Ramadan 2015: Where to Go for Sohour in Cairo

Another Ramadan is upon us and, as usual, it has arrived with unmatched spirit: smiles and joyful faces everywhere, family gatherings for iftar, and sohour with your squad – things that make Ramadan the most anticipated month of the year.

After doing more than our fair share of sampling over the last several days, we’ve compiled a list of recommendations for sohour this Ramadan, from popular go-to spots to newly discovered eateries and quick bites to lavish spreads:






Consistently high quality with an impeccable view. Few things during Ramadan beat lounging in Sequoia’s airy setting, enjoying shisha on the Nile. Sohour is served a la carte from 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM.

53 Abo El-Feda Street in Zamalek. For booking, call 02 2735 0014.



The District



The District’s gorgeously painted rooftop garden, just a stone’s throw from the Corniche, offers sohour provided by Cairo Deli. A friendly community, live music, shisha and a cool breeze on a Ramadan summer night set the stage for a magical sohour.

51B Egypt-Helwan Elzera3y Road in Maadi. For more information, call 02 2380 2120.






Kazouza offers a cozy outdoor atmosphere with a stylish retro flavor. Featuring Oriental favorites, you can’t miss with their sohour menu of Egyptian classics.

14 Road 9 in Maadi. For booking, call 01224099444.



El Gahsh



A local eatery found deep in the allies of central Cairo, El Gahsh’s name and reputation for a traditional foul and ta3meya sohour is legendary.

13 Street Abd El-Meguid El-Laban in El Sayeda Zaineb.



Foul Carts



Nothing beats an original foul plate with a couple of eggs and some salad from a foul cart. Scattered all over the city, we recommend:

Ma7rous in Garden City located at 4 El 7aras St. is a must-try.

For Maadi residents, go for 3atteya’s foul cart located on Road 250 right beside Victoria Square.

As for those of you in Heliopolis, don’t miss Hamada Sheraton.



Dusit Thani



Offering live entertainment, a gorgeous setting, a buffet or set sohour menus, Dusit Thani is a standout choice, especially for Tagamoa residents.

The LakeView. 90 St, 5th Settlement, New Cairo. For reservations, call 16198.






This popular spot known for Egyptian fusion is the place to go for a satisfying sohour with a twist and is our go-to spot especially when we’re around Rehab and Tagamoa.

CitySquare in Rehab, Downtown Katameya Mall in Tagamoa, 26 July Street in Zamalek, Road 9 in Maadi and CityStars. Call 0233453980 for delivery.



El Hussein



One of Cairo’s most bustling areas during Ramadan, El Hussein offers a series of restaurants and cafes where you can indulge in a delicious sohour in a historic setting.

Our favorite spot is the Zeinab Khatoun outdoor cafe behind Al Azhar Mosque next to Beit Al Oud. Call 025147164 for reservations.






For the ultimate Nile view and an intimate setting, set sail on a comfortable, modernized felucca and enjoy a delectable sohour catered by Crave.

Next to Friday’s on Cornish El Maadi. For reservations, call 0101 111 1041.



Si Omar


A generous sohour in a popular kheyma with a Moroccan touch. Si Omar is celebrating Ramadan and its 10th anniversary this year.

Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers. Call 16989 or 01011111061 for reservations.



Cafe Tabasco



Enjoy satisfying shisha, thirst-quenching drink concoctions and delicious sohour in an Oriental a3det 3arab-themed cafe.

9 Abd El-Moneim Ismail street, El Nozha, Heliopolis. For booking, call 0224189927.



Cairo Kitchen



Well loved for its fresh, home-style Egyptian dishes, Cairo Kitchen’s sohour menu features comforting classics.

Located On 118, 26 July street, Zamalek and 23 Road 213, Maadi.
For Delivery call: 0227354000






Satiate your sohour cravings in a spectacular Nile-side setting at this relaxing Egyptian restaurant on the top deck of Nile Maxim.

Nile Maxim Boat in Zamalek. For booking, call 01006058400.



3al Markeb



Hop aboard 3al Markeb for a breathtaking Nile cruise offering treats by Nola, live Oriental music, a shisha lounge, board games and, of course, a delicious sohour.

74 AbdEl-Aziz Al-Saud street, Quay Boat Entrance, El Manyal. For reservations, call 01027987904.



Intercontinental City Stars


intercontinental city stars

The Lounge serves bright lights, a delicious sohour and daily live entertainment by the pool throughout Ramadan at Intercontinental City Stars.

For reservations, call 0224800100.



Arkan Plaza



Baladina has set up an awesome take away sohour station at the entrance of Arkan, complete with signature foul carts. It’s perfect for 6 October residents looking for an on-the-go sohour. Otherwise, Arkan offers plenty of delectable options for a sit-down sohour as well.



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