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A Taste of India & Arabia International Restaurant Plus Bar
Ranked #10 of 154 Restaurants in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Cuisines: Indian, Grill, Arabic, British
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A Taste Of India & Arabia International Restaurant Plus Lounge Bar is Luxor's premiere Asian & Arabian Restaurant we serve quality Indian & Middle Eastern Cuisine with a good International Menu plus our great steaks & Burgers. Our COCKTAIL & COFFEE LOUNGE is NOW OPEN. The restaurant & Bar is fully licensed featuring ICE COLD bottled beers, Draught Heineken, a good wine list, spirit and cocktail selection plus fresh ground Lavazza coffee with additional flavor shots, all available in the main restaurant or in our lounge area whether dining or not. Restaurant is NON SMOKING(6pm TO 10pm) From 10pm we have "AFTER HOURS" Supper Club & Bar with it's own bar menu and Full Bar Service.
Scotland
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Food :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

Again another good visit, food good, service good.

Visited September 2011
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Harrow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“If you want a change of taste, this is the place for it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

Having in the past week eaten in both the 1886 restaurant (Winter Palace) & the 1902 restaurant (Old Cataract), we were in the mood for something different.

Off we went to find one of the International-style restaurants that abound around the St Joseph hotel. Sadly, I told the caleche driver to turn down the wrong road and because I'd tried to throttle him when he made the same mistake the previous evening, I could hardly go back now, could I?

So we went past the Taste of India, backtracked, looked inside and tentatively entered.

The Egyptians are not very good at foreign cuisine in my experience: not Japanese, not Chinese & certainly not French. The only Indian food we'd tried in Egypt was at the Moghul room (Mena House, Cairo) which is brilliant and the Sheraton, Luxor; well, best to gloss over that experience.

So with some trepidation, we ordered. And got some great starters- onion bhaji and deep-fried king prawns in a spicy batter.

Four king prawns for 26 LE - compare that to the three tempura king prawns at the Japanese restaurant in the St George Sonesta which will set you back, from memory, around 120 LE.

The prawns were good, the bhajis fresh & crispy & served with chutneys and tomato salad.

Then my favourite: chicken tikka Jalfrezi. It tasted right from the first mouthful - and it was hot the way it should be. The chicken was beautifully tender and the portion was a good size.

I asked my wife what her chicken dansakh was like: how did it compare to our favourite restaurant in London?

"Do you know",she said, " I think this one's even better" Wow, high praise indeed!

Anyway to cut a long story short, we had the following: onion bhaji, deep-fried king prawns, chicken tikka jalfrezi, chicken dansakh, tarka dhal, aloo ghobi, raita, peshwari nan, chapti, a bottle of water & a bottle of Gianaclis rosé wine.

Yes, that's a lot, but it was good so we polished-off most of it. And the bill? 340LE

So, if the Egyptians can't really do foreign food, how come it was so good? Possibly because the owner's English & knows his curry and the chef is authentic...Chinese!

PS we went back for lunch 2 days later- just before flying home.

  • Visited October 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
“Still one of our favorites...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

A great Indian restaurant that shares it's management with the 'Fortune Cookie' further along the street.

We've eaten here on numerous occasions over the years and it's always been superb - the service is great, really friendly and the Chef will cook your meal just the way you like it.

The best bit is the price - starters, main course and drinks all for less than £20 for two - fantastic value!

Ras2, great job and thanks once more for looking after us!

See you again soon...

  • Visited September 2011
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“got to try it!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

lovely decor inside, very friendly owner, really cares that you enjoy your evening, food was delicious! we wouldnt call it an expensive restaurant, we thought it was about average money wise we really enjoyed both our nights here and would highly recommend you to try it

  • Visited October 2010
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London
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Onion bahjees to die for.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

We visit Luxor twice a year and always visit this restaurant. We always have an brilliant meal. The staff know us quite well now and are very welcoming and efficient. Food is excellent and the naan bread and onion bahjees are mouth watering. Would recommend this restaurant, which is located in St Joseph street, to anyone who enjoys a good indian meal.

  • Visited August 2011
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