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“Good food and nice staff”
Review of Dolphin Restaurant - CLOSED

Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Egyptian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Food was tasty, venue was nice and they had a fire place in the middle of the egyptian style- Cushion filled - Restaurant. The owner was a very friendly man and the service friendly.

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Thank HeidiMaria1212
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Looked at menu, waiter recommended seafood platter (not on menu, price by weight) and we went for it. Waiter didnt tell us how much it would cost or what seafood would be in it, but we went for it, confident that having ate in Dahab many times over 4 holidays there the bill would not exceed 300le for 2 people.

Food was fine, but we were astounded at the 850 LE bill. This is literally enough to buy 10 or 12 dinners in Dahab and considering we'd paid 150le a head for a similar platter at Funny Mummy only a few days before; a blatant rip-off. The bill included 4 crabs we never asked for at 85le (£8.50) each and (if memory serves 6 shrimps at 30le each), the crabs were tiny and barely contained 2 or 3 fork fulls of meat, you wouldn't pay near those prices in the UK! They also charged us for water they brought to the table that we never even asked for. Clearly the restaurant thinks tourists are idiots, and relies on them being too embarrassed to dispute the bill when presented.

Having eaten out in Dahab many times, we were outraged enough to demand to speak to the manager - who whilst somewhat agressive, was very quick (too quick) to offer 20% off and then dropped to 550le when we complained still further. In the end, based on the fact we'd had similar for 300le (minus 4 tiny crabs) elsewhere, we gave him 400 and walked out. All in all a very unpleasant experience. There are plenty of honest restaurants in Dahab, who are upfront with their prices and do not bring things to the table you didn't ask for and then charge you for it (a theme I see repeated in other reviews). Avoid this place.

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Thank Dan0878
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We had lunch here and it was nice and yummy
The service was OK but again, it was not outstanding like other places. Prices were great though

1  Thank kokokoko k
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Food was ok, but price was unreasonable. We paid more than 60 euro per person, while we expected a lot, a lot, a lot less. This is a rip-off. They try to lure you in with a lot of nice words. Don't go for it. They show you the tripadvisor rating but afterwards we found out that they are in the bottom half of Dahab. So not.that special at all.

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1  Thank Bert G
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I generally found the food in Dahab pretty awful, lacking in taste. The meal here was slightly above average. The staff were helpful and friendly but we did have to wait a long time for our food to arrive.

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1  Thank chilliexx
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