By: Mariam Elhamy
Strategically placed on the 2nd level at Mall of Egypt, Kimbo Restaurant and Café radiates elegance and good vibes. Kimbo’s spacious terrace is a great place to have breakfast, or dine and end your meal with the perfect cup of coffee.
Signature Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Their signature dishes are the Mexican Burger with Shrimp and Seafood Bechamel Pizza. The food took a while to arrive, but we were not in a rush as we sipped on sweet peach ice tea and the healthy Avocado Rocca Milk while enjoying the lovely weather. The Seafood Couscous we ordered came as a salmon fillet and shrimp skewer grilled to perfection; the fillet arrived plain with a serving of lemon sauce and fresh coriander. A side of Moroccan-style couscous, served with fresh orange slices, bell pepper slices and fresh mint added a crisp and colorful taste to the dish.
Next up was Kimbo’s Rib-Eye, one of the juiciest pieces of steak we had ever tried. Accompanied with crisp French fries, grilled veggies, pepper sauce and topped with a knob of seasoned butter, the steak would have been even better had we been asked how we like our steak cooked. It arrived somewhere between medium and well done.
Following that came the Barbeque Chicken Risotto; two pieces of straight-off-the-grill smoked chicken breasts served with creamy buttery risotto and a side of barbeque sauce to tie it all in together. The chicken was so soft the knife cut through like it like butter! Highly recommended.
As a sweet cap, we dug into Date Pie, flaky layers of puff pastry, cream, and caramelized date slices topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce. A flawless combination of flavors. We also sampled the Turkish Treat; crunchy kunafa delightfully filled with mozzarella cheese, topped with cream, pistachio and drizzled with syrup. We couldn’t leave without giving the coffee a try and found our White Cappuccino Cinnamon creamy, rich and perfectly sweetened with smooth white chocolate.
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
The pasta and starters menu showed real promise. The beverages include all kinds of coffee and a specialty coffee corner, tea, frappe, fresh juice, smoothies, milkshakes, ice tea, and soft drinks.
Kimbo’s Décor and Ambience
Elegant and classy. The seating area is airy, relaxing and quiet, overlooking Ski Egypt from one side and the plaza area with palm trees from the other.
Clientele mix: Couples and families.
Worth noting: Breakfast and kids’ menus are both available.
Kimbo’s Price range: Moderate.
Opening hours: 10 am – 12:45 am
Address: Level 2, Mall of Egypt
Tel: 0100 032 8831