Moonlight: Fresh fish
Being in a all-inclusive package, we decided to have a single meal out of the hotel, to taste grilled fish by the beach. This restaurant was our choice, and the conclusions were contradictory - the place is pleasant, the menu is interesting, the prices acceptable, but the grilled fish a disappointment.
I know that we were coming from Portugal, were fish is special and generally tasty, but even with lower expectations, the result was negative. The fish was too big to be grilled without being opened, and it tasted almost as a sweet water fish. No, our experience out of the all-inclusive was not the big lunch that we planned.
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Gad: Brilliant restaurant in Hadaba.
Great varied local food at excellent prices.
Favorite Dish: Mixed Grill,pizza, fetir or Spag Bol,it's hard to decide.Mixed grill (which is easily enough for 2) is LE50,the most expensive pizza is only LE30 and Spag Bol is LE8.Most sandwiches are LE1.5-LE3.This place is local and as such is very cheap.
Nameless place: Blue Hole
Blue Hole is a perfect place to snorkel, only a few kilometers from Dahab, in a place missing support for tourists. A few wooden structures try to solve the problem but in very bad conditions. For instance the "restaurant" where we were taken had no toilet. The ladies where invited to go nearby to a place that I couldn't classify, but they returned stating that... there was no water.
Washing hand was only possible after a serious protest of the guide - someone brought a jerrycan with water, pouring some over our hands.
The food was not bad, but I think that at 6PM all lunches are good.
We were having fun, and excused everything, but it was hell to calm the Russian folks that occupied the second van of our group.
No... eating in Blue Hole is not a positive experience, but the reef will make you forget it.
We couldn't check prices because it was included in the package.
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St George's Sports Bar & Grill: Don't Miss A Premier League Game
We stayed at the Hauza Beach Resort in Nabq and the back end of september this year, we got talking to various families in our first few days that shared their experiences with us and they didn't enjoy the food much at the hotel so most nights they caught a taxi to st george's bar, so one night we tagged along and went with them its about 5 minutes in a taxi.
They don't advertise themselves as a restaurant but they actually have a full menu, in which there's something for everyone with loads of various dishes and on top of that they have every single premier league game on over the weekends along with many other championship games and spl aswell all on different screens they generate quite and atmosphere for good home cooking without the posh restaurant layout with all the sport i would advise anyone to pay this place a visit.
Favorite Dish: my personal favorite was the mixed grill which 10GBP which you get a huge plate full of great food, they also serve real pork products for those that miss it on their holidays, the mixed grill consisted of a 8oz steak, two 1/4 burgers, two eggs, two sausages, two bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, chips and onion rings which is great value for money.
My wifes favorite was the surf and turf, which was an 8oz steak with 8 Giant King Prawns served with chips and peas with onion rings again that was 10GBP.
Its excellent value for money only problem is it fills you up so you don't need to eat again to the following night LOL
A pint of stella or sakara is roughly 2GBP and a glass of local wine is 3GBP which again is good value for your money.
Pomodoro: Lunchtime buffet
The pomodoro is Ok in the evening but we found it much better(and cheaper) during lunch time.It is nicely air conditioned with a laid back yet still vibrant atmosphere.The quality is the same as in the evening with either a normal menu and full or salad buffet.
Update.Due to the present downturn in tourism Pomodoro at present no longer operate the lunchtime buffet.It they reinstate it I will report it on here.22/3/12.
Favorite Dish: The salad buffet is the one we always go for.Eat all you want including the superb fresh onion bread,all for LE17 (£1.70).
A welcome alternative to the (excellent) hotel restaurant. a British style pub just down the road. A favourite meeting place for expats and holiday makers it seems, always busy when we ventured in.
Anyway, it's a friendly place with reasonably priced food and drinks, typical pub menu and pretty good it was too!
Enjoyed our visits here.
Vino: Don't Miss the fantastic Steak
vino situated in the heart of Naama Bay has an ambience all of it's own. There is a freindly welcome and the staff are excellent.
It has a family atmosphere but is equally suitable for a quiet romantic dinner. The service is efficient and the staff will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the experience. The food is first class and reasonably priced with the seafood platter and the pepper steak being my favourite dishes there. It is also a place when viewed from the balcony you can enjoy the Naama Bay life passing by and listen to it's local sounds beating aroung the area.
I can highly recommend this resteraunt to both locals and visitor's and you will not be disapointed by the experience.
Favorite Dish: Pepper Steak
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TGI Fridays: In Here, It's Always Friday!
One night we decided to check out the the newly opened TGI Fridays next to the Hard Rock Cafe. We took a group of around 15 people and had a good experience despite our large numbers. You know sometimes restaurants have a hard time with big groups but the staff at TGI-Fridays did a great job of making sure our order was correct and we all got our food at approximately the same time :)
The restaurant offers a typical TGI-Fridays atmosphere with American memoriabilia and music. The staff wear suspenders or vests with "flair" or buttons with different sayings/pictures.
The bar is complete with comfortable stools and if you are interested in just drinking and having finger foods, it's a good place to sit. There is also an outdoor seating area but when the sun is out, it's way-way too hot out there as it gets sun most of the afternoon.
The food was pretty good too if you miss a bit of back-home food as I do :) People probably thought I was pretty lame eating out at a place like TGI-Fridays as an American but it honestly was not my idea!
Favorite Dish: They serve up some of the best blended cocktails from margaritas to the dessert-like Banana Split. If you want a big drink, go for the Ultimate drink menu...they come in huge glasses! My favorite drinks were of course the Banana-Split, Raspberry Margarita, and the Mudslide.
For food, I'd recommend the chicken wings (hot & spicy!) and the Jack Daniel's menu. If you want to go healthy, try one of the HUGE salads.
Fawanees - Steak and Seafood: Best Seafood Mix ever, Tony Blair dines here
The food is really good, my self and my wife ordered the Seafood Mix and it was the best we have tasted. The food is fresh and service is wonderful and warm.
My self and the wife really enjoyed the food, we also had a shesha which was great too.
We saw pictures of Tony Blair with the head chief at the restaurant.
It was a great experience and we will defiantly go back when we go sharm at the end of this year.
The restaurant is opposit the Hard Rock Cafe.
Favorite Dish: Mixed Seafood is the best, smells good and fresh and the taste is just wounderful, also loved the seafood soup, a taste not to be forgoten and the food was value for money.
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Hard Rock Cafe: The hard rock Cafe - naama bay
The food is an american style , steak , burgers etc. If you have ever been to hard rock cafe they seem to be all the same style interior. Its set like a movie and film set with props from the films etc. The waiters just stop and start singing and dancing. I have been to the hard rock cafe in England and the USA and this was pretty much the same. With us suffering a little in egypt with bad bellys it was nice to get a food we have had before and trust. We had some friends out in Egypt at the same time so we met them there to start our night off. It was also good to get a named brand beer as i found the cheap beer in hotels etc in Egypt to be very poor tasting. Good restaurant and quality off food and can have a good laugh etc but the prices are a little bit of steep.
Favorite Dish: I had the steak and chips and the misses had burger and chips, which all tasted well.
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Habibi: Locals Grill
This place is a good,down to earth locals grill/BBQ restaurant.The food is great and you get loads of it,every thing from chicken to mixed grill or any meat by the kilo or part of(quarter,half etc) and it is all very,very cheap. A quarter kilo of mixed kofta and beef kebab with rice(really nice),bread,dips and salad is LE22(£2.20).A mixed grill LE25(£2.50) and thats with a soup starter and the usual bread etc.They only serve soft drinks of coffea but are fine if you want to take your own alcohol in with you.You can sit inside but we always sit in the garden at the back.This place now incorperates Yahaa takeaway which used to be along the front of the Aqua Blu.The take away sandwiches from this place are second to none,try the Eggs pastrama sandwich for a real treat,at only LE5 each a real bargain to.
Favorite Dish: Mixed grill/Local food/sandwiches.
Abou el Sid: Genuine egyptian food, in local style
Went to Abou twice in a week, comfortable,cosy and relaxed atmosphere with lovely "inner"-decoration details;
Might perhaps regret the lack of presence from the staff underwhile and after diner, but who wouldn´t enjoy so fresh & tasty food, served in generous proportions, and a very much needed quietness compared to all the others dining options..
Extremly reasonable thinking of price, too!
(Do remember that the egyptian government claims 10% extra taxes -wherever you might choose to eat, -or only to drink!-, and some places do eventually add "service taxes" (=waiter tip) as an usual 12%.)
Price example per 14/12-2009: 1 salat (enough for 2 to taste) + 2 main courses+ 1,5 l. water: about 21 Euros. Beat that!
Others restaurant recommendations (well aware that my friend and I had previously prepared our journey quite focused, knowing that we both did want to avoid troubles of any kind- So many negative tourist reports on VT and Tripadvisor.com!!): Kanabesh (the food is not crucifying exquisite, but you couldn´t find anywhere else with so familylike-ambiance + live singer each day;
Viva Beach, for the sight and atmosphere (+ a very good seafood plate);
Bayruz, libanian, even if of the most "pricey" kind, we´ve enjoyed it (about 25 euros p.p.)
pomodoro: sour taste
just returned from sharm
had a meal here food was very good.shame that sombody from the staff ripped me off for 100egp sat outside very dimly lit when change was given very low denomination notes only when i could count the change later did i discovery the rip off phoned resturant from hotel to be told phone tomorrow needless to say they did not find my 100egp as expected they asked hotel name and room number and there manager would phone back immediatly.waited in room for an hour suprise suprise no phone call
Hard Rock Cafe: Dreadfull
I have been to a number of Hard Rock Cafe's and this has to be the worst experience I have ever had. Our party of 8x were told a table would be available in 1 hour. 2hours later they came and found us and put us in an area that would be cleared at 12midnight for a dance floor. Food quality was ok and reasonably priced but the service was shocking. We ended up finishing our meal past 12midnight and was alone at our table on the dancefloor as all other tables had been moved away. We could not help but laugh at the situation with people dancing round our table!!!!
If you want a good night out with good american style service, suggest you go elsewhere. This place was awful
Cilantro: It's Coffee time
A modern coffee shop, Cilantro easily catches one’s eyes during a Promenade stroll by its comfy sofas of pistachio color. In addition to basic cappuccinos, espressos, lattes and mochas (caffeinated or caffeine-free), Cilantro offers some creative coffee blends, like espresso Romano, caffe Nutella, Caffe Chestnut, etc. the place also serves sandwiches and pastries, but location and its coffee variety are the main attraction of the place. it's also a kid-friendly place, so don't hesitate to bring kids along. they will be offered paper and crayons to keep them busy you are relax with a cup of coffee.
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