King Koshari

It's hard to find and serves one dish - two reasons we love it
  • 2

Time Out Says

‘Budget’ and ‘backstreet’, for better or for worse, are two words synonymous with Old Dubai dining experiences, which is exactly what makes King Koshari so intriguing. The restaurant boasts a colourful, kitsch and clean interior, designed in the style of a street (complete with lamppost, a pedestrian crossing leading to the checkout, and proper pavements). The restaurant serves one dish, a ‘koshari’, which is a hugely popular form of street food in Egypt. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the dish itself comprises rice, macaroni, and spaghetti topped with tomato sauce, chickpeas, lentils and onions. The koshari is served alongside a small pot of chilli sauce and another of pungent garlic vinegar, which gives the contrasting texture of pasta and rice a wonderfully tart tang. In an area choked with Western fast-food chains, King Koshari has created a wonderful niche for itself.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 22 Mar 2012

Be the first to get all the latest Dubai news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number
Dubai, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Recommended for you in Restaurants

Get ready for a burst of flavour with a local (and crunchy) Emirati twist

Get a great value menu with Eat, Sip, Save

Eat, Sip, Save 2019: save with Pickl., Burger & Lobster and more

Eat, Sip, Save 2019: meals to enjoy with your family for less

Sponsored: Tuck into the latest Mediterranean additions

Delicious, fresh ingredients served just the way you like them