As we looked for ways to spend the 4th of July holiday weekend. Atlanta came to my attention for a dish I’d been chasing down every since we first encountered it in Cairo Egypt. The elusive Egyptian Cuisine known as Koshari.
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Koshari (also spelled Koshary, and Kushari) is the National Dish of Egypt. If you would like your very own delicious Koshari Recipe to try at home CLICK HERE.
Upon returning to the U.S we searched restaurants all around our area for this dish. There aren’t many Middle Eastern Cuisine style restaurants in our surrounding area. With the few that we do have specializing mainly in Gyros, Shawarma, Falafel, and Kebabs. Not a single Koshari dish to be found on the menu.
With the help of one of my fellow coworkers. I was aided in tracking down a few restaurants that sell this amazing taste of Egypt in our vicinity. Keep in mind, with a love of travel. I’m always looking for an excuse to hit the road, so I consider anything obtainable with a 12 hour road trip, or less. As being a “reasonable” distance away to swing by for a visit 🤣.
4 Koshari Restaurants found in the Southeastern United States
Here’s my list of 4 Koshari restaurants found within a 12 hour drive of the greater Birmingham AL area. From closest to farthest from the city of Birmingham:
Hitting the road for Pharaohs Palace in Johns Creek, Georgia. We were on our way to have a delicious flashback of our favorite culinary dish from Cairo Egypt! Using the OpenTable app we booked our reservation in advance for 8p.m.
The restaurant doesn’t specifically state a dress code, but after checking many reviews, and photos. Most people who show up at Pharaohs Palace wear Casual, to Business Casual attire.
The Gypsy’s are Here!
After receiving a warm welcome from the staff upon arrival. We were eager to try this place out, and see if it was worth the hype.
Dinner is Served!
Want to try this amazing Middle Eastern cuisine out yourself, but curious about the price? Here’s a photo of our receipt so you have an idea of what to expect price wise for your group.
A Place To Stay In Atlanta
The window from our room at the Ritz – Carlton offered excellent city views from downtown Atlanta. We had a corner view room which was equipped with a panoramic window offering up some staggering downtown views.
Check Out That City View
More from Inside the Room
Next Stop Georgia Aquarium!
Our next stop was definitely interesting, being one of the largest aquariums in the world. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere.
Under Sea Aliens!
Big Fish in the Sea!
Down In The Bayou
After a weekend in Atlanta filled with fun, it was at last time to call it an end. It definitely became one of the more interesting adventures I’ve had in Atlanta, Georgia.
Oh, and remember that Koshari I mentioned at the start of the Blog? Well I had both plates in the mini fridge in our hotel room so we could bring them back with us. I planned on having mine for lunch at work later that night.
Yeah, unfortunately I forgot both plates in the hotel after checkout. We tried calling back once I realized what I had done, but room service had already cleaned the room. I guess I have an excuse to make another trip back to Pharaohs Palace to get more Koshari now. Only this time I’ll be sure I have it with me when I leave!
The Roving Gypsy
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