Kanabesh (on the beach): "Lovely Setting" Sharm El Sheikh Restaurant Tip by LisaMJ

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  Kanabesh restaurant on the beach
by LisaMJ
 
 

In Naama Bay, there are 2 Kanabesh restaurants. I think they are under the same management.

One is along the main stretch of King of Bahrain St and has a streetside setting. The other, which we visited, is on the beach.

The tables and chairs are laid out on the sand on top of huge rugs so you aren't getting your feet sandy. The cooking station is also on the beach, and everything is cooked fresh to order.

A network of lanterns, multicoloured glass roofs and woodwork covers the restaurant, making it a wonderful setting for dinner, with a candlelit atmosphere.

We liked this restaurant so much we visited it 3 times. If you arrive after 8.30pm, you may have to have a table a set up at the edge of the restaurant area. No big deal, but we preferred being more in the centre of everything.

The food is international, and really good value. For starters there are various soups, salads and mezze available, starting from £1. For main course, there is a mix of steak dishes (£5-£7) chicken dishes (£4-6), pizzas (from £1.60 and which are on a seperate menu which you have to ask for), some vegetarian dishes: vegetable curry £2.50, vegetable gratin £2.50 and a wide range of seafood from £3-£7 which was very popular and many people were ordering.

It's nice to be able to see your food being cooked to order, and you are sure to be warmly walcomed by the lovely owner/manager "Woggy". He is most proud of his restaurant, and treats everyone with the utmost respect - the same way which we treated him. We chatted about Cairo where he is from, and his love of Sharm El Sheikh.

Favorite Dish: Despite liking spicy foods, we really loved the Pizza served here. For £1.60 you'd get a magharita pizza (or any other pizza from their menu, upto about £2.50) which was approximately 12" in diameter. As far as pizzas go, it was delicious.

Thats not to say there is anything wrong with the other dishes we had. The steak portions were generous and cooked exactly how we asked. They came served with either rice or chips.

There was a large drinks menu, and we would normally have a bottle of Obelisk red wine at a cost of around £8. The total bill including taxes would be anything from £15 - £25 for the 2 of us. Approximately 22% in taxes is added to your bill.

There is a good dessert selection too, and Woggy was kind enough to make the creamy Movenpick vanilla ice cream and cappuchino we had ordered complimentary.

So, although there are various restaurants along the beach, and I'm sure most of them are very good, we very highly recommend Kanabesh.

Comparison: about average
Directions: Walk to the end of King of Bahrain Street, turn right. Pass the Movenpick ice cream cafe on your left. At you reach the beach promenade, turn right. Kanabesh is one of the first few restaurants on the left.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 1, 2005
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