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517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
(215) 925-5929
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Ranked #119 of 3,758 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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south jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Tucked away on a small street off of South Street is one great find. The host was wonderful, the setting like a home in Morocco and great food. What more could one want. Starting off with washing your hands in rose water, you eat with those hands to the first course that included the best cooked eggplant ever onto two... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I always try to find the more "unique" restaurants and although this was my second time dining at Marrakesh, it was just as unique and tasty as ever. From having to knock or ring the door bell to enter, to being sat with towels on your lap and hands being washed with rose water, this is definitely a restaurant for... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I am an avid food enthusiast, hoping to eventually acquire my own establishment. I love to research hidden "gems" and even sometimes "hole in the wall" type of establishments that have the potential to blow your mind unexpectedly. After coming across this place online by doing a little research (because I had never experienced the city of Philadelphia), I had... More

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Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a really excellent and enjoyable meal. The surroundings were authentic, the food hot and excellently prepared. Would thoroughly recommend the experience.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This restaurant is AMAZING! You start off by washing you hands in the rose water and the you're given towels that will be used as napkins. The first appetizer is a mix of a cucumber salad with tomatoes, pureed eggplants, carrots. The eggplant is EVERYTHING! The second course included almonds and since I'm allergic to nuts, the waiter brought a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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39 reviews 39 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Marrakesh

Address: 517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: (215) 925-5929
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan

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