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The Best Koshary Shops in Egypt - A SceneEats Guide

This classic dish is forever immortalised at these spots around Egypt.

Layla Raik

The Best Koshary Shops in Egypt - A SceneEats Guide

Koshary embodies much more than just a harmonious blend of carbohydrates, protein, and fibre. It serves as a comforting companion on nights when the turmoil of identity crises becomes overwhelming, a go-to for most picky eaters and a quick fix when late nights morph into early mornings. Koshary is a culinary invitation to possibilities, a dish that transcends its ingredients and embraces the cultural and emotional aspects of its consumption.

Whether one chooses to delve into the deeper, more philosophical questions that koshary poses or simply relish in its gustatory delights, it is undeniable that the dish holds a special place in the hearts of many Egyptians. In light of this, we have compiled a list of Egypt's best koshary shops, where one can indulge in the unparalleled flavours and experiences that this cherished dish has to offer.

Koshary El Magnoon

Branches all over Cairo

As authentic of a koshary spot as it gets, Koshary El Magnoon, might, as the name suggests ignite a food-induced frenzy in the heart of consumers.

Koshary El Zaeem

Branches all over Cairo

El Zaeem makes koshary that has you gasping for air in between over-spiced mouthfuls (the never-ending question of how much shatta is enough shatta) and continue begging for more.

Koshary Hend

Branches all over Egypt

Good food, impressive portions and less bustle than most street food shops - is there a better koshary date spot?

Abou Tarek

Branches all over Cairo

In the world of koshary, the downtown Abou Tarek branch is a cornerstone of both culture and unmatched delicious Egyptian cuisine.

Koshary Goha

6th of October, Cairo

All the trivial moral dilemmas Goha (Arabic literature pun intended) put us through as kids are redeemable because this spot makes soul-fortifying koshary that erases all memory of the icon’s donkey-carrying brigades with its rich sauce.

Koshary Hekaya

Branches all over Cairo

Like Ahmed Barada in his Hob El Banat era hit, Koshary Hekaya’s dishes are, simply put, a rich culinary journey of no less than 16 chapters.

Koshary El Ghobashy

Branches all over Cairo

Known as the best Koshary spot in all of Helwan, Koshary El Ghobashy makes Koshary worth a road trip south.

Koshary El Embrator

Maadi, Cairo

Koshary El Embrator makes koshary for Maadi’s regal residents, where so many of our childhood memories grew old on the same set of noisy metal chairs.

Koshary Lahaleebo

6th of October, Cairo

Specialising in cult classic dishes - koshary, crepe and not-really-pizza pizza - Koshary Lahaleebo makes koshary for the strong-hearted and those who dare to get spicy.

Koshary Zizo

Branches all over Cairo

Masters of both speed and quality, Koshary Zizo makes koshary that doesn’t leave you waiting, and contemplating, every decision you’ve ever made.

Sayed Hanafy

Branches all over Cairo

A classic, a go-to, and an easy favourite, Sayed Hanafy has been supplying our midnight koshary cravings for years & will continue to side our hardest nights for lifetimes to come.

Koshary Afandina

New Cairo, Cairo

Much like the name suggests, Koshary Afandina injects the same sense of camaraderie into every plateful of koshary they serve.

Koshary El Tahrir

Branches all over Cairo

For those who have not yet tried koshary that wasn’t crafted by the loving hands of grandmothers and mothers alike, Koshary El Tahrir serves as the perfect testing-the-waters koshary shop.