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Khan El Khalili

Mediterranean, Egyptian
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5 Sikkit il-Bedestan, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with a guide who claimed the infamous nature ofc the restaurant due to the explicit Egyptian food and the Nobel prize winning author this restaurant was known for. The menu was small but quaint. The whole time the waiter was busy playing with our guide. We didn't even get offered water. The food was not good...at all. There... More 

Thank Christine P
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to explore the surroundings and the market. Heavy bargaining suggested. People try to sell you all sorts of random stuff!!

Thank sanjeevcv
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

There's loads of people on the streets and loads of shopkeepers trying to harass you into going to their shops (like any other market) BUT if you bargain hard enough, this could be really fun! We manage to buy souvenirs for half the price of their initial offer. Always ask for half of what they are offering. There's also snack... More 

Thank veronica a
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Great place to shop then have dinner in a local restaurant. Don't expect fancy here. Negotiate on the prices. Check prices in different stores before buying.

Thank Nanousy
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

A fun market place with lots of souvenirs and fun things to buy. The shopkeepers try to rip you off though so you have to haggle with them. Some of them were quite rude as well when haggling. Coming from UK we want bargains we dont want to pay UK prices. I didn't like all the shopkeepers trying to force... More 

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The food was excellent and the service very good too. Prices are reasonable. Location is very central in Old Cairo. Difficult to know there is a place like this from the outside, kind of hidden entrance.

Thank Daniel N
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

The bazaar is an experience, one filled with a maze of shops and wares, a chance to barter, and experience this centuries old marketplace. Be prepared for many hawkers trying to get you into their shops....some more aggressive than others. Be prepared to be firm, and, if you have your daughters with you, be prepared for some inappropriate offers. Make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Egyptian
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Sikkit il-Bedestan, Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
TEL 02-25903788 khanelkhalili@oberoi.com.eg

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?