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“Disappointing”
Review of Hamees

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Hamees
Ranked #99 of 153 Restaurants in Luxor
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 2 December 2011

This restaurant is in the perfect location with views of Luxor Temple but on our visit for lunch, the food was very disappointing. The signs outside say that the local beer is 8LE (it went up to 10LE during our stay), but that is excluding taxes. You’ll find tax and service charge added to your bill. Business was a bit slow when we were there and I think most people were having a drink rather than food. Service was a little slow too, and when the food came it wasn’t that good. One of our friends had ordered curry but he said it actually tasted of nothing! It seems to be that during these times after the ‘revolution’ local cafes just aren’t stocking up with food and drinks and only send out for supplies when they have customers to serve.

It’s a nice relaxing place perhaps to chill out with a drink, but I wouldn’t recommend the food based on what we had to eat.

If you don’t like cats, you won’t like this place or the other café/restaurant that is almost next door. I don’t have a problem with cats running about and begging for food, but if you don’t like that sort of thing then I’d advise you to stay away from here.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Marlscat
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Harrogate
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464 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Great Spag Bol!!!”
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Its a good place to chill out cheap beer & food is generally good ... The Hamees Spag Bol is good value at around 13ep!!! staff are usually very helpful enjoy.. good value for money

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank mchawkins1
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The Scottish Borders
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Hit or Miss”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Pro’s…..
*Excellent location with views from some tables over to Luxor Temple
*Reasonable Prices (Lentil Soup, Koshari and a Stella Beer for around 25LE)

Con’s.....
*Hygiene can be a bit lapse at times (spoon brought to table on dirty side plate)
*Some nights the food can be better cooked and presented than others, definitely not as good this October as in previous visits.
*If you don’t like cat’s steer clear, there are a few cat’s who sit around the tables and loudly meeeow for any table scraps, one being so brave to leap onto the table.

Also note that there will be a 12% tax and 10% service charge added to your final bill.

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank Suzie M
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Singapore
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86 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great place to chill”
Reviewed 29 June 2011

One of the best deals for drinks - 8LE for a cold Stella with views of the Luxor Temple. Some great Egyptian food - the owner liked us so much he even threw in a free shisha!

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank Traminer
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lancashire
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great for a drink - avoid food”
Reviewed 24 August 2010

Positives:
Cheap and cold drinks, for example sprite/cola etc LE3 Stella LE8 (some of the street vendors charge more than that for pop).
It is a great place to watch the people going by with great views of the temple.
Negative:
Tthe food is not fresh enough to be served, for example the cheese was crusty

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Thank Lancashire50cent
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