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Khan El Khalili | Part of the Mena House Oberoi chain, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 25903788
09:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 01:00
Sat - Wed 09:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Located in an elegant and historical setting with service that is friendly, relaxed and efficient. Moderately priced eclectic menu with both Egyptian and western dishes. We ate here several times (as it is in the hotel) and enjoyed every meal.

Thank nycnyuguy
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The food there is great. The view is great but can be better when the hanging things are removed. Service is terrible!! Food came after a very long time. Waiter was smelly and lost his temper while I was explaining a mistake to him in the bill. Moreover, the restaurant charged me double on my visa card (and Im still... More 

Thank Lmebed
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I didn't stay in this hotel but i had lunch in khan al khalili resturant , terrible experience i orderd stuffed pigeons and different other food , i took one of the pigeons to eat at home i found corn in it , it seems they didn't clean it . I don't recommend it at all it was horrible experience... More 

Thank talhaddad
Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great for both views of pyramids and quality of food, Kofta, Mesakaha, and Besara were great at this place, it is rare to find 5 stars places in hotels serving the traditional food, this one is one of the best, and prices are not expensive for such a quality and location

Thank WorldtouradviceEgypt
San Rafael, California
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601 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We ate here a couple of times while staying at the Mena House. The food is very good...nice Egyptian specialities. But the view from the restaurant is out of this world, as you are looking right at the Great Pyramid. We mostly had buffet food, as this was cooked for our group. Lots of variety.

Thank Craig T
Dubuque, IA
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

From the menu to the waiters to the live music, everything here was very authentic and excellent. We ordered a variety of Egyptian food and everything was great. We finished in the bar with mint tea while watching local musicians play Egyptian instruments and sing. The people in the restaurant and bar seemed to be primarily locals. Great experience right... More 

Thank howtodoit
New Bern, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We had lunch at the Khan El Khalili at the Mena House and it was good. I had the chicken with a walnut cream sauce. It was okay. My friend had the stuffed pigeon, which is a delicacy in Egypt. It was stuffed with rice and spices. He enjoyed it very much. Neither dish came with sides. Overall it was... More 

Thank Loveadventure1
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Nothing really to write about. Better to eat at 139 Terrace restaurant at this hotel (Mena House). This is pricier than the Terrace restaurant but the food is not any better. In some cases, the menu items are similar. The dining room is beautiful but I went for the food which was just adequate.

2 Thank mbellastyle
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The place is very authentic yet renovated in a very nice way while keeping the oriental touch. Food is served fast with a great taste. We had ducks and it was delicious. It is not a cheap place so expect to pay a slightly higher than the usual egyptian restaurants.

1 Thank Mahdy C
Doha, Qatar
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Excellent choice after visit to the market, full menu including seafood and vegetarian dishes explain in English in detail what you are getting. I had local fish in burgul was very nicely spiced probably the best combination I ever had in the region. Appetizer was an eggplant and all of it with delicious Egyptian bread, the one with the pocket.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Khan El Khalili | Part of the Mena House Oberoi chain, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
  • Phone Number: +20 2 25903788
The Mena House Oberoi is a famous world chain

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