“Koshary offers Egyptian and Middle Eastern specialties, including the restaurant’s namesake, Koshary, a dish of layered rice, lentils, pasta and Egyptian-style tomato sauce topped with Chickpeas and caramelized onions.”

“It’s not just mixing spices together,” Sam Helmi said. “It’s about the heart and the effort and the things you put into a meal.”

The brightly colored restaurant is decorated to look like an apartment community in Cairo during a celebration. The high ceilings are draped with rich, red fabric streamers, and intricately carved chairs, metallic lanterns, and a clothesline with a rainbow of tunics add to the playful atmosphere.

Koshary Restaurant featured by WFMYNews2 (can we add that video in main revolution slider?):