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Aicha Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.aichasf.com
  • Phone: (415) 345-9947
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan
  • Executive Chef: Marouan Hajjoubi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bush
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Aicha
In our opinion, the term Traditional does not only pertain to food. It applies to the way we do things, from conception to inception- how our concept evolves, how our team members interact with one another, and ultimately how it all translates to the customer's experience. To reach out to its broad spectrum of clients, Aicha uses a three-tier business approach that involves restaurant, take-out, retail and catering. It is also committed to its workers, the community and the environment. Through responsible business practices, Aicha will help set the standards for exceptional customer service, dynamic work environment coupled with environmentally friendly activities.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I finally figured out the dish I like! I always go knowing it's a lamb dish but I always order the wrong one! Well, I found it! And I will be going back every chance I get~"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Moroccan food is often hit and miss. This little place on the side of Nob Hill in San Francisco is unpretentious and welcoming. Our food was well prepared tasty. It is a BYOB place as they have no liquor license and seemingly no great desire to get one. The bill was very fair and although the meal was nothing to write home about. It was very good and the bill went down easily too."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Aicha has fantastic food, and most of the diners are repeat customers who know the owner well. The owner and servers are all friendly and warm, and did I mention the food is fantastic?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our recent dinner at Aicha was excellent - we solicited recommendations from the server, and were quite impressed with those. We tried several appetizers, and all were top-notch, and generously portioned - I was pleasantly stuffed before I even got to the entree. The accompanying mint tea was very tasty as well. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Most of my positive reviews have to do with value - the money I spend should seem appropriate for the value received. Aicha provides that. The food is perfectly conceived based on the traditional menu and flavors. And it's one of those rare places where they make the food seem effortless, though the balance of spices is perfect. The Kefta is really great here. And so is the service. Bon Appétit!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "I loved this place! The food was amazing and the staff were great. We were waited on by the owner and he really took pride in his place. Make sure to get the mint tea and chicken bastilla - both are heavenly! The lamb was the best I've ever had. Really, I can't say enough good things about here - just go try it yourself!"
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "Delicious food, graciously served. A warm, casual, family environment along a stretch of Polk that veers to the noisy and hectic. The place is simply, yet thoughtfully, decorated. We loved the bastilla, the salads, the roasted chicken special, and the mint tea. Our server was welcoming and very helpful about explaining the different dishes. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 5/2/2013
  • "Second time at restaurant seemed like they made food ahead of time"
    Dined on 5/2/2013
  • "Aicha is an unpretentious restaurant that serves delicious Moroccan food at reasonable prices. We had the traditional lentil soup, lamb tagine, and lamb in a tomato sauce, followed by a traditional Moroccan pastry. The portions were generous. Our server was attentive yet unobtrusive and the service was prompt. The décor is pretty basic. Aicha has the feel of a good, down to earth, neighborhood ethnic restaurant. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "Great food and service for a local small restaurant. Food was fresh flavorful and well prepared. Will return again"
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "Aicha has superb Moroccan dishes. My wife and I both felt we were in Morocco: the cuisine is authentic. The service is intimate and helpful. They do not currently have an alcoholic beverage license, but the proprietor told us that patrons are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Surprising find. Great Bastilla great preparation. Hot and very fresh. We will return"
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "Great food wonderful preparation especially fish tangiene. Tasty large amounts we will. Return"
    Dined on 3/28/2013
  • "Aicha serves very good Maroccan food in a very unassuming setting that's well located. The server is polite and very efficient. As a person who prepares Maroccan and orders it in France from transplanted Maroccan families, Aicha compares favorably."
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "They don't serve alcohol, but allow you to bring it in."
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "Fantastic food: very authentic and fresh! I have been to Morocco 2x and found Aicha to be most similar to my dining experiences there (minus the inevitable traveler's food safety issues). The service was excellent and very prompt: our glasses were never empty, and our food arrived mere minutes after ordering."
    Dined on 2/24/2013
  • "Unassuming ambiance, but the food is delicious. I have never had a bad meal here. The lamb tagine with prunes is the best!!"
    Dined on 1/19/2013
  • "Amazing and authentic Morroccan food. Excellent and prompt service. Great find!"
    Dined on 1/11/2013
  • "Went for lunch with a large group and we each enjoyed our lunch."
    Dined on 7/7/2012
  • "Excellent Food , but make sure to byob cause they don't have a liquor license"
    Dined on 12/15/2012
  • "my last Moroccan experience was nowhere near this great. I love the food here, the chewy lamb kebab i'd love to come back just for this dish! The only thing I'd wish would improve is the decor, or lack thereof. They were playing pop music, which I thought hindered my overall experience. Please consider taking the opportunity to educate your customers about Moroccan culture =)"
    Dined on 11/9/2012
  • "Very very pricy for a place looks and feel like a fast food pizza place. Needs more work on the decor. only the lamb shank was good."
    Dined on 10/12/2012
  • "This is a "hole in the wall" little place, but the food was great and we will go back. They don't serve alcohol but were fine with people bringing in their own wine/beer. This is not an "atmosphere" restaurant - go for the food. Everything we ordered was delicious."
    Dined on 7/27/2012
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Aicha last weekend. The food was tasty and the portions were generous. We would recommend the kebabs and the chicken tagine!"
    Dined on 6/9/2012
  • "Aicha is a great place for good Moroccan food in a low key, easy-peezy-lemon-squeezy environment. The portions are large and the price, inexpensive. The service was wonderful! I'll be returning!"
    Dined on 6/4/2012
  • "The food was disappointing and not the typical quality of good Moroccan cuisine, but at least the prices were inexpensive. I would not recommend this restaurant if you're knowledgeable about Morocccan food."
    Dined on 6/2/2012
  • "Walked past this place a thousand times never noticing, but saw on Open Table and decided to try. Wonderful!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2012
  • "This is a small, non splashy restaurant with very good Moroccan food. It is an exceptional value. The owner and the server were friendly and helpful, if you don't know what to order. No beer or wine, but you can bring your own. We'll be back for the food."
    Dined on 5/5/2012
  • "I think this is a an awesome, low-key place. Everything was tasty on the menu, but the chicken in phyllo was particularly yummy. Love their wine policy too. Very casual and laid back. Best deal is the Prie Fixe. 3 courses for $23.. how can you go wrong?"
    Dined on 4/21/2012
  • "Great food! Great service! will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2012
  • "We booked early for a Saturday dinner and thought we would have our choice of tables, but the restaurant started filling up quickly with what seemed to be regular patrons, who appreciated the value for the food. We ordered Zaalook, Taktouka and Carrots as an appetizer, where the Zaalook (eggplant) was outstanding. If you love carrots (we do), the Moroccan Chemoula in which they were prepared was so tasty. Our entrees were the Lamb Tagine with artichokes and the Khardoula (which was enjoyed more). The lamb was a bit fatty and stringy and there were way too many peas and not enough artichokes in the dish. Of course, we had mint tea, which was a good accompaniment to the food."
    Dined on 3/31/2012
  • "My last visit was better, but this visit was fine. The food was a bit bland this time around, and took a while to come out. But service was amazing and everything met expectations."
    Dined on 3/27/2012
  • "Aicha is a small place on Polk Street. The decor is not remarkable but there is a certain warmth to the environment, perhaps due to the incandescent lighting and its opening onto the street. Food was tasty and amply portioned; I would return to this place. However, I would counsel individuals who drink wine or beer to bring their own. There is no alcohol served. There is also no corkage fee, and there is a wine store just down the street. My dining companion arrived ahead of me, discovered the no alcohol sales, and popped into the store, while the server amiably held the table for his return."
    Dined on 3/6/2012
  • "We had a great meal here and the staff was very accommodating. It is BYOB and the staff gave us wine openers and everything we needed to make it a great experience. This was the perfect place for a group of people to get together for an inexpensive but great meal and be able to catch up!"
    Dined on 3/3/2012