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Food Urge

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African, English, Egyptian
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El Melal Street, Dahab DU1 DU1, Egypt
0020693640957
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Friendly Staff, Terrific Views

Just north of downtown Dahab, you get a peaceful setting, direct access to the beach, overlooking the Eel Garden (so bring your togs and snorkelling gear). The food is excellent with a good variety of local fare and typical western food - highly recommend the Egyptian Breakfast and lunchtime wraps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
walt101
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just north of downtown Dahab, you get a peaceful setting, direct access to the beach, overlooking the Eel Garden (so bring your togs and snorkelling gear). The food is excellent with a good variety of local fare and typical western food - highly recommend the Egyptian Breakfast and lunchtime wraps. The staff (Mesimi in particular) will make you feel welcome,... More 

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LynneDiveUrge, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

Walt Thanks for taking the time to review Food Urge for us, i have passed on your comments to our Chef Attwar and Nesimi who served you.... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed at Dive Urge and ate in and at other places. As in my review for Dive Urge the entire experience is relaxing and chilled. Staff are perceptive....seem to be around when you want them but not hovering when you don't want them. Food is lovely and the chef takes a pride in what he does...so its good and... More 

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LynneDiveUrge, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

Thanks Julie R, glad you enjoyed the healthy options and freshly prepared food, right on the beach! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I don't what it is about Dahab but the quality of the flatbread is uniformly superb. this means that as well as traditional Egyptian bread, the pizzas, wraps and pancakes are really really good. I include Food-Urge in this, some of the best pizza I've had outside of Italy. I also became addicted to the Food-Urge rice which is cooked... More 

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LynneDiveUrge, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on all our freshly prepared food, esp the bread and we loved your comments, which have been passed onto chef Attwar 'some of the best pizza I've had outside of Italy.' More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

All the food is good, especially after a day diving but its the breakfast which is particularly good. Fruit pancakes are a must but the team at Food Urge will do whatever you fancy.

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LynneDiveUrge, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

Why don;t we eat pancakes at any other time in the UK?....because eating them on the beach, crammed with fruit and honey just seems to be the right way... More 

Vercorin, Valais, Switzerland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great fresh food from early morning thru to late night. Whether you are having your breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, tea, apero, dinner or late night snack would will be honoured with excellent quality prepared especially for you. Whether your chose from the menu or ask for something that you really feel like eating they will do everything they possibly can... More 

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LynneDiveUrge, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

Thanks to Andy for such a 'loving' review "I had 96% of my meals here. The reason for this is that it was simply excellent and very diverse. I have the feeling that they have found a secret ingredient, "Love" More 

London
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is the Food side of Dive Urge and continues the experience. Breakfast is always amazing and the wonderful Simi greets you with a big smile and open order book. Whether it is "normal" pancakes (with fruit, honey, sugar and lemon or swathed in chocolate) scrambled eggs or the full Egyptian (my personal favourite) it is always good and the... More 

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LynneDiveUrge, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

I think being bale to choose exactly what you want and how you want it for all your meals is a big plus, Thanks to Toby for his awesome review, Nesimi is very chuffed More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nothing too special about this place. Seemed a little expensive for what you could get on the promenade. This restaurant is located in the quieter part of Dahab. Eel Garden is very beautiful area to snorkel in though.

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LynneDiveUrge, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and candid comments I guess we may be a bit more expensive than some of the restaurants in the main bay but we provide a bespoke food service, offering freshly cooked meals, to order and i guess as with everything else in life, the best costs a bit more. Glad you liked our location, Eel... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Pancakes! Lemon and sugar! Banana and chocolate! Savory! Whatever you want you won;t be disappointed. My 14 year son and I ate at Food urge for over a week and loved every meal we had. there is plenty of food and it is all freshly cooked and delicious. Of course you don't have to have pancakes for breakfast you can... More 

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Lynne G, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we are glad you loved our choice and flexibility. More 

London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Located opposite Eel Garden in Dahab, Food Urge isn't located in the main lighthouse bay area of town along with the other main restaurants and therefore doesn't necessarily get it's fair share of passing trade. In fact had I not been staying at Dive Urge, who operate the restaurant, I may never have ventured to this part of town...and that... More 

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Lynne G, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

It true, that as we are at the end of the promenade, we are out of the main stream, but definitely worth the visit. Find us near Eel Garden. More 

Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A lovely building, right on the seashore where the staff are very hospitable. The food was very good, freshly cooked to order (which is the norm in Dahab) The restaurant is past Eel Garden, so therefore a bit off the beaten track, which means it may not get the patronage it deserves. Food was very highly salted, too much for... More 

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Lynne G, Owner at Food Urge, responded to this review

thanks for comments...our staff are one of our best assets and are more like family, glad you enjoyed your eating experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Melal Street, Dahab DU1 DU1, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Red Sea and Sinai  >  South Sinai  >  Dahab
  • Phone Number: 0020693640957

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: African, English, Egyptian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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