Maadi has no shortage of places to enjoy sushi, but there’s always room for a newbie to heat up the competition. Already established in Heliopolis and New Cairo, Garnell is extending its dominion over East Cairo with their newest branch in Maadi. We stopped by for some lunch to check it out!
Signature Items & Dishes Sampled
Signature items include the Shrimp Soup, Spicy Crab Salad, Rainbow Roll, Merry G Roll, Thunder Roll, Volcano Philadelphia Roll, Hot Big Dynamite Roll.
Since winter is fast approaching, we kicked off our meal by sampling two of Garnell’s signature soups; the (very spicy) Tom Yum Soup comprising of shrimp, mushroom, and lemon and the creamy Shrimp Soup. Both were extremely generous portions with good flavor, but with a bit of an over-cooked bite to it. Where the shrimp lacked however, the Spicy Crab Salad delivered! Shredded crab meat mixed with wakame, chives, lemon and a spicy mayonnaise served on a bed of crispy wonton strips, this salad was scrumptious and is definitely recommended.
We came for sushi, and our platter arrived packed with goodies. We sampled the Rainbow, Merry G, Thunder, Tokyo, Crispy, and Crispy Tri-G Rolls. Each perfectly balanced and very fresh, the sushi at Garnell is certainly up to standard. The Crispy Tri-G Roll was a favorite; made with shrimp, salmon and avocado, and served with masago, panko, chives, and teriyaki, and crowned with a dollop of mayonnaise. For tempura lovers, we would recommend the Tokyo Roll; shrimp tempura, avocado, masago and chives, served with a dollop of spicy mayonnaise and topped with teriyaki sauce. The Rainbow Roll is a mainstay of all sushi establishments, and Garnell’s version fits the bill; a roll filled with crabstick, shrimp, salmon, avocado and cream cheese.
Garnell’s menu is extensive, so we recommend visiting with a large group in order to sample as much of the menu as possible. Very generous combo platters are available up to an astounding 70 pieces.
Other Menu Items that Appealed & Beverages Available
On a repeat visit, we’d explore the Temaki menu and Seared Trenchers, as well as the Teppanyaki menu. It’s safe to say visitors are spoilt for choice here!
Beverages include soft options available, as well as hot beverages.
Décor & Ambience
The space offers a cool oasis of relaxing color and plush interiors, including booth seating, which is always welcome for a comfy and intimate lunch or dinner. Service is prompt and professional, and you can enjoy a very quiet lunch here midday.
Price range: Reasonable, especially if you go for one of the 5 combo meal options available all week. Delivery is also available.
Clientele mix: Groups of friends or couples in their 20s to 30s.
Opening hours: 12 pm – midnight
Tel: 0103 309 9114
Address: 12A Mostafa Kamel Rd., next to Bells