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“Wonderful find in the Khan El Khalilli”

Naguib Mahfouz Cafe
Ranked #21 of 4,152 Restaurants in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Cafe, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful find in the Khan El Khalilli”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

In the middle of the old market is this very quaint respite. It was such a pleasant surprise! After a long day of walking through endless alleys and stalls, it was just wonderful to find this little gem. The food was well prepared and traditional. Very nice live music

Visited December 2012
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“nice and clean cafe in alhussain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

if you stayed after 10 you well listen to the music the place is clean and the food is very clean
after you shopping in khan alkhalili you can rest in this cafe
i really miss the place and the area

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Noura123
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Traditional Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

This place offer a traditional authentic Egyptian experience. The food is of the highest quality and very traditional, simply dishes done to the very best standards. I really loved the feel and atmosphere of this place and its a great place to sit and soak up the local vibe.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Helen K
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Cairo, Egypt
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“my place since 10 years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

the place is named after egypt's greatest novelist. naguib mahfouz, it is run by mena house oberoi, so its a state of the art place in the mid of khan el khalili's old market. all the food is true egyptian style and very tastey, drinks as well, tea, coffee, all other traditional stuff.
they have sheesha, its air conditioned, and very clean. a great place to have a rest roaming around and wlaking all the day in the old places near by.

Visited October 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

I was there last at the end of April 2012 and since then they were to close for some renovations. Food is fantastic and service is great.. Only thing missing is wara eniab .. which is warm. Inside Khan El Khalili, this is a great place to recharge before more shopping

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