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El Masry

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
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Sharia al-Matar | Dropped Pin near Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
230 2576
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were hesitant when entering this restaurant as it looks a bit simple. There is a TV running in the background and the environment is not really cosy. BUT when I passed by the 3 metres long BBQ (hidden behind a glass wall) and smelled the charcoal my heart and stomach opened up. Then came our waiter with a smile... More 

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Thank ViatorNarra
Grand Forks, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A little hard to find. Service was better than I expected from internet reviews, and food was not exceptional. Portions were a good size. Delicious juices.

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Thank norfolkbroad1938
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy restaurant close to the waterfront. I had the kebab and kofta combo which came with rice and a vegetable stew. The vegetable stew was very yummy (and was maybe my favorite thing). Kofta was well spiced. The kebab was a bit dry but had a nice char. Pudding for dessert was delicious. Overall a really good experience.

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Thank W0r1dTraveler
Cairo, Egypt
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers a variety of Egyptian food but the service and the portions change depending on who is serving. The food is usually tasty but grilled selections are the safest. Sometimes, the check is inaccurate.

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Thank DrElimam
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for dinner and had different dishes along with vegetables and rice and soup. we had various dishes to try and they were all very good quality and taste as well.

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Thank hesham e
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior is very modest but clean. A tremendous amount of food for the price.I think a massive meal of mezze, soup,bread, rice, stuffed pigeon, vegetables, stewed potatoes. I think it all came in at about €4. The food was excellent. Not a complaint about any of it. The staff didn't interfere with a lot of banter, but were more... More 

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Thank cityreview
Singapore
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must try when in Aswan. Large portions, reasonable pricing and delicious, authentic Egyptian food. One of the best meals we had in Egypt!

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Thank Meghnat
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Egyptian food ! When in Aswan a must try!! Food was delicious, very generous servings the service was very good, prices are very moderate compared to the taste and quantity/quality of food!

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Thank Nadine K
Cairo, Egypt
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended for me and it did meet my expectations. I ordered one plate of kofta and the quantity was huge for me to finish. The order comes with your choice of soup, salad, rice and one kind of cooked vegetables (okra stew or green beans stew or molokhya). All this plus water and tax, didn't cost... More 

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Thank hafsa777734
Aswan, Egypt
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place,delicious food and excellent service.Recommended 100% .You can arrive there as following: If your hotel or Nile cruise in Cornish street so you can walk till Al Nasser shopping centre then you can walk in the right just for 3 minutes you will find the restaurant in the left side.

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Thank Ibrahim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sharia al-Matar | Dropped Pin near Aswan, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: 230 2576
Description
We found this restaurant in the lonely planet Egypt book and it would be a shame for people to miss out on it, because it isn't listed on tripadvisor.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?