Genuine Egyptian food

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Genuine Egyptian food

Post by newcastle »

I have some friends coming to Luxor for a few days shortly and insist on trying a restaurant that offers genuine Egyptian cuisine.

I've tried to dissuade them but they are determined - never having been to Egypt before.

They are staying at the Winter Palace so East Bank obviously.

Any suggestions/recommendations?

Cost no object but if I am going to suggest somewhere I'd prefer they weren't disappointed.


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Re: Genuine Egyptian food

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Sofra Restaurant
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Re: Genuine Egyptian food

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Definitely Sofra.
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Re: Genuine Egyptian food

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Sofra, an all time favourite!
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Re: Genuine Egyptian food

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Oum Hashem. Sofra for food and décor.
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Re: Genuine Egyptian food

Post by newcastle »

Thx everyone.

I've googled Sofra and it looks ideal.
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Re: Genuine Egyptian food

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Winged Isis wrote:Oum Hashem.
Dual pricing!

I have been invited several times by gentlemen who insisted on paying. The same men could not afford to take me to Sofra, but were regular at Oum Hashem. The one time, I was allowed to pay my own food, it suddenly cost more than a similar dish at Sofra and they did not even have eau de Cologne at the ladies room - or olive soap and individual towels.
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Because my guest was in Luxor on holiday, the price was based on the colour of our skin, but in the future, they would let me have their delicious food at the same price a brown eyed guest would pay.
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Re: Genuine Egyptian food

Post by A-Four »

I totally agree with Bennu above, a very good restaurant for the person who they know.

There is only perhaps only one thing Jane-A and I ever agreed on, was that the best eating house on the East Bank was a place called Abu Haggag Restaurant, but since neither of us now reside in Egypt, I could not possibly say whether that place is still around, or for that matter, whether the quality has been maintained

The important thing to remember here is that, when either I or Jane-A entered that place, we always got the best possible food, and the same was so for any other guest either her or I arrived with. However for either of us to recommend a such place for tourist to visit alone, is quite a different thing, and for sure I would never say to a tourist, 'Oh tell them A-Four set you'.

I have never believed in this idea of restaurant recommendations on so called internet sites. When in either Cairo or Luxor I use the restaurants I know, and crazy as it sounds, I will probably ask for example, chicken, which is on the menu, the waiter will look at me and say "Sorry sir, not today", which tells me it's available but maybe not the best.

In London my favourite restaurant is Rules, up in Covent Garden, not cheap, but being the oldest restaurant in London, it can live off its reputation, rather than any recommendations I could ever give it.
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