419 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.785835 -122.411799
Fri- Sat 5:30pm-1am
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin
Fantastic experience! – Our dinner at the Marrakech was just AMAZING! We enjoyed the 5 course meal from start to finish. We particularly loved the Bastila and our Lamb dishes. Their bread is also out of this world delicious. The belly dancer was fun and all the staff members were very friendly and helpful. We had our hands washed on the table with this special orange blossom scented water and they also gave us some at the end of our meal to keep our hands smelling nice. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fun, warm, romatic and delicious dinner.
A dinner with Kobe Bryant!! – Oh my god. What are the odds of having dinner next to a star?!!! Kobe Bryant was there on a Saturday night with his friends, totally lounging Moroccan style and enjoying the belly dance moves. I walked up to him and took a picture. He also signed my purse and my firend's camera bag. Amazing!!
But I mean regardless, this place is awesome. Great food, great athmosphere and the service is great. We enjoyed every minute of our meal and I definitely recommend Marrakech for an out of this world dinning experience!!
Overrated! Bland, overpriced food, poor service – My friends and I chose Marrakech as the restuarant for our monthly "supper club" primarily because of the rave reviews on this site. Unfortunately, we were sorely disappointed. The place was half empty, yet we waited nearly 20 minutes for someone to bring us menus and another 20 minutes for someone to come take our order, never got the bread we asked for with our entrees, and waited another 30 minutes for our check. The food was edible, but aside from the soup and appetizer spreads, was incredibly bland and uninteresting?and overpriced. All of the entrees are $25 if you order them a la carte, including the vegetarian entree?which is nothing more than a plate of couscous with some vegetables on top. The full dinner is $35 and comes with a cup of lentil soup, a plate of hummus and a couple other salads/spreads, bastilla (which was soggy and tasteless), and a piece of baklava. Don't believe the hype.
Romantic and delicious! – It's been a while that I've been wanting to try this place and boy am I glad I did! My friends were in heaven and all had a great time. The food was very flavorful, the setting is very romantic and beautiful, and the service was very nice and friendly. We also had a hookah at the end. the DJ spined few hip songs for us to dance to and the belly dancer sure ought us some moves. Al in all, we all had a great time. I highly recommend this restaurant for an out of this world dining experience.
A Moroccan Good Time – When I headed to Marrakech on a rainy saturday night I had no idea what to expect. After making my way into the shelter of Marrakech I was seated at a lounge-like seating area where the fun was only beginning. Music was playing and although the floor was empty, as soon as my friends and I jumped on the dancefloor everyone joined in and the restaurant was alive. If your looking for a good time and a welcoming environment head to Marrakech.
Fantastic Food – This is a must-stop for me every time I'm in San Francisco. I am truly speechless as to why people are complaining about the price - hello you live in SF?! For $35 you get a 4-5 course meal that is honestly very delicious. The lamb dishes are fantastic - the eggplant lamb is a must-try! the service i've always had is great, though the wait between courses can be long at times depending on the crowd.
Avoid for birthday parties – We celebrated birthday of my girlfriend there and had very awful experience:
- we made reservation in advance and had 18 people, but they put us in space that was not sufficient for such number of people. Half of seats were very inconvenient. I am healthy dude, but my back hurt after 3 hours of this seating
- they brought us 4 consecutive dishes. Between each dish there was pause of at least 30 minutes. We spent there 3 hours eating. I am sorry, my stomach can not handle this kind of meal schedule. After you eat appetizer you expect main entry relatively soon, otherwise you are not hungry anymore.
- music was extremely loud. It was impossible to talk.
- food was OK, but I think is overpriced.
- there was not enough food. We paid $55 per person, but many people were hungry.
One positive comment: girl who did belly dance was very good.
Your own middle-eastern palace – This place turns into a kind of unofficial club on Thursday nights (lots of dancing..some disco lights..one of the servers started mixing some Arabic music), and a more official one on Saturday (they have a cover charge..) Every other day of the week, it's nice, the service is amazing, the bread and tea are exceptional. They even come wash your hands with scented water. Dim lighting, lots of oriental decoration, cushions and carpets everywhere, very sensual and romantic (reds, blacks, purples, swirling patterns...). However, it's also great for a large group, or even if you just want to come in for some hookah with a friend (highly recommended, lots of flavors for only $15). The guys who run it are very friendly, constantly coming around to refill your tea or to make sure you are having the best time possible. The bellydancing is good, but can vary. It's, at the least, always entertaining.
Awesome Lamb! – I had the best lamb ever at the Marrakech! It was very tender and tasty...mmm...mmm....mmm!!! Everything else was just great. the service was friendly, the belly dancing show was very entertaining and the food was great. Very beautiful Moroccan setting with fluffy floor cushions. Very relaxed and romantic. I recommend this place for yummy food and a break from everyday noise. 5 stars!
nice, but not above 9! – the food is good. drinks are ok. they have hooka which is nice. belly dancer was average. service was slow but very polite. seats are not comfortable.
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