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El Hussein Restaurant

Hilton St. | New Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
002 -095 2378335
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Ranked #81 of 138 Restaurants in Luxor
Cuisines: Egyptian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
UK
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I wish I had decided not to revisit this restaurant as the entire experience was awful. It no longer lives up to its former reputation and I strongly suggest you give it a miss. The menu remains the same as over a year ago, but you will be lucky if they can offer you even 1% of what is on... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had a really nice lunch at El Hussein while on our tour of Luxor. We were welcomed by the staff with a smile and we had a nice table. Our guides arranged our lunch menu and have to say, it was all great! The lunch started with a nice homemade soup and then many little plates were brought to... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The idea of trip advisor is for us all to give each other help & advice,i love luxor & the people but this place is an insult, you should first read the bad rievues on this place because the bad things people say about this place WILL happen to you, regarding your bill and the tax they try to put... More

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Luxor, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

this restaurant is one of the best restaurant in luxor and it's my favourite one the food is so nice and tasty i have been to so many restaurant but this one they have the home made food the real egyptian traditional meal not like the one they have in the hotels which look nice but no test and also... More

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UK
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Luxor when I want to have a traditional meal. The lentil soup is exceptional and is the best I have tasted. My friends had a variety of meals and were all very happy with the quality and taste of their food. The kitchen was happy to prepare a vegetarian meal, which was... More

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Bodø, Norway
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Our tour guide decided to bring us here to have a taste of authentic Egyptian cuisine. It was pretty good enough. It was tasty but not that I would be looking forward to visit again. It found it weird that they were not giving a menu. Instead, the waiter just described the food in front of me. I trusted our... More

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Wilton, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Avoid This restaurant primarily caters to van- and bus-loads of tour groups visiting Luxor coming in mainly for lunch, and so expect poor / mediocre food and service and high prices leading to poor value for money. We went as it was 10 minute walking distance from the Hilton Luxor where we were staying, and given a Fodor's guide recommendation... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have tried this restaurant based on the advice of a local. I was the only customer during the lunch time on a Saturday. I would have left the place when the waiter have shown me the almost mummified fish on display and claimed that they have just arrived, and proposed a (farmed) Mediterranean sea bass freshly arrived yesterday from... More

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Jerusalem
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our guide suggested this restaurant. We were not disappointed. We all had the set menu (different choices). The waiters were friendly and the food good! As others have noted it might not be the cheapest in town ( we didn't explore other places though) but it was tasty food and the place ( toilets too) is clean! So, need a... More

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UK
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It's a fair way out of downtown - and north of Karnak Temple. It cost around 30 LE for a calesh one way. The food is good ... a main course with all the trimmings (bread, soup, tahini, vegetable 'stew') - all very tasty. The cost of the food is very reasonable and then the sting ... they add on... More

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