Best restaurants in Sinai

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Rangoli

    If you're a fan of the flavours of the subcontinent, don't miss Rangoli: romantically perched within the cliffside tumble of the Mövenpick Resort with the sweep of Na'ama Bay laid out below. Thanks to the Mumbai-born chef, all the dishes here burst with authentically spicy Indian flavour from the punchy black lentil dhal to the clay tandoori specialities. Service here is sublime. Reservations are recommended; book a balcony table for the best sunset view across the bay in town.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Dahab

    Lakhbatita

    We adore Lakhbatita's eccentric decoration, friendly service and serene ambience, all of which bring a touch of Italian flair to Dahab. The small menu of homemade pasta dishes, many featuring seafood, is a cut above what's served up elsewhere. Try the mushroom ravioli or the garlic and chilli prawns. The entire place was getting a big spruce-up when we last pulled through town which will result in a new indoor dining room as well as a nicely remodelled outdoor area.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Fares Seafood

    Always crowded with locals, Fares is a Sharm El Sheikh institution for good-value seafood. Order fish priced by weight or choose from one of the pasta or tagen (stew cooked in a deep clay pot) options on the menu. We're pretty partial to the mixed tagen of calamari and shrimp. There's another branch at Sharm Old Market.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Dahab

    Ralph's German Bakery

    Everybody in Dahab ends up at Ralph's at some point. This is Dahab's top stop for breakfast, brunch, and coffee and croissant breaks, and it does a fine line in quiche and apple strudel as well. People who have the willpower not to add one of the delectable Danish pastries on to their order are doing better than we are.

  • Restaurants in Dahab

    Blue House

    Long known as Dahab's top stop for an authentic taste of Thailand, this Thai-run restaurant has shifted homes a couple of times in the past few years and is now in a rather shabby waterfront position. If you're not worried about atmosphere though, this is still one of town's best bets if you're after some spice. Note: you'll have to let them know you like it Thai-spicy as they've toned down the heat to suit Egyptian tastes. The red curry is our pick of the menu.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Fairuz

    This restaurant is a journey through the subtle flavours of the Middle East. Choose the chicken livers (cooked in a garlic and pomegranate molasses sauce) and makinek (spicy sausages), pair with loubieh (green-bean stew) and okra, and fresh-from-the-oven bread. The mezze set menu (LE130 per person, minimum two people) is the best way to sample a variety of flavours.

  • Restaurants in Dahab

    Hell's Kitchen

    The inventive menu here veers away from Dahab's grilled meat/seafood combos and cherry-picks influences from North African, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines to offer a fusion of global flavours. Great vegetarian and vegan selection on offer, such as sweet-and-sour cauliflower, while carnivores get to tuck into Moroccan-style chicken. It also does a cheaper range of sandwiches.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Pomodoro

    Hands down the best pizza in Sinai. A great spot for casual dining, Pomodoro has a modern, buzzy, friendly vibe and a menu stuffed with pasta and a fair whack of seafood, but its thin-crust pizzas are the serious winner here. Try the house special pizza with olives, lip-smacking tomato sauce, mozzarella, rocket and generous lashings of Parmesan.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    El Masrien

    This old-fashioned restaurant, sprawling over both sides of the road, is our top dining spot in Sharm Old Market. There's a huge range of kebabs but also plenty of gutsy flavoured tagens and vegetarian dishes from which you can make a cheap, tasty mezze spread. Local Egyptian holidaymakers flock here in the evening.

  • Restaurants in Dahab

    Kitchen

    The pan-Asian menu here offers a choice of Chinese and Thai while the proper sofas at the tables have to be in the running for Dahab's comfiest seating. The Thai curry dishes and the spicy Chinese options are the stand-out dishes, but If you’ve got a sweet tooth, save room for the fried ice-cream dessert.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Sala Thai

    Sala Thai is where we like to head for an extra-special treat in Sharm: sumptuous feasting on fiery curries and delicately spiced noodle dishes, personal service, and outstanding Red Sea views. Bookings are essential and the dress code is smart-casual, so leave your flip-flops behind.

  • Restaurants in Dahab

    Nirvana

    A slice of the subcontinent complete with direct beach access and sun-loungers. All mains are served with rice, salad, raita, and pappadams, making for a bit of a feast. We highly recommend the not entirely authentic but still yummy palak paneer (spinach and paneer curry).

  • Restaurants in Dahab

    Ali Baba

    This place adds flair to its seafood selection with some inspired menu choices. Great service, comfy sofas to lounge on, stylish lanterns and twinkly fairy lights add to the relaxed seaside ambience. All meals come with a mezze selection to start with. Bring your appetite.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Al Fanar

    Thanks to a great slice of beach out front (home to one of Sharm's best snorkelling spots), lovely views from the terrace, and decent pasta and pizza on the menu, Al Fanar is a long-standing Sharm El Sheikh favourite.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Carrefour Supermarket

    This supermarket has everything a self-catering traveller could need, and also stocks plenty of imported European brands.

  • Restaurants in Dahab

    Athanor

    Dahab’s best thin-crust pizzas are served up here in the shady garden terrace.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Moonlight Restaurant

    With its cushioned nooks and slightly dishevelled appearance, Moonlight has a more Dahab-like vibe than its fancy-pants neighbours along the beachfront. The theme continues with dishes here (a simple menu of grills and seafood) costing about half of Na'ama Bay's normal prices. Portions are large and service is friendly. Just don't expect fine dining.

  • Restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh

    Fares Seafood

    The Sharm Old Market branch of Fares is little sister to the original Fares in Hadaba. The menu is packed to the brim with seafood showcasing everything from grilled fish (priced by weight) to pastas and tagens (stew cooked in a deep clay pot).

  • Restaurants in Nuweiba

    Cleopatra Restaurant

    One of the more popular tourist restaurants in Nuweiba City (not that there's much competition), Cleopatra offers up the bounty of the sea along with a few Western fast-food favourites.

  • Restaurants in Nuweiba

    Han Kang

    This surprisingly good Chinese restaurant hits the spot, especially if you’ve been on the road for a while and can’t bear to look at another falafel sandwich.