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“Delicious & fresh!”
Review of Taste Of Egypt

Taste Of Egypt
Ranked #14 of 247 Restaurants in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Taste Of Egypt is a family dining specialized in Mediterranean cuisine. We also have some North American, Thai and fusion Indian options on the menu. The name 'Taste Of Egypt' does not only refer to the flavor of the food but also the decor, music and the complete cultural experience. We take pride in serving our customers fresh and local food everyday. Our food is all made from scratch using fresh local products. From our hummus, burgers, stir fry's, kebabs and our fabulous garlic sauce, Chef Ehab serves only the best to our guests. We have a fabulous menu that has something for everyone. Recently, we have launched our new catering menu which is great for events big or small and is geared towards private gatherings, business meetings, weddings or parties. You can enjoy our cuisine if you want to dine-in, take-out, order delivery or order catering.
Reviewed May 26, 2014

First time venturing in, and so glad we did! we were 2 couples, so we ordered 3 appetizers and shared, wanting to try as much as we could. Then we ended up sharing 1 entrée per couple since it was a big portion, and room needed to be left for dessert of course. For apps the Falafel & Arayes were very good and the hummus was so fresh tasting and delicious! The Tandori chicken skewer plate with rice and salad, was simple, yet satisfying, and the other couple really enjoyed the Key of Life, which also had quite a bit of hummus so try not to order the hummus app if you are getting that plate. Service was great and the waiter recommended the rice pudding for desert and I'm so thankful because it was amazing! it had icecream, sprinkled pistachios, and fresh fruit. mmm mmm! Everything was reasonably priced, the restaurant is clean, and the décor was fun. Can't wait to go back and check out the lunch buffet!

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Ehab B, Owner at Taste Of Egypt, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2015

Thank you for reviewing us. It sounds like you all had a great evening out together. We are so glad. The dinner menu really is exceptional and we are glad that you got to try quite a few things. I am sure that you would love the lunch buffet too. We hope that you will be in to try it.

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Came here in mid-May 2014 for dinner. Generous portions -- 1 salad and 1 entree were enough for me and my wife. The food was an excellent example of Mediterranean food with a bit of an Egyptian spin. The waiter was attentive. Egyptian-styled music played in the background and there was a neat case full of Egyptian curios to look at (and buy, if interested). Free wifi was available.

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Ehab B, Owner at Taste Of Egypt, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2015

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed everything. Wifi is an important thing to have available in restaurants nowadays. For future visits, please ask for our Wifi password if you need it. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Was looking to try something new with my girlfriend, and Egyptian was a great idea. Went in for dinner and it was a great meal. Started with the arayes which was great then I had the kabob platter, while my gf had the key of life. Both were fantastic. Our server was great, very friendly and helped make our experience a pleasure. I would defiantly visit again.

Thank Kris N
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Ehab B, Owner at Taste Of Egypt, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2015

Thank you for the nice review. I think that I remember you both. Such a sweet couple. I hope that you do visit us again. It is the guests that make our day great each and every day.l

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We found this restaurant by searching online before leaving on our trip. Our innkeeper in St John recommended it as well. The food here was very fresh, plentiful, inexpensive and we enjoyed it all. Best hummus we've ever had! We were so full from the tasty meal that we had no room for dessert, unfortunately!

Service was good, but then, it wasn't very busy - we were early and it was mid-week. All accessible, entry was easy - washroom on same level, no stairs (although it could have been more brightly lit) The atmosphere was nice, the chairs padded so comfortable. The music was a bit repetitious but not too loud and if there was a crowd there, you likely wouldn't notice it much.

There was plenty of angle parking on the street right outside, but I don't know if that's usual or not, being strangers to the city.

If ever in St John again, we'll return for sure and highly recommend if you like Mediterranean/middle-eastern food...and if you haven't tried that, do so (it's nice and healthy)! Wish they had something as good in Halifax!!

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Ehab B, Owner at Taste Of Egypt, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2015

Thank you for this nicely detailed review. There was some informative information for guests provided by you. Since this review, we have started playing music from an Egyptian channel which changes the music up frequently. We hope to see you again the next time that you are in Saint John.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I might be spelling it incorrectly, but check under the appetizer section. It is absolutely delicious.

The food is a little pricy, but I heard that they have a great lunch deal.

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Ehab B, Owner at Taste Of Egypt, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2015

Thank you for your review. The Arayes is a popular menu item. It is made with beef kofta which is spread in pita bread and cooked on the grill. It is served with our house garlic dipping sauce and hot sauce. We do have a lunch buffet which is priced at a great value now at 11.97 on Thursday and Friday. (any changes can be seen on our website). The rest of our menu prices line up with any family restaurant in the area.

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