Where to Eat in Luxor: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 7, 2018 Deane Carmody

The Luxor in Las Vegas is to the actual CITY of Luxor, Egypt, as marshmallow fluff is to fois gras. (We’re sure you knew that. We just enjoy analogies.) Sure, the hotel/casino in Vegas might have a beam of light visible from space, but we bet you'll find a hot-air balloon ride over the Valley of Kings much more illuminating. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.)
Things to do in Luxor

1. The Lantern Room

Al Roda Al Sharifa Street | Luxor, Luxor 85836, Egypt Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer International, Mediterranean, European, British, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +20 95 2361451
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 958 reviews

The Lantern Room

Reviewed By MBURNHAMBurnham - BURNHAM

Delighted to say the least!
Staying in the Steinberger Hotel, our guide Ayman recommended this restaurant. It far exceeded our expectations. The choice was wide, and having chosen we were delighted with our selections. High quality, fresh, very nicely presented and in a very attractive environment. And very reasonable prices, terrific value all round. Debbie is a star at front of house management although she does so much more to make this restaurant special. One of our best restaurant discoveries ever. Highly recommended. It's a must if visiting Luxor!

2. Snobs

El Rhoda El Sherifa St | El Rhoda El Sherifa St Luxor Egypt, Luxor, Egypt Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch HK$16 - HK$55 +20 100 280 2880
Excellent
68%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 398 reviews

Snobs

Located in the heart of the magnificent historic city of Luxor, Egypt. Snobs Restaurant serves the best English, International, Egyptian and Vegetarian Cuisine.Freshly delivered, daily prepared and cooked with the best ingredients to the highest standards of hygiene by an expert professional team. Managed by chef Moamen who worked at the royal guests palace in Saudi Arabia and has cooked for the Saudian king and most of the international Heads of State from around the world. يقع مطعم سنوبس في قلب مدينه السحر والجمال مدينه الحضاره والمائه باب ويتميز المطعم بتقديم الانوع المتعدده من انواع الطعام التي تناسب جميع الاذواق من المطبخ المصري والانجليزي ويقدم ايضا الطعام الخاص بالنباتين والوجبات الخفيفه والسريعه. ويقود فريق العمل الشيف مؤمن الذي عمل سابقا في العديد من القصور الملكيه وطهي للعديد من ملوك ورئساء العالم والمطعم لا يقدم المشروبات الكحوليه شكرا لزيارت صفحتنا علي الترب ادفيزر متمنين رؤيات حضرتكم وتشريفكم لنا بالزياره

Reviewed By Eila t - Lancashire, United Kingdom

I first went back to Snobs with a friend after a long absence I really wish I had gone sooner.
My friend had duck with orange sauce which looked lovely and she confirmed it was, I had chicken curry which is one of my favourite dishes I was not disappointed, it was excellent just how I like it more like a Chinese curry, it was abundant in flavour and plenty of fresh chicken served with light fluffy rice. The best I’ve had in Luxor
I enjoyed it so much I returned a week later and had it again, I really must try Moamen’s other dishes at some stage as I saw the food being served to other diners and it all looked beautiful and everyone enjoyed it as I heard the comments given to the waiter.
I will be back this year inshallah as Moamen and his staff really do take care to ensure you enjoy the food and nothing is too much trouble.
I loved it and can recommend a visit.

3. A Taste of India & Arabia International Restaurant Plus Bar

St Joseph Street,, Luxor, Egypt Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wine and Beer International, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$16 - HK$78 +20 109 373 2727
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 494 reviews

A Taste of India & Arabia International Restaurant Plus Bar

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. Look out for my new restaurant HARD WOK CAFE Chinese & Thai Food

Reviewed By JSS71 - Vadodara, India

We were taken at taste of India as a group for one of.our.many lunches so arranged. First shock on Seating arrangement.we were alotted seats next to toilet and such a corner that if one person is to move four others are required to be disturbed. And first time in my life we are offers drinking water.in plastic cheap cups. Food is aloo mux. Veg.overcooked Dal burnt roti rice not at all spicy. Desert is an orange. While leaving saw owner fighting with tour manager of another group where hungry members were waiting outside for their turn. Dood. Taste may differ but it is.presentation that is shabby.

4. Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant

Al-Sahaby St | Via Luxor Temple St, Luxor 85951, Egypt Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 +20 95 2256086
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 513 reviews

Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant

Reviewed By MoSimman - Luxor, Egypt

Been there several time with friends & family, we always felt at home. Good food is served by friendly Abo Ziad, we were always welcomed warmly and with a SMILE. Thank you Al Sahaby Lane :)

5. Jewel of the Nile

El Roada El Sharyfa | Off Medina Street, Luxor, Egypt Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout European, British, Egyptian, International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night HK$16 - HK$63 +20 106 252 2394
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 504 reviews

Jewel of the Nile

Please note the Jewel of the Nile has now moved, we are opposite Snobs restaurant. We are open from 10 am until 11 pm Daily.

Reviewed By culinaire2016 - Bristol, United Kingdom

Tucked away from the "main drag" this restaurant is a "Real Jewel". Laura the owner, is an excellent hostess and the restaurant itself is spotlessly clean. The food is absolutely FIRST CLASS!. Where can you get a fillet steak with all the trimmings for the...MoreIt was lovely to meet you both and I am so happy you enjoyed your visits. We look forward to seeing you next year. Regards Laura

6. Sofra Restaurant & Cafe

90 Mohamed Farid Street | Al Manshiya, Luxor 83911, Egypt Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$126 +20 95 239752
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sofra Restaurant & Cafe

Ahlan wa sahlan in Sofra, a restaurant located in the heart of Luxor that draws its inspiration from the rich Arabian culture. Sofra is situated in an old 1930s Egyptian house that still retains its traditional character. Sofra: A culinary voyage through Egypt! Discover the secrets of Egyptian cuisine and enjoy true traditional food in an oriental atmosphere in the heart of Luxor, Egypt.

Reviewed By Sue S - Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom

We followed other reviewers' advice and had dinner at Sofra last week. Right in the heart of the bustling night streets of Luxor it's an experience finding it. The large open roof restaurant is clearly popular and is excellent value (£12 for 2 with 3 courses and fruit juices). The staff were friendly and helpful and our starters of baby aubergines and a form of cucumber and yoghurt were delicious. The lamb shanks with rice and vegetables which followed were rather dry without much meat on the bones, but this is often to be expected in Egypt where times are still hard and mutton more common than lamb. The melon juice was particularly good as was the the selection of desserts.

7. Gerda's Garden

Elkarnak | Opposite Hilton Hotel, Luxor, Egypt Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi German, Egyptian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$78 +20 95 2358688
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Gerda's Garden

Reviewed By Mike H

My wife and I ate dinner twice at Gerda's Garden when in Luxor. The food was excellent and the service and atmosphere were exceptional. The owners are very kind and welcoming. We had Egyptian cuisine the first night and Irish stew the second night.We loved it.

8. Africa Restaurant

Main street West Bank | Gezira, Luxor, Egypt Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Africa Restaurant

Reviewed By Sue S - Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom

Friends recommended Africa on the West Bank and we enjoyed dinner there last week, after a ferry ride from the Temple side of the Nile. The Main Road, West Bank was crowded and noisy as Luxor celebrated Mothers' Day, but it was easy to find Africa, about five minutes' walk from the ferry pontoon. We had simple Egyptian food, fruit juices (it has no alcohol like many of the West Bank restaurants) and puddings and the meal for two was the equivalent of £10 in total! We asked for the 'full' menu but were only provided with copies of the tourists' set menu, but a special request for moussaka was met. Service was quick and efficient and though this was far from a culinary feast it was simple, nourishing food at a very good price.

9. SunRise Bar & Restaurant

Khaled Ibn Al Walid St., First Floor | Front of Sonesta Hotel&Lotus Hotel, Luxor, Egypt Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Egyptian, Bar, Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch HK$24 +20 127 008 5503
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

SunRise Bar & Restaurant

"SunRise" is a modern Restaurant & Bar, a place where you will find the perfect balance of Oriental and European ambiance.a la carte menu offer a range of local, Italian, vegetarian and international dishes and snacks including the traditional Sunday-Roast. Enjoy your time with us a little longer and make a choice from our beverage list with alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktails and drinks while watching the English Premier League and All live sport Matches, an amazing sunset,using our complimentary WIFI. With our centre stage dance floor "SunRise" is also the perfect place to host karaoke, live band & show and birthday party. The familiar atmosphere at "SunRise" will make you feel at home and we will be happy and proud to serve you and make a contribution to your perfect day and vacation. we aren't the famousest but we are the Best. Hope to see you soon!!!

Reviewed By Egyptian_Princess_10 - Leicester

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxing. The wine was served lovely and chilled and a wine bucket was supplied which is an exception and a nice touch.Thank u for your kind comment, we are happy because our service was as you expected. We wish see you again

10. The Kings Head Pub and Restaurant

Khaled Ben El Waleed Street | Opposite The Lotus Hotel, 2nd Floor, Luxor 123456, Egypt Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Egyptian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$165 +20 106 510 2133
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

The Kings Head Pub and Restaurant

Reviewed By J--Harpswell - Harpswell, Maine

Visiting Luxor with friends this months, a couple of us found ourselves ending the evenings with a stopover at King’s Head.
This is a simple pub, and a nice respite from the large hotel bars. Local beers, wines, and spirits, though the imported stuff is available, I think. And the barkeep remembers you after your first visit.

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