabai Sabai-- you're losing out (except on the horrible car parking, that is).
Staffed by Egyptians yet headed by a Thai chef, almost all of Sabai Sabai's go crazy reviews state the credibility of the food. Their menu also has a few nods to Chinese cuisine (their dark sum is incredible) and Vietnamese.
Must-try dishes: environment-friendly beef curry with Thai eggplant and basil as well as the Ped Kai Yang-- baked duck in a "homemade Thai sauce".
Location: 1 El Masry Buildings, Gezira El Wosta street, first floor.
The very first "elegant" entry on the list, Coop has been among the Semiramis Intercontinental's flagship dining establishments for over a decade currently.
On the second flooring, next to Sabaya, the Lebanese dining establishment and en route to Pane Vino, the Italian dining establishment, you'll find a quiet, wooden little oasis in the resort-- that's Coop.
The service, as well as the environment, gets on par with what you would certainly get out of a five celebrity hotel, as is the actual food discussion-- and luckily, the food rises to the job as well, which isn't constantly the situation with Cairo dining establishment resorts. Yet, we have been going to Birdcage for around 15 years currently to ensure that should be some indication regarding their food.
However, alas, the food also comes with hotel prices, so maintain that in mind. You can find their menu below.
Must-try dishes: their spicy shrimp in a red pineapple curry, yellow curry with garden vegetables, and their konafa shrimp marinated in Thai seasonings.
Location: Semiramis Intercontinental Resort, Garden City.
Contact: 2798 8000
4. Ruen Thai
Additional fancy hotel access, Ruen Thai is the culinary claim to fame of Thai hotel Dusit Thani in New Cairo, so that must offer you some idea of the credibility of both the chef and dining establishment web servers.
The restaurant is roomy and has 5-star visual appeals completely-- although they sometimes have various bands or DJs using weekend breaks. Also, it gets loud as well as not specifically ambient after that. A bar is additionally a happening place in the future at night, so if you're looking for a quieter or even more 'romantic' kind of setting, try not to go too late.
Food-wise and service-wise, everything gets on point-- as well as with the all-you-can-eat rice that comes with the curry recipes, chances are you'll be presenting.
However, comparable to Coop, with hotel dining establishments comes resort costs, so be prepared. You can locate their menu here.
Must-try dishes: fish and shellfish red curry with pineapple and kaffir lime leaves, Panaeng beef curry and their stir-fries.
Location: Dusit Thani Lakeview Hotel, New Cairo.
Contact: 2614 0000
5. Nile Thai Food Restaurant
The following entry is as far from a resort restaurant as you can get. This little hole in the wall remains in Nasr City, which as most of us know, is not Cairo's cooking centre, so consider it a concealed gem of sorts.
The cooks and web servers are a mix of Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian, and the restaurant is a fave of Eastern students at Al Azhar, so you recognize their assumptions of Thai food are most likely to be high.
Nile Thai itself is small and also extremely standard-- expect to pull up a chair and share a plastic tablecloth-covered table with various other clients. The prices are extremely practical and also the parts are big, yet we advise you: their spicy is * spicy *. And also, we're talking legit spicy, not Peking spicy.
Their menu can be found in English, Arabic, Malay, and Thai, and the food product names are pretty basic: "very hot fried noodle" as an example (hi, it obtained its factor throughout).
Must-try dishes: their wide array of noodles and hen curries.
Location: 4 Abu Haneefa Road, Off Abdullah El Araby Road, 7th District.
We're not substantial fans of the Royal Adage Royal Residence Kempinski in New Cairo; however, their Thai dining establishment Yana is just one of the minority reasons we would certainly make the journey.
While the dining establishment is mostly Thai, they have various other Southeast Eastern foods on their food selection-- Malaysian recipes, Chinese dim sum, and even Singaporean beef.
Like the other two hotel dining establishments on this listing, Yana ratings high up on feel and short on price. Great swimming pool view, and also expect a great deal of gold Buddhas.
Must-try dishes: their curries are one of the most Thai dishes on the food selection, and besides that, the Singaporean Wagyu beef medallions.
Location: Royal Maxime Palace Kempinski, New Cairo.
7. Dragon House
Rounding up our listing is an additional traditional and among Maadi's underrated restaurants for several years now: Dragon House.
The interesting thing about Dragon Home is that their menu is separated right into thirds: Chinese, Thai, and Indian. So you can either stick to one cuisine or order a bunch of dishes from all three.
The restaurant itself is on the second floor of a commercial building on Roadway 9 in Maadi. It is usually missed because you have to look * up * to see its indication (which most individuals do not). You then ascend shady stairs, and voila; you remain in a very red and environment-friendly dining establishment.
The style is a bit dated, as is the location itself; however, hey, that's because it's been open for around two decades currently!
This is their menu, as well as beer, is served.
Must-try dishes: zesty barbeque beef with basil, spicy fried rice with red curry and also shrimp.
Location: 84 Roadway 9, Maadi
Contact: 2378 2928