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Marrakesh

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$$$
City Center East
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517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-5929
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great new experience .

Though not my first visit, I return every year on my birthday. It's a one-of- a- kind experience, perfect to share with a dozen or so friends. It's shoes -off floor pillow seating around a large rotating table. An all finger fare with your palate being constantly and happily surprised. Around eight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
capnbeef41
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Though not my first visit, I return every year on my birthday. It's a one-of- a- kind experience, perfect to share with a dozen or so friends. It's shoes -off floor pillow seating around a large rotating table. An all finger fare with your palate being constantly and happily surprised. Around eight courses, no one goes hungry. A little hard... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolute must go place with family and friends. The food is amazing in quality, freshness and authenticity. Be prepared to spend at least 2 1/2 hours to enjoy the full seven course meal! As an added bonus you will be able to see a live belly dancer show! Great, great value!!

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Hillsboro, Oregon
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were greeted exceptionally well. That is the extent of the best part. Going forward in was a downhill spiral. We were a large party and were seated at a fine table. However, the waiter failed to provide us the wine/drink menu. After asking a few times he did provide it. I was irate at the fact the party next... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you eat your pizza or chicken nuggets with a knife and fork, this place is not for you. There is limited seating by reservation only for a pre-fixe menu at $25.00 per person. There is a lot of food served in a setting to make you think that your are in a foreign location. Rug covered walls, soft seating,... More 

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south jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 925-5929

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?