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“Best restaurant in Marrakech!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Azar

Azar
Rue de Yougoslavie, Marrakech, Morocco
212 (0) 524 43 09 20
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Ranked #26 of 533 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $26 - $46
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London
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“Best restaurant in Marrakech!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This place was amazing, we went for my boyfriend's birthday and I wish we'd gone again for mine instead of the totally sub-par Le Marrakchi (especially as the prices are pretty similar)

Firstly, when you arrive, you didn't have to go straight inside, but could sit outside smoking shisha and drinking cocktails, which were presented really well. My boyfriend's were served out of a Moroccan teapot, and I was casting an envious eye at the next table where they were served in an awesome looking cube-like glass. They were pretty tasty too, mine was a really lovely lychee margharita.

Service is excellent. Culterally I think Moroccan service is generally slow, which is nice and relaxing, but can be irritating when you want a drink, or to order more bread or your bill. At, Azar you only had to empty your glass and they'd be topping it up with more wine before you'd put it down. Even better, they managed to do it in that totally unobtrusive way you only get with really good service.

The food was totally to die for, everything was so perfectly cooked.

The only down-side were the belly-dancers, I felt they stayed out just a bit too long and personally I prefer the Moroccan musicians, like the Berber music to belly-dancing, but that's just a small niggle, and you could tell that there were very skilled dancers.

If you want to go anywhere for a special meal while in Marrakech this is the place to come!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Luxurious restaurant with a exotic feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a friend, but we did not know what to expect. Even if we had, the reality would have so much better. The food was great, the waiting staff were attentive and fun, the sound system was superb and the belly dancers were amazing. Overall we had a really good time. It isn't cheap, but worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food and atmosphere but watch out for the bill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Good buzzy restaurant if you want Lebanese with entertainment but we left feeling angry after they tried to charge us for a cocktail that was supposed to be free as part of happy hour and for the wrong bottle of wine. We stood our ground but took 10 mins of them blaming us before the owner finally agreed to take these off the bill. Go there with eyes wide open.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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gregory c c, Directeur général at Azar, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Customer,
We’re sorry for the impression you have had when you left our facility. My team and I work daily in order to satisfy all our clients and insure a good service at the Azar. When I read your comment, I am disappointed and admit that we failed our endeavors. Nevertheless, I would like to reiterate that we do not operate within the norms of overcharging customers at the Azar.
You are the first client to level such a remark. In fact, we have a Happy Hour plan, but since you are 2 persons, you normally order two glasses and we offer you the other two. You cannot order just one glass and ask to offer the second to your partner. This has been part of our business dealings; and we have explained it to you.
Concerning wine, the waitress has served you the bottle that you have checked during your meal. You could have immediately mentioned that this was not right the bottle you have ordered and we could have changed it on the spot. It was at the end of your meal and after finishing the bottle of wine and having the bill brought to you that you mentioned that you have been served the wrong bottle.
At the end, we offered you a cocktail and a bottle of wine; which is not bad for some people supposed to overcharge on their bills.

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“Worth every dirham! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic evening in a stunning setting. Food was delicious and well presented. Cocktails were perfect - nicely topped up from a teapot at the table! We weren't planning to go somewhere quite so expensive, but it really was worth it!!

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“Twice in 5 days!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

During my holiday with my family in Marrakesh we have been twice! The food is extremely tasty and fresh, the atmosphere is fancy and it's a nice break from the crowded medina. The first time we have been we just had the mezze's (lebanese starter) differents dishes light but soo tasty! Around 10.30pm two belly dancers do an exhibition, it's a nice break and something new.
Very good service!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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