Eating Out In Sharm El Sheikh

March 12, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Travel for Foodies

Sharm El Sheikh is a popular Egyptian tourist spot located on the Sinai Peninsula’s southern region. It is a popular tourist destination not only due to its moderate temperature, which is prevalent during most months of the year, but also because of the beautiful landscapes and many beaches that the place has to offer to its local and foreign tourists. The waters of Sharm El Sheikh’s beaches are calm for most part, and the marine life is very diverse. This diversity has led to the popularity of water sports and similar activities in the place. All of these factors account for the popularity of the location as a tourist destination, but there’s one more aspect that needs to be watched out for: eating out in Sharm El Sheikh, which is probably a food connoisseur’s delight.

Variety and Quality

Very few restaurants have an ideal combination of variety and substance, Sharm El Sheikh is one among them. The restaurants of Sharm El Sheikh have something to offer for every kind of traveller that visits the place. For the children, there are McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut and other fast food joints. For the adults, there is a range of cuisines, from Mediterranean, Lebanese, Italian, Moroccan, Mexican, Thai, Indian and Chinese, to name a few. The variety of restaurants and cafes also suits nearly every tourist budget – it ranges from five star restaurants to small street carts that can serve a filling meal for two, for less than 10 Euros.

The Local Cuisine

Sharm El Sheikh offers many options to tourists, who want to try out the local cuisine. The many street carts in the traditional market provide tasty budget meals (where a meal for two costs less than 10 Euros).

For a more relaxed dining experience, El Masriyin is the place to go. The menu includes rice-stuffed chicken, mixed grill, salads and dips. Another well-known restaurant is the Abou El Sid, with its generous portions of traditional foods like the grilled quail, stuffed pigeon, fettah Egyptian Risotto, and the fetir (oriental pancakes.) It is mostly known, though, for its Molokheya, a traditional soup. El Dahan and Fayrouz also serve the traditional Arabic food.

Habibi, a grill/ barbecue restaurant is popular among the locals and tourists alike. The menu consists of koftas and kebabs made from different kinds of meat, bread, dips, soup and sandwiches.

From Around the World

The Little Buddha, located in the Na’ama Bay, is affiliated to the Buddha Bar, Paris. This restaurant, which serves Asian food, converts to a nightclub as the evening progresses. It is known for its sushi, its décor and its service.

For a five-star experience, tourists visit the Four Seasons Hotel, or the Ritz’ Sofitel, for authentic Japanese food. Those who prefer a more happening night out can opt for the Hard Rock Café. The Souk at the Hyatt resembles a traditional Moroccan market, and combines shopping with fine dining to create a different experience. Fawnees combines fresh seafood with fantastic service, leaving the diners wanting for more.


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