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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Unique setting and service, fun evening

Six of us there for dinner, small intimate setting. Door is locked and you need to knock and wait for entry. We only saw a drink menu that was limited and ran out of Moroccan beer. The food is served family style and due to the seating around a low table for your group, you dine with a towel on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Rick R
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Six of us there for dinner, small intimate setting. Door is locked and you need to knock and wait for entry. We only saw a drink menu that was limited and ran out of Moroccan beer. The food is served family style and due to the seating around a low table for your group, you dine with a towel on... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The experience from start to finish was stellar. We sat downstairs, where the ambience was great for a date night- there were crowds going upstairs - not sure what was going on. The food was oh so amazing - well seasoned , and I still crave the mint tea and baklava for dessert. Would defin recommend.

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Erial, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

3 of us came in for dinner around 8:45 mid-week. The restaurant is on a side alley off of South Street and you need to ring a bell to be let in. It almost seemed liked a secret. We walked into a nicely decorated room with beautiful tapestries and wall hangings. There were only 2 other couples on the 1st... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We showed up at about 5:30pm for dinner without reservations. Initially they were going to seat us but changed his mind after we talked a little while. The complete staff was very friendly. They have you wash your hands with rose water and then serve you 7 courses. You can even bring your own bottle of wine. It is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Came here for dinner on my birthday a while back🎂, the staff was very attentive and accommodating to vegetarians. The decor music and food makes you feel as if you're in Morrocco. I had a great time especially when the belly dancer 💃 came out, I joined in. I highly recommend this place

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very nice place, very good meal, at a very good price. You get a 7 course meal for $25.00 no including beverage but you can bring your own. The belly dancer was good and we have a very good time there.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?