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Moroccan Restaurant Menara

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41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802 (North 1st Street)
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Champlin, Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would say a different kind of food but everything was tasty and good. the meal had several course and food was cooked to perfection.of course sometimes I had to ask what was the food but nothing really out of the norm. Music and the whole atmosphere really help to increase the dining experience. Belly dancing is not everyday so... More 

Thank Lucian B
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hubby and I came here for a date night and Loved it. Most of the seating is on the floor with many pillows for your comfort. We were greeted by a wonderful older gentleman inauthentic garb. We were seated and immediately given the tea service. The menu is best enjoyed if you order one of the pre fix meals,this... More 

Thank Jennifer A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Both food and service were great. I really liked the menu as it was not too long but enough to find a tasty meal for everybody. The place inside was really interesting with Maroccan music. They've already started opening during lunch times so there were only us this noon, I can't wait to come back here and try their dinner... More 

Thank Małgorzata G
Dunsmuir, California
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Dinner at Menara is an interesting and fun adventure. A little dated, but I would recommend. You sit on pillows on the floor so this might not be the place for super oldsters. There is a belly dancer that puts on a show at 8 and 9pm, both of the women were talented, attractive and very pleasant The waiters are... More 

Thank Brook B
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Fun place to go with friends. Don't worry if you can't plop down on the ottomans, there is bench seating too for people with bad knees. We had a 6 course meal that was delicious for just over $35, wine or beer not included. Those who are afraid of stuff being too spicy will not have a problem here. The... More 

Thank Marsha S
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

First time for Moroccan food. Was very tasty and fun experience. Neighborhood is a little off-putting, but it is nice inside the restaurant.

Thank 273maddy
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

From the outside, the place looks a little scary, and the neighborhood looks more than a little questionable. Don't let any of that run you off. Our understanding is that the restaurant has been in the location for well over twenty years. I'm sure lots of things have changed in that time. The inside was very nice, and we had... More 

Thank 75070KP68
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I was quite excited to find a Moroccan restaurant in San Jose and after reading the reviews, quite looking forward to a meal there. The ambiance inside is nice, you are greeted by a fountain you would typically find a Moroccan Riad. You are then led to large couches and cushions where you can sit to a low table. You... More 

Thank wap13
Santa Clara, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Now, this was my first experience with Moroccan cuisine...so I might now be the best judge. But everything that I tasted was good. We started off with a plate of Hummus, which was very good. A little extra garlicky, but I love it that way. Hummus was served with bread. A big wiker tagine shaped backet full of soft warm... More 

Thank priyam g
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday night recently with our 3 teenage kids. Our kids are used to trying different types of food and experiencing other cultures, so they weren't put off by sitting on the floor or eating food we wouldn't have at home. We got 2 of the 6 course feasts and all had plenty to eat. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean, Halal
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
    (North 1st Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-453-1983

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?