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Sofra Restaurant & Cafe

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90 Mohamed Farid Street | Al Manshiya, Luxor 83911, Egypt
+20 95 239752
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had dinner here lately and thought it was a great restaurant. I am not a specialist when it comes to Middle Eastern Cuisine but I can really recommend this place. The service is very attentive and helpful (also with the choice of dishes), everything I ate was fresh, prepared with detail and tasty. The Split Lentil Salad as a... More 

1 Thank ViatorNarra
Hurghada, Egypt
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Positively located outside the regular tourist trail, you'll find Sofra tucked in a nice Sha3by (local) area. It is stylishly decorated with vintage Egyptian/arabesque furniture and tiles. It's clean, the food is exquisite and the service is great. We sampled many mezzehs and main dishes (Try the fish and chicken tagen) and the juice was fresh and tasty. The kids... More 

Thank Hodinsky
Bronx, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

With 11 in our party we tried many things on the menu Including vegetarian , fish, meat and pigeon. All good. Wonderful fresh juices, guava, Melon, strawberry and more. Sat on the roof, friendly staff, loved it. They also catered a lunch brought out to a boat on the Nile. The food arrived hot! Highly recommended

1 Thank Frances E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While in Luxor in November, we ate a Sofra two times. The food, service, and price were great. It was my first time eating pigeon and it was far better than I expected.

1 Thank stacye199
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've traveled to many places in our three weeks in Egypt and Sofra had the best food and the best service. We had the 4 cold and 4 hot appetizers special and liked everything so much we decided to order the lamb stew, which also came out good. Sheeha was reasonably priced and came with clean water (can't saw that... More 

1 Thank MyMinimalist_Travel
Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend brought me there and it looked impressive for Egyptian standards but it didn't take long to be disappointed. Firstly, it was quite chilly and I wanted an Egyptian hot drink - Sahlab. They didn't have it that day - instead of running to the shop next door and getting the powder - they just said NO. I went... More 

Thank walabok
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our guide’s favorite restaurant in Luxor and we ended up going there a couple of times, I thought it was ok, but there were a couple of down sides. On our first visit I had the duck, which was overcooked and a little tasteless, but the second time I had the lamb chops which were excellent. The restaurant... More 

3 Thank Chris_DJ_Bear_Acton
New York City
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246 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple that eats there almost every day when they visit Luxor turned us on to this restaurant. They actually showed up the night we ate there and were making arrangements to take cooking lessons with the owner- that says a lot! First, the restaurant is in a 1930s house with tile floors, private diner rooms, a larger open space... More 

3 Thank SusanNewYorkCity
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very rustic atmosphere decor & music makes you feel living in old Egypt Food is very Egyptian so tasty and tea with mint is highly recommended.

1 Thank Rita Y
Helsinki, Finland
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104 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sofra is hidden away down a narrow side street about 100m west of the station. It is opposite the Oasis Hotel. Very atmospheric, with a rooftop terrace, the ambiance is as enjoyable as the food - which is very tasty and inexpensive. Friendly and helpful, if not lightning fast, service, but, sadly, no alcohol. Run by the Djed organisation, who... More 

3 Thank Irlantilainen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Mohamed Farid Street | Al Manshiya, Luxor 83911, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor
  • Phone Number: +20 95 239752
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?