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“WOW!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Genesis Pub and Restaurant

The Genesis Pub and Restaurant
187 Hilton Road | Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
+2 01001023721
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Ranked #16 of 140 Restaurants in Luxor
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: English, Egyptian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“WOW!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

This place blew me away.
A friend took me there for a drink and its amazing, absolutly wicked decor, a pool,camels, horse and ostriches in the back garden oh and 2 massive great danes who wander between customers to say hello.
It was fab, the staff were great so i took my family for a meal there and the food was out of this world,probably the best steak iv ever had and it even came with a little candle inside a tomato on the plate. My dad was happy because they were also showing the football on a wide screen tv aswell.
Would definatly recomend this place to anyone especially if you have children. A definate gem in luxor and very reasonable prices.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“TOTALLY UNIQUE!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

where do i start??? Genesis pub & restaurant is a totally unique place to eat & drink. the food is 1st class (the portions are hugh so you certainly don't leave feeling hungry). the steak melts in your mouth, the food is well presented and is fresh. Julia & Gamal (the owners) are excellent hosts and both are very knowledgable in the history of ancient and modern egypt. they will both make you feel at home and treat you like you are family. they have 2 gorgeous children, their son Adam & daughter Mackenzie, along with 2 great danes ( Elvis & Chelsea), 2 ostriches, a camal, a horse, 2 peacocks, a cat ( Prince) and an assortment of fish. on your first ever visit to Genesis one of the family will give you a guided tour where you will find their mini zoo (which is where you will see the animals, which are all well looked after) and also the indoor swimming pool. like i say this place is unique because i have never before been to a pub/restaurant with an indoor pool & mini zoo. my husband and i ate here 10 times during our 14 day holiday and we even took people staying at our hotel with us on 2 occassions and they all feel in love with the place. we would fully recommend the Genesis for both food and hospitality. thank you Julia, Gamal, Adam & Mackenzie (plus all of your staff) for making us feel so welcome.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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west bromwich
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Always a warm welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We visited Genesis 3 times in a week Julia & Gamal always remember you from the past years.
The place never changes always a nice place to eat and drink. On our second visit of the week we had a sunday dinner it was fantastic,
10/10 Again Julia & Gamal
All the best
Dave & Miriam Taylor

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fab food at good prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Genesis is in the Karnak area of Luxor and provides a wide choice of food. It is very popular with English tourists in particular but everyone is made very welcome. It also has a pool and Great Danes, fish and loads of other animals. Julia is an excellent hostess and will make you feel very welcome.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lovely Friendly Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

You are guaranteed a friendly welcome as the staff bend over backwards to make you feel at home. Loved the animals too.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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