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$$ - $$$
City Center East
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517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
+1 215-925-5929
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pitman, NJ
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a group of teenagers here as a way to expose them to different cultures and food. This place does not disappoint. The entrance is on a side street off South Street and if you're not careful you will walk right by it. Once you go in you are treated to Moroccan décor - we were lead up a... More 

Thank TRM1968
Southeastern PA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I've been fortunate to dine twice at Marrakesh. The setting is unique, with low sofa-type seating around low, beautiful brass round tables. It's dimly lit and romantic. The food just keeps coming- so many delicious courses (I think the first course- the salads with the to-die-for marinated eggplant is my favorite, though). The price is extremely reasonable. ($25 per person... More 

Thank goingtoprovo
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

With love belly dancers this is the place to go for middle eastern food just off South street. They are great.

Thank Preston C
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Had a birthday party here last night. 9 People and we had to push up our reservation, to which they were very accomodating. Food was very good and service was also good. What prompted me to give them a 3 was that I had called several time inquiring about BYOB and hours etc and not ONE time did they say... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

We went here to celebrate my birthday just last night. When we arrived at the restaurant, there was already a host outside taking care of a party in front of us. He told us to wait but eventually ushered us into the very small entryway (it fits 4 people uncomfortably) because it was a bit chilly outside. He kept checking... More 

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Camden, New Jersey
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Listen, I am partial to this wonderful, wonderful restaurant, having had numerous birthday parties here, & the Most fun with my friends!! But 1st u must know that the seating is Marrakesh style, & that is on VERY low divans. Before u sits a huge fancy brass tray/table, that will be used for all the courses for as many as... More 

Thank r r g
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 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 October 11, 2016 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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6 reviews
4 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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10 reviews
8 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 

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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-5929

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?