Bring your father to something special on his special day.
We offer one of the few restaurants in downtown SF with live family friendly bellydance entertainment, live music and full five course Moroccan feast. Cozy dim interior with candle lit dinner will make your family feel right at home.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Excellent food and service with a lovely belly dancing show
We were hosting a family get together for 14 people. The servers told us they would take care of vegetarian options and bring us platters of food. The food was terrible- vegetarian and non vegetarian options likewise. The "platters" turned out to be plates, for which they over charged us a lot. The got out way more platters than required too. This was uncalled for from the restaurants end. We would never recommend going to this restaurant.
It looks cheesy but the food is outstanding
I introduced my partner to this wonderful place. He loved the food (he had never had Moroccan food before) and he especially loved the belly dancing. The ambiance was everything we could have asked for on our anniversary.
This was possibly the best meal that we had during our trip to San Francisco. Excellent food excellent service excellent ambiance
wonderful food and our server was really helpful with suggesting an easier option for including the kids with a family style meal - Perfect!
Birthdays, Retirement & Easter
I like what Marrakech is going for, a more or less authentic Moroccan dining experience complete with the lovely long-distance poured tea, big round table, comfy sofa-esque seats, hand-washing service and overall ambiance of come here and relax for a bit. I think they need to do a better job publicizing their brand, maybe let customers how the service is supposed to proceed when you get seated, etc. If you want a quick bite and your waiter checking in on your every ten seconds go elsewhere; but, if you want laid back (but still attentive) service, to sit and enjoy a few appetizers (the humus was incredible and I would go back solely to eat the bastila ), have some VERY good lamb tagine, sip some tea and watch some belly dancing over 2.5 hours then it's your vibe. We made the small mistake of going for dinner at 6:30, and it was very clear service was not quite ready (then again they are open until 2 am, with belly dancing at 8pm so early diners beware). I like the style and it brings and unique dining experience, you just need to have/take the time to enjoy.
Belly dancing, the whole place decorated from top to bottom and amazing food make this my favorite place in Seattle.
I was looking forward to the entertainment but the lady who did the belly dancing was not engaging and she didn't know how to work the room, there was no participation. From where we were sitting, it was hard to see her - we bare saw her and that was disappointing. Came here last year and it was WAY better when the dancer was more engaging.
Service was lacking, they said they were coming by to wash our hands and we had to remind them, they forgot one of our members in the party and we had to remind them again. They were either understaffed or just not well coordinated.
Food was great, everyone loved the food - the bastilla is my favorite!
There was a birthday going on and the whole night was about the birthday. As a regular customer, I felt like I was invited to a stranger's birthday and my night was not as enjoyable as it expected for a group gathering.
I am a huge fan of Moroccan food and was looking forward to a meal here We ended up leaving before ordering. There was a terrible stale musty stench and the upolstery was worn and dingy. Our menus were ripped and stained. I didn't feel comfortable ordering food. The stench was overpowering Very disappointing.
This is a great restaurant with excellent food and just amazing service.. there are musicians, ... very enjoyable.. I have been for dinner there many times and it is always a positive memorable experience. .
The service absolutely NUL! They have servers who has no clue about the food they serve! We had to wait so long to get our first course...and the food was really not good!
I will never ever go back in this dirty restaurant!
New year eve! Waste of $
Carpet never been vacuumed since a decade,
Unclean cup of tea had a lipstick trace on it.
Food is horrible except the lamb in the couscous, was tasty
Service is a disaster
Low sitting is uncomfortable
Dessert was a baklava hard like wood.
Sent us the bill before even start eating the main dish.
I have no clue how such us place can survive in San Francisco.
The restaurant suggested we order family style and said it was a bargain. There wasn't enough food and we were supposed to go to the Magic Theater at 6:30. We got our main courses at 6:20 and although they didn't start the show until 6:45 as they were aware that we hadn't gotten our meal until late, we stuffed it down as fast as we could. The food was tasty but not enough as they talked us into the family style dinner. Our guests were still hungry. There was also the smell of cigarette smoke in the restaurant. The staff was cordial but disorganized.
Authentic & delicious Moraccan Food
Service was great
Excellent value - would go again!
Nothing was good.. complete waste of money
Hosted a surprise birthday dinner for my fiancee here and the staff was more than accommodating. Food was also authentic and delicious. Very affordable for the amazing quality!
Food is very good, service OK. Was in and out before the show.
We booked an early reservation time and the restaurant was not ready. Two overflowing garbage bins were hauled next to where we were seated. As we ate our appetizer a wait staff carried out smelly garbage bags.
We were the only people in the restaurant and it took 40 minutes to move from 1st plate to second they didn’t make hummus yet so appetizer was without it the soup was forgotten so it came at the end of the meal we had 2 hour planned to dine before attending a show and ended up having to take our desert with us. From 5:30 to 7:30 we were only ones there on Saturday ?
Excellent food, good portions, friendly and attentive staff.
Definitely an evening to remember but not in the desirable way. The music was way too loud for an early evening, and the flashing strobe light was way too much. Gave me a headache. The dancer was enthusiastic and the food was ok. Would have been nice to have couscous included with the tangine.
The food was wonderful. The entertainment (belly dancer) was excellent and involved the diners without being invasive. Service was good until the restaurant filled up, then they were short-handed and it took a while to fill requests for drinks, water, etc. Overall a great night out.
Went here for girl's night and We had a great time! Food was wonderful and the belly dancer was awesome!
The restaurant switched our servers, didn’t plan it properly, we didn’t receive some of the food we ordered, the food that did come out, came after A VERY long time and to end that, the restaurant tried to overcharge us (by almost doubling our check!)
We had to complain and get a verification for the items in the check as they were all hand written and in VERY poor organization, we realized we were charged over $200 more than we ordered.
I’m sorry but this is ridiculous. Not to mention the food was ok but the portions for the prices were just absurd.
$8 for a hummus platter that looked empty (abundance much? I’m Moroccan myself!!) and $32 for a vegetarian couscous plate that was barely enough for one person.
I’m sorry this was just a poor experience overall.
They have good food , great service and entertainment
The food was very good, however that isn’t everything and the restaurant itself definitely could use a little love. The music was extremely loud and the belly dancer who was supposed to perform at 10pm never did. It’s been 20 years since I’ve eaten here and that will most likely be the last time.
Incredibly loud. Very dirty- could smell the dirt in the air coming from the furniture. Bathroom had a hole that looked like passageway for rodents and/or cockroaches. Food was just fine. We were overcharged. Total nightmare.
Staff pretended to make us feel special. Waiter said we would get starters on the house as good took so long to come out. Spoiler alert, it didn't happen.
Also tons of homeless zombies outside the second you step outside so it's perfect for a horrible experience combo'd w heroin addicts trolling you.
This authentic Moroccan restaurant has it all: great service (they even wash your hands at the table), great ambiance; great food and even belly-dancing! It is a San Francisco classic and should not be missed!
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.
Service of five course meal took forever - even after we asked them to speed it up a bit.
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
The food and hospitality were terrific. Don't be put-off by the location or belly dancing (which was fun).
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.
Everyone was very happy with their meal. I had the lamb with honey and nuts - just delicious. The waiter was most kind and responsive.
Wonderfully fun place to celebrate a birthday with a group of friends. Great service and live music and belly dancing...fun!
But location is close to high crime district of Tenderloin.