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Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

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5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt
+202-5903788
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I remember it was really special atmosphere and lovely, so friendly service, nice tasty food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2012
Samuraisushisharm
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Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I remember it was really special atmosphere and lovely, so friendly service, nice tasty food.

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Cairo, Egypt
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Hi, I took my business partners to visit old Cairo and wanted them to feel how is the atmosphere, I chosed this restaurant for the warm atmosphere and good food. They have a good band with old music giving a charming atmosphere

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Seattle
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We felt removed from the hustle and bustle of the souk. I had a deliciously fresh guava juice. Decor is Egyptian Turkish. Very appealing. Food was quite good. Had a hummus appetizer and lamb shank with roast potatoes for the main course. Service was attentive. Definitely felt like I was in Egypt.

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Cairo, Egypt
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I went on Friday March 2012 to Naguib Mahfouz cafe for dinner. The cafe is one of the few places in Cairo offer oriental Egyptian food in a classic old decoration place and has live band on the same time playing very nice Egyptian music. Everything is typical Egyptian. Recommended Food: I got starters Monbar and Besarah, warm and very... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Great lemon and mint juice, fine selection platters of mezze and lovely bread served by very pleasant wonderfully uniformed staff. A welcome break from the bustle of Khan-al-khalli but spoilt by the many tourist troupes with leaders barking at their charges like it's the company canteen.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

A great watering hole when wandering around the souk. Friendly and attentive waiters in Ottoman-style attire serve cakes and Egyptian pastries as well as fresh fruit juices, tamarind juice, kirkady (drink made from brewed hibiscus flowers). This café serves snacks which are a good boost to a day's sightseeing and shopping. Look out for the show-shine man, who will take... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This restaurant is in the Khan el Khalil bazaar and getting to the restaurant makes for a very interesting walk- so combining a visit to the bazaar and lunch is a good idea. The interior is very eastern and the barrell vaulted main restaurant room is beautifully painted in the Turkish style. The food was very good with classic Turkish/Egyptian... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Naguib Mahfouz Cafe also has a restaurant which is situated in the restaurant part that the cafe runs into.....so it is a bit confusing. The Naguib Mahfouz coffee shop serves drinks and has a snack menu, the Khan El Khalili restaurant part (also part of the Naguib Mahfouz coffee shop) has an a la carte menu. I have had different... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I love Egyptian food so not sure if that makes this review biased but the food was very good and the portions were pretty good as well. Most of the men ordered the mixed grill which came with a fantastic almond and apparently dry wine flavour. We also ordered many types of appetizers and shared those. The juice is definitely... More 

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taba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

its a very oriantal place , nice music , the food is wow ,survice wow , shisha , drinks its really very nice place

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Egyptian

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