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“Great food and great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naguib Mahfouz Cafe

Naguib Mahfouz Cafe
5 El Baddistan Lane | Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt
+202-5903788
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Ranked #28 of 3,361 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations
Montreal, Canada
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214 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I was there last at the end of April 2012 and since then they were to close for some renovations. Food is fantastic and service is great.. Only thing missing is wara eniab .. which is warm. Inside Khan El Khalili, this is a great place to recharge before more shopping

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  • Arabic first
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Giza, Egypt
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Authenticity and a different atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Authentic food and drinks.
If it were a tad larger it would be perfect, it's just too crowded, yet I'd recommend it for any one visiting el Hussein, Khan Khalili or Muaz L Deen Ellah street.

Visited October 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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98 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Authentic atmosphere ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Food was great, music was very authentic and prices are reasonable ... smoking area should be provided .....

Visited May 2012
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Rockville, Maryland
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Favorite cafe in Cairo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I can not go to the Khan without eating here; it is my favorite cafe in Cairo. Best tamaya (using coriander and sesame) and fuul I have had since living here. The waiters are so friendly and the prices unbeatable. I have only eaten at the cafe but there are two other restaurants in the establishment, with one featuring a more upscale dining menu and atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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Tripoli, Libya
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

it is was very interesting night in this cafe ,, with traditional food and friendly ppl stuff .. i am happy to been there in Cairo old city ... i hope visit it again

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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