We have the full details on this “Fresh Off the Grill” restaurant dishing up Egyptian comfort food in New Cairo. In need of some yummy grilled chicken and delicious sides? Read on!
Type of cuisine: Egyptian grill restaurant.
Signature dishes: Their grills, with a special mention to Boneless Chicken.
Menu overview: Simple and straightforward. Authentic Egyptian breakfast, soups, cold and hot mezzeh, main grills, side dishes and dessert.
Dishes sampled: Mistiqa has built its reputation on its delicious and succulent grilled meats through their Ein Bay Sokhna and North Coast branches. Now it has landed in New Cairo, so we don’t have to wait for our next long weekend trip to get a taste. Offering traditional Egyptian cuisine that is pure comfort to the soul, Mistiqa’s best-kept secrets are in its grilling. We opted for a few starters, followed by two main grilled dishes. Our appetizers selection consisted of few cold salads, like the Baba Ghanoush, Beetroot, Tomyia and Herring (fish), along with the Chicken Liver served with French fries. Accompanying the salads is a basket of steaming hot freshly-baked baladi bread.
The winner of our appetizers was definitely the Chicken Liver: simple and quick with minimum ingredients. Full-on-flavor, this garlic pan fried chicken liver deserved a second round. We were then served our choices of main dishes – Boneless Chicken and Shish Tawouk. A whole boneless, skinless, butterfly shape chicken was served with a dollop of herbal butter on the top. The meat was tender, juicy and intense in flavor. It was simply mouth watering. Like the Boneless Chicken, the Shish Tawouk was just as super moist. The Cairo branch Mistiqa chef has certainly mastered the signature Mistiqa secrets of marinating. There was flavor in every bite. Your chicken meals will never be the same.
Other menu options that appealed: We would like to come back and try their breakfast options, especially the feteer.
Beverages: Hot and cold drinks.
Décor: Mistiqa occupies a very spacious area at Point 90 Mall. The venue is divided into three main areas. There are a few tables outside in the open air plus an outdoor covered area where TVs display matches and where you can have your sheesha, in addition to an indoor area with long tables to accommodate bigger groups. A washroom is available at the end of the corridor. Mistiqa’s interior is neat and clean. Beautiful mosaic tiles accent the counter at the far end of the restaurant, and the green pistachio wall adds charm and color to the ambience.
Clientele mix: Groups of friends, and families over the weekend.
Price range: Reasonably priced.
Working Hours: Daily from 10 am to 1 am. Delivery is available.
Address: Point 90 Mall – New Cairo
Tel: 0114 066 6660 / 0114 000 0044
Facebook and Instagram: @mistiqaeg