The Best Restaurants in El Gouna ( 2023 List )

When it comes to cuisine in El Gouna, being spoiled for choice is an understatement! With cuisines that cover almost all the continents, holiday goers and residents are guaranteed a variety of flavours whenever they choose to eat out.

Asian Cuisine

Despite the fact that El Gouna is located on the Red Sea in Egypt, this small resort towns host a wide selection of Asian restaurants to please every palate especially vegetarians and vegans. If you are looking for some of the best Indian curries and grills, then you need look no further than Tandoor located in the Ali Pasha Hotel in the Marina. With a diverse menu at a variety of costs feel free to dine al fresco as you sink your teeth into some of the most mouth-watering tandoor grills or dip a naan into their rich curries.

Tandoor restaurant in el gouna

Craving something more spicy? Try the relaxed White Elephant Thai Restaurant in Downtown El Gouna. There you can order one of their tantalizing appetizers that vary from the heat-packed Tom Yum soup to their boiled or fried dumplings. You can then savour their variety of noodles and finally end your meal with their signature Peking Duck, all without breaking the bank.

If you fancy a night out and ready to pay, try going to Saigon, located directly on the Marina, this Vietnamese restaurant offers one of a kind cuisine with a classy ambience. Begin with their highly commendable raw spring rolls which include shrimp, lettuce and rice partnered with soya molasses dipping sauce. For your main dish, you should experience their honey-roasted duck for an unmatched explosion of flavor.

The vietnamese restaurant Saigon in El Gouna Marina for Asian Dining in Red Sea


Love sushi? El Gouna has the place for you! Visit the widely-popular Mori Sushi located in the New Marina to try out an expansive selection of rolls, sashimis and nigiris. If you fancy a good deal, visit Mori Sushi on Mondays and Tuesdays for a variety of deals on some of their most popular rolls, but be careful, the restaurant fills up fast!

Wondering where to savor an authentic Japanese culinary journey in El Gouna? Harumaki in Steigenberger El Gouna is the answer. Experience the mastery of fresh Teppanyaki and exquisite Sushi, each dish capturing the essence of Japan. The ambiance seamlessly blends simplicity and elegance, with a central Teppanyaki live grill for culinary theater. Harumaki’s attention to detail extends to enticing marble floors, creating a refined atmosphere. Complemented by a premium beverage selection, it offers not just a meal but a complete fine-dining experience—a perfect culmination to your day in El Gouna.

a chef live cooking at Harumaki STG el gouna

Sensational Seafood

Being by the Red Sea means that you will have access to some of the largest varieties of seafood available. If you would like to eat seafood as per the Egyptian style and at a reasonable cost, then look no further than Hydra in Downtown El Gouna, where you can order the fish by the kilo and they can be prepared in style you wish. If you feel lost with the choices, ask them to make you a recommendation that would suit your taste and you can take it from there.

For one of the best venues that serve seafood, you should pay a visit to the Movenpick Resort hotel and to the El Sayadin Restaurant where they will offer you the best of the Red Sea coupled with 5 Star hotel service, but be prepared to pay a little more than the other restaurants as it within the hotel.

If you fancy trying seafood at another restaurant, try the Club Paradisio, you can visit Morgan’s Beach Restaurant, where you can pick from a wide array of fresh seafood which the chef will cook, live, for you from their cooking station. Choose from a selection of oriental mezze to accompany your meal and perfect the experience of consuming the fresh fish.

Fancy going to a boutique restaurant, then look no further than El Bahr, apart from the fresh seafood on display, their selection of methods to cook range from the traditional to the international. Moreover, you can find a variety of Greek and Alexandrian dishes and mezze that give you more of a taste of Egypt than the other fish restaurants. But make sure that you are prepared to pay for their delicacies and call ahead and reserve as tables are limited and can go fast.


a fresh red sea fish corner and a chef at marco polo's restaurant in club paradisio el gouna resort


Iconic International Food

All of the international restaurants in El Gouna are iconic, as they serve flavors and quality that are often difficult to match in the Red Sea area or in Egypt! Craving a burger, then you have to try Le Garage in the Marina. Located directly on the pier, you can enjoy one of the best quality burgers in the region with a variety of toppings that promise to deliver an abundance of flavor. Worried about the costs, do consider the toppings on your burger and they will dictate how much you should be expected to pay.

Looking for more variety and value for money, walk down to Breeze and choose from the selection of options that they have in a more laidback atmosphere.

After a more classy meal? Then make your way to Chez Chantal in the Turtle’s Inn Hotel, where you can pick from their indulgent Red Sea lobster, their steaks, or choose from their menu of the week, which includes an array of options based on the seafood that has been fished that week, but be prepared to pay for their exclusive meals, which you can guarantee are worth every penny.

Want to take that special someone out? Try Charwoods, which offer some of the best cuts of steak and the best imported wine in El Gouna, with a very romantic setting that promises you an opportunity to make memories with your loved ones.

Still want steak, but you are with family, you can try the Captain’s Steakhouse in Captain’s Inn hotel in the Marina, where there is a more lively atmosphere, plenty of space for large families and has a wide selection that makes it more affordable than other steak restaurants.

Another popular international restaurant is Seventh Star, which has branches in both the Marina and downtown El Gouna. Aside from their unmatched desserts, you can enjoy steaks, pastas, and an amazing breakfast at reasonable prices that will always keep you going back for more.

Craving a healthy breakfast but ready to pay a bit more than usual? Try Malu’s Deli, located in the Marina, which will provide you with a selection of omelettes, quiches, smoothies and cakes that will fill you up as you relax in the sunshine that floods their outdoor eating area.

If you love cheese then you need to make your way to Chuchichaschitli Swiss House restaurant in downtown El Gouna with their variety of fondue that is bound to make you come back for more. Just make sure that you are prepared to pay a little more than other restaurants and reserve your table ahead of time as the small restaurant quickly fills up.

Ever wondered where to embark on a culinary journey celebrating the vibrant flavors of Latin America in El Gouna? Look no further than Chicha, an iconic destination that promises an extraordinary dining experience. Each dish tells a captivating story, weaving the bold and colorful tapestry of Latin flavors. From perfectly seasoned meats to authentic spices, every bite is a journey into the heart of Latin culinary traditions. Meticulously curated, the menu embodies authenticity and ensures an unforgettable dining adventure. Chicha goes beyond being just a restaurant; it’s a sensory fiesta, an invitation to revel in the warmth, spice, and vivacity of Latin American culture. Join us at Chicha, where every meal transforms into a celebration of the unique treasures of Latin cuisine.

A healthy breakfast at Malu's Deli Restaurant in El Gouna Abu Tig Marina

captains's inn steak house restaurant



Extraordinary Oriental Cuisine

You can never get enough of the options of Oriental options in El Gouna, where you can find a range of traditional Egyptian and Levantine dishes at a variety of prices that promise to give you the best of the Middle East.

Visit Mazagouna, a more pricey Lebanese restaurant in the Marina to try out the different choices of grilled chicken or meat that will be prepared for you on a portable grill, placed on your table. Choose from several of their mezze to compliment your meal and finish it off with one of their oriental desserts as you watch the sunset on the marina.

Want to try an Egyptian breakfast? If you are in the marina, walk towards Eish Balady. Despite their expensive prices, they do provide quality meals and delicacies which include fetir (savory and sweet oriental pancakes), and falafel (fava bean patties fried in oil) along side their fava beans and enjoy a delicious meal that will keep you full as you explore El Gouna.

Dining in El Gouna Restaurant Eish Balady for Egyptian Oriental Experience

If you are downtown you should visit Zomba, this friendly oriental restaurant that offers a variety of choices ranging from the breakfast favorites to grilled delights and even some complete meals and tajins, all at a reasonable cost.

Curious about where to experience the refined flavors of Lebanese cuisine in El Gouna? Mer Bey is your answer. Can sophistication and tradition blend seamlessly in a fine dining experience, accompanied by a lively lounge bar atmosphere? Bringing the soul of Beirut to El Gouna, Mer Bey offers more than just a taste of Lebanese hospitality.

What stories do each dish tell? At Mer Bey, expect a narrative deeply rooted in Lebanese culinary heritage, where aromatic spices and skillfully prepared dishes captivate the senses. Beyond a mere restaurant, it’s a cultural exploration, a fusion of flavors inviting you to savor the essence of Beirut. With chic ambiance and culinary excellence, Mer Bey invites you to enjoy the vibrant energy of El Gouna while immersing yourself in Lebanese culinary richness.

 Italian Extravaganza

El Gouna’s selection of Italian cuisine is diverse, whereby the majority of the restaurants will offer you pasta as a part of their menu, nonetheless, there is an array of Italian restaurants that will always keep you going back for more. If you are at the marina make sure you pay a visit to Sotto Sopra that offer a selection of Italian favorites and some twists that take flavor to whole new level. Affordable, and with an expansive bar, you can ensure that you will have a wholesome meal while sipping on a delightful cocktail.

Walk over to downtown El Gouna and try Pasta e Basta that a boast a menu with several types of pasta at a variety of prices that can cater to your palate and wallet.

A local favourite is Zia Amelia that offer more than just homemade pasta; indeed you can find a selection of proper, oven-baked pizzas, succulent main courses and an assortment of desserts that will provide the perfect ending to your meal. If you choose to indulge in some of their more exotic dishes then expect to pay more than the usual cost that you would pay for a more common selection of items.


The best Italian restaurant in El Gouna Downtown Pasta e Basta serving variety of pasta plates


Green Gastronomy

Curious if a restaurant can be more than just a place to eat? Nicole’s Greenhouse in the heart of El Gouna goes beyond satisfying hunger; it’s a cozy culinary spot with a commitment to eco-friendliness and community. Transforming dining into an art, the carefully curated menu delights taste buds and respects seasons with local, eco-friendly ingredients. It’s about more than food—Nicole’s Greenhouse builds a lively community through events and local partnerships. Step inside to experience an immersive blend of rustic and modern vibes that mirror the restaurant’s values. It’s not just a place to eat; it’s an experience celebrating mindful dining, the beauty of each season, and a shared sense of community. Join in, savor the moment, and become part of a story unfolding with every season.


a man and a woman dining at nicols's green house

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