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517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Once the promenade around the The Presbyterian Historical Society is over, visit Marrakesh. This restaurant offers tasty lamb kabobs, spicy chicken and tapas listed on the menu. Good baklava is so delicious here that it will surely become one of your favorite food. The whole impression won't be complete without house wine that is delicious here. If you're the great mint tea fan, you may like Marrakesh.

The warm atmosphere of this place makes visitors feel relaxed and have a good time. If you look through the guests' reviews, the staff is accommodating at this spot. The fabulous service is something these restaurateurs care about. Tasty dishes at reasonable prices are provided here. Guests appreciate the chance to enjoy the decor which is divine. As for the Google rating, this restaurant received 4.6. Find delicious dishes that Marrakesh menu online includes.

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I already left a review on google but need to leave another one cuz everyone should know about this place. Hands down the BEST dining experience in philly. I visited this restaurant bc of amazing pics I saw on instagram and my friends raving about it. I just recently visited Morocco back in jan and this restaurant brought all the memories back! It is very aesthetically pleasing and food is just AMAZING. They all melt in your mouth, super fresh, and feel very healthy overall. I cant believe it is only $25 for their 7 course meal... it was def worth way, WAY more. The server was one of the most pleasant servers I have met, and the owner was also very attentive and welcoming. Felt like we were over at our friends' place for dinner. Also, LOVED their music. We are so happy that we have found our new fav restaurant in philly!! Will def be bringing all our future guests from out of the city to this place. THANK YOU for such amazing experience!!
Had one of the best date nights in awhile last night. Marrakesh had been closed for the past 6 months, and I am so excited it is back in business! Walking into the restaurant felt like we were being transported to Morocco. It was really nice, since with COVID, any traveling plans we had are pretty much out the window. From the start of our meal to the end, the owner was super hospitable and nice. He poured rose water over our hands from a teapot as we washed them and it smelled amazing. Even though the entire meal lasted 1.5 hours, it didn't feel like it. We were so immersed in the whole experience that time just flew by. The best part of it was, we had the entire place to ourselves, which would never happen pre-COVID, because this place was always packed. The 7 course meal was delicious, authentic, and sooooo much food. We enjoyed it immensely, and ate till our tummies felt like they were going to burst. Some highlites of the night were: Three-Salad Platter - Huge platter, and actually serves as three courses. The eggplant was soft and flavorful. The cucumber salad, and carrots refreshingly delicious and help cleanse your palates in between bites of pita and eggplant. Spicy Chicken in Cumin Sauce - chicken cooked so tender, it was like eating a steamed white fish. And the cumin sauce was not overpowering, just enough to add flavor to the dish. Tajne of Lamb with Almonds and Honey - best dish of the night. Slow cooked and only tasting slightly gamey. Couscous Grand Atlas - a simple dish with couscous, vegetables, chick peas and raisins, but so good. Except for the owner, we did not see any other staff on site, and it wasn't before long that we realized this man was putting on a one man show. He was cooking all 7 courses in the kitchen, while playing the roles of server and host. And he did such an incredible job at it too! After chatting with the owner for a bit, he told us with restaurants resuming indoor dining, they are still working on bringing the staff back on full-time. On weekends when it's busier, he will have more help. At $35 per person, this was so worth it and so much fun. If you're looking for an escape or change of scenery for a couple of hours, Marrakesh is a great spot. So bring your biggest appetite, a couple bottles of wine, and some cash because it is BYOB and cash only, and you're ready to go! Note: reservations are required, so make sure to call ahead to make one!
I loved their beautiful outdoor seating, the music and the vibe. Such a gem in Philly. I just don't think the meals are justified. We got FAR too much food for just two people, walked out stuffed and couldn't take much to go as we were traveling / visiting from out of town. The total bill was reasonable for the amount of food, but I just think that much food and money for two people is ALOT. The food was good. Nothing out of this world. The chicken, however, was my favorite. It was tender and juicy and cooked to perfection. The lamb was good but a little too fatty. Dessert on the other hand was really really disappointing. The baklava is probably the worst I've ever had. I took a bite and couldn't finish it and thought it was because I was so full. I tried to eat it the next day with my coffee and there were (white) sugar chunks in it and it was just pure disappointment.  I expect more of a middle eastern restaurant. Lastly, we were unaware that we had to pay in cash without previous warning, and there was a bit of panic to collect the cash at the very end. So beware of that. I would come back for the lovely vibe, and I would recommend trying this place out despite not giving it 5 stars. It might have just been a bad day for the restaurant. I just hope that they work on improving. Best wishes!
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517 S Leithgow St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Cash only No outdoor seating Booking
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:30-22:30
MondayMon 17:30-22:30
TuesdayTue 17:30-22:30
WednesdayWed 17:30-22:30
ThursdayThu 17:30-22:30
FridayFri 17:30-23:30
SaturdaySat 17:30-23:30

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