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About Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant
This is one of the first original Moroccan Restaurants in California. It"s worth the trip alone. This princely feast is furnished with low couches and large decorative pillows. The rooms are softened by tapestries covering the walls and ceilings. The decor creates an atmosphere of comfort and leisure. The meal is a feast served with home baked bread. This is more than just a meal; you can give over an entire evening to this relaxed and unique dining experience. Your full meal at Marrakech includes delicious Maghreb Salad, Harira (lentil soup), Bastilla (an amazing pastry-like dish, vegetarian or chicken), your choice of exquisite Moroccan entrees, freshly brewed sweetened mint tea, and baklawa (Moroccan pastry). Your Moroccan meal is best eaten Moroccan style -- using delicious, freshly baked bread as the ideal all-purpose eating utensil. To enhance your meal, we offer a wide selection of imported and domestic wine and beer, as well as a full bar.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-2:00pm
$30 and under
Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant in San Francisco features beautiful belly dancing shows every night, accompanied by live music every Saturday and First Sunday of every month.
Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine available for catering. Includes homemade Moroccan bread, hummus, shish-kabob, braised Lamb and chicken with couscous and stewed vegetables. We provide catering to businesses around San Francisco.
Two Parking garages on the same block. Toca Park in Shannon alley, California Parking garage half a block down.
We are five minutes walking Distance From Powell Street Bart Station. Taxi accessible.
Private Party Facilities:
Elegant Moroccan Interior, low cushioned seating(regular seating available). Tradition Moroccan Family Style, large banquet plates served onto smaller plates. Private Live music entertainment and Belly Dancers upon request.
Private Party Contact:
Nader Shahin: (415) 776-6717
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The food was good but we got shorted two courses on a five course meal. We never received the salad courses. We had taken pictures of each course because we thought the meal was novel. The bartender insisted that we had had five courses but we had only three. She had NOT been our server and she didn't even bother to check with our servers. Because we were pretty full and did not want to make a scene, we paid for the full meal and left. My wife was really bummed out.
I love the dancing and the atmosphere. The food really could use a little more care and a lot more flavor. The service is still a challenge. I didn't mind so much the slowness, but others might find it problematic. I'd like to see this place do well, but they really need to get better food.
Very good food and pleasant servers. They gave us free baklava and mint tea. Eggplant appetizer was delicious and chicken tagine and lamb dishes were excellent, too.
Belly dancers started around 8:30pn. Comfortable couches with soft pillows to sit on. Definitely will return. They rinse your hands with rose water befits and after. Nice touch. I've beento Morocco and it was just as goodz
Extremely disappointed. I went to a Marrakech in Portland Oregon and loved it. I was expecting this to be as good or better since it's San Francisco but the service was terrible. The waiter took forever to attend to us and the food and was disappointing. I felt the staff took no interest in making us comfortable or attending to us. At the end we waited 15 minutes itself for the bill to come and we had to at the end get up and pay it at the counter. At $50 per person we would have expected this to be half decent but I was highly disappointed. It has got to be the worst dining experience and value for money in the recent past few months. I have tried different restaurants in sf and this has to be the worst. Would highly discourage any family or friends to go here.
Great traditional classic and elegant service! If you like being pampered then you'll enjoy this restaurant. I especially like the traditional wet towel hand treatment. Delicious food and alot of it, order the multi course with the include appetizers and hot mint tea.
The food and service were fantastic and very authentic. I found this place by accident and was just looking for Mediterranean food and didn't expect the food to be so good or authentic as what I actually got. The chef combined a complex mix of spices and food to provide an exceptional meal. Everything was unique and delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like to have an authentic Moroccan meal and experience.
Had the hummus platter to start, what a silky texture and wonderful flavor. The tureen of lamb and vegetables was simply delicious and the bread served with it was so tasty and great for soaking up all the flavorful sauce. Did not order dessert but the staff brought two small portions of baklava to taste. Wish I had room for a full serving, maybe next time. We did not stay for the entertainment but will be back for the whole experience in the near future.
Went for my great friend's birthday. the restaurant was very cold so we asked they turn up the heat pretty quick. the belly dancer was great...the service was 'ok'. had to ask several times for water, and to have our drink orders taken etc. the food was also 'ok'. The music was pretty good.
Service was good. There was one server who was not very attentive but another who was very attentive and personable. The atmosphere was fun and the food was pretty good. Overall it was a good experience and something unique. Atmosphere was quiet until the belly dancer started around 7:45
It was our first time in San Fransisco, and the pictures looked convincing on google. So I Decided to take my husband there for his 30th birthday only to be disappointed. We had reservations for 9pm. The restaurant already had a work party which was wrapping up. We had poor service due to the staff just roaming around cleaning the mess from that party. For it being a weekend the restaurant was died. We were the only guest there. The ambience and the food was not worth the price we paid. I felt horrible all night knowing that I choice Marrakech for such a special occasion.
Food was delicious, perfect! Ambience was great. Very good experience. Bdlly dancers were very entertaining. Would recommend any day!
We came back 2 hours later and it was very lively and entertaining with Mid-East pop and current dance music. Most everyone eere having a great time.
From the moment we were seated we were treated like royalty, the food was amazing and the service was attentive. With so much to choose from wait staff made perfect recommendations on food choices, we were pleasantly surprised. The belly dancing was authentic and done with lots of class! I was happy to see the engagement with the audience as she danced. Great place to dine and enjoy music and live dance. Thank you to all of the staff for a job well done and adding to my wonderful experiences of dining in San Francisco. Jay Alexander's show was also very good, I really enjoyed how he interacted with the audience and his illusions were quite mind baffling. Great show, don't miss it!!
Our first time trying Moroccan food and we loved everything in the 5 course meal! The food service went smoothly however they did not provide drink service. We had to go to the bar for our drinks which wasn't a huge inconvenience!! The staff was friendly and the music and dancer were entertaining!
The food was good but unmemorable, the service was solicitous. The seating was terrible. It was uncomfortable, the way the four of us were seated (basically all in a row) was not conducive to good conversation. This was our first visit, and we didn't know to ask for the pouf-style seats that would have allowed us to sit around a table -- but they weren't offered to us. (I found out when another group of diners arrived as we were almost leaving, that this option existed). There was nothing bad about this restaurant, but also nothing particularly wonderful.
A wonderful jaunt to the Maghreb, right here in the Tenderloin. Marrakech creates a great Moroccan atmosphere: arched doorways lead you to cozy alcoves, with murals of desert scenes, low tables, and upholstered banquettes littered with pillows. Delicious, fragrant food was served at a leisurely pace -- not "slow," just unhurried, even at 11 p.m. on a weeknight -- by very kind and attentive staff. Our meal began with mint tea; included lentil soup, lamb tagine, chicken with honey and almonds, and chicken kamama (our favorite), and ended with a hand wash with a spritz of orange blossom water. And open until 2 AM, Marrakech is a great addition to SF's short list of restaurants that keep late-night hours.
We had a wonderful time at Marrakech. It was quiet when we first arrived for our 7pm reservation so in the future we will probably book closer to 8pm when the entertainment begins. Our food was absolutely fabulous. We especially loved the Tangine Chicken and the Lamb with Honey. Portions are huge so order one dinner for every two people. The service was good, not great but the people were very friendly.
I remember when Marrakech was an exciting exotic place for Middle Eastern food and entertainment. The decor was like a huge festive tent with cushion seating at low tables, live music, and belly dancing. Now the place is thread worn. The decor is dark and not in the least festive. The music is recorded with someone plunking on the drums occasionally. The belly dancer was beautiful, but not all that talented. The food was uneven - kebobs were on the dry side; honey almond lamb was wonderful; bellini had an OK mild flavor; baklava pretty boring. Service was friendly when it appeared. Had to wait 20 minutes from when our credit card was taken until returned. All in all Marrakech is a disappointment.
Where to start. Wait staff great. Food was better than expected. The meat just fell off the bones, and was perfect. I will be back. We got there early, so missed the belly dancing, but music was just fine. Service did not push us and always came by to check.
One should only go to this restaurant "during a show," but not as a "only come here for Moroccan food" type of restaurant. This evening - I dined here at 6 PM on a Saturday, 2 hours before the show - only to find out that they were not serving cornish hen, rabbit, or bastilla (the sole reason I came here)! I only ordered the lentil soup: while only $5, the size was comparable to "a cup" of soup that you'd get in a diner. I also ordered the baklava: the size was so small, it gulped in down in a bite. Unbelievable! Again, the restaurant seems to cater to those who would be more engaged in the entertainment . . . so enjoy the show.
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