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What to Eat in Luxor

Luxor's North African location and popularity with tourists mean you'll find everything from authentic Egyptian establishments to European-inspired restaurants and Western fast food joints. However, most of the region's best restaurants specialize in Egyptian and Middle Eastern fare. No matter what kind of cuisine you choose, expect to find the bulk of Luxor's eateries within a couple blocks of the Nile's East Bank.

Though you may not be familiar with Egyptian cuisine, many Egyptian dishes feature elements of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. You'll notice, for instance, that most Egyptian meals incorporate bread, rice and vegetables like beans, lentils and onions. Because of the city's proximity to the Nile, fish is also offered on many restaurant menus. For some of Luxor's best Egyptian dishes, dine at Sofra Restaurant & Café and Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant. Both restaurants sit within walking distance of the Temple of Luxor and serve a variety of traditional Egyptian specialties. Must-try items include aish baladi (Egypt's version of pita bread), hamam mahshi (pigeon stuffed with rice or wheat), mouloukhiya (a stew made of rabbit or chicken, garlic and mallow – a leafy green vegetable) and ful medammes (seasoned mashed fava beans commonly enjoyed at breakfast).

International cuisines are also available throughout Luxor. Indian and Asian dishes like butter chicken and Thai red curry are on the menu at A Taste of India Asian & International Restaurant Lounge Bar. British- and Italian-influenced bites can be found at several popular restaurants, including the Jewel of the Nile and Pizza Roma.It. And if you crave an upscale, French-inspired meal, eat at the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor's 1886 Restaurant. Seasonal specialties include grilled lobster, pressed duck and risotto. You'll even see American fast food franchises like KFC and McDonald's represented here.

Find the Best Restaurants in Luxor

  • #1
    Wenkie's German Ice Cream & Iced Coffee Parlour
    #1 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 192 reviewsTripAdvisor (192)
    $ |
    El Gawazat Street Opposite the Nile Palace at the Far Left End of the Street, Luxor Egypt
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  • #2
    Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant
    #2 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1054 reviewsTripAdvisor (1054)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
    Al-Sahaby St Via Luxor Temple St, Luxor 85951 Egypt
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  • #3
    Aisha Restaurant
    #3 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Egyptian
    El Rawda El Sharifa St Front of Sonesta Hotel, Luxor Egypt
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  • #4
    Gerda's Garden
    #4 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 276 reviewsTripAdvisor (276)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Egyptian, Middle Eastern
    El karnak Ali Ibn Abi Taleb, Luxor 85951 Egypt
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  • #5
    Sofra Restaurant & Cafe
    #5 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1831 reviewsTripAdvisor (1831)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Egyptian
    90 Mohamed Farid Street Al Manshiya, Luxor 83911 Egypt
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  • #6
    The Lantern Room Restaurant
    #6 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1054 reviewsTripAdvisor (1054)
    $ - $$ | International, Mediterranean, European, British, Egyptian
    Al Roda Al Sharifa Street, Luxor 85836 Egypt
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  • #7
    Pizza Roma-it
    #7 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 572 reviewsTripAdvisor (572)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    El-Mahdi Street on the corner of St. Joseph Hotel Opposite street of sonesta hotel, Luxor 71111 Egypt
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  • #8
    Jewel of the Nile
    #8 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 516 reviewsTripAdvisor (516)
    $ - $$ | European, British, Egyptian, International, Middle Eastern
    El Roada El Sharyfa Off Medina Street, Luxor Egypt
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  • #9
    A Taste of India & Arabia International Restaurant Plus Bar
    #9 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 555 reviewsTripAdvisor (555)
    $ - $$ | International, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Indian, Balti
    St Joseph Street,, Luxor Egypt
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  • #10
    Sunflower Restaurant West bank
    #10 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 199 reviewsTripAdvisor (199)
    $ - $$ | Egyptian, African, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Gezira Al Bharat West Bank, Luxor 85951 Egypt
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  • #11
    Africa Restaurant
    #11 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 246 reviewsTripAdvisor (246)
    $ - $$ | African, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
    Main street West Bank Gezira, Luxor Egypt
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  • #12
    The Kings Head Pub and Restaurant
    #12 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $ | Bar, British, Pub, Egyptian
    Khaled Ben El Waleed Street Opposite The Lotus Hotel, 2nd Floor, Luxor 123456 Egypt
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  • #13
    Aboudi Coffee Break
    #13 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 162 reviewsTripAdvisor (162)
    $ | Cafe, Egyptian
    Luxor Temple Street In front of Luxor Temple Luxor, beside McDonald's, Luxor Egypt
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  • #14
    SunRise Restaurant
    #14 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 134 reviewsTripAdvisor (134)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Egyptian, Bar, British
    Kaled Ebn Elwaled St Front of Sonesta Hotel & Lotus Hotel & Steigenberger Hotel, Luxor Egypt
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  • #15
    Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel
    #15 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Egyptian
    Khaled Ben El Walid Street, Luxor Egypt
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  • #16
    Tutankhamon
    #16 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 76 reviewsTripAdvisor (76)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Egyptian, African, Mediterranean
    Al-Gezira West Bank, Luxor Egypt
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  • #17
    Oasis Palace
    #17 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 128 reviewsTripAdvisor (128)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Egyptian, American, Mediterranean
    Dr Labib Habashy Street, Luxor Egypt
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  • #18
    Tutti Frutti Restaurant
    #18 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 212 reviewsTripAdvisor (212)
    $ | British
    St Joseph Street, Luxor 235689 Egypt
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  • #19
    Snobs
    #19 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 445 reviewsTripAdvisor (445)
    $ - $$ |
    El Rhoda El Sherifa St El Rhoda El Sherifa St Luxor Egypt, Luxor Egypt
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  • #20
    Esquire Restaurant and Bar
    #20 of 170 Places to Eat in Luxor
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 70 reviewsTripAdvisor (70)
    $ | Bar, Pub, Mediterranean, British, Egyptian
    Ali Ebn Taleb Street, Luxor Egypt
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