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Egyptian food truck — Oakland [Royal Egyptian Cuisine]

GH1618 May 24, 2013 01:55 PM

I finally got around to trying Royal Cuisine, an Egyptian food truck in my neighborhood. It operates across the street from the end of the Broadway free shuttle line on Webster. He has seating set up on the sidewalk. It's wonderful! Changed my idea of how good a food truck could be. I had kofta and a small salad (which was a wonder in itself). The kofta came with sides of couscous, pita, a sauce and a roasted pepper. I'll definitely be going back.

The operator is a nice guy, too. He has a sign on his truck that reads: "please don't offend me (by) asking for ketchup." My kind of place.

  1. Melanie Wong May 28, 2013 11:15 PM

    Is this Royal Egyptian Cuisine the same truck?

    I ask because the FB page shows a huge smoker and I'm wondering what kind of smoke meats it produces for sale.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong
      GH1618 May 29, 2013 05:20 AM

      That looks like the same truck, but the smoker is not on Webster Street. Just a food truck.

      1. re: GH1618
        Melanie Wong May 30, 2013 12:14 AM

        After reading Mission's link, maybe that part of the menu has been dropped.

        1. re: GH1618
          GH1618 Jun 8, 2013 11:12 AM

          The smoker was at 2nd and Webster yesterday (June 7).

          1. re: GH1618
            Ruth Lafler Jun 8, 2013 12:57 PM

            Has it been determined what the smoker is used for?

            1. re: Ruth Lafler
              drewskiSF Jun 8, 2013 03:43 PM

              Chicken & ribs. Maybe more?

      2. Mission May 29, 2013 04:54 AM

        Royal Egyptian Cuisine - Parked at Webster and 2nd Street, Oakland - Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday


        1. drewskiSF May 29, 2013 09:20 AM

          New Hours from picture on their FB page.

          There's also a picture that says if you ask for your Lamb Kebab doneness other than Med-Rare, he may say that they are out :)
          Tues-Thur - 11am - 6pm
          Fri-Sat - 11am - 10pm
          Sun - 10am - 4pm


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          1. re: drewskiSF
            Melanie Wong May 30, 2013 12:15 AM

            Hmm, ketchup AND kebab doneness issues. Any other rules we should know about?

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              shanghaikid May 30, 2013 08:30 PM

              it may be an anamoly.
              went early a few weeks ago. got the egyptian beef shawarma. was offered rice as an option when it usually came with flatbread or in a pita.

              -the meat was a mix of chewy, tender, and very tender beef. the rice was just so so
              -potato salad tasted a bit vinegary.
              not sure whether the food raises freshness or quality issues.

          2. g
            GH1618 Jun 12, 2013 11:41 AM

            This truck was missing from 2nd and Webster today (June 12) at lunchtime. I'm wondering if the City of Oakland ran him off.

            1. g
              GH1618 Jun 27, 2013 10:27 PM

              Good news! Although the City of Oakland did, indeed, run him off, he was able to fight back successfully (so far), and he's back in operation at 2nd and Webster.

              1. p
                Pius Avocado III Dec 22, 2013 03:39 PM

                Right now he's on Lakeshore, right by the lake just before Wesley. I wasn't hungry, alas.

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