The Best Outdoor Restaurants In Cairo

Photo of Sophia Karner
9 February 2017

Summertime and warm weather is all about dining al fresco. Read our guide to find out more about the best restaurants in Egypt’s capital and enjoy dining on the patio, on decks, terraces and under the stars.

Grilling salmon | © Joey Parsons/Flickr

Pane Vino Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian
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Cairo at night
Cairo at night | © Ryan Lejbak/Flickr
Pane Vino is a classic Italian restaurant with outdoor seating on its fantastic terrace where guests can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Nile. Only the finest ingredients are selected for its delicious dishes, such as the pasta and pizza which are hand selected for a truly authentic taste of Italy in the heart of Cairo. The exquisite menu is full of Italian delicacies, ranging from grilled salmon to steak and pizza, and is complemented by an outstanding selection of Italian wines.

Gravità Rooftop Restaurant

Restaurant, Egyptian
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Gravità is a rooftop restaurant that provides an amazing view of Cairo, overlooking one of the city’s biggest dancing fountains. Gravità is the ultimate destination for those who love to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a unique setting. Apart from its diverse menu that includes classic Italian pizzas made in a traditional wood-burning stove, its fantastic selection of wine and other beverages, the rooftop location is what makes an evening at Gravità Rooftop Restaurant a truly memorable one.

Mojo Lounge & Grill

Restaurant, Egyptian
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Shisha | © Dávid Kótai/Flickr
Located in the heart of downtown Cairo, Mojo Lounge & Grill is a laid-back restaurant that focuses on modern Mediterranean dining. Mojo Lounge & Grill has a great terrace where guests can enjoy the restaurant’s rich and diverse dishes in a fantastic location. Mojo Lounge & Grill also offers shisha to its customers, which leads to an interesting merging of classic Italian and traditional Egyptian culture.

Sea Gull

Restaurant, Seafood, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
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Sunset over the Nile
Sunset over the Nile | © Maureen/Flickr
The Sea Gull is an exclusive restaurant right on the Nile that specializes in seafood variations with fresh fish, prawns and calamari fresh from the sea. Guests even have the unique option of selecting and weighing their chosen seafood themselves before having it freshly prepared by the restaurant’s chefs. Aside from amazing seafood delicacies, Sea Gull also offers Middle Eastern dishes and steaks as well as vegetarian variations, such as falafel, tapas and salads.

Très Bon

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
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Crispy garlic chicken
Crispy garlic chicken | © Jerome Paz/Flickr
Très Bon is a restaurant in central Cairo that offers an outstanding mix of culinary cultures, ranging from Asian fusion and Chinese specialities to classic Italian dishes, such as pizza and pasta. Très Bon’s specialties are the chicken liver with lime sauce from the Asian section as well as the traditional Hawashi and lentil soup, featured as classic Egyptian dishes. Très Bon distinguishes itself from other outdoor restaurants, as it also serves an impressive range of freshly pressed fruit juices and smoothies.

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