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“Salad and Bellydancer, yummy”
Review of Nile Maxim

Nile Maxim
Ranked #192 of 4,161 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Salad and Bellydancer, yummy”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We knew the evening was going to be pricy but wanted to see a quality dancer at a reasonable hour. The salad bar was excellent. We weren't super hungry, so the waiter said we had to spend 190 EL min. per person- so we had a drink each, and my husband and I ordered a main, (comes with salad and desert) and our daughter helped herself to the salad bar and half of my main. The entertainment was excellent and the boat did loops on the river. We didn't make reservations, but showed up for the early seating before 8pm.

  • Visited June 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Egyptian Oriental Dancers and good food”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

There are many cruises on the Nile that offer dinner cruises with a belly dancer. Most of the other dancers are not Egyptian and people are not always going to get a great non Egyptian Dancer. There are some exceptions. However the Nile Maxim has Randa Kamal. Who is one of my 5 favourite current Egyptian dancers and I have gone to see her over and over again. The food is very good on the cruise with a large selection. However I like to go mainly because of Randa the dancer

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Trondheim, Norway
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“Average food, fantastic show! Leyla saved the evening.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Boat: The entrance to the boat fooled us: we went fully through the big and grand 3-deck 'Nile Maxim' boat and entered a smaller less grand 1-deck boat on other side - felt a bit like a gag in a Chaplinmovie :-) Considering the dry-up of tourism in Cairo they are forgiven - the boat was only half full on a monday evening.

Food and service: The best of the food was the salladbuffet. The a'la carte was like from an average grillrestaurant in Anywhere and service was distant and sloppy.

Enternainment: Fantastic dancers and music: Sufidancer was superb and the Bellydancer Layla was full of sensuality, flirt and humour - great fun and worth the trip alone.

At E£ 2.000 for three persons it felt overpriced for a Cairo dinnercruise, but the entertainment saved the evening and gave us unforgettable moments. If your wallet is stuffed: go!

  • Visited April 2013
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New York
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7 reviews
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“Great value for price”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

While staying at the Mariott we had dinner on this dinner boat. It was a great show starting with singers who sang Middle East pop, then a Sufi (Whirling Dervish) show, then an amazing belly dancer. The quality of the bands, singers, and dancers/performers were amazing. I've seen enough to know the difference between high quality and low, and these were high quality. The dinner was a bit overprice, but you're paying for a show and boat ride at the same time (which are just part of the dinner you don't pay for tickets to come, nothing but for dinner), so it was worth it and was a good time.

Visited April 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
“great”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

the atmosphere was great in general but what's truly counted is the food selections and quality,simply its one of the fewest places where u can hang out and enjoy eating

Visited December 2012
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Thank Badran S
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