Must see restaurants in Luxor

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    Sofra Restaurant & Café

    Sofra remains our favourite restaurant in downtown Luxor. Both the intimate salons and the spacious rooftop terrace are stylishly decorated, sprinkled…

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    Koshari Alzaeem

    Probably the best kushari (mix of noodles, rice, black lentils, fried onions and tomato sauce) in town. The few tables tend to fill up fast. There is a…

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    As Sahaby Lane

    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,…

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    1886 Restaurant

    The 1886 is the fanciest restaurant in the town centre, serving inventive Mediterranean-French food and a few Egyptian dishes with a twist, all in a grand…

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    Gerda’s Garden

    Gerda is one half of a German-Egyptian couple whose restaurant has built a strong following with European residents and regular visitors to Luxor. The…

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    Pizza Roma.It

    The most popular Italian restaurant in Luxor. Run by an Italian woman and her Egyptian partner, this small ochre-painted restaurant serves a long list of…

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    Silk Road

    Silk Road is one of the most sophisticated dining experiences in Luxor, offering an exotic cuisine, rich in spices, sourced from India, Thailand, China…

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    Nile Valley Hotel

    A popular rooftop restaurant with a bird’s-eye view of the west bank’s waterfront, the river and Luxor Temple, the Nile Valley has a wide-ranging menu of…

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    Al Moudira

    Al Moudira has the most flamboyant decor and most sophisticated (and expensive) food on the west bank. Come at lunch for great salads and grills, or at…

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    Marsam Restaurant

    A lovely place to stop for for dinner on a warm evening or for lunch while seeing the west bank sights – you can sit in the courtyard under the huge trees…

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    Kam Thai

    An excellent addition to the east bank dining scene is this authentic Thai. It's a tiny place tucked away east of Sharia Khalid Ibn Al Walid, but worth…

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    Restaurant Mohammed

    Mohammed’s is an old-time Luxor throwback, a simple, family-run restaurant attached to the owner’s mud-brick house, where charming Mohammed Abdel Lahi…

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    A Taste of India

    A small British-run Indian restaurant in neutral colours with plain wooden tables and chairs. On the menu are European versions of Indian dishes such as…

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    Jewel of the Nile

    Laura and Mahmud have survived the tourist downturn by offering traditional Egyptian food using organic vegetables from their farm, as well as British…

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    Al Gezira Hotel

    This comfortable rooftop restaurant serves a set menu with Egyptian specialities, such as molokhiyya (stewed leaf soup) and mahshi kurumb (stuffed cabbage…

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    Oasis Palace Cafe

    A rather charming and intimate cafe-restaurant set in a building dating back to the early 20th century, with high-ceilinged salons that still cling on to…

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    Maxime Restaurant

    Maxime's stands out on the tourist strip for serving good quality food at a reasonable price. The menu is large and includes plenty of chicken and…

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    Lantern Room Restaurant

    Perennially popular with expats, this is the place to come for comfort food, serving up choices like duck in plum sauce, sea bass fillets and roast beef…

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    Abu Ashraf

    This large, popular restaurant and takeaway is just down from the train station. It serves roast chicken, pizzas, kebabs and good kushari.