15 Hoda Sharawi, Cairo, Egypt
Felfela Din Cairo Reviews
Not something exciting Apr 06, 2010
I been there at the Easter(April) 2010 .
For me is a tourist restaurant !
The decoration of the shop was good with fish tanks and antiques , but in the dinner time (about 3 o'clock) was full , difficult to found a seat .
Just found but again waiting a lot for the serve and for my dinner , just say no problem I will enjoy my good food :)
Nothing excite nothing special , just a normal food , average and was out of my expectancies .
Only some chick-pea balls was tasteful the rest , xmxmxm so so !
The portions very small and the meat for two persons was enough for a kid !
The sweet at the end ... inadmissible !
A lot of noise in the hall without a quiet moment !
Recommended only for the decor , about the rest ? For sure you can found better at Cairo .
Part of the EGYPT - Cairo & Alexandria - 2010 travel blog
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Moderately priced, decent fare Apr 09, 2009
The decor toed the line between sort of overly-ornate and cheesy to interesting. There were lots of bird cages, faux grapevine, stained glass pendants, earthy wooden tables, stone slab floors, small water fountains, odds and ends hanging on the walls, and framed autographs. Very much playland meets rusticity
The staff was attentive, and not intrusive. We asked for more time in deciding what to order, and the waiter did not come back again until we signaled him over. We did get lots of hot, fresh pita with dipping sauces while we mulled over what to order.
Eventually, I ordered the pigeon, or hamama (sp?), stuffed with rice and lentils. It came with sliced squash, carrots, and a starchy vegetable on the side. The meat was very little, obviously because of the size of the pigeon but I found the meat to be tender, and the skin crisp. I liked the way it was prepared, it was not overcooked, or undercooked. The dish was perfect, light fare for a first meal in Egypt. My hibiscus lemonade was a bit on the sweet side but was refreshing after a somewhat hot day.
Anny enjoyed her leg of lamb, although like me, she prefers slightly spicier food. She tried my food and enjoyed it as well. I did not try hers as I don't eat red meat.
We split the bill evenly, which amounted to 137EGP, and gave some tip. Ultimately, the dinner was fine, pretty good, though expensive comparatively for Egypt. We never revisited during our stay, as we wanted to actually eat with more Egyptians, rather than just with the overwhelming number of tourists that frequent Felfela.
Part of the Misr-y (just kidding) *Egypt April 2009* travel blog
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