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El Fishawi

#27 of 4,024 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
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Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
+20 2 25906755
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

DRINK at El Fishawi’s as there is no better place to immerse yourself in the madness of an Arabian bazaar then to sit here with a coffee and a bubbling sheesha at your feet. Cairenes have been doing so since 1773 in what is the city's oldest ahwa (Sheesha cafe). It can be a tad overwhelming and certainly not where... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I went here two days ago, we sat outside of coffee shop. The drinks price are very expensive like Manhattan.while I was seating outside of the coffee shop i had met endless people who tried to sell something to me. Some guy even did anything, ask money for nothing.

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1 Thank kristin10009
US
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

It felt like visiting a celebrity! Having tea and hookah at the El Fishawy is something you must do when visiting Cairo. It is in the heart of Khan-e-Khalili market. It's crowded, tables are small but the atmosphere is truely magical.

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1 Thank Rupkg
london
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Good service, great tea, and a prime spot in the Khan Al-Khalili souk to just sit back and watch the world go by. You will be pestered by sellers but they are not persistent and it certainly doesn't spoil the whole experience.

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1 Thank Fiona9368
Beirut, Lebanon
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358 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

For a tea, this coffeehouse is so traditional, you can't come to Cairo, & visiting the Khan without passing some time sitting in this coffeehouse & drinking a hot tea in very traditional way...

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2 Thank Manoul
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

fun and very vibrant atmosphere with people walking past and vendors selling their wares. Very refreshing drink, too

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Thank JackieD2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

when we finish our shopping or before starts we sit at Fishawi cafe, its the trade mark of al Khan, always crowded, but they will quickly find you a table , when you sit there taking your coffee or tea with a shisha if you are a smoker, you will enjoy the passing crowd the the kids selling you souvenirs... More 

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Thank Fadia M
Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

A must if you visit Khan el Khalili, but the service is very unprofessional. Even in some 3rd degree coffee-shops I had better service.

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Thank Swissgreen
Cairo, Egypt
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85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

See, listen & feel beyond the noise & crowds.. some magic are here u ll never forget,, if you want to know some of the place's secrets read a novel of Naguib Mahfouz – Khan Khalily (available in English & other languages).. Do not miss green tea with mint (Egyptian radional drink) When you are walking through Khan Khalily to... More 

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2 Thank RFaroukEGY
Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2013

If you are in the Khan don't miss the chance to have a tea at Fishawi's ...watch the world go by and be ready for them to try to sell you things as you sit down trying to relax. It is a great time.

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Thank Jennie T

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
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After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midan Hussein, Cairo, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25906755

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