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Nubian Restaurant

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Issa Island, Aswan, Egypt
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple delicious food and very clean place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Bucharest, Romania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Vancouver WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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cleveland,ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We sat outside and had the beautiful view of the Nile and the Cataract Hotel. Overpriced and the food was OK but we had better food at Al Masry.

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Basingstoke, England
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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Our guide recommended this restaurant, and we paid US$30 each including transfers by boat from our hotel, for the "set menu". This was a choice of Egyptian or Nubian, and we chose the latter. Soup, breads, an astonishing selection of salad and dips, and the main course, a sort of tagine, again with a choice, fish, beef or chicken, plus... More 

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S.F., Calif
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The restaurant is situated on a hill on a small island with a lovely view of Elephantine Island. We enjoyed a traditional Nubian meal starting with Egyptian and Nubian sun bread, then hummus, sesame and tahini dips and a main course of rice and tangines of fish, chicken, or beef and sautéed vegetables. The food was nicely seasoned, service was... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Egyptian

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