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Saigon Review: A Cairo Spot for Asian Fine Dining with a Twist

September 17, 2022

With birthdays less than two weeks apart, and schedules too busy to navigate, my husband and I have a tradition of having a single celebratory birthday dinner for the both of us, but making sure to go all out on it. Planning for this occasion, we browsed TripAdvisor, aiming for fine dining with a view. After swiping away a number of Egyptian and Italian restaurants – two cuisines we encounter perhaps a little too frequently to opt for on a special occasion, we stumbled upon Saigon, which describes itself as a “Pan-Asian” restaurant with a “signature twist”. A quick scan of its menu and multiple five-star reviews, along with breathtaking Nile view photographs, clinched the decision for us. Once we reached the restaurant floor at the Nile City Fairmont, we were instantly able to point out our target. The entrance to Saigon was decorated with understated statuettes and paintings clearly inspired by a variety of art styles from across Asia. The light was pleasantly dim – thankfully not too dim to see the food or menu – and as requested, they found us a table overlooking the Nile. Upon sitting…

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