As Sahaby Lane

Egyptian in Luxor

This easy-going restaurant takes over the alleyway running between the souq and the street to the Karnak temples, and adjoins the Nefertiti Hotel. Fresh, well-prepared Egyptian standards like fiteer (sweet or savoury flaky pizza) and tagen (stew cooked in a deep clay pot) are served alongside good pizzas and salads, as well as more adventurous dishes such as camel with couscous.

The young staff are both friendly and efficient, and the terrace is a great place to watch the world go by, or relax after shopping in the souq. The same menu is served on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, which has great views over Luxor Temple and the Thebes mountains, both floodlit at night.