4132 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN | Directions 3792035.933124 -83.913135
Mon. - Sat. 5pm - 11pm;Sun. 5pm - 8pm
Love this place! – Mo is wonderful! The food is great. If you're going at night, be prepared for it to be loud and fun :-) In fact, I would suggest only going at night, and with a big group! You can bring your own alcohol as he does not sell alcohol there. Sodas are served in large flower vases.
Very unimpressive food – This was my 2nd and last time here. I was with a large group and we waited an hour for our food. The Greek salad looks impressive, but it's 95% iceberg lettuce, sitting in oil. The oil was like soup at the bottom, disgusting. The dressing was too strong. If you want a great Greek salad, go to Gondolier. The people who ordered chicken were given a piece 3 INCHES BIG. Mo does not take credit cards. I understand that he went over the top because it was a girl's birthday, but the music was way too loud and he never shut it off, therefore our group couldn't talk anymore. The baklava was the smallest piece I have ever seen. He did not offer the checks, we had to ask him for them. And yes, the place is dirty.
Really fun place – King Tuts has been a favorite of mine since he opened 18 years ago.
Not only is Mo a great host, he is a genuine good man and loads of fun.
He used to have a get smart phone located in the bottom of a shoe on the bar.
Quirky fun, terrific food and thick muddy delicious Turkish coffee! His deserts are to die for and he does indeed have the
Best Little Off the Beaten Path Place Ever! – Before moving out of the area, my wife and I ate at King Tut several times and thoroughly enjoyed it then. Mo and his wife always have the most hospitable attitude, serve great food and the regular attraction "Dobber" is always friendly and entertaining. We had lunch there today after being gone almost 13 years and things are status quo. Great job Mo...."I Highly Recommend King Tut".
You just need to experience it – After 10 years of being a loyal customer, they must be doing something right....
MO AND HIS WIFE ARE GOOD PEOPLE! – KING TUT, is the most interesting little dive I've ever seen! I use the term dive very politely, I love MO and his wife, but it is what it is. I like this place very much. Mo is the host and a very good one at that,he enjoys it and it shows ! It might be alittle off putting by all the strange objects all over the place but I like it. It adds to the coolness of the place.The food is good too! All the times I've been there,I've eatten the ribs, greek salad, humus, a bean sandwich and two delightfull deserts. All the food great, expecially the humus and greek salad,the best humus I've ever had.This post is making me hungry for humus, I will be heading to King Tut's today. :^)
Really dirty – This place was the dirtiest restaurant I have ever seen. I don't know what the health inspector looked at but the place should be shut down. I'm putting a picture of the health inspection rating along with with actual pictures of the place on line, maybe that will embarrass the health inspector to do his job. Our 3 yr old didn't even want to go into the restroom!
Unlike anything Knoxville has to offer – This was by far the most fun my family and I had dining out in decades. Not only was Mo a superb host, but the food was awesome! And the karaoke after dinner was a blast for all ages. Not for the uptight or prudish, King Tut's is quirky and off the wall. What we succinctly described as a dive growing up on the east coast shoreline. This is exactly what Knoxville needs more of. If you are tired of the same old fare and chain restaurant mediocrity on every street corner in town, head to King Tut's. You will get great service and great food to go with it.
best EXPERIENCE ever!!! – this is not for the narrow minded, when following your GPS instructions you will eventually pass it by and almost miss it, since it is a TINY tiny place that looks almost like an abandoned shed.
It gets better once inside, the place is all dark, barely lit by christmas tree lights and a few light bulbs, and the walls are absolutely packed with funny signs, stuffed heads, letters, weird things and many many more signs. There's only 3 or 4 tables and my guess is you can't fit more than 15 people in there, but I've heard stories about 30 or more going to this place!!
Mister MO (it doesn't get more Egyptian than that!) will not only greet you and serve you with a smile, but will usually entertain his customers with the weirdest things he can come up with.
And then comes the food. IT IS SUPERB and trust me you would never ever guess this from the looks of this lost place, you have to try it!! I hear there's karaoke sometimes so I suggest you call in advance (oh yes and be prepared to speak with mo's wife on the phone, she also does most of the cooking and her engRish is great jeje for an Egyptian).
As I said, this is MUCH MORE than food, this is a true experience for the open minded and the adventurous, I HIGHLY recommend it! EXCELLENT FOOD in THE WEIRDEST OF PLACES.
2 more things:
The place has been running for almost 30 years, there's a reason for this, so DON?T judge a book by it's cover when you get there!
I THINK HE DOES NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS!!! CALL AND ASK TO BE SURE!!
Random, Interesting, – I randomly went to lunch with a friend of mine. Very quirky, looks a little shady on the outside, random, but-GREAT food!
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