The other day I met my friend Carrie for lunch at Old Cairo Grill, a Egyptian/Mediterranean restaurant in one of the most chaotic shopping centers in Burke.
I decided to play it safe an order a Chicken Shawerma $6.50(Sliced chicken, grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes and tahini) + $1.00 for fries. This was HUGE, enough for two people or one person with a really big appetite. Sadly I was not as happy with this dish-there was something off with the sauces/flavors. Fries were average.
Overall the food was decent. I was not a fan of their yogurt/cucumber sauce. There were so many cucumbers in the sauce that you couldn't dip anything in it. When I asked what was in the shawerma the guy at the front told me it was just tahini and garlic sauce(that maybe I wasnt used too..which I am) and that everyone makes theirs different (I am aware that things don't taste the same everywhere...) and that it was one of their most popular items. I assured him I was just curious because there was a briny taste to it I was trying to figure it out but he wasn't very happy with my 'criticism,' I was very polite about it and not annoyed at all.
I would come back here if I was in the area, the prices and food are good, but not worth a trip out of your way.
6030 Burke Commons Road