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Moroccan Restaurant Menara

41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
+1 408-453-1983
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
“belly dancing” (11 reviews)
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Moroccan, African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
€€ - €€€
41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I was staying in a nearby hotel and I'm so glad I stopped in. The exterior doesn't do it justice. The unique dining room is dimly lit with low couches and pillows. The decor and music definitely add to the experience. Although I was alone...More

Thank bluewater0211
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner while traveling through San Jose. The food was eceellent, but service was quite slow. There were several other tables near us that were also being mostly ignored. They didn't seem particularly busy.

Thank Justin G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Really good Moroccan food - friendly staff. Have made this one of the local restaurants that I like to visit when I am in the area. Several of my co-workers agree - good place to eat!

Thank woodjn2017
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The dining experience is unique with pillows to sit on the floor and low tables (they also have sofa seats if you don't want to or cannot sit on the floor). The food I ordered was very good and the wait staff were very polite...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It is my first time to Menara. I have heard about this place on account of a belly dancer during dinner times. But never got to know the quality of the food. But, in this visit I got to try three dishes the Lamb Bastilla,...More

Thank HaithamHamed
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The manager was extremely rude; they forgot to bring a second glass of wine over after me asking for it twice then it showed up on the bill. When I pointed out that they had overcharged - he accused me of trying to get a...More

2  Thank Debs2422013
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on Tuesday. Missed the belly dance. However the restaurant has a nice ambience. Service is excellent and food is great. Great place to try Moroccon food.

Thank Amoghw
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I ordered the lamb tagine expecting a great meal. The shank was mostly bone with 3 bites of lamb. Very disappointing compared to the cooking here a few years ago. The belly dancer was unexpected and was the highlight of the meal.

Thank BigIsleFoodie
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Me and my companions shared Rabati dinner. All the dishes were well prepared, very tasty with unique favors. We were too early for the belly dancer entertainment, and too tired to wait (missed out on that.) This is more of a place for a romantic...More

Thank jonthethird
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ambience is really awesome and heard belly dancing on Thu-Sun. Not much varieties for Vegetarians as food is very dry (thats how the cuisine is), but what ever the options are, food is really good. Not much kid friendly food. But you should definitely visit...More

Thank ips28
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Response from HaithamHamed | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely! Especially couscous dish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
    (North 1st Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-453-1983
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