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Nubian Restaurant

Mediterranean, Egyptian
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Issa Island, Aswan, Egypt
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Smoky does traditional food

Lovely meal short boat ride from Aswan, recommended and booked by our guide but delicious simply cooked traditional,food. Well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Talitha B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Aswan, Egypt
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A free motorboat ride to Issa island gets you great food. The portions are huge so you might want to share one dinner with 2 people. Nubian decor and friendly staff. Take time to look at the small craft store. We went at sunset. Beautiful.

Thank Lietnu
Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely meal short boat ride from Aswan, recommended and booked by our guide but delicious simply cooked traditional,food. Well worth a visit

Thank Talitha B
Kennebunkport, Maine
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to the Nubian Restaurant aka al Dokka for dinner. I had the mixed grill and my wife had the fish Meniere. Both were very good. It came with four salads and good vegetable soup. We couldn’t believe the amount, the quality, and great service. We thought it was very good value for the money. Besides, you’re in Aswan,... More 

2 Thank Allyn L
Hamburg, Germany
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at the Old Cataract where the food was good but rather pricey. A quick boat trip over to the island is free (book at hotel reception) and lasts just a few minutes. Excellent Nile perch dishes. We sat on the terrace, a bit primitive but the service and food was great. My wife enjoyed the chicken as well.... More 

3 Thank Normi48
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great food! It's fun to take a boat over to this location, directly across from the Cataract Hotel. The food was very tasty and the staff was very attentive. Friends had the mixed grill and enjoyed it very much. I had the chicken shish taouk with fries and I couldn't have been happier. The rice was mediocre and avoid the... More 

Thank JustMyTwoCentsWorth
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Probably the best food I ate while in Egypt! Our guide took us there as a treat and it turned to be the best food ever! You start with a quick boat trip to this island in the Nile and the scenery is beautiful! We did at sunset time and it was just perfect! For the food you have an... More 

1 Thank NanaOhio
McLean, Virginia
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Delicious food that came quickly, great and friendly service and a beautiful location - just perfect for lunch

Thank Slau58
Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ate here twice. One an entree meal. The other a buffet, with a night of dancing and music. Both times the food was very good. So enjoyed the entertainment.

Thank LovetoRoam527
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Egyptians are not known for their "Haute Cuisine" but the Nubian restaurant does pretty good and you get a lot for your money, so come hungry. As all Egyptians, the people are super nice and will bend backward to please. Dine on the terrace, the view is magnificient. In one scope you get the Old Cataract hotel on its... More 

2 Thank frenchie643
Bucharest, Romania
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86 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Our guide suggested us to eat there, we did it and today I don’t have any regrets. Good food, no problems, good atmosphere, excellent juices and super view. It was an All Inclusive trip so I can’t say anything about real price-quality ratio ... but ... BUT ... 10 minutes after asking for one menu, they gave me one with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Issa Island, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: +2-09-79-10-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Egyptian

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