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8 Talaat Harb St. Beside Piraeus Bank Egypt - ATM, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

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

Thank nadernagy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

A Koshary plate should have some additional sauces ,one if them is a good mix of garlic and vinegar ,but they put pure vinegar which would give one such an acid stomach or a pain in the Colon,if they would fix that,they would be highly recommended as the dessert they serve with the Koshary are really so tasty in comparison... More 

Thank berlinhotelcairo
Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

dont ask for more than the taste of your plate ,,service is good to a local cheap plate restaurant ,,,dont ask for more than that ,,price is good and affordable ,,,

Thank Keshka53
Bartonville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Tom and Basel is a real Kosheri Chain that is very popular with the locals. The Pasta dish is veggie friendly and the hot sauce and the liquid garlic make a great topping. If in Cairo and you want some “true” local food, this is not to be missed.

Thank Oakbarn
Hermosillo, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Tom and Basal is not a place where tourist usually go, is a very simple local establishment for teenage egyptians and families. The Koshary is great and surprisingly cheap. I tried koshary in three different places and here is where I liked it most.

Thank gonzz_x

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Restaurant Details

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Vegetarian Friendly
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  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?