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Bondookah Restaurant

The best grilled meat in Minya in an unfussy 2nd-floor restaurant. Grilled chicken, lamb chops, tagen (a stew cooked in a deep clay pot) and, best of all, kofta. There are salads, rice and bread, soft drinks and a g…
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Dahabiyya Houseboat & Restaurant

This old Nile sailing boat has been moored along the corniche near the tourist office for many years and is one of Minya’s most unusual addresses. The bedrooms downstairs are no longer for hire, but the top-deck caf…
Cemetery in Minya

Zawiyyet Al Mayyiteen

On the east bank about 7km southeast of town, this large Muslim and Christian cemetery, called Zawiyyet Al Mayyiteen (Place of the Dead), consists of several hundred mudbrick mausoleums, many with beehive roofs. Str…
Egyptian in Minya

Sea Foul Palace

Some of the best fuul (fava bean paste) and ta’amiyya (falafel) in town from this takeaway beside the old Palace Hotel. Grab a bag-full and sit in the square, or up the road on the corniche, and watch the world go b…
Egyptian in Minya

El Khalil Grill

A popular, no-nonsense, reliable kebab and grill restaurant for when you need a meat fix, El Khalil is something of a legend in Minya. Kebabs (LE250 a kilo) are the main item. No alcohol, but there's a really good j…
Museum in Minya

Akhenaten Museum

The new Akhenaten Museum on the east bank is now complete, but no date has been set for its opening. If the Egyptian authorities can swing it, it will be home, for some months at least, to the iconic bust of Queen N…
Egyptian in Minya

Savoy Restaurant

A busy corner restaurant near the station, the Savoy serves reliable rotisserie chicken and kebabs in a busy restaurant with air-con. They also do takeaway.