We visited Aswan during Ramadan, in the middle of August, so it was quiet to say the least! On our first night we strolled down the Corniche trying to find somewhere that was open for dinner - there was no sign of anyone around, so it was hard to get an idea of where might be good. We peered down the steps to Emy restaurant, and were tempted in by the cute black and white cat sat at the bottom of the stairs.
The restaurant is right on the waterfront. The view was a little obscured by a cruise ship moored in front of it at that time, but still nice - you can see across to Elephantine Island, and watch the feluccas tacking back and forth as the sun sets.
The menu is fairly typical Egyptian fare, but very good value, and rather tasty. The aubergine tagine was good, as was the mixed grill. The soups and dips were particularly nice.
What really made it for us was the charming owner, Mr Emy, who was helpful without being pushy, and a really genuinely friendly guy. We ate here a couple of times, then the following night my phone stopped working, so I couldn't get in touch with my boyfriend, who was waiting for me somewhere in town - Mr Emy happily called him from his own phone, and wouldn't take any money for the call. He also helped find a taxi and negotiate with the driver when we came to leave on our final night. He can arrange tours, though we didn't need anything, so can't vouch for them!
Depending on what we ate, the price was between 60 LE and 160 LE for dinner and fruit juices. SImilar to other places we tried along the Corniche, but the service here was better!
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