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Nişantaşı Serves a Slice of Upscale Istanbul Dining in Cairo

An average Egyptian's knowledge for Turkish anything mainly thrived on Mohanad & Nour’s iconic mosalsal and that’s about it...but then Nişantaşı happened and everything changed.

Kurt Galalah

If you asked the average Egyptian foodie what their fave Turkish dish was a couple of years back, they would have probably said, “idk tbh.’’ Our knowledge for Turkish anything mainly thrived on Mohanad & Nour’s iconic mosalsal and that’s about it. Fast forward a couple of years and you’ll find that more Egyptians are actually, believe it or not, Turkish food stans. Like, can we have a Tuzda (a demonstration where food gets cooked whilst fire shows and music play in the background -- it’s a thing) for every meal we have? This is why we want to take a moment of appreciation for restaurants like Nişantaşı that have done the work and helped make a name for Turkish food in Om El Donia.

Sporting a gigantic collection of iconic dishes, the eatery prides itself in the fact that each head chef at the fine-dining restaurant is from the motherland to guarantee that customers get the full experience. ‘’There’s a reason why our customers keep coming back for more,’’ says executive chef Doğan Tatlı to SceneEats. ‘’Turkish food may have not been a popular cuisine in Egypt but Nişantaşı has helped change that because we’ve successfully shown people that it’s a cuisine that has something for everyone.’’

Diners can expect to find dishes they can’t find anywhere else because that’s just how Nişantaşı operates. They want to make sure that they take your taste buds to Turkey without having to pack a suitcase whatsoever. That is why they come equipped with Iskender Döner Et, Dondurmalı Baklava, Lokum and so much more.

If you ever find yourself in Cairo Festival City Mall or Citystars, there’s no other place we recommend going to other than Nişantaşı because it’s an experience that demands to be experienced. If you don't believe us, just ask TripAdvisor for giving them the Traveler’s Choice in 2020 AND 2021.

If you can’t be bothered to leave your home for that experience, just head to and they’ll bring that experience to you. Well, only if you’re in New Cairo, Nasr City or Heliopolis that is.


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