Aziza
Aziza

Aziza

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aziza-sf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 752-2222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mourad Lahlou
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: valet is $10. street parking is available although meters are enforced until 6:00pm everyday
A word from Aziza
michelin starred aziza presents inventive takes on california influenced, mediterranean & moroccan dishes, all enhance with western style service, beverages & desserts - adapted to a fine-dining setting. organic & locally produced ingredients are prominently featured on the menu that portrays mourad lahlou’s unique creations & modern versions of moroccan classics. the dinner menu is designed for flexibility with a diverse range of meal options. the inspired starter menu presents refreshing appetizer choices, or can serve as a basis for a complete meal. moroccan classics are well represented & are accompanied by signature & innovative selections. the tasting menu is designed for family-style dining & highlights the flavors & textures which encompass the entire range of the menu.
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Aziza reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (143)special occasion (97)romantic (87)neighborhood gem (66)notable wine list (37)good for groups (29)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Not disappointed.
    Mars
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We made a recipe of Mourad's that we got off the internet. It was so good that we ordered the cookbook and when we had a chance to come to SF, the first reservation we made was for Aziza. The food was delightful and our server was very helpful. We ordered some challenging wine, for us, and couldn't have been more pleased with his selection. We would eat here again this week if we didn't have so many places to try.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Though I will add, since we have lived in the neighborhood and gone there for years, that it seems to be trying a little too hard these days. The food is becoming more interesting than satisfying. I think they need to look into incorporating more of their Moroccan roots back into the food. Having said that, it's really very good. Don't miss the lentil soup, the lamb shank, the chicken wings or the Bisteeya.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just no air flow...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The dining experience was good, strongly recommend the batseeya and lamb shank. We just felt a little stuffy inside. The place could improve its ventilation.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • overrated
    doublemayo
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    what a disappointment! after hearing so much about aziza for so many years i really expected something very good. everything here was tired, the decor, the service, and the menu was pricey and the portions--even more something like the cous cous, even though it was vegetarian was small and skimpy on the actual vegetables. the best things were the wine and the fact that is was quiet. maybe once it was noteworthy but now they are going thru the motions. the chronicle should be embarrassed about having this restaurant on the top 100 list, it doe not deserve to be on the same list with a place like Quince. No way.
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  • Marvelous Tasting Menu
    ruth
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our tasting menu was one of the best in the city. Inventive, delicious and seemed a good buy at $95.00 per person. It is one that I would look forward to experiencing again. Each course was a surprise and none were a disappointment. Aziza is consistently one of the best restaurants in the city. The desert chef is also remarkable and never fails to deliver a new wonderful experience. We will return again and again
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 years ago this was our first date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We make it a point to come here for our anniversary every year. And even though the staff changes, the food is always spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superp
    food2m
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Entire meal was superb. The red bell pepper cocktail, the spreads, lamb loin, black sesame cake and the wine. I will definitely return to try more dishes. However, the service seemed to be a bit off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Falls short of expectations!
    CityStayInSF
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Aziza serves good food, but falls short of expectations for a 1 Michelin star restaurant. Service is particularly poor. Being seated at our table, we asked for the tasting menu, but were told that it was not being offered that night. As the meal progresses, I realize that the table next to ours is being served the tasting menu, so I ask our waiter again if we should have ordered it in advance. He said there was a setback in the kitchen that prevented the restaurant for offering us the tasting menu. In addition, throughout the meal our courses and drinks (which we shared) came out of order, and the waiter appeared uninterested to describe the food to us. The service felt rushed and lacked attention to detail.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for wine, appetizers, dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    On the positive side, the Moroccan-inspired spicy taste is always interesting, the wine list is very well thought-out, the appetizers are good if not spectacular, and the desserts are sumptuous. On the negative side the portions are tiny, the main dishes are pedestrian, and the prices are too high for the quantity, the quality, and the far-from-everything location.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    LovefrVB2SF
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Wow, did I luck out when I Googled "restaurants near Golden Gate Park." Aziza was listed, reservation booked via OpenTable, and one of my top dining experiences, ever, ensued. And I have had some fantastic dining experiences before this one. I indulged in their chef's tasting with drink pairing, and it was perfection. Each next course, just when you thought the last could not possibly be topped, would somehow surpass its predecessor. The atmosphere was quiet and intimate, and the staff made my dining experience seem like an exercise in sheer pleasure. Everything was well-timed, not rushed but no long waits between courses. I was visiting SF for only a few days, for the first time, and part of what will bring me back is to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happydaze
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We did not receive god service from where we were placed to when we were served.
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  • Anniversary Occasion...
    customer
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was our anniversary, and being new in SF I was curious to try this place. However, having been to other Moroccan restaurants in London, Dubai their menu lacked main dishes that Moroccan restaurants are famous for.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    Private
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Unfortunately, we could not order more food from the menu. Next time!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth a return!
    SwapnaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    More like farm-to-table New American than anywhere close to recognizable Moroccan--but beautifully displayed, carefully rendered and extremely palatable multiple mini courses nevertheless. We ordered the tasting menu with a slight bit of trepidation even though this was our first visit--and we're glad we did! Knowledgeable sommelier & impeccable service. Suffice it to say that we will be coming back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basteeya heaven
    JDeats
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The cocktails, the food all make my mouth happy. A bit slow in between courses so don;t go if you have to rush to a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst meal
    wxyz
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was the worst meal I have had in a very long time. I read the reviews and went. Don't be fooled. It was also very expensive.
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  • Archimedes
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Exelent service, artistic food and coctails. Strongly recommend
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    fit for foodies
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  • Didn't live up to hype
    gwagVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Party of 4 - 1 thumbs up, 1 thumbs down, 2 thought it was just ok. Portions were very small, some entrees flavorful, some (bluenose bass) lacked sauce, accompaniment. Wished we made a meal of appetizers which were good. We are not big eaters but left hungry and unsatisfied.
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  • Wonderfully unique and amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Of all the places we ate in SF and Napa would have to say this was in the top three. Memorable and unique dishes - perfectly prepared. It is not often we can go out to eat and say "We've never had anything like this before" and yet at Aziza three of the four things we ordered we could say that about. Highly recommend this place to anyone visiting SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • AceP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    "Excellent Moroccan fare -- always consistently good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    cmiz
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Was there for dinner with friends - a wonderful setting with a very friendly staff. The food is exquisite, cocktails are amazing and the place leaves you wanting to come back and try everything else on the menu !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Fabulous spot.
    LivingLifeOutLoud
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I had never been to Aziza before but decided to adventure out and take my business colleagues with me. Our waiter was a little slow in getting our wine to us and we initially thought, OH NO! However to all of us, this ended up being a great evening. The food was remarkable in taste, texture and display. Everything was perfect; from the appetizers to dessert. A definite spot to return to in the future.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and service
    Beth
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation on a Sunday Evening and was greeted warmly and give a table right away. The restaurant is casual yet has a sophisticated feel. The waiter was attentive and the cocktails out of this world! The food surpassed our expectations-- tomato salad with slice geoduck - striped bass -- everything was top notch. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes food that is flavorful and inventive.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cozy place, perfect food.
    Natalie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Simple, but cosy place. Food was amazing, we had chicken wings and lamb. Bar was busy, so we had to wait for drinks. The bad thing- it's a bit far from city center, so hard to get a taxi on your way back and its bout 10-15min drive from Union square.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Ever!
    YumYum
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have dined at Aziza since they first opened. However, this was our first time this year. Perfect food and possibly the best service I have ever had from a waitperson (Reed). Have the agave cocktail with arugula! And, the surprise of the beet presentation was out discovery of precious, crisp, marvelous beet meringues! I cannot wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TobalaVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    For the most part dinner was very good which included the leg of lamb, and the seabass. I had the Cornish Hen which was dry and tasteless(should have sent it back). Looked and tasted like processed chicken breast shaped into small lumps. The appetizer spread was very good, but each was the size of a quarter and cost $15.00. That item must be a huge profit center and does not begin the meal with a good feeling. I had the sponge cake for desert- again rather dry and tasteless. The other guests had the raspberry sorbet with goat cheese ice which was certainly unusual, but not tasteful. We have been to the restaurant many times, but this evening was a disappointment, and will probably not return.
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  • LOVE this World-Class GEM
    Ktaylor
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It consistently amazes me at how incredible the food is here. I've had the best salmon, chicken, cocktails and deserts IN MY LONG FOODIE life here. I love this place. Just took my kids and they were wowed. The cookbook is a work of art, make sure you get it.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    winendineVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating my 40th birthday and were sadly disappointed with the overall experience at Aziza. The service was not good at all, in fact it felt as though our server was ignoring us at times; she did not once check on us during our starter, entree or desert. She basically had no idea how our food was and when we were done and sitting with dirty desert plates, it took us 15 minutes to 'flag' her down. We would never return, and actually told friends who cancelled their reservation based on our experience. It is a shame that this restaurant is letting their service go.
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  • Nice time
    CoHighPriestess
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a very nice time at Aziza. The food was quite good, and the service was very good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    highstandards
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food was great. Unique dishes and combination of flavors that are hard to find elsewhere. Drinks were fabulous. Again, very original, very flavorful without being overly sweet. The interior, however, is a bit musty, and I wish the owners renovated the whole place.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Caroline
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The starters were phenomenal. We were therefore expecting the main courses to be just as good, but they turned out to be disappointing. I do *not* expect to be served overcooked fish at a 1-star Michelin restaurant. Other than the mains, everything else about the restaurant was great. Service was excellent, the wine list was unusual (in a good way), and they can easily accommodate dairy allergies.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • A great find off the hill
    BirdlegzVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Found this restaurant, when it was suggested to me by some young friends in Chicago. They were right! The food was flavored in ways I never would have considered, and the results were excellent and memorable. My only critique is that there are too many menus, that cover the table, producing a sort of...administrative task to ordering.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Was this just a bad night?
    BcereusVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I haven't been back for more than a year (not intentionally), until last night. I hope that Aziza isn't going the way of other "celebrity chef" restaurants, but i fear it might be. While the bastiya is still extraordinary, our main courses (game hen and salmon) were only OK. Both were a tiny bit overcooked and dry, and neither had the interesting flavors that used to be the hallmark of this restaurant's fare.The prices don't justify the current level of cuisine. Service remains attentive and good (tho 2 busboys hadn't shown up for work, our server was admirable). Mr. Lahlou----pay attention!!!!!!
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  • Great atmosphere!
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a wonderful experience. Innovative cocktails were delightful. I especially enjoyed the "small plates". We chose the Basteeya and raw fish which were incredible. Attentive and friendly service was highly appreciated.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AZIZA THE GEM
    ericladaviere
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The second time that I've been to this gem of a restaurant. The environment is conducive to conversation and the space between the tables was well appreciated. Quality of the food is exceptional, creatively prepared with enough of the Moroccan influence to distinguish its flavors. The service was uneven- some of the servers making direct eye contact and personalizing their service while others were just food deliverers looking handsome. There is no question in my mind that Chef Mourad is an inspired culinarian and deserves to share his artistry with those who appreciate a wonderful dining experience. I would like to see the service there become more in sync with the brilliance of the kitchen.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Stunningly Great
    ddelruss
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every dish was amazing - everyone in my family, including kids, was impressed. Service was really spectacular, our waiter knew the menu and made great beer matching recommendations. Overall it was stunningly great.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So many ways
    lindaliver
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place has it all: open space for larger groups, small intimate for 1-4, cocktails and small but great wine and beer menu. Also the food menu is extremely varied and there's even a tasting menu if the whole table is into it. Two kinds of lamb dishes on 1 menu???? Nowhere else in this City can you find this as there's very few restaurants that regularly serve one! And the accompaniements and presentation are great! Surprised!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful and creative food with a hip and laid back vibe.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything on the simple menu is a treat. Service is superb, as is the ambience. Don't miss the hand-crafted specialty cocktails!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Precious, Delicious but Precious
    SuzieRichmond
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food is delicious and beautifully presented, but not with the grace I would expect from a restaurant of that caliber. They do seem a bit full of themselves. And they really should upgrade the front dining area. Maybe with a group where you can try the many options and share. We would go again and hope that they are more gracious.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.