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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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Thu - Fri 09:00 - 01:00
Sat - Wed 09:00 - 00:00
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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234 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner while touring the bazaar. The menu was varied enough with local favorites to satisfy everyone in our party of 8. Local entertainers were playing traditional Egyptians tunes surrounded by what appeared to be their regular followers (mostly elderly women). Americans need to be ready for copious about of hookah smoke and an occasional cigarette, traditional in Egypt. Seems... More 

Thank BobN06
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had ordered a burger and it was not to my liking, so they took it back and gave me curry chicken, which I enjoyed very much. That should have been the end of it, but it wasn't. The next night when I was back, I ordered the chicken because I enjoyed it and they gave me a burger, telling... More 

Thank Michele B
Beirut, Lebanon
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice option to consider if you're in Khan El Khalili area. Restaurant is quite authentic but doesn't seem to have any outdoor area which is a pity. Too smoky to my taste but if you fancy shishas definitely a place to consider. #Sahtein

Thank Chrissharb
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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15 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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602 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 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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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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