Owned by One Oak Co., this youthful and cozy 15 seater café-style restaurant offers fresh sushi, noodle dishes and appetizers. Its’ new menu boasts Poke bowls, sushi burritos, and new salads. Next Door has another branch in Dokki and plans to launch in Heliopolis by the end of March as well.
New on the Menu
We were excited to sample Next Door’s newest addition, the Poke Bowls. Visitors will have a choice of three bowls; the Aloha Poke Bowl, Waikiki Poke Bowl, and the Konnichiwa Poke Bowl. Served on a layer of white rice, the Aloha comes laden with tuna, pineapple, avocado, cucumber, jalapeno, and edamame beans – you can mix it all up and season with a selection of sauces: soy, teriyaki, sweet chili, spicy mayo or sriracha. The Waikiki bowl comes with salmon, mango, avocado, carrots, beets, and red cabbage. The Konnichiwa is a shrimp and crab mix with avocado, carrots, sweet corn, pomegranate, beets and almonds.
Poke bowls are a super healthy and fresh option for lunch, however it would be a good idea to serve the sauce in a small jug for easier pouring – otherwise the bowl can be a bit dry to eat. We also sampled the Shrimp Udon Noodles, a delicious mix of veggies, noodles, shrimp bites and sauce.
As for the appetizers, we ordered the Edamame Beans as a starter, however they arrived drenched in sweet and sour sauce – although the menu states that they are sprinkled with sea salt only. The Sushi Burrito was packed with salmon, avocado, mango, cucumber, cabbage and sesame seeds wrapped with rice and seaweed – it’s a good starter for those who may be skipping sushi as a main course and still want a bit of sushi flavor.
A sushi platter full of Next Door’s top-selling items arrived next: Lemon, Mango, Cocktail, Salmon, Ura Caviar, Crispy, Philadelphia rolls and an order of salmon sashimi. The top contenders from the bunch were definitely the lemon roll and the Philadelphia – generous portions of cream cheese and the lemon roll.
Beverage options include soft drinks and fresh juices.
Décor & Ambience
Hip and cozy, Next Door is a small but well-lit and comfortable for small groups of friends. The service is friendly, and it’s a perfect “pop in and out” for lunch or dinner kind of spot.
Clientele mix: Young people dominate this space.
Price range: Affordable for seafood!
Hours: 12 pm – 12.30 am
Address: 6 El-Gezira El-Wosta St., Zamalek
Phone Number: 0112 277 7311
Facebook / Instagram: @Nextdooreg