Fodor's Expert Review El Hussein (Oriental)

$$ Luxor Middle Eastern

Don't let the stained tablecloths at this upper-story dining room deter you; eating from communal dishes can be a messy business. Standard mixed-grill items share the lineup with less common offerings such as turkey, duck, and rabbit. Set menus allow a choice of meat, fowl, or fish accompanied by a table laden with soups, salads, and vegetable dishes. If you're lucky, they'll be serving the other reason locals flock here: molokheya (a type of greens). Chopped, boiled, spiced, and oiled, molokheya is unique to Egypt and considered a special-occasion treat in Egyptian homes. Finding it in a restaurant is a rarity. A second El Hussein location specializes in fish.

Middle Eastern Casual Lunch Dinner $$

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Shar'a Hilton, about a block south of entrance to Hilton Hotel
Luxor, Luxor  Egypt

095-237–8355

www.elhussein.info

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