There are more than five hundred restaurants in Sharm el-Sheikh. You can dine on seafood specialties, Egyptian Oriental cuisine, falafels sold by street vendors, and other cuisines from around the world. If you need a taste of home, you can find fast food places like Pizza Hut and McDonalds. No matter what you crave, you will be able to easily find a restaurant that serves just what you are looking for. Furthermore, if the restaurant doesn’t have your choice on the menu, many restaurants will prepare special dishes for you.
Restaurants here are very accommodating of people who are on special diets or have allergies. If you have a special request, please let the waiters know so that they can ensure the chef cooks your food to fit your restrictions. Their number one priority is to make sure that you enjoy your stay, are prepared food you will love, and feel welcomed in their restaurant.
The usual attire for restaurants here is formal or semi-formal. Swimwear is not appropriate for restaurants at any time and shorts are not allowed during dinner. Imported alcohols are not allowed in most restaurants. As a general rule, it is always recommended that you check the specifications and rules of each restaurant before you go. For instance, if you plan on drinking imported alcohols, research restaurants that permit alcohol consumption during the day. There are also restaurants that don’t serve children under the age of eighteen alcoholic beverages, so plan accordingly and do your research.
Most restaurants in Sharm el-Sheikh are traditional in style. You will be served by courteous, friendly staff. There are several small supermarkets in some restaurants if you would like to purchase some items to go. Be sure to visit a wide variety of restaurants to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.
Most restaurants in Sharm el Sheikh are open by 12pm. Meals here may be later than you are used to! The busiest times for restaurants here are from 2pm to 6pm during the lunch rush and from 8pm to 10pm for dinner. If you come outside of the peak times, the restaurant will likely be less crowded, so keep that in mind if you are in a hurry. Many restaurants stay open all through the night so that both locals and guests can come enjoy food, company, and a lively atmosphere.
Most restaurants here are very close to the Red Sea. Therefore, it is no surprise that seafood is the predominate diet in this part of the world. There are also other popular meat dishes like roasted chicken, pigeon, Kushari (a unique Egyptian dish), meatballs in tomato sauce, and kebabs. You can also find tandoori dishes, Italian fare, and pizzas in some restaurants.
Some of the best eateries in this region are located in Ras Um Sid (a place well-known for its extensive Italian far), Sinai star restaurants, Abou Hamada, El-Masrien and of course the popular Na’ama bay area. The Na’ama bay area is also an ideal place for evening stroll after a sumptuous meal.
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