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“Step Back into Morocco” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant

Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant
419 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2009 (Downtown)
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Ranked #1,546 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: The Marrakech is an exotic Moroccan restaurant in San Francisco that has been highly acclaimed by the critics who have praised the fine cuisine, considerate service, and the authentic Moroccan atmosphere. Truly, the Marrakech is Moroccan dining without compromise. Marrakech further embellishes excellence with live music with world-class belly dancers throughout your dining experience. Marrakech has been a traditional visit for dignitaries, celebrities, and distinguished gourmands for over 30 years.The Marrakech is one of the first original Moroccan restaurants in California. The restaurant is furnished with cozy low couches and large decorative ornate pillows. The rooms are softened by tapestries coving the walls and ceilings. The decor creates an atmosphere of comfort and leisure. The meal is a 5 course feast servered with home baked bread. It is more than just a meal, it is a unique dining experience.Your full meal at Marrakech includes delicious Maghreb Salad, Harira (lentil soup), Bastilla (an amazing pastry-like dish, vegetarian or chicken), and your choice of exquisite Moroccan entrees, freshly brewed sweetened mint tea, and baklawa (Moroccan pastry). Your Moroccan meal is best eaten Moroccan style-using delicious, freshly baked bread as the ideal all purpose eating utensil. To enhance your meal, we offer a wide selection of imported and domestic wine and beer, as well as a full bar with a variety of specialty drinks.Dining at the Marrakech is truly a rich experience to be treasured for years to come!
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Step Back into Morocco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

After watching the magic show downstairs, which was just amazing, we decided to eat here for a little of a cultural experience. As you enter the room, it feels like going into an authentic Marrakech restaurant. The decor, music, and setting is genuine. We sat at a low brass table and the menu was what we saw often in Morocco. We had four courses come out and really enjoyed the food. All very flavorful and not over done. We wouldn't say it eas the best ever, but very good. During the meal a belly dancer came out to perform. It really wasn't our thing to watch, but she was good and not in your face as we've seen in other places. Service was attentive too. The meal ended with mint tea and poured traditionally three feet away. Good practice guys! We used a restaurant.com coupon and it was accepted with no problems. A lovely evening for a very good value. We would highly recommend to others to experience here in SF.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Food was scrumptious! Felt like we dropped into an exotic foreign country. Belly dancer, extremely friendly wait staff and owner. You will NOT be disappointed.

Visited March 2014
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Woolford, Maryland, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Extraordinary find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Decided to make this our last night dinner in SF and really glad we did. It was so authentic. More than just dinner, it was pure entertainment as well. Silver table tops, couches, belly dancers, hand cleansing at the table...it was a real world experience for our 12 year old daughter who loved the place. Oh and by the way the food was terrific!

Visited March 2014
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Dallas, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome service, fun entertainment, good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate dinner here before seeing the Magic Show one night. The service is outstanding-friendly, nice, wonderful staff! The food is good Moroccan cuisine. Tasty and big portions. We were there for a bit of the dancing entertainment which was very fun to watch! We actually got up and danced with the belly dancer at one point when she asked us to :) A great dinner experience in a fun setting-would definitely recommend it!

Visited March 2014
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“Very relaxed & courteous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This place was wonderful. The service was excellent & attentive. The staff was not overbearing & friendly. It was very relaxed & the food was great. Had the lamb & chicken dinner which was very tasty and filling.

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