Seafood is widely represented all over the world as this very rare, elegant and fancy food. But, this has never really been the case for how Egyptians view seafood. To us, a proper seafood meal is messy, fishy and more than plenty to go around. So, we did you the liberty of finding the best places around the capital that would up your seafood game. Because no one can underestimate the powers of a good aklet samak.
A single large platter from Golden Fish would be enough to feed you, your family and your friends (via Zoom, of course). Or, you could have it all alone but we wouldn't recommend that. However, we would totes watch you though. Slide into our DMs if you ever attempt to do so.
Keeping men, women and gender non-confirming people happy will always be Recharge, especially when they have inventions like 3ayza We7oosh, which translates to "I Need Monsters," that sees squids, mussels, shrimps, fish and so much more in a massive platter that is enough to rock anyone's world.
Location: New Cairo
Just so you know, restaurants all over the world are charging hundreds of dollars for just a single crab that are typically found by the dozen in an Abou Ghaly fried platter. Moral of the story, don't get aklet samak anywhere else other than Cairo. Or Abou Ghaly if you're in Nasr City.
Location: Nasr City
Asmak Abou Allam
This seafood joint will basically offer all of the things you'd think they offer, except they also make molokheya. Let us tell you, seafood molokheyas are the best.
The best fish that you could every buy is straight from Halket El-Samak, especially if tajins is your thing. If you're not sold, just call the only Halka that matters and let them convince you.
Location: New Cairo, Zamalek, Heliopolis
Whether you want to impress your family, friends, loved ones or even your boss with how good your seafood game is, Al Horany is the place to order from for you and them if you live in the 10th of Ramadan area.
Location: 10th of Ramadan
We were obviously not going to do a list about aklet samak without having the iconic Fish Market.
Location: Maadi, Zamalek & More