Mirai, Zamalek

 

February 2015

 

The pan-Asian restaurant Mirai is squeezed between Sequoia and Left Bank on the northern tip of Zamalek. It's often overlooked because of its bigger neighbours, but at Mirai you feel every little detail has been thought through and nothing has been left to chance - from their cute little notebook-sized menus to the big smiling plastic Buddhas around the restaurant.

 

At Mirai you also have the option of sitting in the Teppanyaki bar, where you can watch the well-trained chef cooking your food on the large grill while juggling the utensils artfully. The large Teppanyaki menu including miso soup, salad and fried chicken, beef, shrimp, salmon and vegetables cost 225 LE and is enough food to feed a full grown horse. It is also possible to order a la carte or go with a smaller set menu. If you are two people for dinner, we can recommend you to share the large Teppanyaki menu and a few light starters. Aside from the Teppanyaky and the classic sushi dishes, Mirai also offers a variety of interesting Asian salads, noodle-dishes and high quality seafood.

 

The service is very professional – at times almost too professional – to the extent where you can smell the hierarchy of the waiters the minute you walk in. This means that it might take more than 15 minutes to get your beer served, since one person is responsible for getting you the right beer glass, another for pouring the beer and a third person for bringing the ice bucket stand. But hey, cold beer. It is difficult not to compare Mirai with Hilton's Japanese restaurant Makino just down the road. Mirai's view beats the rivaling japanese resturant by miles, but Mirai has nothing on Makino's high quality sushi and sashimi.

 

Tip: Prepare yourself for having to choose between the super comfortable blue velvet sofa groups, the Teppanyaki bar or the tables by the window with an astonishing Nile view.

 

Information

 

Address: 53 Abou El Feda,. Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt.

 

Phone: + 202 27350014

 

Google Maps Pin: Mirai (next to Sequoia)

 

Meal prices: $$$

 

Drink prices: $$$

 

Bring good company so you dont end up napping in these extremely comfortable sofas