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8 Speciality Restaurants Around Gouna To Try Out This Season

8 Speciality Restaurants Around Gouna To Try Out This Season
written by
Nelly Ezz

There’s nothing better than sharing good food and experiencing new dishes whenever opportunities present themselves. It’s always amazing to try a culture different from your own, but what makes this extra special is experiencing it through their food. Gouna is the perfect place to get your groove on when it comes to speciality cuisines without travelling too far – from Vietnamese and Italian to Swiss and Belgian; there’s something for everyone’s taste.

Chez Chantal (Belgian)

This beautiful hidden rooftop restaurant in the heart of the Marina is old but definitely gold. With a fantastic array of Belgian dishes and boozy cocktails, this hidden gem is a must-visit. Their menu is quite varied, with daily specials and fresh seafood dishes of the day. Find Chez Chantal on the rooftop of Turtle’s Inn – you can’t miss it. You can call 01227563373 for more information.

Sotto Sopra (Italian)

This spot has been dominating the Italian food scene for ages in Gouna and is still going strong. Feel like having metre-long pizzas, cocktails, homemade pasta, and ice-cold beers? Then head over to the Marina at Sotto Sopra’s cosy outdoor venue. Get the authentic taste of Italy’s best dishes right in Gouna this season – Open daily from 4 PM-1 AM!

Saigon (Vietnamese)

Southeast Asian food never tasted better than at Gouna’s very own high-end Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon. With an extensive menu filled with spring rolls, noodles, soups, and more – Saigon never fails to impress customers every time. You can also enjoy beer and wine with your meal anytime at the Marina from 2 PM- 11 PM.

Swiss House (Swiss)

Nestled in a hidden corner of Downtown, Chuchichaschtli (Swiss House) is the only genuine and authentic swiss experience you can enjoy in the whole of Hurghada. Veal Zurich Style, Cheese Fondue, Swiss Cheese Spatzli, Swiss Sennen Rosti are all items you can find on their menu alongside many more traditional dishes. Make sure to reserve a spot ahead – call 01113489944 for more information. 

Bongoya (African)

This African-inspired resto-bar lies in the heart of Downtown and boasts a chic-rustic vibe and a fantastic menu. Head down anytime starting 4 PM- 12 AM to try the exotic flavours of Mother Africa. You can call 01212664696 for reservations. 

Athena Greek Taverna (Greek)

Find this Greek nook next to Ebied Supermarket in Downtown. You can make all your Mediterranean dreams come at this cosy taverna, from Feta spring rolls and tzatziki to steffado and gyros – there is something for everyone’s taste. Revel in unique cocktails and ravishing Greek food as early as 11 AM! 

Chicha (Latin)

Mouthwatering, cheerful, and totally Instgrammable – Chicha is one for your bucket list. This amazingly styled boho heaven is breezy, cosy, and yet exclusive at the same time. Get stuffed with tacos and cocktails at Chicha this vacation – they’re open from 9 AM; however, the kitchen starts serving from 3 PM until 11 PM.

Tamr Henna (Middle Eastern/Egyptian)

You could be in Gouna and still crave feteer, right? Well, if this happens, Tamr Henna is here to rescue you; sambousak, feteer, Tawajin, and much more is available on their menu. Head to Downtown if you’re looking for some local late-night dinners or lunch – they open at 9 AM every day except for Fridays.