Located on the lobby level of the iconic Semiramis InterContinental Cairo, India along the Nile is the place where tantalising Indian flavours come to life in an inviting modern atmosphere. This resto-bar and lounge is the latest addition to the prestigious hotel’s offerings, guaranteeing an unparalleled experience of fine Indian dining alongside a trendy bar and a modern lounge area open for both lunch and dinner.
From the moment you walk into India along the Nile, you instantly feel the Indian vibes emanating from the décor dominated by shades of vibrant reds and soft greys, along with the sound of soothing Indian music. The open kitchen area where you can witness the chef create an array of appetising traditional Indian dishes quickly whets your appetite and sets you on a path of culinary exploration. The man behind all the magic is Chef Harish Tiwari, who is personally responsible for bringing the restaurant’s authentic exotic spices all the way from India and whose fourteen years of experience amply qualify him to carry out the restaurant’s gastronomic vision on a daily basis. Chef Harish’s reputation
as an inspiring culinary visionary precedes him. Wherever he has worked, he has been
known to provide personalised service to his guests, making sure that every single plate
served in his restaurant meets his exacting standards.
The India along the Nile’s menu includes an array of famous Indian dishes from all over
the subcontinent, along with an array of signature creations. You can start your feast with
a mouthwatering ensemble of appetisers, including the traditional Indian mango pickles
accompanied by Tandoori Roti, the special Indian bread spiced with butter and garlic; The Dahi Ka Gola, delicious fried spiced yogurt balls, are also definitely must tries among the list of starters.
Moving on to the main courses, your taste buds are sure to be overwhelmed by the juxtaposition of spices and smooth ingre-dients, whether you choose the lamb and masala Biryani dishes or the Kashmiri and Kerry meat and chicken, all offered with flavoursome basmati rice and a multi-coloured yoghurt salad. Every single dish is made from scratch
with the freshest ingredients. Vegetarians also have their fair share in the splendid menu
with a variety of meat-free dishes to feast on.
After savouring your amazing entré , you’ll still need to leave some space for dessert, as the mouthwatering Kulfi icecream is definitely unrivaled and should not be missed. On
the other hand, you may also opt for the sweet beetroot fudge beautifully decorated with luscious cashews, or the heavenly light mango yoghurt flavoured with saffron.
And the night doesn’t have to end there. Following your delightful meal, head over to the bar and lounge area to unwind and enjoy one of their signature cocktails while listening to the beats of the DJ playing some of the hottest tunes guaranteed to get you in a dancing mood in no time.
Clearly India along the Nile is well on its way to becoming the city’s quality Indian restaurant, a gap that has been waiting to be filled. It’s added cachet, that is attracting Cairo’s young night revelers, is it’s all round ambiance of good food, an elegant venue and hot music. It is quickly becoming Cairo’s newest and trendiest “in” spot. So whether you just want to have drinks with a few delicious Indian street bites while enjoying the music, or if you’re in the mood for a truly amazing gastronomic experience, India along the Nile is the place for you.
PS. If you’re looking for a more private night, the restaurant also offers a semi-private dining area where you can enjoy an exclusive setting for you and your close friends.