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Luxury resorts in Sharm el-Sheikh offer some of the city’s best upscale dining options, with many offering five or more restaurants specializing in a variety of local and international cuisine. More casual options are also available in abundance, particularly in Naama Bay and other touristy parts of town. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors feel these are the best places to eat in Sharm el-Sheikh:
1. Little Buddha. This trendy sushi bar and sister restaurant to Buddha Bar Paris serves excellent pan-Asian cuisine in a sleek, contemporary dining room. Little Buddha’s hip lounge area, presided over by a rotating lineup of DJs spinning downtempo, is a perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktails, while the dinner menu is filled with tantalizing seafood like macadamia-crusted white fish, red fire curry shrimp and poached lobster tail.
2. Reef Grill. Our favorite of the five restaurants at posh Four Seasons Resort Sharm el-Sheikh, Reef Grill is highlighted by a marvelous seaside setting where you’ll bask in glorious views of the Red Sea and Tiran Island from a casual open-air dining area. Fresh grilled seafood and juicy Australian, U.S. and Wagyu beef are specialties.
3. Don Panino. We love this casual café and restaurant located in the heart of busy Namaa Bay for its tasty wraps, salads and sandwiches — and for a spacious outdoor terrace open until 4 a.m.
4. Blue Ginger. A romantic, candle-lit restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm el-Sheikh that specializes in Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Blue Ginger puts as much focus on its creative food presentation as it does the delicate, well-balanced flavors of divine dishes such as grilled lobster with jumbo prawns and stir-fried black angus beef.
5. Caligula Hot Rock. Offering one of the more unique dining experiences in Sharm el-Sheikh, this gorgeous restaurant at the luxe Royal Savoy is likely one of the only places you’ll ever visit where you’ll grill first-rate cuts of lamb, beef and seafood right at your table over a piece of hot volcanic rock.