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JJ's Bar and Restaurant

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English, Egyptian, Gastropub, Asian fusion
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Side Street Off El Nile Helton Hotel Street | New Karnak Village, Al Karnak LU1, Egypt
+2 0106 426 3878
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Today
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mon 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tue 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 40
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  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Visit with friends.

This bar is located in Karnak district of Luxor, We have wanted to visit there for a while so when friends invited us to join them we said yes! Wasn,t disappointed, a very warm welcome from the owners on our arrival, and customers also. The bar is well stocked with a good choice of beers. On this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Observer1966
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Luxor, Egypt
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Luxor, Egypt
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This bar is located in Karnak district of Luxor, We have wanted to visit there for a while so when friends invited us to join them we said yes! Wasn,t disappointed, a very warm welcome from the owners on our arrival, and customers also. The bar is well stocked with a good choice of beers. On this visit we just... More 

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london
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A rare trip across the Nile to Karnak last week to dine at the above. The food was international I had steak & kidney pie whist my visitor had the Indian Prawn curry we swopped dishes and both enjoyed the food immensely, afterwards descending downstairs to a brilliant 'live music evening this place also has the largest selection of beers,... More 

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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Once again had a great time with, Jules, Axle and Romany. Always recommended for a night out. Especially safe and welcoming for a person on there own.

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worthing
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I first met "JULES AND AXEL"before the Bar and Restaurant was opened.Was delighted with their company and decided to go and visit when the Venue opened.As I resided in Karnak it became one of my fav.places to go.They serve the best Grilled Chicken on the planet . Even when the place is crowded, you walk in the door and reception... More 

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Arlington, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Me and my boyfriend went there to have dinner and we were happily surprised. Not only the food was good in quality and quantity, but the service was excellent. The waiter that helped us did an outstanding job foreseeing our needs. We would definitely go back when in Luxor.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We visited here whilst on a recent visit to Luxor on the recommendation of our taxi driver, Handy . We were welcomed by Axel and Julie like long lost friends and the food was amazing - especially the home made steak and kidney pie which was served with mash and vegetables. The band with Axel on the keyboard were excellent... More 

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england
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went to JJ's Bar after reading reviews on tripadvisor and on the recommendation of an expat living in Luxor. What a welcome from Jules & Axel, we talked and laughed all night (along with other regulars) we were made to feel like friends as soon as we walked into the bar and were invited to a party the following... More 

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jjsbarkarnak, partner at JJ's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Great night was had by all, next time you're in our neck of the woods we'll sort out some live music for you to listen to. Jules & Axel xxx More 

Plymouth
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

On our first trip to Luxor I researched a list of places to visit in the evenings and went to JJ's first as it was closest to our hotel. It took us until our fourth trip to make it to the second place on the list and that was only because JJ's was shut! It is fair to say that... More 

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jjsbarkarnak, partner at JJ's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We'll see you in June xxx More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

we (2 adults and our teenage son) were delighted to discover jj's bar and restaurant. great atmosphere, very friendly and welcoming, jules, axel and staff were wonderful hosts and made our christmas night in luxor memorable and enjoyable. fab food a good laugh and great live music, thank you. If you are staying in luxor you should visit.

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Middlesbrough
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

This is a great place to just hang out, though the food is fully recommended as well. Axel and Julie are fantastic hosts. It was great, as a woman on her own to know there was a safe and friendly place to go outside of the hotel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Side Street Off El Nile Helton Hotel Street | New Karnak Village, Al Karnak LU1, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Qena Governorate  >  Al Karnak
  • Phone Number: +2 0106 426 3878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 24
  • Cuisine: English, Egyptian, Gastropub, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 6:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am

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