The Best Seafood Restaurants in Cairo

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12 July 2017

Fish, crab, calamari, shrimp, clams, shellfish, fish rice, and various salads all combine to create an authentic Egyptian-seafood meal. So, for all seafood lovers out in Egypt, there is no need to go to a coastal city to enjoy a great seafood experience because here are some of the best seafood restaurants in Cairo.

The Smokery

Restaurant, Seafood, French, Sushi, $$$
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The Smokery, Cairo
The Smokery, Cairo | Courtesy of The Smokery

The Smokery offers one of the finest high-quality seafood experiences in Egypt in four locations: Katameya Heights, El Gouna, Hurghada, and the North Coast. The restaurant is famous for its mouthwatering-salmon dishes—especially the smoked salmon—as well as other seafood dishes.

Halaket El Samak

Restaurant, Seafood
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Shrimp
Shrimp | © stu_spivack/Flickr

Halaket El Samak allows its customers to pick the fish, shrimp, crab, shellfish, and more from its freshly-stocked seafood. With its view over the Nile, the restaurant offers a unique dining experience that gives the feeling of eating on the beach. The restaurant has other branches in Heliopolis and El Rehab.

Fish Market

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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Fish Market | © Paul Fenwick/Flickr

The Fish Market gives you the chance to walk through all the freshly-stocked seafood that you can order. In both its branches in Maadi and Giza, the restaurant provides a great view of the Nile, along with their delicious dishes, the authentic various types of salads, and the freshly-baked bread.

Gandofli

Restaurant, Seafood
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Gandofli Restaurant, El-Nasr Road
Gandofli Restaurant, El-Nasr Road

Gandofli, which means shellfish or oyster in Arabic, is another seafood restaurant that has lots of branches throughout Cairo. It is famous for its legendary seafood soups, and its freshly-caught seafood dishes. For its various authentic salads and the baladi bread (Egyptian authentic bread) it serves with all its meals, Gandofli is another seafood heaven with a uniquely Egyptian taste.

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