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The Best Butter Chicken in Egypt - A SceneEats Guide

A whole lotta butta.

Ziyad El-Helbawy

With its mouth-meltingly creamy texture, butter chicken is the south Asian delicacy that demands spice connoisseur level respect. You spill too much cream into the reddened mixture and everything seemingly falls apart quicker than the Aztec and Incan empires. To master the craft one must embark on long journeys through restaurants of many sunset hues, immerse themselves in the intricacies of the marination process and understand the importance of ginger as both a palette cleanser and essential spice. That said, if what you’re craving is a ready-made and fuss free butter chicken consumption session then these are nine places across Egypt where you can indulge in as much butter chicken as your heart desires… 


Branches all over Egypt

Serving traditional Indian Cuisine, Maharaja is where you go when the online recipes flooding Tik Tok  FYPs keep leading you and your stove astary.


CFCM, New Cairo

This Turkish restaurant is more than meets the eye, adding its own regional twist on butter chicken that is bound to have you coming back for more.


Hilton Cairo, Heliopolis

Dine like a king (get it? Because it’s called Raj? And raj means ki-) at Hilton Cairo’s traditional Indian restaurant with captivating culinary creations by their very own Chef Satya.


Dusit Thani, New Cairo

With a comprehensive menu featuring signature dishes from throughout Asia, Tao’s Indian kitchen was opened and run by Chef Kala, for whom authenticity is a sacred ritual.


First Nile Boat by Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, Cairo

Why did the butter chicken cross the Nile? Because the view from the Four Seasons’ First Nile Boat is just that good, apparently. Located on its upper deck, Nairu is a cornucopia of authentic Asian cuisine.

Raoucha & Kandahar Eatery

Sphinx Square, Mohandessin

Friendly staff, portions to kill and an atmosphere that feels just like home, Raoucha & Kandahar Eatery sets itself apart with its spices.

Red Elephant

Suez Canal St., Mohandessin

You just know that butter chicken at a Chinese-Indian restaurant called Red Elephant is about to be a spicy banger.

PSA: Make sure you cool your mouth out with milk, *not* water. Trust us. Please.

India Gate

Branches all over Egypt

A dining experience that is more on the casual side, India Gate takes pride in its self-proclaimed one-of-a-kind butter chicken.


Holiday Inn City Stars, Nasr City

Located in this sprawling mall complex, Indira promises an Indian culinary adventure that will leave both you and your tummy satisfied.