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Nubian Restaurant

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Issa Island, Aswan, Egypt
+2-09-79-10-8000
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great experience, very good food.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Allyn L
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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McLean, Virginia
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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

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Newark, Delaware
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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.

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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 

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Bucharest, Romania
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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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Vancouver WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It's fun taking a boat out to an island in the Nile.We arrived just before sunset which is a nice time to enjoy the view of the river, the ruins of Elephantine and the surrounding landscapes. The waiter was informative and the service was good, but the food was very average. The fish was tasty but overcooked and the chicken... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Outside of the luxury hotels there are no really good restaurants in Aswan but this is one of the best. It is situated on its own island in the Nile, more or less opposite the Old Cataract Hotel. You can get a free boat ride there from a dock on the corniche just before you get to the Hotel. You... 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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