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Moroccan Restaurant Menara

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41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802 (North 1st Street)
Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
408-453-1983
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Moroccan Dinner & Belly Dancer

When you park your car you get a nervous vibe because of the neighbor-hood. Not the worst area though. It was a quiet neighbor-hood, but definitely made you think twice. With that said, we didn't have any trouble leaving our car there. From the outside the building looks like any average... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Placerville, CA
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Placerville, CA
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When you park your car you get a nervous vibe because of the neighbor-hood. Not the worst area though. It was a quiet neighbor-hood, but definitely made you think twice. With that said, we didn't have any trouble leaving our car there. From the outside the building looks like any average restaurant. However, when you step in the front door,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is located in a less than great neighborhood but it was worth the venturing out. The service was fabulous and the food was great, typical Moroccan fare. The belly dancer (an American) was absolutely terrific and totally engaging. This place is GREAT for groups on business, families and couples for a fun night out.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

you have 5 choices of food set menus. The entire table has to order the same as it is a sharing menu. The set menus range from $ 26-33. The food is good. The belly dancer comes in at 8pm and entertains for 30-45 mins.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The ambiance of the restaurant is quite misguiding to the quality & taste of food. We ordered a set food dinner platter...(that's all one could order) which included - a bread basket, poor Salad, 2 different meats... which again had no taste whatsoever. The only acceptable part was the dessert- the Turkish tea & Baklava. A joke of an Asain... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went to Moroccan Restaurant Menara for a fun Friday night. They serve family style. We ordered Le Dinner Rabati It consisted of Moroccan Salad, B’stilla, Tajine Rabbit with Paprika, Tajine de Poule aux Citrons, Brochette de Kefta, Vegetable Couscous, Baklava with Mint Tea. Yes, one eats with one's hands but they do a nice hand washing prior to and... More 

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Campbell, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I absolutely love the food here and the entertainment is great. The Moroccan salad and b'stilla are two of my favorites. And you absolutely MUST try their drink specialty... the Moroccan Magic. But be careful, they're so tasty you can't even tell there's alcohol in them. They're dangerously good. I wish I could rate the place as Excellent, but it's... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I recently ate here with a work group, and overall we had a good time. If you're planning on dining here, plan to spend several hours, it's a 6 course meal and it is served at a pace intended to encourage discussion, relaxation and drink consumption (in a good way). The food overall was pretty good, the belly dancer was... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Read about this online and it seemed good but visit was disappointing. Food was average at best and while the eating with your hands thing might feel all rustic and charming to some it's generally a pain in the behind (especially with the salads). Seating area was too dark and had a slightly rundown feel to it. The bellydancers added... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Menara is a unique experience in Moroccan dining. The decor is a little worn but interesting and the dining options were highly anticipated as we had never had Moroccan food. Unfortunately, the food was average. The chicken and meats were tough, dry and overcooked and the vegetables were unremarkable. The service was friendly and attentive but the entertainment was the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Wonderfully surprise at what a fun experience this turned out to be. You get a good taste of what the ethnic Moroccan dining experience is all about. From the group hand washing at the start and end of dinner, to eating with your hands family style to watching the belly-dancers through the whole thing. It was a blast. After wards,... More 

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Additional Information about Moroccan Restaurant Menara

Address: 41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
Phone Number: 408-453-1983
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
    (North 1st Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-453-1983

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?