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“Good value local restaurant...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chef Khalil

Chef Khalil
Ranked #20 of 29 Restaurants in Aswan
Cuisines: Egyptian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Aswan, Egypt
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good value local restaurant...”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank EgyptThree
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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
Lexington, Kentucky
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not Good”
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank TRTH
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Atlanta, GA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Aswan”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bdatl_traveler
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London
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Ok, not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2010

The fish soup tasts great and looks amazing - there is a whole crab floating in it. The Monk fish was also good a little burnt but it didn't matter. However my girlfriend got food poisining the next day so not sure I can recomend the place.

The atmosphere was a little frosty but service was quick and it is inexpensive

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Graeme W
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Midlands
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Wow, and we get the name wrong because....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2010

so do they! It is CHIEF, but written both ways at the restaurant itself, and pronounced CHEF...honest!
Absolutely fantastic fresh fish and seafood, cooked superbly, and you can select what you would like first from the display cold case if you want...wonderful. service was great too, but it is a quick in and out in the evenings when the restaurant is packed with locals, and they need the tables! For a more relaxed meal try lunch times- the food is just as good. Set price "plates" from the menu come with super fresh flat bread, rice and salads. We ate tahini, roast aubegene and spicy fresh salad with coriander and lemons. Enormous sea bass, a mixed palte of giant shrimps ( prawns to we Brits) snapper, nile perch and squid, beutifully grilled with garlic,onion, lemon and herbs. We looked enviously at seafood soup, squid casseroles and red sea crab dishes- but were too full to order second rounds! A must, I think the best restaurant in Aswan!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank SP64SP
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