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This popular oriental restaurant in Heliopolis has a very special Ramadan menu up its sleeve so pop it on your list of places to enjoy iftar this month.

Special Ramadan Menu

Soup Lisan Asfour, Sambusak Cheese, Pumpkin Kobeba, Chicken Livers, Sujouk (oriental sausages), Battaw Mixed Grill, Cheese Kunefa, Warm Basbousa with Vanilla ice cream.

Dishes Sampled

We started our meal by having the Lisan Asfour Soup, served steaming hot, rich and flavorful broth with shredded chicken chunks. Following our soup we were served a basket of freshly baked, straight-from-the-oven, puffed up baladi bread. Our starters consisted of Cheese Sambusak – filo pastry triangles filled with a mix of feta and akkawi cheese – sprinkled with Nigella seeds; Pumpkin Kobeba – a delightful and creative version of the original Kebbeh, this time made with pumpkin dough filled with spinach, chickpeas and pine nuts – a much lighter, healthier and vegetarian version. It is served with a side of yogurt dip. The Sujouk – oriental sausages – were nicely presented in a bronze pan, the meat sausages were delicious and relatively mildly spicy served with the house special pink sauce dip. The Chicken Liver was taken a notch up as it was served with herbed butter that melted just right into the liver juice. It was mouthwatering and we kept dipping the bread into the sauce. The main dish made quite an impression – Battaw Mixed Grill – served on a round tray was a treat for the eyes and mouth. Layered flat bread topped with a selection of the restaurant’s top grilled dishes. We savored a veal kebab, half a grilled chicken, shish taouk, kofta and hawawshi. The dish was beautifully ornamented with charcoal grilled tomatoes and chili peppers, garnished with delicious golden crusted potato wedges and served with 3 different dips: tomeya, pink sauce and tahini. Definitely a dish to share with a group of friends. Special mention must go to the tenderness of the Veal kebab. Overall there was flavor in every bite. We finalized our Ramadan menu tasting with two most classic feast desserts: Cheese Kunefa and Warm Basbusa served with a scoop of ice cream. Needless to say, Battaw has put an incredible effort to serve a complete menu full of flavor from starters to desserts.

Other Menu Options that Appealed

We would like to come back for their oriental breakfast option of foul, eggs and taameya and the Fetteer Meshaltet (served with molasses and fresh cream).

Décor

Once you enter through Battaw’s blue doors you immediately feel the oriental atmosphere. Modern yet nostalgic, the restaurant interior is a mix of blue and white tiles drawn into geometric figures, arabesque carved wooden partitions, beautiful painted panels and a white washed brick wall with an open kitchen view. Sets of brass carved lighting fixtures add more character to the place. Ambient background music is relaxing and there is a TV screen available on one of the walls.

Clientele Mix & Price Range

Heliopolis crowd, groups of friends and families. Price range is competitive.

Contact Information

Working Hours: Daily from 9 am to 2 am

Address: 120 El Merghany Street, Heliopolis

Tel: 0100 066 0810

Facebook and Instagram: @battaweg