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“Great Dahab Restaurant: Meya Meya”
Review of Meya Meya

Ranked #10 of 113 Restaurants in Dahab
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 22 January 2014

We recently returned from 3 weeks in Egypt including a week of diving in Dahab and during our stay, became loyal customers of Meya Meya, a restaurant located along the water with a fantastic view. We were on a limited budget and would say that they are moderately priced—not dirt cheap, but relatively inexpensive given the quality of its food. Cuisine ranges from Egyptian to western. The food was outstanding and equally important are its people: “Smiley” the owner/operator and his staff are very friendly and extremely accommodating––after you visit once, they remember your names and precisely what you like. Smiley was more than willing to cook anything we had in mind and it was always great. It’s a great place to relax over beer and humus after diving. At night when the temperature drops, they have fire pits. You sit on thick carpets while resting on huge pillows looking out over the water. Best place to relax, have good food, and enjoy the comfortable environment.

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Thank John W
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Delicious veggie dishes and fresh meat and fish straight from grill.
I defy you not to fall for the the amazing "Mr Smiley ". ( macmoud - manager and Facebook friend of Jamie Oliver! ) He is constantly attentive, friendly and helpful. He Even spontaneously gave us money back on one visit with humble apologies as he realised he'd over charged on the previous visit! ( We had been oblivious to the fact!)

Thank Iman321
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We have been going to Dahab for four years now and this is our absolute favourite place to eat. It is such an all round great experience to sit so close to the sea with the fire pits going, looking up at the stars. I was shocked to see someone put one for customer service as this is the main reason we keep returning year after year just to see the lovely Mr Smiley who always lifts our spirits with his amazingly attentive customer service. Go you won't regret it. We went three night out of six on our last trip and all the food was lovely. Thank you, we can't wait for next years trip.

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Thank merryweather29
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Meya Meya on the shores of the Red Sea in Dahab is a fabulous place to eat, drink or just hang out. The staff and warm and friendly - the food is excellent and the ambience warm and welcoming. If you have never been to Dahab then get here if you can - it's a beautiful place - a real taste of authentic Egypt (no fighting here) Meya Meya is simply 100%.

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Thank Lesley S
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

'Smiley' is the nice guy who touts for this restaurant. He's a really friendly person and very good at welcoming guests to his establishment. And once you're in his job is nearly done because you will have a good experience at Meya Meya. The food is excellent, maybe the best Egyptian flavours I've eaten, at the very least it's the best chicken sherwarma in Dahab! Definitely eat here and don't waste your tastebuds on the generic western dishes, though I'm sure they're delicious too, but try any of the house specialties, anything with 'Meya Meya' flavourings. Wander up and say 'hi' to Smiley, an icon of Dahab eateries. I think he must smile in his sleep!

Thank lost_between
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