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“Excellent Restaurant and very good value” 5 of 5 stars
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Jems Restaurant
Khaled Ibn El Walid Street | (Between ISIS and Sheraton Hotels), Luxor, Egypt
+20-95-383604
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Ranked #87 of 141 Restaurants in Luxor
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant and very good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We went to Jem's in early August 2011 and were devasted to find it closed for the 1st three nights of our holiday. Luckily, on the off chance, we went for a walk on the 4th night and were thrilled to find it open. The food can be Egyptian or European, it is entirely up to you. We went for a mixture, on recommendation from our waiter Ahmed, and were not dissapointed. Do not be put off by the entrance between the shops. Just enjoy your meal, watching the world role on by, overlooking the main street and the River Nile.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Neuss
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A nice restaurant overlooking the main street in Luxor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

During our visit to Luxir last December we discovered this restaurnt while having dinner at Maxim Rest. just on the side of the road. We wnet there the second day. We were directed by a friendly guy to sit on a window table just what we would have liked. The menu has many international dishes to choose. We have ordered our dishes and were served quickly but we were disappointed. The food was not nice. Any how the friendly guy tried to keep us happy. The restaurant was lamost empty and not like Maxim.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Neuss
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Typical Egyptian food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

During my visit to Luxor and after a long tour in the city, I suggested to have a rest and eat at Jems restaurant, I noticed it from the window of another restaurant. The choice was not right . From outside, the restaurant seems very poor, but when you enter it, it looks not bad. To me the food is not my taste, it is typical Egyptian and I didnt like this taste even the beef.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Egyptian food, close to hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

Easy to find and close to the Pyramisa and Gaddis Hotels. Entrance up stairs. Recommend you have a selection of starters (foul, baba ganoush, hoummus etc). Grilled seafood is really excellent and fresh. Friendly staff and they serve beer. The decor's a bit neon-lit café-style but that's the only negative.

This place is great as it's in an area poorly covered by guide books for places to eat and yet it's 2 mins walk from several hotels and offers great value.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Rude staff & not much food to choose from.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

We went to Gem's as it looked nice from the street. We went into the restaurant and were met by the waiter as we entered. An older tubby man with a mustache.
He showed us to a seat by the window which was fine.
The decor was nice but looked a little unfinished. The restaurant has a few different places to sit which make it quite interesting and pleasant .
There is a bar booth with a table and a tented area with low tables and cushions on the floor to sit on. It looked really nice and quirkey.
We were given an extensive Menu but everything that we asked to have was not available !
The waiter was too busy trying to look at my wife's backside and down the front of her dress to be bothered to think up a good excuse as to why everything we had ordered was not available.
In the end we both had a cola and left to eat else where.
The restaurant was empty and I can totally understand why. if the waiter's are sleezeing over customers and you can only order a few things from the Menu.
We Won't be returning to Gems.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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