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“This restaurant us a must when visiting Luxor”

Sofra Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #5 of 160 Restaurants in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 16
Cuisines: Egyptian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I found this restaurant some years ago and have recommended Sofra to my friends ever since. I visited Sofra again a few weeks ago and was delighted that the quality of the food was the same. It's often the same price or cheaper than the tourist "restaurants" down at the suq with at best a questionable quality.

The restaurant is kept in neo-Islamic style and is a real beauty. I can be a little difficult to find but worth the effort.

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3  Thank Caironimus
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I would suggest this restaurant for locals and foreigners to try a really beautiful collection of all oriental decoration and food, Thumb Up!

4  Thank Osama E
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Good menu choice, plenty on offer, friendly staff, though possibly a little overpriced.
Service was good

2  Thank JimandTarja
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

It is on times like these that I love the lonely planet..... I went there after reading about it in the lonely planet book & it is a divine dining experience. The restaurant is housed in an old (1930) house where each room has been converted into a dining space..... we took one of them turning our dinner into a cozy private affair...... the house is decorated with Egyptian art & old furniture. The food is absolutely to die for...... the place made me fall in love with egyptian food ..... each dish better than the previous one and what topped it all was the love it was all served with. Our server Mohammad is definitelh one of the nicest restaurant staff I have met - sweet, courteous & very friendly. It is a must do when in Luxor. And while by Egyptian standards it is an expensive place - it is avg priced by all other standards and definitely worth spending on

3  Thank anupriya_singhal
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The food and hospitality are really great, the staff treats you nice and offer a quiet environment to eat. The decorations are also amazing.
The prices are very good also :).

2  Thank Ovy I
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