The Best Seafood Restaurants in Cairo

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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, $$$
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.

Marasy Seafood

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Lobster
Lobster | © Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr

Marasy is one of the best seafood restaurants in Egypt. It is known for its delicious lobster. With its great interior design, royal customer care, and tasty food, Marasy is a must-go for all seafood lovers.

Kadoura

Restaurant, Seafood, Mediterranean, $$$
seafood soup
seafood soup | © Mokeneco/Flickr

Kadoura is one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Egypt. People used to travel all the way to Alexandria to eat there. With three branches in Alexandria and one in Cairo, Kadoura is an authentic heaven for all seafood lovers.

Halaket El Samak

Restaurant, Seafood
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.

Samakmak

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Samakmak, Al Agouzah
Samakmak, Al Agouzah

Samkmak is another great seafood restaurant in Cairo. Located in the heart of Mohandiseen, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating options for customers to enjoy its various mouthwatering dishes.

Bahary Seafood

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Asmak Bahary, Cairo
Asmak Bahary, Cairo | © Charles Haynes/Flickr

Bahary is named after a famous district in Alexandria. With branches in Alexandria and Cairo, the restaurant serves one of the best seafood tastes in an authentic traditional atmosphere.

Fish Market

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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
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.

El Borg Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
fishes on ice | © Lester Guijarro/Flickr

Located in Nasr City, El Borg is one of Cairo’s most famous seafood restaurants. Like the Fish Market, there is freshly-stocked seafood on ice where customers can pick their food and enjoy El Borg’s mouthwatering dishes, salads, and soups.

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