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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt
+202-5903788
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Ranked #18 of 3,909 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

nice location and clean establishment, but the food is quite average and pricey for their meritocracy. good for a tea but do not bother for a splendid lunch dinner.

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Beijing
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Place was in small alley with Alibaba door style. we entretd and place just was renovated. it was 11pm on weekend and we had local meal. I had some chinesee friends. they like food a lot.

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Honolulu
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Don't let the name fool you. This is a restaurant and a very good one. In fact, we liked it so much that we went back again for a second night. Good food, fun decor, plenty of Egyptian customers, waiters wearing fezes--I recommend it.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Located in khan lkhalil a beautifull old cairo souk this cafe has all of the nostalgie but with a modern twist, it would have been perfect if the cafe had an outdoor sitting so you can enjoy the old souk's ambiance, while you're there you must try a shisha

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's so nicely renovated, in keeping with the old place and it's surroundings. Food is great and so is the service. Only distraction was the television. Why do restaurants do that??? Luckily it was not on during our luncheon visit.

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London
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of a very authentic places in cairo, you can enjoy the 5 stars hotel treatment after a round in khan alkhalili . The food is perfect and clean , waiters are so efficient and the music is magical

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Zurich, Switzerland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a very authentic coffee in the middle of the Cairo bazaar. Traditional music is played and a good variety of food, especially local sweets. The atmosphere is fantastic and it makes you travel in time. I thought it would be a tourist trap, but I was wrong. It was mostly frequented by locals and I would not hesitate... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is a nice place to visit specially for tourists. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good food. Prices might be a little bit above food value but food tasted very good. It is place I will recommend for tourists.

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Was in this restaurant recently with some work collegues and it was a really nice experience. The food was really really good and nice traditional desserts. It was lovely to experience the markets all around before and after dining. Would recommend it.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It has been long time that I haven't be there, but I must say that it has the same atmosphere as before. Nice place (good renovation, but it took a long, long time to reopen), nice service, nice ambiance, nice music and very nice food! It is a bit expensive (I think it is part of Oberoi) but it is... More 

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Address: 5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt
Phone Number: +202-5903788
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
Cuisine: Egyptian

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