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Marrakesh

517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
(215) 925-5929
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Ranked #137 of 3,742 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
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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English first
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
1 review
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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