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near the Station, Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #11 of 27 Restaurants in Aswan
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Description: Near the Station in Aswan, round the corner from the celebrated Chef Khalil restaurant
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not the best, not even good. Food was not up to the standards nor service. Prices are fair and equal to the quality of the food.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Delicious oriental Egyptian food , good services , quality and you will not pay a lpt of money The place look a little bit old but will mot harm the food

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have wanted to try this restaurant for some time but as I'm usually travelling solo, I had not got around to it. This time I was joined by friends, so we decided to go and I'm glad we did. The restaurant was busy with a lot of takeout orders but the dine in was not too busy. Firstly the... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I were on a Nile River Cruise where we hated the food, which was included in our fare, and nothing was Egyptian or even Arabic. We decided, while the boat was docked in Aswan, to have our only authentic meal of the trip. Thanks to TripAdvisor, my husband saw that this restaurant, located by the train station,... More 

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Bucarest
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Good food, correct prices, one waiter who was capable to “tune” my order following my wishes ... kindness and promptitude. Also, excellent fresh juices. Sorry, no photo, the food was too good and I had no eyes for any camera. What to say ... ? Hope to see you soon, again!

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Cairo, Egypt
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377 reviews 377 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you want to experience a restaurant where the locals eat, try the Makka restaurant. It's two blocks from the train station. Service is super fast and the food is excellent. Lots of choices. Restroom is clean.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you are hungry visit Makka. You get a lot of food for no money! Very close to Aswan train station.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We found this little gem thanks to advice from a guide. The basic Egyptian fare was tasty and the restaurant was filled with locals (they knew a good deal!). The restaurant was clean and the service was fast. Definitely good value.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We ate at Makka (Al-Makka) twice during our stay in Aswan, based on reviews in the Lonely Planet. It's just off the main road with the souk, and most of the other diners were locals. The staff were efficient and quick, and our food arrived piping hot within a few minutes. We had basic kofta with all the trimmings, which... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The Makka Restaurant . . . I went twice! Roast lamb and potatoes, mixed vegetable stew, rice, and as the standard gesture of hospitality, the owner covered the table with small plates of baba ghanoush, hummus, raw vegetables and pita

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Address: near the Station, Aswan, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
Cuisine: Egyptian

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