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Nubian Restaurant

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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in an island in Nile. We passed by the signboard and went down to the small port, and there is the boat provided to go there. When you are in restaurant, choose the sea next to window and you can really enjoy the beauty of the Nile. The food is nice with reasonable price! I ordered... More 

Thank 竣譯 侯
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We just finished a meal at the Nubian restaurant, which had been recommended by our guide. Its island location is easy of access through a local motor boat. We had a spread of different dips and each tasted the Nubian version of tajine (clay pot dish). The flavours were subtle and not too spicy. The two kinds of bread were... More 

Thank Marie-Claire S
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience with really good food! We hired a motorboat to drive us around for the day and stop at all the sights on the river. This lunch was just what we needed after some very below average food at our "resort". Service was good and the meal was huge and a very fair price. We wish... More 

Thank Jkilg204
Aswan, Egypt
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

A free motorboat ride to Issa island gets you great food. The portions are huge so you might want to share one dinner with 2 people. Nubian decor and friendly staff. Take time to look at the small craft store. We went at sunset. Beautiful.

2 Thank Lietnu
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Lovely meal short boat ride from Aswan, recommended and booked by our guide but delicious simply cooked traditional,food. Well worth a visit

Thank Talitha B
Kennebunkport, Maine
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

We went to the Nubian Restaurant aka al Dokka for dinner. I had the mixed grill and my wife had the fish Meniere. Both were very good. It came with four salads and good vegetable soup. We couldn’t believe the amount, the quality, and great service. We thought it was very good value for the money. Besides, you’re in Aswan,... More 

3 Thank Allyn L
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We stayed at the Old Cataract where the food was good but rather pricey. A quick boat trip over to the island is free (book at hotel reception) and lasts just a few minutes. Excellent Nile perch dishes. We sat on the terrace, a bit primitive but the service and food was great. My wife enjoyed the chicken as well.... More 

3 Thank Normi48
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Great food! It's fun to take a boat over to this location, directly across from the Cataract Hotel. The food was very tasty and the staff was very attentive. Friends had the mixed grill and enjoyed it very much. I had the chicken shish taouk with fries and I couldn't have been happier. The rice was mediocre and avoid the... More 

Thank JustMyTwoCentsWorth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

Probably the best food I ate while in Egypt! Our guide took us there as a treat and it turned to be the best food ever! You start with a quick boat trip to this island in the Nile and the scenery is beautiful! We did at sunset time and it was just perfect! For the food you have an... More 

1 Thank NanaOhio
McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Delicious food that came quickly, great and friendly service and a beautiful location - just perfect for lunch

Thank Slau58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Egyptian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Issa Island, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: +2-09-79-10-8000

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