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Marrakesh
Moroccan Restaurant$$
Today 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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517 S Leithgow St Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
517 South Leithgow StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19147
$$Moroccan Restaurant, African Restaurant
Moroccan Restaurant
African Restaurant
North African Restaurant
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Today 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 – 9:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSunday 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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Moroccan spot where diners enjoy multicourse meals on shared dishes that are eaten with the hands.- Google
"The surprise is the very attractive belly dancer."
"Go with friends or on a romantic date."
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Andrij Harasewych
3 weeks ago
This is a chain, available in a few other cities - but still well worth it. 7 courses of Moroccan food, including traditional hand washing. Go on someone's birthday and be sure to tell them ahead of time. It is worth it. Oh, and on Friday and Saturday nights, they will have a belly dancer!
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Albert Cochrane
a month ago
Love the family that owns this and used to own the one in Delaware. Service is awesome and the food is fantastic, especially appreciative of their vegetarian substitutes. Definitely worth waiting for the door.
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Nimah Namini
a year ago
such an authentic experience! it is very small in there but i think that gives it a more realistic experience and it makes it more intimate. you really feel like you have traveled thousand of miles away but it's right in your neighborhood. even though there's quite a few courses, don't hold back on eating the most of each course because they do take time bringing each one out. def recommend if you want something besides what america normally offers.
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Richard Cerzosimo
a year ago
You may find yourself pulling out your smartphone and trying to use the map feature to find this tiny, three story restaurant. In the end, it's totally worth it. Whether you're enjoying a dinner for two, or a dinner with the entire extended family, you'll have an amazing time. The menu is mostly pre-set, with a few choices to be made. As with any restaurant of any size, the speed of your meal will generally be determined by the size of your dining party. Because of this, you may get your food a little faster or a little slower than you expect. Having sat on different floors each time I've gone, I realize that each floor has it's own advantages and disadvantages. The third floor offers a sense of privacy, but slightly slower service. In contrast, the first floor offers constant attention from the serving staff. While sitting on the first floor, each time we wanted a plate removed, he was right there to do so. At a certain point in the evening, the music level increases from what it was, and you wonder what's going on. The surprise is the very attractive belly dancer. If you go to offer her a tip, she'll pull you into the middle of the room to dance along side her. While dressed in traditional belly dancer attire, there's nothing inappropriate about her dance and something that can be enjoyed by every one at a table. A carafe of wine can be as little as $12, which was more than enough for my wife and I to have our fill with dinner. The food is absolutely amazing, and you'll have to pace yourself as there are six courses of food to get through. If you try to eat everything that is brought to you, you won't make it to the couscous. After each course our server asked us if we wanted to have the left overs packed up to take home. The total for two people was $78 ($25 per person, $12 alcohol and taxes,) which included an 18% gratuity included in the check. Normally, I dislike having a gratuity added to a check, but I chose to see it as having the math equation of what to leave taken away from me. (Much like the pre-fix menu in general...) In summation, Marrakesh is great experience all around. First time or repeat visits, there's something to truly enjoy.
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Armand Williams
4 months ago
My husband and I went here last night. Our server Hassim was kind, welcoming and made our experience wonderful. My husband and I had a nice little section of our own secluded from everyone else in the restaurant. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable, the music was beautiful and not at all obnoxious. The best part of course was the food. 7 courses for two people only at$60 was not bad at all! Especially given that the quality was excellent and halal! By the second course we were stuffed, but the food kept coming, and every dish was better than the last. It was a great dining experience for us, as we don't get out too much. We will be back and encourage people to try it out.Even if you go on a night when were aren't belly dancers, it will still be a great time.
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Alainna Cook
3 months ago
Celebrated my mom's 50th birthday over the weekend and not only was the food amazing but the hospitality was wonderful. Most of my family had never experienced food Moroccan style, and now they are open to trying more dishes. Score! Only hiccup was we didn't have a bellydancer and all of my guest felt like they missed out.
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Nicolas Olegnatnas
a year ago
The food was delicious. The staff was nice. I felt like I was at someone's house! Even the cuisine itself seemed to be entertaining.
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Jesse Stein
a year ago
The fun starts at ringing the door bell of a locked door down a dark side alley of Philadelphia. A set menu is served each night with about 7 courses. They give you a few options such as chicken or lamb and spicy or mild, but the food is amazing. The only thing that can rival the food is the atmosphere of Marrakesh! Belly dancers shake around as you're sitting on large cushions with towels over your laps. The group digs into the large shared platters is an authentic experience that was really fun for all with us... don't eat here if you're a germaphob because you will be eating with your hands and everyone eats from the same plate. Don't forget it's BYOB also!!! I recommend this secret spot to all! If it was good enough for Brad Pitt, the Rolling Stones, and many more, you know it's has to be something special ;-)
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