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Moroccan Restaurant Menara

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41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802 (North 1st Street)
+1 408-453-1983
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Waimea, Hawaii
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558 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Sacramento CA
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152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 dinner then one with work companions. We were staying across the street and did not... More 

Thank jonthethird
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 for an experience.

Thank ips28
Port Huron, Michigan
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My wife, son and I visited Menara since we hadn't had any Moroccan food in quite awhile. We were very happy with our choice! The decor looked just like an old Morocco restaurant. And the food was wonderful, rich flavor and spicy intoxicating. We truly felt like we were back in Morocco. They even had a belly dancer, although I... More 

Thank PenguinRob
Champlin, Minnesota
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I would say a different kind of food but everything was tasty and good. the meal had several course and food was cooked to perfection.of course sometimes I had to ask what was the food but nothing really out of the norm. Music and the whole atmosphere really help to increase the dining experience. Belly dancing is not everyday so... More 

Thank Lucian B
San Jose, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The hubby and I came here for a date night and Loved it. Most of the seating is on the floor with many pillows for your comfort. We were greeted by a wonderful older gentleman inauthentic garb. We were seated and immediately given the tea service. The menu is best enjoyed if you order one of the pre fix meals,this... More 

Thank Jennifer A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Both food and service were great. I really liked the menu as it was not too long but enough to find a tasty meal for everybody. The place inside was really interesting with Maroccan music. They've already started opening during lunch times so there were only us this noon, I can't wait to come back here and try their dinner... More 

Thank Małgorzata G
Dunsmuir, California
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Dinner at Menara is an interesting and fun adventure. A little dated, but I would recommend. You sit on pillows on the floor so this might not be the place for super oldsters. There is a belly dancer that puts on a show at 8 and 9pm, both of the women were talented, attractive and very pleasant The waiters are... More 

Thank Brook B
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Fun place to go with friends. Don't worry if you can't plop down on the ottomans, there is bench seating too for people with bad knees. We had a 6 course meal that was delicious for just over $35, wine or beer not included. Those who are afraid of stuff being too spicy will not have a problem here. The... More 

Thank Marsha S
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

First time for Moroccan food. Was very tasty and fun experience. Neighborhood is a little off-putting, but it is nice inside the restaurant.

Thank 273maddy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Moroccan, African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?