Kawm ad Dahab Restaurants

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    Ali Baba Restaurant: Egyptian Cuisine and More

    by machomikemd Written Oct 3, 2013

    The Ali Baba Restaurant, located at the middle of the budding Dahab Corniche facing Masabat Bay is one of the popular restaurats in Dahab and is #9 on Tripadvisor's list of Dahab Restaurant (Trip Advisor is a sister company of Virtual tourist). The Restaurant is part of the Ali Baba Hotel just across the street and this wonderful open air restaurant serves a large array of Egyptian Cuisine and assorted Middle Eastern and fusion Cuisine (all Halal off course) and has a wonderful ambiance. It is here where we had a lunch stop before embarking on a long trip to Cairo.

    opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    Ali Baba Restaurant has professional staff, to make the service fast and good. The staff will help you chose from different kinds of food. They also joined professional training in serving people and safety to keep you comfortable and healthy. Ali Baba's staff has magical treasure smile and genuine interest in our customers. The motto: "We Really Care".

    That's why we take “Rich in Taste” as one of our principles.

    Ali Baba's restaurant has various kinds of food .You have the ability to choose from several varieties. We have international quality and the best taste. Ali Baba Restaurant has also special meals and events

    Favorite Dish: off course when in egypt you must try egyptian food and since dahab is a seaside area, I had egyptian style sea bass sizzling fillet while my friend had the sizzling chicken. they also have pita bread with assorted mezze platters as appetizer. average price of a meal here is LE 40 to 60 and drinks at LE 15 to 30. they have an extensive seafood selection too.

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    Ali Baba: Hygienic but very boring pizza

    by Robbertjan Updated Dec 28, 2012

    Not going to Egypt often and hearing about belly infections we wanted our first diner not spoiled by any disease so we went for a bite in the only restaurant that claims to furfill to the highest international hygiene standards HCCP at the boulevard of Dahab. Ali Baba :
    And it was very hygienic, they not only cleaned the table before we ate but also our hands with a special soap. The pizza was served on a plate with a lid (also very hygienic). But unfortunately the pizza itself was (compared to European standards) a very boring mediocre diep fried pizza with no extra vegetables or meat or fish added. Something you buy for 2 euro's in a Dutch supermarked. Maybe it is stupid for us to order a non-egyptian meal and we cannot say anything of the other meals because we did not eat there anymore. So maybe the fish is great ??
    But the rest of the week we ate at other restaurants at the boulevard (Yalla) and in our hotel and did not get sick.

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  • Ali Baba: Essentially Dahab

    by HaraldNernes Updated May 29, 2011

    Many of the restaurants in Dahab are quite similar: The food, decoration, atmosphere, seaside location etc. Ali Baba is not particularly different, just way better than the rest. The food taste better, the service is quicker, the cleanliness is impeccable, the extension over the sea make you feel you are dining on the Red Sea - plus you get all sorts of complimentary extras. The fresh pita bread and dips are soooo good that I quite happily could have eaten the starters only. If you only have time for one meal in Dahab you should go to Ali Baba, if you stay longer I guess you’ll go back.

    Favorite Dish: fresh seafood! Just taste it!

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    Nirvana Restaurant: Ahh, excellent food!!

    by ct-bound Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Nirvana is aptly named in this case. I truly think this was the best food to be had in Dahab. Of course, I coudn't try everywhere else (there were so many places!), and once we ate at Nirvana, we pretty much didn't eat anywhere else! I recommend taking one of the beach tables, where you can see and hear the waves lapping the shore, and see the fish jumping at night.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken roll with a mango lassi to drink! While they had many tasty dishes, I found I really loved the chicken rolls - tandoori (barbecued) chicken breast chunks, wrapped in a hot fresh piece of Naan bread, with vegetables and sauce, mmm.

    And the mango lassis were so good, I ended up flaking out on their beach chairs all day ordering these one after another (they're like a milkshake). :)

    Prices varied, from about $2 US for a chicken roll, and $1 for a lassi, to full dinner platters for $8. You can eat for cheaper in Dahab, but not for this quality of food!

    Nirvana patio

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    Buddha Restaurant & Cafe: Best in Dahab!!!

    by mick2421 Written Mar 2, 2010

    We sat at a candlelit table by the Red Sea and watched the sun go down. The music was so tranquil and the staff were so attentive but relaxed.
    I had the pepper steak served on a sizzling platter and the pepper sauce was divine.
    My partner had the grilled shrimp and she says these were the best she has ever eaten.
    I don't have any complaints about this restaurant. There aremale and female toilets and these were very clean.
    You can spend the day on the sun loungers free of charge and have lunch or dinner when you feel like it.
    We have eaten in practically all of the Dahab restaurants in our visits there and this is simply the best!!

    Favorite Dish: The pepper staek was superb. The restaurant prides itself on using very high quality meat and it was melt in the mouth.
    The sauce was so creamy and I loved the entire dish.
    Served with a side of grilled vegetables, fries and seasoned rice.
    Perfect!!

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    Jasmine: Great Pizza - Fab Service

    by kentishgirl Updated Jan 18, 2007

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    Jasmine is a pension at the far end of Assalah away from Dahab.
    We visited quite a few times, enjoying their delicious meals, seafood pizza was great here!

    The food was a little more expensive than other cafes, but the food was fantastic and the service was great here too.

    The restaurant is set along by the sea and we were lucky enough to usually get a table by the waters edge.

    Seafood Pizza
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    Penguin Cafe: Great place to chill out

    by dancing_diva Written Jul 3, 2006

    The Penguin is situated south of the main square on the beach promenade as is part of a diving centre and hotel of the same name. I really liked this place! One of the only restaurants left that is directly on the beach and has bedouin seating. Brilliant. Could sit there for hours just hanging out enjoying- well- just hanging out! If you aren't into the cats- ask for a water spritzer- they are everywhere. But don't let that deter you. Really.

    Favorite Dish: I became addicted to Mango Lassis. The coconut milkshake was also brilliant. And for dinner? Try the Egyptian fish dish. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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    Friends: Friends Restaurant - Dahab

    by GandalfOnTour Written Mar 29, 2006

    Although all the 'restaurants' along the beach in Dahab are pretty decent. I found the atmosphere at 'Friends' to be the best. I've heard a few horror stories about food posioning etc.... but we never experienced any problems on both of our visits to Dahab. Because of the heat I tended to eat a lot of the fresh fruit that was on offer, but the local dishes are excellent and the portions more than enough. You can have felafel with almost anything, the chicken was my favourite. Be sure to try some of the local favourites, the Bedouin beef hot pot was another firm favourite and finally there is the seafood. We try plenty of fish and all of the meals were great. Be sure to bargain with owners before entering into the restaurant, they enjoy it and its part of the whole experience. I don't think we payed more than $10 for all our food and drinks each night.

    If you are going for lunch be sure to take a good book, get a seafront table and relax there for hours while ordering 100s of banana and chocolate milkshakes. A few hours of that and your leave feeling nice and relaxed.

    Friends Restaurant - Dahab Another great meal Ah, Banana & Chocolate milkshake - my 20th one And another fine spread
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    Al Capone: Great fresh Fish

    by suvaa003 Written Feb 16, 2006

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    The atmosfhere was great and the staff are friendly, The food is european, but they have great fish, fresly caught, and they do know their fish, it was greatly cooked. Not cheap though, but when they heard it was a birthday treat they made a grande dessert and they sang happy birtday.

    our plate of food our birthday dinerguests
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    Roasted chicken shops: Like chicken??

    by ct-bound Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    In Dahab, there are several restaurants (local) that specialize in rotisserie roasted chicken (whole). You can get a whole meal with half a chicken for about 12LE ($2 US).

    The chicken was great, but stay away from the salad (same goes for any uncooked veg in Egypt). Unfortunately, my husband forgot, ate 1 spoonful of salad and was sick for the next week, unable to leave the hotel.

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    The Dahab beachfront: Best value for money restaurants in the world

    by K1W1 Written Oct 6, 2004

    The Dahab beachfront is full of good restaurants (all cheap) with wide selections of cusines to choose from. The specialty though is the seafood, which is as fresh as it can get. The setting is informal and you can often choose between a table and chairs, or to sit on the floor. The view is always the same - the sea, and at sunset, the view over to the Saudi Arabian mountains can be stunning.
    Lunch time often means you don't even have to leave the beach to have your meal.

    Favorite Dish: The fish, often white snapper or baracuda, is served up with several salads, bread and hommus, and a fish soup. It is a huge meal and 50 EGP will easy fill two people with huge appetities. The setting, with the waves gently washing up close by and the sea breeze causing the candle flames to flicker, is unbeatable.

    Budda Cafe
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  • Jay's: Better than most

    by VernonA Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Anybody who's been in Dahab awhile eats there. The food is a little more toward European (maybe). The owner will remember your name the next time you come. Friendly atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Desserts are great - everyone likes them.

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  • shark: definitely the best restaurant in dahab

    by kalypso Written Jan 30, 2004

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    the food here is great, it's one of a handful of restaurants that doesn't have guys outside trying to pull you in to eat and yet it's almost always busy. the guy who owns it has an australian wife and they have different specials throughout the week. the food here is great and the portions are so big i gained probably five kilos just from eating there everynight. the crazy thing is that there food's cheaper than the other restaurants on the boardwalk, when we told the touts we were going down to shark they wouldn't argue with us because they knew they couldn't beat the price.

    Favorite Dish: on modays they usually have a steak special that's incredible.

    all the food on this table was less than 5 euros
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    al capone's: seafood

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Al Capone's has a bedouin/tropical hybrid look with seating areas are made up of kilims (rugs) and chairs arranged around low tables. The tables are shaded by palm trees and wooden sun umbrellas.
    The menu has a large section dedicated to seafood. For non-seafood lovers there is italian food food also available.

    Favorite Dish: Our group had grilled fish, lobster and calamari. It was accompanied with grilled vegetables, sticky short grain rice and the obligatory hot chips. I had the calamari and it was nice.
    For dessert we had fruit salad and some brave souls attempted the ice cream smoothies which were basically solid mountains of juice mixed with ice cream - yum.

    al capones
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    Calm Inn: The best food in Dahab

    by Weener Written Jul 13, 2004

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    I rate this the best restaurant in Dahab, with lots of variety, and interesting/different dishes to most of the others in the area.

    Favorite Dish: Spinach Malfatti

    Sea Front

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