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2011 Ramadan menu series: Iftar in Maadi

See the menus and pricing for three long-time favourite restaurants in Maadi before heading out for iftar

Dahlia Ferrer, Monday 15 Aug 2011
Villa 55 balcony
Villa 55 balcony, photo courtesy of Villa 55 Facebook fan page
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Maadians love Maadi. And let’s face it. Many others do, too. Check out some of the larger places for iftar in quaint Maadi.

Call to make reservations because it will save you the running around if there aren’t any tables.

Every week Ahram Online has been focusing on a Cairo neighbourhood that has a nice café culture. The first series was on Zamalek, the following on Heliopolis and there’s still Mohandessein to go.

If you have any suggestions and the menu to go along with it, send it to artedalia.egypt[@]


Grand Café
Your typical relaxed shisha café by the calm part of the Nile
2nd entrance into Maadi from the Corniche,
Across the street from the On the Run gas station
Tel.: 0167265784
LE 99, 12% Service Charge + 10% Sales Tax taxes apply

Soup: lissan asfour, tomato
Salads and sides: humous, babaghanoug, tahine, assorted pickled veggies, green salad, foul (refried beans) and olive oil
Sides: fried rice with nuts, rice with vermicelli pasta, French fries, pasta with béchamel sauce, okra tajin, sautéed veggies
Main dish: kofta, shish tawouk, roasted chicken, fish fingers
Dessert: “oriental” sweets
Drinks: qmr el din or hibiscus juice, post-meal: tea with mint or Turkish coffee


TGI Friday’s
Right next to Grand Café
2nd entrance into Maadi from the Corniche,
Across the street from the On the Run gas station

Open buffet: LE110, 12% service charge and 10% sales taxes apply
Mixed soups, appetizers and salads
Main course: Sizzling beef, chicken or combo fajitas; Cajun chicken pasta; mushroom chicken; veal piccata; red-hot white fish
For LE20 more you can have instead: Battered and fried shrimp or Fillet mignon, 225gm
Desserts: “oriental” sweets and fruit salad

Villa 55
#55 Rd 9, close to McDonalds
Tel: 0129899995 or 23583186

Open buffet: LE50, 12% service charge and 10% sales taxes apply
Soups: veggie, tomato or lissan asfour, chicken cream
Sides: sambousek, assorted stuffed veggies, goulash,
Desserts: “oriental” sweets

Main dishes:
LE129.99 mixed grill
LE 91.99 kofta
LE 102.99 Villa 55 chicken
LE 97.99 grilled chicken
LE 97.99 shish tawouk
LE118.99 grilled fillet or with mushroom sauce
LE 97.99 fetah (rice dish) with lamb
LE109.99 scallop pané
LE102.99 Lebanese fetah (rice dish) with chicken with nuts and raisins
LE 97.99 chicken with mushroom
LE 97.99 grilled or fried fish
LE139.99 mixed seafood


One last suggestion: Lebanese Nights
Right in Degla on Rd 206 next to the Grand Mall you can have a typical cafe experience at Lebanese Nights.
Tel: 225211224

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