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8 Talaat Harb St. Beside Piraeus Bank Egypt - ATM, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and simple, fast vegetarian food. I loved it. Everyone has to try this budget meal. I'll definitely visit there again.

Thank Zoltán K
Hong Kong, China
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370 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One thing comes to mind when you dine here, really tasty kushari! A staple of Egyptian food, very common and affordable food. It's very Egyptian, very local, it's vegetarian and it's good for your health! Most of all, it's cheap. If you do get a chance to eat here, you won't forget the atmosphere. It is a uniquely Cairo experience... More 

Thank la_speranza
Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great introduction to Koshary, this was a nice break for us from the "tourist buffets" our agency had been scheduling.

Thank MaryBryan2011
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Simple quick and filling that is Koshary for me. Grab a midium size spice it up to perfection. Ask for bread they will get you some nice toasted crumbs. Finish it off in style with a sweet fetera with sugar. You can also have fetter but it is average nothing compared to the filling Koshary meal with desert for around... More 

Thank Amr T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a good cheap Egyptian meal then look for one of Tom & Basal's branches, the taste is very good and fresh and you will find a branch near your location as they have a lot, I recommend it as one of the best Koshary restaurants in Egypt but for the pies (feteer) it's not that good.

Thank Kareem E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, just amazing. Clean, delicious and best value for money paid. A must go/ or order at home.

Thank dismail2015
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This was the fist time we ever had Koshry and loved it. Tried few other places but Tom & Basal by far was the best

Thank fsyed81
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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899 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This chain serves up delicious (and safe to eat) koshery. Although it could be classified as "fast food," koshery is a Cairo staple. Try it at least once. Hint: the small bowl is sufficient for all but the most ravenous.

Thank dmittleman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Not a fancy restaurant at all! But most visitors to Cairo will visit the vicinity and whether on a very tight budget or not, Tom and Basal's koshari is pretty good. The ingredients are fresh, the sauce is stunning, and compared to fast food efforts of the West this traditional Egyptian dish at a place anyone can afford is exemplary.

Thank TheBigStick
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Good experience at Tom and Basal restaurant mostafa elNahhas Nasr city Branch delicious Pizza and pastry

Thank nadernagy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Talaat Harb St. Beside Piraeus Bank Egypt - ATM, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?