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“Lovely location let down by ordinary food”

Moods Restaurant & Beach Club
Ranked #8 of 83 Restaurants in El Gouna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, International, Egyptian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This open-air club transforms from an upscale restaurant during the day to a hot dance club and lounge at night. Located directly on the sand and under the palm-trees at the very tip of beautiful Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna and on the coastline front. The white fabrics and wood decor make for a chic SoBe experience. The rich and beautiful crowd this place not only on weekend nights, but EVERY day and night. Their cuisine is a blend of Italian, Egyptian & International dishes mastered by our chefs whose priority is the daily selection of fresh ingredients and the extreme care for every single detail.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Lovely location let down by ordinary food”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We have visited El Gouna quite a few times and always eat out for dinner. We prefer a location which is close to the water in Abu Tig Marina which Moods has and is probably the best located restaurant around the Marina. It is mainly this reason that we have eaten there a few times, always for dinner. Our last visit was only a few days ago and again I ask myself why we eat here and get at best average food. Our courses included 2 pasta's, salads and 2 tenderloin steaks. The pasta dishes were the same you would expect in your local non Italian cheap eatery with lots of bland sauce on top of overcooked pasta. More disappointing were the tenderloin steaks cooked in garlic and rosemary. In an attempt to infuse the steaks with the flavours they were very deeply slashed which caused the meat to be very dry and not as tender as they should be. I always look forward to a thick, juicy tenderloin and both who ordered the steaks were unhappy with the meals.
If we ever try again it will be only for lunch to enjoy the view and beach beside the restaurant with reduced expectations for quality food.

  • Visited May 2013
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viborg
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice view and friendly staff”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

This place has a huge menu card, there's something for most taste. A very friendly service and good food.
The view is very nice!

  • Visited April 2013
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west yorkshire, england
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“Very friendly”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very friendly laid back type of place, lots of seating area outside as well as in, clean and comfortable, if you are staying at three corners ocean view you can use their beach for free but if not to will cost £5.00 per person per day but the sunbeds are nice and comfy and good quality, a bit of a play area on the beach for the kids and they were just erecting a beach bar type structure on the beach while we were there, drinks good quality and beach waiter to bring your drinks, on the whole if you are wanting a change from the hotel a nice place to go.

Visited April 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great beach”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Lovely beach with lounge beds. Music sometimes a bit too loud and the food not great, but overall a nice location.

Visited April 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food on the beach”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great setting on the beach with good food to accompany the setting. Dont expect anything too complex...its a beach restaraunt at the end of the day. They also serve shisha on the beach which is always quite nice.

Visited April 2013
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