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“One of our best meals in Egypt!”
Review of El Masry

El Masry
Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Aswan
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 16 December 2010

We asked our tour guide to take us to a local favorite...and we ended up at Al Masry. For starters, we were served tahini, baba ghanoush, steamed vegetables, and bread. We tried a tasty okra dish, pigeon, chicken, lamb, and fish for entrees. All of the food was excellent, but our absolute favorite was the lentil soup! We loved it so much we had seconds -- it was DELICIOUS! The whole meal amounted to about $5 per person including drinks and tip...easily our cheapest meal in Egypt! And one of the best!

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Reviewed 20 November 2010

Al Masry is a little hard to find - it is on a street which runs off the main souk and it is probably easier to ask someone for directions. On arrival, the restaurant looks a little daunting, but it is worth stepping inside. It is furnished very basically, but is clean enough. On the night we dined there, there was a good mix of locals and tourists.

Food portions are large and the quality is good. Tahina, salad and bread for starters were good and our main courses (shish taouk with rice and vegetables) were filling and tasty.

The cost of the meal, including drinks (non-alcoholic) and coffee came to LE104 (around GBP11, so was excellent value for money.

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2  Thank PaprikaBromley
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

A few in our party were vegetarian (including myself) so we were afraid we wouldn't be able to eat at this restaurant. The guys at this restaurant were very sweet and offered up some suggestions from the menu that would get us close to a real meal. The lentil soup was AMAZING...the best that I've ever had. The breads are fresh and delicious as well. Our friends (the meat eaters) also loved their food. The service was great and everyone was so friendly. I definitely recommend this place if you're visiting Aswan.

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Thank kukiimnzta
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

This was the best food in Aswan!

Located a couple blocks off the main drag, and a little intimidating to go to, but well worth it. I made two visits here during my time and have to say the food was the best I had in Egypt. Service was great and the quantity of food was enormous. Stuffed myself to eat it all!

Be adventurous and try it out. Saw locals and other westerners there.

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2  Thank lurch1
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

We visited Al Masry a week ago. We had the set meals: fish/mixed grills...etc There were 4 of us in the party and the restaurant gave us extra plates of nice local vegetable dishes. We enjoyed the food and had a good time.

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3  Thank JCheng
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