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“Casablanca is a Fun Place. Try it.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casablanca Restaurant - CLOSED

Casablanca Restaurant
1504 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2717 (Old Town)
703-549-6464
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Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Moroccan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Casablanca is a Fun Place. Try it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Everyone skips by this place because you cannot see inside the restaurant from the sidewalk and it looks seedy from the hidden entrance and closed up windows. But I've had good food there and fun experiences with friends. They have live belly dancer shows and the ladies are always very good. I've had good food here and enjoy it. Reminds me of when I was in Morrocco.

Visited October 2012
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“Belly Dancing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I enjoyed my dinner at the Casablanca. The service was good and the food was tasty. My family lived in Morocco for several years and it brought back siome pleasent memories

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Someplace Different To Spend An Evening Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We really enjoyed Casablanca Restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was very good. There were three of us who had spent the day walking around Old Town Alexandria and decided to try Moroccan fare. We were fairly hungry by dinner time so ordered the Casablanca Feast. We knew that there would be a lot of food but were shocked at the portions. The lentil soup and salad were very filling, along with the bread. By the time our Bastilla came (pastry with chicken -- it is sweet and savory), we were already full. The waiter brought the food out in stages and it just seemed to keep coming. For entrees, we had the chicken kabob and then ordered the salmon with raisins and onions. They had tilapia instead of salmon but it was very tasty. The dessert was an almond cookie and they also served mint tea with it. The restaurant was very accommodating and packed up all the left-over food we couldn't eat. We brought it home and ate it for 2 more meals and decided that it was in fact economical doing it that way. The atmosphere is interesting. The tables are small and you are sitting fairly low. There were booths on the side but we were offered one of the tables in the middle of the room so went with that, even though the table became fairly crowded once the food started coming. Although I have eaten similar food, I had not eaten at a traditional Moroccan restaurant before. It takes a little getting used to, to share plates. This is not a place you want to eat at with people that you do not know well since it does involve eating off each others plates and a lot of sharing at the table. The restaurant makes a big deal about birthdays and it seemed fairly loud when a nearby diner was being honored on her birthday. There is also an evening belly dancer, although we left right before the dancer came on stage so did not see the show. But because it is so loud in the restaurant, we would recommend ear plugs if you plan to see the show. Our experience was a lot of fun and we would definitely go back to the restaurant again with visitors who are adventurous and like to try different kinds of food. All in all, I would recommend Casablanca when you are looking to have an evening out and want to have a unique and international experience. Also, the restaurant automatically adds the tip to the bill. But our service was so excellent that we added some additional money for the tip.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“classic Moroccan fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

good food, fun service -- my daughter even gave a bridal shower there. The pastilla pictured is very good -- like having dessert first

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“lunch buffet good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Excellent service, unique atmosphere, reasonable price, great portions, food was ok. Healthy selection of vegetables and unique foods you don't see everyday.

Visited August 2012
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