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Makka

near the Station, Aswan, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Aswan
Cuisines: Egyptian
Description: Near the Station in Aswan, round the corner from the celebrated Chef Khalil restaurant
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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
  • Any
English first
South Lyon, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
Top Contributor
333 reviews 333 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Clean, used by locals, byt the food was deeply disappointing because it had been cooked and recooked until dry and tasteless. our mistake was to accept the owners recommendation to have the House Special mix of meats. It was indeed endless, and unfortuneatly tastless. Best order a specific dish like the Stuffed Pigeon, but if it arrives in 5 minutes,... More

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essex
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260 reviews 260 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We dined here on a recommendation of our taxi driver when we visited Aswan on a day trip from Luxor. Best meal in an Egyptian restaurant by far. So many side dishes included , I had the special of the day , the lamb ribs , others had the mixed kebabs, one local dish we didn't like but the rest... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

one of the cleanest frequented by locals as much as tourists. The food was great, big portions, and very reasonably priced.

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