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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, Seating

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
One Thousand and One Nights

Feels like you're entering some Arabian fairytale. The staff will dazzle you. Just let it happen. The food is excellent!! Fair prices too, by the way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Feels like you're entering some Arabian fairytale. The staff will dazzle you. Just let it happen. The food is excellent!! Fair prices too, by the way.

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Thank Frankies_opinion
Reno, Nevada, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We have no Moroccan restaurants in Reno, NV. I know, it's sad. :( My group of friends and I have tried other Moroccan fare in other cities, but Menara is definitely the best we have had! The whole staff is friendly and very on top of things. Your water will NOT go empty. The food is just amazing. For those... More 

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Thank LMStaton
New Delhi, India
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The ambiance is different but good. Food is above average or maybe due to fact that it is not completely as per our daily taste buds. Liked the unusual concept of all in the group eating from a single plate in Moroccon style

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Thank Arindam30
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The outside of the building leaves something be desired, but the food service and entertainment was great. Risk it and go inside...enjoy the belly dancer and delicious meal. We had so much fun here; loved the low tables. We ordered just about one of everything on the menu and shared it was all delicious. Be sure to try the fig... More 

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Thank Nicole C
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Delicious food, excellent service, reasonable prices and portions. Décor give a strong feeling of authenticity.

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Thank P7184BBiana
Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Four rather jet-lagged kiwis wandered into this restaurant close to our hotel, partly because it was close and partly as I had seen some good reviews. We arrived after 7 pm on a Sunday evening, and wondered if it was open at first, as the front entrance is pretty bland, with a shut door. We went in and asked for... More 

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Thank CarolynHa
Placerville, CA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank thorselltours
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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Thank Kim K
Mississauga, Canada
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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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Thank Bizman_9
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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163 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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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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
  • Cuisine: African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?