Tutankhamun Restaurant: Famous Chef
The Tutankhanmun Restaurant is at the West Bank of Luxor. Turn left when you landed on the ferry dock. It is about 2 minutes walk. The restaurant is on the roof terrace of a two-storey low-rise. You can have a stunning view of the Luxor Temple, and watching the felucca glided along the Nile. The food is basically Egyptian. The chicken curry is a must try - not too spicy with a tint of sweentness because of the frunits added into it. The most fabulous thing is that there are three side dishes (let alone the bread and salad), potates, spinach and something of a mixed vegetable. Rosemary chicken is also highly recommended. We had just ordered two main courses and the food was so good that we finished them all and ended up with a big big stomach. The mint tea was also excellent. The whole meal costed only EP60! What a bargain! The Chef, Mammould, had served a French expedition team and also worked for several 5-star French hotels, such as Isis Hotel and Le Meridien. Mammould speaks fluent French and English, and is a very friendly man. He is renovating the second floor to turn it into a B&B. He showed us around, where the kitchen would be, how the bathroom looked like. Friendly man!
Favorite Dish: The chicken curry is my favourite. Slightly different from those Indian curry I used to have, Mammould's curry has a sweet flavour, with some shredded coconut on the top. The fresh fruit adds a delightful taste in the curry. Excellent to go with the flavoured rice.
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By the tourist market: Cheap eats 2
Follow the guide books to the two alcohol free restaurants next door to each other. the owners compete for business, the menus are the same but one seems to get more customers (probaly due to coloured lights).
Restaurant "ANUBIS": Lunch on the Nile bank
"Anubis" Terrace Restaurant is on the east bank of the Nile River. We had a lunch included in our price for Luxor trip.
Favorite Dish: Buffet was served. Between all those meals I took chicken nuggets. They were really fantastic. Rise with saffron with it was great. And a beer too, of course.
El Kababgy: Go for the Duck!!
El Kababgy is a fairly new cafe/restaurant on the bank of the river nile on Luxors East Bank. It is directly opposite the Winter Palace so very easy to find. I believe it is owned by the same family that own the Tutotel and the Metropolitan Cafe/Bakery further down the river.
This restaurant is excellent, it is spotlessly clean both in the restaurant and the kitchens which you can see from outside. You can choose to either sit outside by the Nile or inside the restaurant itself which is decorated nicely and has a nice modern feel to it.
The menu is slightly more adventerous that many of the other small restaurants in Luxor with the added bonus of having a Nile view. There is a grilled section where you can choose from Grilled Chicken, Mixed Grill, Lamb Cutlets, Pigeon,livers and much more. There is a nice selection of soups, burgers and sandwiches as well as pastas and pizzas. The also have a wide selection of traditional Tagines as well as lots of vegetarian dishes I had the Duck with Orange sauce with Oriental rice and I can only describe it as totally delicious. Adel had the Mixed Grill and this looked delicious also. The chef cooks the koftas on a BBQ outside so the smell drifts across which really gets your appetite going. The staff are nice and friendly too.
This is also a great place for a coffee and to enjoy the view if you don't fancy eating.
One good sign is that the toilets are probably one of the cleanest in Luxor and a man checks them frequently to ensure they are clean. Only downside is that the toilet door has a huge mirror - on the inside which is just a bit off putting to say the least.
We visited El Kababgy for a special lunch but it would be interesting to see what the atmosphere is like in the evening. The music they play there is pretty good also, they alternate between Egyptian/Arab music and Western music.
Overall, highly recommended!!!
Favorite Dish: Duck with Orange Sauce - absolutely huge!
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The Cosmopolitan: Great setting for a beer
The Cosmopolitan is a small cafe right on the Corniche with views straight over the River Nile to the West Bank.
Food is limited, mainly snacks, but excellently served and very tasty. Beer is the cheapest in Luxor, at only 6LE for a Stella Local (July 03)
A perfect place for a beer while watching the sunset.
Favorite Dish: No favourite dish, I just go there for beer or coffee.
The Bistro: Cheap and tasty
The Bistro is a small restaurant serving delicious meals cooked to order. It stands on a very busy street corner, and is a great place to watch Luxor life pass by. If you like people watching, this is the place to do it.
No alcohol though.
Favorite Dish: Try the Mixed Livers...... to die for, and the beef strogonoff is excellent, although I am not sure exactly why they call it that.
The tahina salad is the best I have ever had.
Anubis: eat on the Nile
This restaurant is directly next to the Nile and near the Mummification Museum. The food is good but unadventurous, and as it's supposed to be the most expensive in Luxor at about £5 a head it seems really cheap to me. It's also licenced and the white wine in a bucket of ice feels decadent. Well worth a try and recommended by photograph.
Alkpapge: One of the friendliest, nicest, best value.
We did not discover this restaurant until the last 3 days of our trip which was a shame as we would have eaten there every day.
The staff are extremely helpful and polite, courteous and honest.
The general appearance is one of pride and cleanliness of the owner and gains maximum points.
We even underpaid the bill and were told not to worry about it because he knew we would b back the following day. Fantastic.
Favorite Dish: My wife proclaimed the steak sandwich to rival any she had eaten in the UK.
Myself I reccomend the Duck in Orange sauce. Instead of the breast I had the legs and they were immense. The meat was so tender and full of flavour that I rank it as one of the best I have eaten anywhere.
For desert, they specially prepared a rice pudding like dish from cornmeal, egg whites, sugar and cinnamon and it tasted great.
The menu selecton is fantastic and varied and if you have special requirements they will cater for them.
Abou Hagger: Eat local
We used this restaurant last year and managed to find it again.
The menu is in both arabic and english and the prices are amazing
Dinner for 5 people, plus drinks 65LE (about £6 sterling)
Favorite Dish: The lamb chops are delicious and my daughter always has the pigeon. Not much vegetarian but you can adapt some of the menu.
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Jamboree: Have a Jamboree
This restaurant is owned by a Scottish couple, Billy and Carol, and they make you fell really welcome. The food is very high quality but we thought the best bit was the other customers - they all seemed to be really interesting. There were lots of fascinating conversations to eavesdrop on!
Favorite Dish: There is a good selection of Egyptian and more international cuisine. They even offer a salad cart, just like a Harvester in the UK!
7 Days 7 Ways: Have a roast dinner
The main reason you'd want to go here is for the roast dinner that is served on Sundays - you have to book in advance if you want to do this. Apart from that the food is mainly tourist cuisine - pizza's, burgers, jacket potatoes etc but the portions are enormous. There is a limited selection of Egyptian dishes
El Kebabgy: Sunset
El Kebabgy is directly on the Nile with views over to the West Bank you can sit and watch the Sunset.
The food is great
Favorite Dish: The Duck in Orange Sauce was fab as was the chicken with mushroom sauce
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Jamboree: Presentation is the word
The food here is very good there is a salad bar that you can help yourself from the presentation of the food is great
Favorite Dish: The calamari was very good
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chez omar resto and cafe: chicken tagen
diced chicken and kind of veggie and potato mixed in hot spicy tomato spices, put into ceramic bowl and heated in an oven about 270 degrees celcius. served hot with steamed rice and vermicelli.
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St Joseph's Hotel: Wonderful Views
This restaurant is eight storeys up on the roof top of St Josephs Hotel. From it there are wonderful views of the Nile
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