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15 Corniche el-Nil, Aswan, Egypt
097-230-4349
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good spot for Nile side drink or modest meal

I rather liked this restaurant. It's a double-story barge anchored to the bank of Nile, with good views of the endlessly fascinating river traffic. The whole barge lists a bit to one side, which gives it an authentically quaint feel, I suppose. Lights are dim at night which makes the atmosphere... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2013
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

If you want great authentic Egyptian food, go to an establishment where the locals eat. (there is a small shop across the street that is always busy and is delicious) But if you want a few cheap beers, after a long hot day, go to Emy's. The top floor bar is always full of friendly, talkative locals. Bring in food... More 

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Milan, Italy
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I rather liked this restaurant. It's a double-story barge anchored to the bank of Nile, with good views of the endlessly fascinating river traffic. The whole barge lists a bit to one side, which gives it an authentically quaint feel, I suppose. Lights are dim at night which makes the atmosphere seem more intimate than some of the competing barge-restaurants.... More 

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NJ
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22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

we were traveling with a family from England and we both had read about Emy Restaurant in our respective travel guides. Against our tour guides recommendations we wanted to try Emy's as they boasted 'dining on the Nile'. We were seated on the dimly lit floating barge with dingy canvas curtains (to protect against the evening breeze) the tables and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Surroundings were good and the staff was very helpful, but the service was very slow even though we were the only customers. Prices are a bit high given the quality of the food. As usual everything looks a bit dusty and run down. They are one of the few places to serve vegetarian food.

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San Francisco, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Its true... I wanted a cold beer on the Corniche... Who wouldn't by looking at the Nile at sunset. After getting two small cans of beer (10 EP each) and an aubergine meat entree (35 EP)... The waiter/family member quoted me 94 EP... Being relaxed... I wasnt thinking.... Oh yea and soft porn was playing on the TV.. Then I... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Emy is a bar/restaruant of two parts. The slightly listing floating area and the solid on-dry-land bar. The staff are friendly as are the local regulars. It is primeaily a drinking establishment - eating there is only for the brave or foolhardy. My friend and I spent several nights there in May 2011 and, when I had grown bored of... More 

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

There is a selection of Egyptian food on offer here with great baladi bread , fresh from the market. Beer is 13 LE for a Sakara. Local Stella is cheaper. Water and drinks reasonable value. This is popular stop-off on The Nile Corniche. Surroundings are very basic but service is outstanding. The star of the show is Mona. She is... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We ate dinner at Emy. The food was average as were the prices. The service was good. The restaurant has a nice location on the river, but its has seen better days. It is a little shabby and run-down.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We got there after a long stroll around the town hoping to have a quick bite. Ordered beef skewers thinking this would be the fastest meal to be cooked... Bad luck, we waited for 55 minutes and finally got the dishes with slightly warm beef and fries (( However, the place has nice view over the Nile.

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Huldenberg, Belgium
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

very friendly reception by Mrs Mona. Excellent place for an affordable meal with wine and beer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Corniche el-Nil, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: 097-230-4349

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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