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$$ - $$$
City Center East
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517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1514
(215) 925-5929
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing evening with 7 friends. Once you knock on the door you are greeted like a friend. The food was wonderfully prepared the lemon chicken was so tender it was falling apart. The belly dancer was beautiful and was a delight to watch. She took time with a young girl to show her some moves. We loved the fact that... More 

Thank gigisills
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I celebrated my husband's 40th birthday here. We had a blast! Great service, beautiful ambiance and decor, and the food was great. A few people were not too keen on some on the dishes, but the atmosphere and overall experience more than made up for it. The belly dancer was wonderful! Keep in mind that while they... More 

Thank tmchm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This place is amazing. My husband and I called last minute on Christmas Eve and they had a table for 2 open. The entrance is super low key in an alley with a bunch of old row homes and you have to knock to get in. The room is absolutely beautiful with pillows and tapestry and cloth lined walls and... More 

Thank rswiernik
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I love trying different kinds of foods and I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant. I went with a few friends for a belated birthday celebration. We did make a reservation, we arrived on time and were seated immediately. The atmosphere is beautiful, just as I had expected. Very intimate and the setting looks authentic. Comfy couches, beaded lamps... More 

Thank Zelvis
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The whole experience is surreal. Food is unbelievable. You eat without utensils but food is so good that you won't care. One set menu but so rich and delicious that no need for substitutions. Go empty stomach and comfortable clothes. Amazing place for groups. You can bring your own wine too. Highly recommend to call and make reservations.

Thank TravelingHanbokGirl
Long Beach, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

When I read the reviews and walked through the "secret" door, I was expecting to be brought back to Marrakesh itself. Unfortunately, I didn't have that experience with one single dish. The food was plentiful and filling but it seems like the restaurant is geared towards unknowing tourists and not those who can actually cook Moroccan dishes. Could it be... More 

Thank Kelly21830
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Went with friends. Knew i was in for an adventure. Food in presented on a platter for all to share. No utensils or plates. Don't panic they give you a large towel to put on your lap - keeps your clothes and hands clean. Many courses are pre-determined with choice of meat offered for later courses. I really enjoyed the... More 

Thank meg T
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We went here with a friend who is from Marocco. After some standing in front (if you are planning to go here, make a reservation), we went inside into something I imagine these places really look. You get to eat with your hands here, and they have a fixed 7-course menu consisting of 2 appetizers, 3 main dishes and teo... More 

Thank Tomas K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Tucked on a little side street off of historic South Street, Marrakesh serves truly authentic Moroccan meals in a setting reminiscent of dining in Morocco!

Thank don l
Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Cozy middle eastern restaurant. 7 course prix fix for $25 each. Down an alley. Front door locked. Not the place you stumble upon. But we were glad that we went. Food good. Fun experience.

Thank Charles C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1514
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 925-5929

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