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A leading light in entrepreneur Ayman Baky’s gastronomic empire, Kazoku welcomes diners for a first-class Japanese-inspired experience in the centre of Cairo in the Swan Lake compound. The name means ‘family’, which won’t come as a surprise, as everything from its friendly interior to its vast izakaya menu is suitable for guests of every age. Collaborating with several consultants. Kazoku elevates Cairo's contemporary Japanese dining scene, serving mains such as Chilean sea bass, fried ebi maki and black cod gyoza. The dessert bento box is for those with a sweet tooth – but even those without much room left won’t be able to resist the caramel fondants and matcha brûlée. The restaurant is large and low lit, creating an intimate atmosphere, but the terrace is also on offer to those who would prefer to dine under the swaying Egyptian palm trees.
Naguib Mahfouz Axis, Second New Cairo, Cairo,