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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.
The restaurant is cute and was clean.
For entry, we had the filled fried pastry with spinach/cheese and meat. It was very good, I even repeated it.
For mains we had the coriander shrimp, which comes with no side dish and that was a little...disappointing since there is sauce and some rice would be perfect. I know I can order it apart but I thought that the main dish would be complete. Nonetheless it was delicious.
We also ordered the lamb shank with rice. The dish was very good.
Since I know this is a concerns for tourists: we didn’t have any symptoms after eating at sofra!
What we disliked a little bit was the adding of an extra water to the bill by hand. With only 2 customers eating there it felt like it was added to make extra cash. The water is not expensive but still, there is no way they were confused.More
Very friendly staff, beautiful place, especially the upstairs terrace, and most of all delicious food (mezze, meat dishes served in clay pots), very reasonable prices. We came back twice, and highly recommend it !
The perfect restaurant in Luxor!
I absolutely loved my time here: the Egyptian cuisine is varied and delicious, the place is authentic, charming and clean, and the staff (especially Abraham) is just wonderful. You can really try the Egyptian cuisine at its best here.
The...price-quality ratio is very nice and affordable, the ambiance is pleasant and authentic.
I highly recommend trying gebna wa zatoun (incredible cream cheese starter), betingan bil tom (aubergine starter), sambousa (small crispy pies), mashwoaat sofra (mixed meat kebabs), moussaka (fried aubergine casserole). The fresh juices are very interesting as well.
Importantly, the place is safe and clean.
I almost never go to the same place when abroad, but here I just had to come back many times during our trip to Luxor.
We had a very pleasant moment at Sofra. Definitely the best restaurant in Luxor. The food is very tasty and comes fast. The waiters are very friendly and they made us feel very welcome, always with a big smile and very professional. Definitely a place...to eat when going to Luxor. I highly recommend. Thank you for everything !More
Great food, friendly service, lovely patio dining room. This is one restaurant that lives up to its reputation. It's a short walk from the Luxor Temple area. One of the best meals we had over a month in Egypt, and probably the best value.
This is a lovely restaurant with fantastic food. They have a great upstairs patio under cover making it perfect place to dine during covid times (tables are also far apart)
The food is amazingly good and huge portions. My friend and I shared a couple...appetizers and the kushari. The fresh bread was wonderful too. Highly recommend in Luxor!More
This is a very cute restaurant. I like the decor and the atmosphere. The prices are good, and the food was very good as well. We had mixed grill and macaroni with beef baked in tajin (I don’t remember the official name of the dish...on the menu). Also had some rice pudding for dessert and very good baba ganoush appetizer. Definitely recommend this place. The staff was kind and relaxed as well.More