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Marrakesh

517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
(215) 925-5929
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Ranked #200 of 3,726 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center East
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87% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I used to dine at Marrakesh 20 yrs ago when I lived in Philadelphia. This was my first time back since then & it was just as great as I remember! The owner is very friendly & proud of his business which he told me is in it's 35th year. I can't think of many who can say that. The... More

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NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

First time here. Had dinner on Saturday. A fun evening. This is worth every penny. Great food. The belly dancer added to the evening.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were first time patrons of this Moroccan restaurant. When we entered, I got the instant claustrophobic feeling. There are no windows and its very, very small inside. one exit in and out and the door is kept locked. You have to ring the bell to get let in. The was 1 server for all patrons. They start by washing... More

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NC
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere, nice owner. Allow for 2 hours and bring cash, they dont take credit. We come from north carolina and visit every time. Keep an open mind and enjoy a lovely evening.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've been to this restaurant twice and both times I've been pleasantly surprised! This restaurant is located on a small side street off of South Street. There is a sign that you really can't see but you know to look for a colorful door. There is no parking on the street so that is a premium in this Philadelphia neighborhood.... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Came here for dinner and was told they have a 7 course meal. But I was not that hungry so they offered me a 4-course dinner for half price which was very nice of them. Food was great accompanied by nice chardonnay. Although I was on a solo trip to Philadelphia, this is a very nice place to visit in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A group of friends and I decided to try something different and venture to the Marrakesh for dinner. Our party had twelve and they were able to accommodate us with no problem. The restaurant works on two seattings for larger groups: early (6:30) and later (9:00). The staff does a great job giving you the full experience with explanations and... More

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is amazing , Marrakesh is an authentic Moroccan restaurant. The food here is great and the servers are very friendly. Make sure to bring plenty of room for all seven courses. This is definitely not a place to go if you're in a hurry, so make sure to set aside the evening and take the time to soak... More

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takeitallin14
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

So, we went here for a birthday party. The service is excellent, they are on it. The portions are HUGE, go hungry, don't fill up on the bread and first courses, even though the eggplant was ridiculously good. I found it a little odd they lock the door (re fire hazard) but it was a good fun experience, and its... More

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I had my birfday dinner here last year... Needless to say, it was pretty awesome. And yes, I know "exotical" is not a real word. It was myself, Boyfriend and another good friend. There is a set menu which, after actually visiting the city of Marrakech, is the absolute norm. Although slightly different, this meal was more delicious than most... More

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