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    Anubis Café: Deadly-priced restaurant

    by Tijavi Written Aug 24, 2007

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    Nice wall, bad food

    Anubis is ancient Egypt's god of death - and nothing could be more appropriate to describe food prices at this restaurant than deadly - no, not the actual quantum, but relative to the quality of food. Ghastly sounds too harsh, I would prefer to use less-than-mediocre, especially the food served in their regular buffets. The chicken tasted like salted paper, the vegetables, freshness washed down by the "inundation of the Nile" across the street.

    The café, which is the in-house restaurant of the Luxor Museum seems to thrive on package tourists who didn't seem to have any choice since lunch here was part of the package. Most probably the package tour operators are in cahoots with the restaurant's owners/managers? And with a captive market, just don't care about the quality of food served here? I was traveling solo so I did have a choice, except that it was just too hot to look for another place to have lunch. Lesson learned.

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    Sinbad Restaurant: Neither bad nor sinful

    by Tijavi Written Aug 24, 2007

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    Not too bad kebab

    Sinbad is one of those ubiquitous restaurants doing business across the street from Luxor Temple (southern side), primarily catering to the tourist crowd.

    Attracted by the al fresco setting surrounded by a nice garden, I went here to sample some local Middle Eastern food - basically kebabs. The food was not bad, neither it is something extraordinary. The kebab was done nicely - a bit charred outside but juicy inside. The Egyptian rice that came with it helped satisfy my Asian palate's craving for rice.

    The crowd, as expected, mostly consisted of tourists - so prices here were a bit on the high side compared to other restaurants located in less touristy places (are there any such place in Luxor???).

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    Abou Ashraf: A full stomach for a fair price

    by TheLongTone Written Aug 16, 2007

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    Eating in Luxor without paying a ridiculous sum of monet can be difficult. One of the few things I wasn't ludicrously overcharged for in this imbroglio was Kushwari .

    In Luxor the kushwari business seems to be cornered by Abou Ashraf. The central diner is on Station Street, but the kitchen supplies other branches.

    I may have been charged a pound or so more than the locals, and sometimes had to ask for the little bags of sauce and lemon juice when I was having a takeaway, but this is one of the few straight deals in town

    Favorite Dish: c'mon................... KUSHWARI

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    Sebek Restaurant: Boat Resaurant

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jul 18, 2007

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    Sebek Restaurant - My dinner
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    Meal at the restaurant of the boat seemed to me delicious enough. Meal seemed also diverse enough first days. Probably by the third day of the cruise, having been satiated with this meal, it would be desirable already something another.

    The cost of meal was included into the cost of the cruise. Therefore I do not know, how much our breakfasts, dinners and suppers cost. I paid only for beer (20LE = $ 4), fresh juice (9LE = $ 2) and tea (7LE = $ 1,5). The payment occurred only once - in the end of the cruise.

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    Zam Zam: Local and exentric at ZAM ZAM restaurant

    by miriamkhalifa Written Jun 29, 2007

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    Filling our stomachs at Zam Zam

    this is what you can call a hand made restaurant. It is fabulous. Outdoors, in an egyptian garden. All the tables has light walls around them, and I can promise you that you have never seen anything like this. Everything is slightly worn out from the Bob Marley tapes they play to the billiard table - nevertheless, the place has a great atmosphere, you feel relaxed and have fun :)

    Favorite Dish: It is supposed to be a fish restaurant. They have grilled fish and fried fish. And if you are not very fond of Nile fish, they also have what they call "chicken in the fire". All food there is delish, I never get any trouble with stomachAnd you have a lot of side dishes: salads, vegetables, fries, rice, sauces, cheese dips and so on, so every time I think that they may have to carry me out after dinner :)

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  • The Queen's Coffee Shop: The steak is prime meat and wonderfully cooked

    by Prophesy Written Jun 27, 2007

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    I would like to recommend the Queen's Coffee Shop in Luxor. It is in the street opposite the Sonesta Hotel.

    The owner is called Dean and he is usually on the premises to welcome you. The coffee is great but its main attraction is Dean's culinary skills as he cooks a wonderful steak. The kitchen is spotless with the food being cooked where you can see it.

    The prices are excellent and you can get a three course meal in good surroundings for around £4. The atmosphere is the coffee shop is friendly and informal and for anyone visiting Luxor this little cafe/restaurant is a gem.

    Favorite Dish: I had melon with grapes, a medium fillet steak and then ice cream for dessert - all for 45 le. It was a feast.

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    Africa Restaurant: "Relax, you're in Africa."

    by Tijavi Written Jun 8, 2007

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    Africa's relaxed setting

    Located on the West Bank, just off the ferry landing (a few meters to your right), this is a favorite of foreign archeologists and tourists. Although the menu is simple, the restaurant's outdoor setting on a lush flower garden makes it very atmospheric. It's a great place to stop by for lunch after some serious sightseeing on the West Bank. There is a reproduction of an ancient water wheel - a fascinating contraption while enjoying your meal.

    Food is served on local earthenware - very authentic. Their Egyptian menu of baked chicken is highly recommended. It is a medley of rice and vegetable side dishes and baked chicken, of course. Simple, but tasty and filling. The vegetable side dish of tomatoes, zucchini and other local varieties is very refreshing, especially on a hot day.

    Staff is friendly and attentive. I commented on how good the vegetable side dish was, and I was offered a refill - not once but twice. If there is one thing that sums up the whole place, it would be Ahmed's (one of the waiters) reassuring spiel - "Relax, you're in Egypt." If I were to rephrase him, it should have been, "Relax, you're in Africa."

    Favorite Dish: Their Egyptian menu of baked chicken is highly recommended. It is a medley of rice and vegetable side dishes and baked chicken, of course. The vegetable side dish of tomatoes, zucchini and other local varieties is very refreshing, especially on a hot day.

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    ~ La Mamma Italian Pizzeria ~: ~ Excellent Italian Food ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Written Apr 25, 2007

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    ~ La Mammas Restaurant ~

    This beautiful restaurant is located at the Sheraton Luxor Resort hotel. Everyone is free to use the restaurants.

    We stayed at Le Meriden Luxor but you are allowed to eat out in the other hotels if you wish.

    The restaurant is located next to a pond which has beautiful swans and ducks in the pool.

    The staff were very friendly and helpful and our food came very quickly.

    Favorite Dish: I had minestrone soup for starters, spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread, and ice cream for dessert. We also had a couple of beers. Three of us ate for less than 300 Egyptian Pounds. That included drinks, starters, main course and desserts and all with a friendly and quick waiter service. It was a bargain.
    I highly recommend coming to La Mamma's at least once during your stay in Luxor.

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  • Hapy Habou at Medinet Habou: You never had such a delicious lemon cake

    by ChristineF Written Feb 15, 2007

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    I particularly enjoyed this restaurant which offers French or Egytian food and such good cakes: the lemon cake is really a must! Besides, everything is clean there, which is not so common and this is important for me. I loved the atmosphere with the terrace looking to the theban mountain and the temple, so peaceful and relaxing: I can stay hours there; I also enjoyed the beautiful garden with bougainvilleas of all colours and lots of other flours. I stayed there sometimes, reading a book and drinking tea. I recommend this experience.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed several dishes: the lemon cake first, but also the pizzas with tuna or cheese, or the vegetables which are really tasty.

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    Happy Habou Restaurant: Enjoy good food and nice view!!

    by scarabee30 Written Feb 6, 2007

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    Happy habou restaurant opened recently in the west bank of Luxor.The ambiance of the restaurant is very nice, the stuf understand what they are doing, friendly and helpful. the important that you have very clean toilets, there are 5 toilets for women and there are enough for men, all are very clean.
    there are nice garden and terrace with beatiful view on the mountains of Thebes and Ramses III temple (Madinet habou Temple).
    Happy Habou restaurant is very good too for a nice tea time and sun set.
    there are egyptain food, pizzas, tarts, sandwichs, fresh salads, french cakes and pancakes... the restaurant is prepared for every toursists, the one who are in hurry and want to eat snaks and sandwichs and for the one who want to set and enjoy typical egyptian food and enjoy a pleasant view.

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    "Anubis": View

    by Beograd Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    This is a terrace. Beautiful view on the Nile. It is very quiet and nice....

    Favorite Dish: Considering that I was sick, it is not going to be the best tip ever. Still, I tried some rice that tasted good but didn't feel good for tummy at the time... Those fortunate ones have told methat the food was delicious!

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    "Anubis": Dine on Nile

    by Beograd Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    You should definatly have a meal on the Nile. This restaurant in particular is "Anubis". There are many restaurants along the river bank and they are all about the same quality. When you go with a guide, he/she will take you to the one that they have contract with. It's beautiful to have lunch and view on Nile at the same time no matter what restaurant you go to.

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    Jamborine: The BEST Restaurant in Luxor

    by kentishgirl Updated Jan 19, 2007

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    Jamborine is located in Old Town luxor, its just off of thr markets a short walk up from the river.
    The entrance is a small door from the outside - inside its sparkling clean and the menu is reasonably priced offering a vast selection of Western and Egyptian dishes.

    The food was beautiful!

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    Kings: British Bar in Egypt??!!!

    by kentishgirl Updated Jan 19, 2007

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    Inside the British Bar


    It took us ages to find this place! Its actually above some shops - you walk through the shops and then up the stairs!! Its located out along the River Front.

    To be honest we wouldnt normally go somewhere like this, but it was Sunday and I really fancied a roast dinner - Lucky Us that the Kings Head was doing a Roast Dinner that day!!! And it was delicious.

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  • Sofra Restaurant and Cafe: Egyptian food in Luxor, Egypt

    by Karindijkhuizen Updated Oct 14, 2006

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    If you like delicious, traditional Egyptian food in Luxor, head to Sofra. An Egyptian restaurant that’s just not like others! They offer fantastic, refined Egyptian cooking, including great starters, superb mézzes and some very original dishes. Sofra Restaurant & Café have also a very useful website: www.sofra.com.eg
    Read also the review about Sofra (September edition) at: www.luxornews.net

    Favorite Dish: The Mezzes were great, but we did engoy it all.

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