Egyptian restaurant to celebrate the revolution?
To celebrate the overthrow of the Mubarak regime, I was thinking about venturing out to the outer boroughs for some Egyptian food. Are there any good options in Little Egypt or elsewhere in Queens/Brooklyn? A festive atmosphere would be a plus.
Thanks in advance.
We wanted the same, but found (on our pitiful budget) that a lot of the Steinway St. places were surprisingly upscale and expensive. But Duzan is a weird little sandwich shop with amazing food and warm, friendly and informative service. We all got the exquisite chicken shawarma with freshly made-up amba and tahini sauces. Foul mudammas were a tart nice contrast. The physical place itself seems like a slightly gone-to-seed yogurt chain shop, but for $5.75 per huge sandwich (on puffy pitas, super-fresh) it was a GREAT BUY. And sometimes, that really matters. (Oh, and while I don't think Duzan had a screw-you-Mubarak homemade poster on their door, lots of their neighbors did, giving us that "part of history" feel we sought.)
24-11 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103
Siwa Grill, 6917 Fifth Avenue in BayRidge. This corridor, centered about the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge is heavily Egyptian. Here are some pictures from Friday very near the Grill
Was a wonderful atmosphere. Lots of Egyptian stores, Hookahs, and barber shops.
6917 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209