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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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate out at this restaurant 3 times I would say it ws the best authentic looking restaurant we saw and the food was superb.. The only problem the first night was the wind so the staff had to close the blinds as dust was blowing in through the upstairs seating area. Having said that the food certainy made up... More 

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Rome, Italy
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You get to taste at very good price all the Egyptian taste from mezze to soups to main dishes. At the end of three days in Luxor I have been there three times. Clean , upstairs is nice.

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1 Thank Giandomenico R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants we ate at in Egypt. Great service, beautiful atmosphere, rustic decor, amazing cook, friendly staff and incredibly authentic delicious Egyptian food! Highly highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Sarah K
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is really good and the people really Nice! Pretty honnest for this town were peoples abuse a lot with touristes! The place is really quiet and fresh (the whether is hot in louxor) So, I really recommande this place for the food (rare to find this qualitty), the place winch is really nice and the people frindly! Sory... More 

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New Delhi, India
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167 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i don't know why everyone recommended us this. its a tiny restaurant which looks like someones house. ,, food and hygiene was very poor.

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Thank soodprashant
Mojacar, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a charming cafe restaurant. In a lovely old house. Delicious authentic Egyptian food. We loved the Koushry. A good selection of interesting teas as well. We took a Caleche from the Souk.

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Thank hewatjaboor
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have the stuffed pigeon "Hamam Mashi" which was perfectly cooked and tasty. The tester is situated in an old house so you get as wonderful honestly feeling when you are eating. Always judge a restaurant by how it takes care of it's bathrooms and Sofra really proves the measures it takes to care for their patrons. I highly recommend... More 

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Thank Shawn D
London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sofra was recommended to us by our Air BnB hosts and they were right - it's a great restaurant. It's set in a beautiful old 30s house and the atmosphere is amazing - it conjures up images of a bygone period and you really do feel immersed in the local culture. It's a peaceful place too, a bit of calm... More 

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Rennes, France
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and a good athmosphere. Traditional egyptian food, good service . Recommended for family or friends meals.

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Toronto
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few weeks ago while in Luxor we intended to have lunch at Sofra. Unfortunatly we left without eating. The main floor was closed and we were told to continue upstairs. There were many stairs to navigate and quite frankly there would not have been much of a view, so we left. So, please take note if you have any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
Description
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?