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The Genesis Pub and Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub, Mediterranean, Egyptian
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187 Hilton Road | Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
+20 100 102 3721
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We were told about Genesis by a local friend who agreed to take us there on our last evening in Luxor. Sadly because of the lack of tourists it was almost empty. I'm sure that when it's busier there is more of an atmosphere. We were looking forward to seeing the ostrich as our friend had told us about him/her... More 

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Thank Busybee1965
Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

If you are drinking spirits, they charge muxh more if you order them in the garden. Also the peacock eats cigarette butts so I don't think it's well looked after.

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1 Thank cuwaig
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Oh man, it's not easy finding a pub in Luxor - but I'm so glad we found this place. This is one of only 2 places you can grab an alcoholic drink in the city (or so I'm told) and this is the best. The prices are reasonable, the service excellent (great banter, sense of humour and no hassles), and... More 

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Thank PeteDavies84
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Gamal makes the place the ambience the whole concept is amazing the good is good the beer garden fabulous with swimming pool and Bedouin tent to sit in peacocks strutt around and the tapes are huge aquariums so you never get stuck of things to talk about all tourists are given a warm welcome and always go home happy well... More 

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Thank ivanemery
Paphos
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We were invited by a friend to join the Halloween party and intended staying only a short time, but ending up leaving 4 hours later at 1 am in the morning. It is a very popular meeting for the locals, but tourists are welcomed with open arms. The music is loud, the people are loud but not one hint of... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

This bar is right outside of the Hilton Luxor. You must go here for a good time. The staff are friendly and there is always a party going on. An easy walk from the hotel and worth the trip!

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Thank LTS123
United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I've been going to Genesis on and off over the years and it has gone downhill. I was there the other night for the first time in about a year and left after less than an hour. People wanted to dance, but the music selection was horrible. Everyone was just standing on the dance floor. What is really upsetting is... More 

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2 Thank EKB12426
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

A very nice place to sit and have a couple of beers with you friends. But if you a looking for a restaurant, better look for something else. It wasn't bad though, just not cosy to eat. So have a beer and be happy here.

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2 Thank Hanni H
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

The owner Gamal always ensures that visitors and regulars (Which I hope includes me and my wife) receive a warm welcome. Prices are very reasonable and the food is good. Saturday nights are usually bouncing.

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3 Thank 7ferret
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

We went along to Genesis bar after reading about it on trip advisor! Had a great evening. The owner, Gamal was very attentive and a genuine guy. He offered to show us around the bar which also involved meeting 'zooba' the ostrich. As tame and lovely as he is, I was petrified but enjoyed watching him take lettuce out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Mediterranean, Egyptian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Hilton Road | Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor
  • Phone Number: +20 100 102 3721

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