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Khan El Khalili

#4 of 1,750 Restaurants in Giza
Certificate of Excellence
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Egyptian, Middle Eastern
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***note: many of the reviews are actually if the "Khan Al Khalili" market in Cairo, not the "Khan Al Khalili" restaurant in the Mena House Hotel in Giza | Mena House Hotel, Giza, Egypt
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we arrived in Cairo we had a private Egyptologist and an armed guard accompany us everywhere. This was recommended to us by both and we arrived to a very traditional restaurant, excellent service and a spread of local dishes. It was a lovely delicious lunch with an exotic atmosphere. It was a nice place to eat and relax after... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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377 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It means market or bazar in Arabic and it is an ancient Arabic one narrow beautiful alleys intersecting be careful not to to lose your way they sell handcrafts made of gold ,wood etc they are really good also they sell spices one has to bargain there are traditional cafes I like el fishawi cafe which is the oldest khan... More 

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Thank Mostafa A
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of the Great Pyramid is absolutely stunning, and the decor of the restaurant is very elegant, but the food was quite average. A bit too salty, and the keftas' ground meat had little bits of cartilage ground up in it, which was quite disgusting.

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Thank Mavourneen42
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my most memorable experiences in Cairo will always be walking through the Khan-El-Khalili souk (the Arabic word for bazaar) and bargaining my way through all sorts of clothes, jewellery, spices, toys and knick-knacks that found their way (I’m still not quite sure how!) into my shopping bag. The souk is a maze of streets and lanes and it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You might find better Egyptian food at better prices elsewhere in Cairo, but the view of the pyramids is the star of the show here. It's good food in an elegant setting with professional service. And, THAT VIEW!!

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Thank avalon2020
San Diego, California
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53 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Excellent food. A bit pricey but if staying at the Mena House, it's worth a visit. We had kabobs and salads. Te sheesh Kabob specially was great. The portions are mediocre.

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Thank Samhita S
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I'd like to say you get what you pay for however I need to say it was just expensive. There are a number of places around which I think have more authentic egyptian food. The service was ok and the place does have a great view of the pyramids however I'm a bit disapointed this was a top hit for... More 

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Thank Michael J
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,449 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Had a large business dinner here recently. Good Egyptian food, nice service in a pleasant environment.

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Thank Ibadanboy
Scotland, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We didn't enjoy our food that much, especially considering the price. The service was stiff and formal.

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Thank Basilbig
Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Very good quality food, tastes like homemade authentic Egyptian food. Friendly service and great view of the pyramids.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Egyptian, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ***note: many of the reviews are actually if the "Khan Al Khalili" market in Cairo, not the "Khan Al Khalili" restaurant in the Mena House Hotel in Giza | Mena House Hotel, Giza, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Giza Governorate  >  Giza

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