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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 #20 of 3,910 restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Montreal, Canada
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195 reviews 195 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
116 helpful votes 116 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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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Giza, Egypt
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
46 helpful votes 46 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 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 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
31 helpful votes 31 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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