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JJ's Bar and Restaurant

Side Street Off El Nile Helton Hotel Street | New Karnak Village, Al Karnak LU1, Egypt
+2 0106 426 3878
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Al Karnak
Price range: $2 - $24
Cuisines: English, Egyptian, Gastropub, Asian fusion
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Arlington, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The owners are incredible, funny and talented - Romany the bartender is incredible and it's simply just a great place to hang out. The food is great, the upstairs restaurant is a must-see. You will not be disappointed at all.

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Hull, England
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Called in for a meal on a music night, had their home made beef burger which was mouth watering! Was great to see everyone!

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London
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We were staying at the sofitel Karnak. Great hotel but dead during the evenings. I found jj's via trip advisor "near me now" and what a great find. Its run by a musically inclined English couple and they are setup for live music. We drank proper rum and cokes with them until about 4am for two nights running and during... More

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Middlesbrough
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I can't really add anything more than what has already been said than give our experience. Have just returned home having spent the last seven days in Luxor. Having researched places to visit on Tripadvisor before we went, we decided to give this place a casual visit. Anyway, we ended up at JJ's three out of the seven nights we... More

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