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Gerda's Garden

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Elkarnak | Opposite Hilton Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
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+20 95 2358688
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had come over to Luxor on an overnight excursion from our Red Sea resort and wanted some nice Arabic cuisine for dinner. The quality of the food was even better than we had expected, at a much lower price. At this small family restaurant, Gerda and Wael take great care in looking after their guests. Among the tasty starters... More 

4 Thank hvd69
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Gerda provided lunch for the school staff. Ever staff member had a guest with them and a number of children attended. A total of 23 in all. The lunch consisted of soup, sandwiches and rice, with salad as side dishes. The lunch was absolutely perfect. Everyone felt relaxed and comfortable. Thank you Gerda, Wael and family.

3 Thank tonyq226
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food was excellent with an emphasis on home cooking. We ate moussaka and liver and onions, a rare treat outside the home, definitely the best food in Luxor. The service was genuinely cheery. If you are staying at the Hilton you can walk across the road with no trouble. Definitely worth a visit.

2 Thank Jan B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We usually have 4 week stays in Luxor and eat a lot of local food, but at times, you yearn for something from home (or 'nearby' anyway) So it was back here for Meatloaf & Mash and Mince Patties with Fried Potato. That's not what the menu calls them, (mine was officially Frikadellen & Bratkarttoffeln) but when my my grandmother... More 

2 Thank eLaReF
Panama City
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The German food is amazing and the Egyptian specialities aren't lacking either. Some of the best baba ganoush ever. This restaurant, right across from the Hilton, is a must visit for anyone in Luxor.

3 Thank skerrane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

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.

3 Thank Mike H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were a group of 6 ranging from age 10 through to 50+. We wanted to experience authentic Egyptian food and was recommended to eat here by our Egyptian guide. We were alittle apprehensive as we thought it was only German food, but was assured that Egyptian food was also on the menu. We was not disappointed the food was... More 

Thank alison1232016
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I visited Gerda's restaurant with my family during our stay in Luxor, it is right opposite the Hilton and it was a great alternative to the hotel food, and also worth the taxi ride up to Karnak. We loved it! Gerda and her husband are so welcoming and completely charming, and our food was cooked fresh as we ordered it.... More 

1 Thank Florence D
Scotland, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

From our hotel, it was either a 30LE taxi ride or a 1.5LE, for two, mini-bus ride out to this restaurant, just after the entrance to the Hilton on the opposite side of the road. We’re Scottish, so it was by mini-bus. Watch for one with a blue section along the bottom, heading in that general direction and say Karnak?... More 

1 Thank eLaReF
Redlands, California
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110 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We stayed at the Hilton Luxor for 3 nights in January. I had read reviews of Gerda's Garden and was eager to check it out. The restaurant is right across the street from the Hilton. After walking in, we were greeted by Gerda's husband and seated. He is a very nice, polite, genuinely caring gentleman. After explaining the menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Egyptian, German, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elkarnak | Opposite Hilton Hotel, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor
  • Phone Number: +20 95 2358688

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