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1902 Restaurant

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Abtal El Tahrir Street | Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt
+20 97 2316000
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Kearny, New Jersey
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82 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited 1902 on Palm Sunday (the day of the church bombings in lower Egypt). This location is in very close proximity to a Coptic Church so the main entrance was blocked off. I'm not sure if it was luck or that tourists weren't venturing out that evening, but we literally had the entire restaurant to ourselves. The ENTIRE Restaurant.... More 

Thank Carnoedo27
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled Egypt with my dad and my brother and after a week of the sand and desert heat, we decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. The Old Cataract is a beautiful hotel and we started with a beer at the terrace bar before going into 1902 for dinner (clad in the black jackets they provided for us,... More 

Thank Erik W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a French style restaurant. The place is beautiful. The service is outstanding. The menus are very impressive. The wine list is great... and overall prices are reasonable as compared to the quality of the food.

Thank Herve F
Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the hotel main restaurant were you can enjoy any of your three meal courses. It is elegant and gives you an air of grandeur as if you are having a royal lunch. The food is good, service may be a little slow in very large groups (over 100+)

Thank Flynangel
Utica, New York
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guests at the legendary Cataract Hotel take breakfast in this extraordinarily beautiful room. If you want to splurge, you can also have dinner here rather that in either of the Cataract Hotel's two other less pricey dining venues. I was surprised to read a couple of the other reviews, because I have always found the service here exemplary. The service... More 

Thank Rand C
Dublin, Ohio
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. We had breakfast there and the buffet did not match the Winter Palace in Luxor. But oh the room! They could serve hot dogs and one would give it 5 stars.

Thank Randy O
Leuven, Belgio
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I suspect this restaurant was way better before, because I did not have the experience others are bragging about... it can certainly not come close to a european 1 michelin star restaurant. The restaurant was pretty empty. Though it's a big place, with many tables, most tables stayed empty during the whole evening. We had the tartare de noix de... More 

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Alameda, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Food took forever to arrive and then did so in bits and pieces. Meat first followed 15 minutes later by rice and veggies.

Thank Christine O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This restaurant goes for the visual wow factor. The long hotel hallway entrance to the restaurant builds up a sense of old-world style and charm. A small left veer suddenly opens to a cavernous room that has a Moorish-style dome finished off with King Tutankhamen stripes. This could only work in Egypt - and it does. The reasonably extensive wine... More 

Thank 58More-travel-please
Montreal, QC
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

World class food and world class service. You will not be disappointed. Ask for the dessert cart. Gentlemen, remember to wear a jacket.

Thank Bob R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abtal El Tahrir Street | Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Aswan
  • Phone Number: +20 97 2316000

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