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Eel Garden Stars Restaurant

El Melal Street, Assalah Beach, Dahab, Egypt
01068118535
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Ranked #27 of 88 restaurants in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Eel garden Stars is located directly on the beach, in a quiet location of Dahab. It has a peaceful atmosphere with a stunning view on the sea, and offers delicious food: Egyptian as well as international specialties, healthy drinks such as fresh juices and organic teas. The restaurant is also a favorite place for holiday makers wanting to enjoy the "old Dahab feeling". The beach has sunbeds to relax, and also welcomes families with children, with easy entry into shallow water. Snorkeling equipment can be rented to discover the amazing reef.
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Preston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Been to Dahab a few times and this has always been my favourite place. So first night I went, was left so disappointed, took ages to order, 90 minutes for food to arrive, there was only 2 tables in. Thought they may be having an off night so tried again for lunch, again disappointing. Food was ok, but nothing special.... More

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is the perfect place for a relaxed snorkeling day. It's located in a quiet area and has an easy entrance to the (amazing!) Eel Garden snorkeling site. Also has Wi-Fi. Service is a bit slow, but the food is well worth the wait. Nice sandwiches, possibly the best fries I had in Dahab, well topped pizzas, and the mixed... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a very special place, the staff are friendly and helpful, the food is fantastic, my sons love the pizza and milkshakes especially! The fresh fruit juices are second to none and we had a wonderful traditional Egyptian feast of BBQ chicken, rice, salads and harub and sobia to drink. We have returned here many times and look forward... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

... this is a great place to relax, have breakfast/lunch/dinner before or after a swim in the lovely eel garden... they have a convenient shower for post-swim... and the staff is really nice. I never once felt rushed when I was there.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Good food, amazing location and nice staff! Perfect place to snorkel, relax or do some work (good free wifi). Try the tuna salad (no mayonaise and lots of herbs) and their great tahina!

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Lappeenranta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our local dive buddy recommended this place and it was really nice place to go. There's a really nice reef in front of the restaurant, there's also a shower, food was good and the staff was really friendly. Nice place to be in between the dives or just hang around.

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East lothian
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

We used eel garden stars as a place to leave our towels etc when snorkelling then had a couple of juices on return. They were really nice guys, no pushy hard sell and are happy for you to sunbath or snooze all day if you buy an occasional drink. I also had an egyptian breakfast, delicious.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Great food, great location, great staff, great atmosphere. Mohamed was always smiley and entertaining, if a little overzealous on that front coming to sit with us while we ate! We tried to vary where we frequented for dinner, always to our disappointment so we always came back to eel gardens where the food was top notch at affordable prices. One... More

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Montreal, Canada
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190 reviews 190 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I have been coming to Dahab every year since 2005. I am in Dahab for a month and its a daily stop for me. Eel Garden has always been a favourite of mine. I was there yesterday and no matter what time of the day you go the atmosphere is great. The staff are kind, friendly, helpful especially Mohamed from... More

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very relaxed atmosphere. Sit down on the floor dinner totally Egyptian style! Food tasty & good & reasonable prices compared to other restaurants in Dahab especially in that area. Ideal location & easy access from restaurant to snorkel area!

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