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Ali Baba Restaurant

Mediterranean, Egyptian
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Overlooking the square | Behind the Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt
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179 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

This was our first meal on our recent trip to Luxor and although the place doesn't look the best the food and service were good. The view from our window seat was magnificent with views of Luxor Temple during the sunset and then lit up with the green lights. The place was quiet and the young lad served us quickly... More 

Thank taffymhd1968
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

This is still one of my favourite East Bank places for a beer and a bite to eat. Fantastic pasta and local fare for a fantastic price. One of the cheapest places on the East Bank for a nice cold Stella with a wonderful elevated view of the temple. Last visit I ordered and ate during one of the many... More 

Thank Algeordius
England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Ali Baba's is on the first floor of a building that looks out on to Luxor Temple. This is a great spot for sunset beer, looking out over the floodlit temple, and people watching.

Thank Dahabtraveller
Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

I am so said somebody told me It was closed. So the last days of my vacation i found It open and It had been most of my time In Luxor. (Was only closed because of the rain.) I love sitting here with a stella (for only 10 Le) and look to Luxor temple and the life In the street.... More 

Thank M0na62
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Very cheap with a birds' eye view of Luxor Temple, Stella at LE10 and the food is excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed (much like everywhere in Luxor) and the staff helpful... although they do get distracted if the football is on their small portable tv. A great little restaurant, behind Luxor Temple, upstairs next to Hamees restaurant.

1 Thank Algeordius
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Two menus - Egyptian and International. Prices OK - the potions of kebab (chicken) a bit small but very well and freshly cooked, hence the delay - so get a starter! French rather than traditional flat bread. Best value is Falafel or omelette. Great to hang out with friends, smoke and share a beer or even a bottle of wine... More 

Thank MandLuxor
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60 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

I thought this place would be better considering it was recommended to me. I noticed a number of westerners that live in Luxor visit. My wife and I found the food OK but could be better value and cleaner. The service was slow on our visit.

Thank Superbunny1
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

This bar/cafe has amazing views of luxor temple but unfortunately the food was very disappointing.The plus points are obviously the view and the cheapest beer we had in Luxor.Do visit to have a beer and watch the hustle and bustle of the city at night but avoid eating here.

Thank Fifer1903
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012

We ate here in December 2012, the vegetarian platter was great value and mostly very tasty! Staff was friendly, and the restaurant has a great view of Luxor Temple. Good value for money!

1 Thank Aura L
Turku, Finland
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I like this place one of the best in Luxor in this category. The food is very simple, the same as most Egyptian places serve, but it tastes good, every time. Prices are more than reasonable, I always order falafels, some soup, kofta, rice and vegetable tagen and stuffed wine leaves which are fabulous. Cold Stella beer is only 8... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Egyptian
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Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Overlooking the square | Behind the Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Luxor

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