Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro
Great experience, great foodWe had an excellent experience at Kous Kous. The server, Damien, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and spot-on with his suggestions. We had harira soup (excellent with the hot sauce), zaalouks (wonderful), endive pockets (very good), and the veggie berber tagine, which, when sopped up with bread as Damien suggested, was incredible. The couch was a fun change of pace, though a little difficult to reach the table from. We will definitely be back to sample the rest of the menu.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance! Very cuteGreat ambiance! Very cute inside and the food was good! The mint tea was delicious and the food was very filling. I had a great time at Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Having had "theGreat food! Having had "the real deal" in Morocco, I was curious about, whether the food would be authentic or not. Wasn't disappointed: The food was excellent! The only drawback was the size of the portions. We ordered a Moroccan Feast and the portions were smaller than expected, though they did include lots of couscous, rice and mashed potato, but very little fish, shrimp and meat. At USD 44 per person we would have expected more than 4 small shrimps, 4 small lamb chops and 1 small piece of fish (to be shared by 2 people - not per person). Appetizers were great. Excellent service too. Will re-visit but next time try something else.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMoroccan CuisineGreat food, great service! We will be back for sure!!!!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExpand your taste knowledgeGreat spot in Hillcrest. Parking is accessible. Great service. The server took the time to explain how the food is prepared and what to expect from the combination of flavors. The ambiance and decour makes to feel as if you are in Morocco. Excellent restaurant.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & atmosphere!I highly recommend getting one of the feasts for the table! Food is delicious!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love going to Kous KousWe love going to Kous Kous because they are a great place to go for a late night reservation. The staff are very friendly and know us so well at this point. I love the option of couch seating and the authentic feel of the restaurant to the food. My favorite dish is obviously the slow roasted stuffed Pepper and stuffed Tomato tagine.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMfun food and atmospherreThe place is pretty funky, starting form that it occupies a basement space, plays and eclectic music selection and shows old movies B&W movies on the wall. The service is extremely friendly. The first couple of times we order from the pre-set "banquets" on the menu, since we did not know how to order. I recommend this on your first time, since you get a sampler of good stuff. This time we knew what we wanted:few tapas and a tagine. Dessert:fruit with rose water. Good stuff!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Good Food & ServiceAs always, Kous Kous delivered on excellent food and service. And even though we had a Groupon, we like that they treat no differently. Had eggplant app, chicken skewer app and lamb. A lot of food, but we ate it all...too good to stop eating. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCouldn't be better - Love it!This is one of our favorite restaurants. Great food, great service, great ambiance, small and more intimate, great music. Owner very nice and friendly as is the whole staff. We always have a great experience at Kous Kous.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for everyoneThis is a must visit restaurant in Hillcrest. My friend, a very picky eater enjoyed the food. They offer delicious and authentic dishes, decent portions. I'll definitely dine here again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Happy hour, got someWent for Happy hour, got some good deals. I am not a big fan of lamb, but they know how to do it right! They make it seems light! Cannot wait to go back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceVery friendly and helpful service. Our waiter, knowing we were relatively new to eating Moroccan food was great about explaining what we were eating. It was a great experience. A little pricey but overall it was great.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing, unique foodThe quality food matched with stellar service. We went for a birthday dinner Thursday night and were amazed with the new unique flavors. Our waitor was amazing: knowledgeable and very personable with fantastic recommendations.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe reason I didn't scoreThe reason I didn't score it 5 stars overal is because of the temperature of the restaurant is too warm. Not extremely uncomfortable, just noticeable very warm. The food, service and atmosphere are all great!!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is one of the bestThis place is one of the best restaurants in San Diego. Incredible food. Friendly conversation, but not invasive service. Highly recommend.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMCame across this place whenCame across this place when i first came into town looking up places to dine that weren't "fast food". I was not disappointed. They're menu has choices for everyone, and the food was excellent. The wait staff was great as well. The food was very good, i wouldn't hesitate to visit here again.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Morrocan RestaurantMy wife and I love this place the food is to die for. The service....can't say enough about. Daniel was superb, outgoing and cheery. I strongly recommend this place.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA FEAST FOR THE EYES AND STOMACHEI recommend ordering one of the Feast options. You get a nice variety of different foods and enough to share. Interesting mileau with areas divided providing some privacy and romanticism. Attentive and friendly waiters. The food is delicious and well prepared. The waiter was kind enough to allow switching meat for vegetables when ordering the Feast.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, and a nice Moroccan feel. My only complaint would be that there was not that much food for how much everything cost. The tagines were delicious (especially the lamb) and the b'stilla roll was off the chain.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great FindFor a nice Maroccan experience and GREAT couscous! Our family has been eating couscous for many years and the one served at Kous Kous is delicious! The merguez are great (not many places carry them in San Diego)and the team makes the experience most enjoyable.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMYou must go to Kous KousIf you are or will be in San Diego.. you must go to Kous Kous. It was best dinner and dining experience I've had in a long time!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMoroccan gem in HillcrestSecond time I've been here and I wasn't disappointed! Great food, dim lighting, great ambiance and helpful, friendly waiters. The menu has a varied selection and the cold and hot tea is wonderful. It was a little stuffy and warm when we got there, but the AC was turned immediately when I pointed out how warm it was--the waiter was noticeably warm as well. Location is amazing, as we love Martini's Above 4th, which we went to right after--just a quick elevator ride up. Will be coming to Kous Kous again and again in the near future. Just make sure and call in to reserve a table, ESPECIALLY on the weekends. This place fills up quickly because of its popularity.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gem tucked away in HilcrestI love Kous Kous. It's one of my favorite places to eat. We went on a Tuesday so it was less crowded and no wait! The ambiance was great and the servers, attentative! The flavors are exceptional. I always recommend any of the sides! I love their couscous and saffron rice. Portion sizes don't disappoint. Although a little pricey, I love their mint tea!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, drinks and decor!Great food, drinks and decor! Our waiter was attentive and made us feel very comfortable in trying Moroccan food for the first time. We loved everything. The Desert Rose cocktail was a favorite at our table.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciously prepared foodDeliciously prepared food in a setting that makes the diner feel he or she is in Morocco. A delightful experience and reasonably priced as well.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely the best dinningAbsolutely the best dinning experience I've ever had!! It was perfect for a romantic dinner for two, but I also saw small groups having a good time. Love the ambiance and the set up. Lighting is on the darker side and the seating is all couches, loveseats and ottomans where we sat. The special drinks were excellent and the beer list is sufficient for the guys.
The food is out of this world!! I had the fish special tagine and my date had the chicken tagine, and both were finger-licking delicious, we cleaned our plates. We will definately be back and possibly go to Morocco! We spend 2.5 hours there as a couple and had no idea how time passed. Romantic dinner accomplished.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot!Went based on reviews and wanting to try something new. This place did not disappoint at all. It was outstanding!
I booked a reservation because one reviewer recommended them for Fri/Sat nights. We went Friday at 6:15pm. At that time there was still plenty of open seating but the place did fill up during our time there. So, I'd agree you should make a reservation if you're planning on eating after 6:30pm.
Our waiter was super friendly and asked if we'd eated Moroccan before which we had not. He was more than happy to give us the run down of the menu, how Moroccan food is prepared, etc. plus some terrific recommendations. We went with much of what he suggested & everything was delicious!
Highly recommended, will definitely be coming3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, drinks wereFood was great, drinks were great, it was a perfect area to catch up with my brother. I loved the food too!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place. The foodWe love this place. The food is wonderfully authentic and the staff is very good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. First timeExcellent food. First time here and we really enjoyed it.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely ambiance (comfortableLovely ambiance (comfortable couches, low lighting, and curtains throughout), knowledgeable and friendly servers, and most importantly excellent food! A romantic place for a date, but also good for families or groups.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodGreat experience overall (service, vibe, etc.) but at the end of the day it was just really fantastic food. Dishes were unique and distinctive but not overpowering. Highly recommend.12/22/2012 12:00:00 AMTook my girlfriend here forTook my girlfriend here for her birthday, she loved it! We loved the ambiance, the food, the mint tea is the BEST tea we have ever had. We loved this place! The only not so great part is i asked for a quiet area since it was just two of us and it was nice and quiet for a while since we were the only ones at the restaurant, then a family came and sat down in the table right next to us (even tho every single other table was free at the time) and they were pretty loud. We ended up leaving really fast because the kids in the table next to us were getting annoying1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM