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“"Hole-in-the-wall with tasty Moroccan food"”
Review of La Kasbah Morrocon Restaurant - CLOSED

La Kasbah Morrocon Restaurant
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We purchased a voucher from Groupon for $49 good for 4 people for a 3-course Moroccan meal. Saw some unfavourable reviews online after the purchase, but thought, oh well, for $12.25 each for a 3-course meal, it wouldn't hurt to try. From the outside, the place looked like a 'hole-in-the-wall', but apparently they all look like that according to a friend who has been to Morocco. Our booking was for lunch at 1:30pm and arrived finding the restaurant with only 2 other customers. Apparently, it gets busier in the evenings. We were greeted by the wife, who was very pleasant and she seated us promptly. I had spoken to her twice on the phone before coming when making our reservations and found her very pleasant on the phone, even when on the 2nd call, I had to make changes to our date. We only saw her & the husband, the 2 children made an appearance a bit later and not running around. Husband was reasonably friendly at that stage. We each ordered a different entree & main dish to share between the four of us so we can all try different dishes. One of the entrees had hummus (the antipasta?) and we all thought it was one of the best hummus we've tasted! You can really taste the flavor of the chick peas and not being overpowered by garlic taste. For the mains, we ordered the cous cous royal, lemon beef & lemon chicken tangine, & the kefta (looked like mini-meatballs). We found it all very tasty just like a home cooked meal! True, the portions were a bit small for the prices they charge on the menu, but it was delicious. But hey, for $12.25 per person, we can't really complain. It's not a restaurant that we would travel out of our way to get to, but with the Groupon voucher, it was certainly worth it. Would we go back? If with a Groupon voucher, why not? Would we recommend it? Yes, as food was great, but if we had to pay menu prices, it was a bit overpriced for the amount of portions served. After having visited and dined at the restaurant, we found the other comments very interesting. After we finished our mains and the husband collected the plates, he seemed like he was in a bad mood at that point (but not rude). When you do try it out, you can't come expecting to have a fine restaurant dining experience...come for the 'cultural' Moroccan dining experience.

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1  Thank MyShodi
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I am perplexed at how the Kasbah survives in these days when people are far more aware of the diversity and quality of food. The reception is pathetic (non existent), the service comes without a smile, the dishes are thrown at the visitor, plates were not cleared (we had to move them ourselves to another table) and the food is not exceptional. The couscous specialty is not special at all, terribly bland (I cook with couscous and do a much flavoursome job than KMR), no dipping breads for the tajine. Should I go on? A family business is not an excuse to treat people poorly, it probably should be the reverse. There were 2 other people assisting the husband-wife team. The man needs to get his act right. I am posting this type of comment on as many reviews as possible.

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1  Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

I bought a coupon on the internet for this restaurant. 29 dollars for 2 person, I thought it would be great to experience some Moroccan food. It is a family restaurant (husband, wife and two kids). The husband was pretty rude on the phone for booking. Restaurant indicated to be open at midday on sunday, but they did not turn up after 12,30 pm. There is no apology. Wife is friendly but husband is simple rude and don't care much, kids running around in the restaurant. The whole experience is like you were invited to someone's home but you feel very uncomfortable the whole time. Food was okey but nothing outstanding. Amount is really small, everyone there was with coupon. I would not pay a cent more than 29 dollars for the lunch. It was really strange experience and I will not go back to that place again.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Absolutely disgraceful service. I have never met any restauranteur that rude or arrogent.

We were refused service in a completely empty restaurant, after having booked and paid for a voucher, because we had a pram & baby because he 'has a restaurant not a cafe'.

Without doubt the single worst dining experience I've ever had, although, after looking at the restaurant it's probably just as well.

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3  Thank NathanN1255
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We went to this restaurant as a result of purchasing vouchers from Cudo.
It was a unhappy experience on several levels.
We were told that our voucher entitled us to 2 entries 2 mains and 2 desserts.
All dishes we noticed were considerably smaller than full fare payers. When we ordered Seafood , we were told that there were no deliveries that day of seafood. So we were not amused when others in the restaurant who came in after us were supplied with their dishes.
The owners children were playing noisy computer games within a metre of diners and took away from the retaurants ambience.
There are plenty of North African retaurants in Sydney which we will frequent in future.

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3  Thank craigd_9
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