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Egyptian restaurant to celebrate the revolution?

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Desidero Feb 12, 2011 05:58 AM

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.

  1. Brenda from Flatbush Feb 22, 2011 11:02 AM

    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.)

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    Duzan
    24-11 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

    1. Joe MacBu Feb 14, 2011 11:46 AM

      I like Sabry's for Seafood.
      No boozing though.

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      Sabry's
      24-25 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

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      1. re: Joe MacBu
        driggs Feb 16, 2011 04:10 AM

        Boozing is going to be tough in any real Egyptian place:)

      2. driggs Feb 12, 2011 02:35 PM

        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

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnade/5436516109/
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnade/5437277182/
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnade/5437012612
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnade/5...

        Was a wonderful atmosphere. Lots of Egyptian stores, Hookahs, and barber shops.

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        Siwa Grill
        6917 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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          Mr Porkchop Feb 12, 2011 10:58 AM

          Steinway St in Astoria. There's plenty of info on here. Kabab cafe or Mombar would likely by the best candidates, particularly if you want to celebrate with a tipple.

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          Kabab Cafe
          25-12 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

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            jeeg Feb 12, 2011 09:31 AM

            Not Egyptian but Bab Al Yemen in Bayridge is fantastic Yemeni food. Perhaps the next regime to fall?

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