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517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
(215) 925-5929
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Ranked #212 of 3,780 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
Hillsboro, Oregon
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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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