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We'd prefer to avoid tourist places and the big hotels and we are travelling with a young family. Any suggestions

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    Sorry, I'll answer myself here: this seems to be a small guide from a local: http://www.gildedserpent.com/articles6/fredeatscairo.htm

    And here is a collection of perhaps some of the safer joints. Has anyone been to any of these?

    Andrea's - famous for its spit-roasted chicken
    * Address 59-60 Qanaat Maryoutia, Saqqara
    * Phone 381 0938

    Abu el-Sid - great place to try famous Egyptian dishes
    * Address 157 Sharia 26th of July St, Zamalek
    * Phone 735 9640

    Chin Chin - great Chinese place to bring the family
    * Address 3rd fl, Four Corners, 4 Sharia Hassan Sabry, Zamalek
    * Phone 737 2119

    Citadel View - gorgeous restaurant for Cairo's elite
    * Address Al-Azhar Park, Islamic Cairo
    * Phone 2510 9151

    Papillion - reputation as Cairo's second-best Lebanese restaurant. Also home delivers.
    * Address Tersana Shopping Centre, Sharia 26th of July, Mohandiseen, Mohandiseen
    * Phone 347 1672

    Simonds - wonderfully old-fashioned French-style café
    Address 112 Sharia 26th of Jul, Zamalek almost 8 years ago

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    Two not mentioned:

    Taboula - located near the British Embassy in the Garden area of Cairo. Great Lebanese food, well cooked, lovely setting, good prices.

    Felfella - located fairly close to the Cairo Museum - fantastic.

    If you can do hotels, then the Steak house in the Four Seasons Nile Plaza was lovely - good staff, great menu. almost 8 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com

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