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“Foreigners not welcome”
Review of Chef Khalil

Chef Khalil
Ranked #21 of 29 Restaurants in Aswan
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Tataouine, Tunisia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Foreigners not welcome”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Food is good. But if you can read arabic digits, have a look at the menu reserved to Egyptians and you will be surprised to see that the english menu is twice as expensive as the local one. We asked for water (served to local people) and were told that there was none ! We had ordered lobster - the most expensive item on the menu - and when we asked for some tools to take off the flesh from the shell, we were told again, that there weren't any. No service whatsoever, exept for the boy in the toilet who asked for money after I went to wash my hands ! Last but not least, as soon as we finsihed our meals, the bill (22% service charge, applied to foreigners only) was presented and we felt that we were not really welcome.

  • Visited February 2012
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4 Thank vROEbVNB
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
aswan
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“the best only in aswan”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

this resturant is best fish resturant in aswan i like there food very much i did went o other fish resturant but this is the best so far i wish for them to be better than now for a good feautre

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1 Thank diaaeldin2000
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Aswan, Egypt
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good value local restaurant...”
Reviewed 21 January 2011

This restaurant is Ok. It isn't outstanding but it deserves to be one of the highest rated local places in Aswan (there is little choice). Reasonable selection of fish and typical side dishes. Inexpensive option.

  • Visited January 2011
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2 Thank EgyptThree
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Lexington, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not Good”
Reviewed 5 January 2011

We went to Chef Khalil because my teenager loves fish and it was rated high on trip advisor. Our experience was not very good. First the fish (Mallet) was too salty and full of bones which my son did not appreciate. The tilapia we ordered didn't have much flavor. The waiter refused to serve tea, saying they have no tea!! People at our neighboring table were listening and they had tea only moments ago so they called the waiter and urged him to get tea for us so he finally got tea for us. Which reminds me that the tables are crammed into each other and there is no space to stand at the atrium as well.

I would give this restaurant 2 stars because the fish was flavorless and full of bones and service was poor.

  • Visited December 2010
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1 Thank TRTH
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Atlanta, GA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Aswan”
Reviewed 26 December 2010

We had dinner at Chef Khalil in both nights we were in Aswan. The mezze and bread is very good. You look and pick your fish and they cook it. The fried fish with rice ("sayyaddia") was awesome. The grilled fish was a little burnt and not that good. The service was friendly and the decor was local and nice.

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1 Thank bdatl_traveler
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