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Menara Moroccan Restaurant
Menara Moroccan Restaurant
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Menara Moroccan Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.menara41.com
  • Email: anandshah22@gmail.com
  • Phone: (408) 453-1983
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Moroccan food from 25 to 500 guests at any location.
  • Private Party Facilities: perfect place for Corporate events,holiday Party,wedding,birthdays & private party from 25-300 guests. Belly Dancing,Full bar,extensive wine menu & custom dinner menu available.
  • Private Party Contact: Bob (408) 453-1983
  • Entertainment: Belly dancing nightly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North 1st Street
  • Public Transit: Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking in Menara's own private lot next to the restaurant, or street parking is also available.
A word from Menara Moroccan Restaurant
Menara Moroccan Restaurant has been serving the Bay area for 30 years. An award winning menu and belly dancing makes this a premier dining place in San Jose. Near the junction of 101 and 880 Freeway at the 1st Street exit and Gish Road Station, Menara Moroccan Restaurant is conveniently located near major hotels, the convention center and airport. Romance, fantasy, fun. Have your own little Casablanca today.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Along with the delicious food, the romantic atmosphere, and very good service, the belly dancers are the best...energetic, sensual, entertaining. It was a whole experience that lasted through the evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I have been coming to Menara's for over 20 years and it is always fun and always consistent. The food is authentic, tthe atmosphere fun, and it's great for a date night, girl's night, or just family fun"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have to give this place a 4 stars is because the carpet is not very clean. It has an option of seating high or low to the ground. I prefer to the ground and notice there are alot of crumbs. Otherwise it is a very entertaining place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Menara restaurant has some really neat elements that make it an overall fun experience. The food is good, and the Moroccan style of sittng on pillows on the carpeted floor makes for something fun, relaxing, and different from the usual restaurant setting. And eating with your fingers is so fun! The only big negative is a pretty big negative at that. The place is dirty! As in it smells dusty and if you simply look up at the upholstered ceiling (cloth draped ceiling) is is so easy to see built up dust, even though it is kept very dark inside. You can even smell the dusty, musty smell. What a shame they cannot do a little standard maintenance!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Come for entertainment, and than you would not be disappointed. We came to Menara because the birthday 'boy' wanted to. He enjoyed belly dancers, the ambiance, and spending time with friends. None of the dishes was good. Wine was uninspired, too. Glad I did not have to pay. Would not be back unless it's a similar setup."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great food, great entertainment. Menara Morrocan gives you an exotic night out. Be prepared for a family style meal eaten in th authentic manner (no silverware folks!). Great for a romantic night out, complete with live entertainment. The belly dancers are wonderful and happy to teach their art to guests. Definitely a must for the adventurer in you!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A real pleasant surprise - this is the real thing. The Moroccan Cuisine is really quite good. Good bar, good service, great food - they even have a floor show."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "the food cst $200.00 for 5 people with drinks. old restaurant, belly dancer came out one hour after we finished eating. we probably will not return. the food was delicious though. the honey lamb was butter tender."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "A wonderful place. If you go in, sit with an open mind, there is no difficulty in leaping away from the busy busy world around you. This place is extremely relaxing and beautiful. Once inside and settled in, I wanted to stay the night, and no drink to party, but to eat, drink, relax and indulge on the occasion. Best party I've ever been to."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a place that can certainly handle the crowds of Valentines Day. Fabulous entertainment and great food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere, great food. It is a little pricy though"
    Dined on 4/22/2013
  • "I took my parents and girlfriend to Menara on a Friday night. The food was delicious and everyone was so friendly. We had a blast watching the belly dancers; we even got to belly dance a bit ourselves. I wasn't particularly fond of the Moroccan Mojito (too sweet for me), but the wine was reasonably priced and very good. Overall, a great night!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Whether you go in a small or large group, this restaurant is great. The food is tasty and the entertainment is wonderful. Not only do you have a wonderful dining experience but also have fun. I definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "OMG, Christina, the belly dancer…..ohhh is she hot. If only i was 20 years younger-lol. The ambiance is incredible and very large. The food is incredible. The drinks at the bar are equally incredible. What else can i say…? If you're looking for a great evening with friends or your date, this is one really super fun spot."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I have traveled the world and have experienced many great places to eat and entertain and Menara Moroccan is one of my favorite places. The food is excelent, service just right, attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere is fun, romantice and energetic."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Menara was a great find. From the outside you cannot imagine what a nice place it is inside. A perfect Moroccan oasis; the ambience is great. It Looks like the inside of a luxurious tent. Sit of the floor, on some cushions or on a sofa if you prefer. Soft moroccan music in the background, and belly dancing show, everyday, around 8pm. Service is very discrete, takes pride in honoring the moroccan tradition, both in the costumes, and the way of serving. Food is really good as well, we had the fantasy dinner, portions are just right, I left feeling full and pleased. Price is appropriate for the whole experience which you get by dining here."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "When you see the entrance to the restaurant from the street you may feel disappointed. Simple Red door, no decorations, no hint to what is going on inside. But once you're in, you're in an Arabian night tale. The restaurant is decorated in an authentic Moroccan style with pillows on the floor to sit on (also "normal" seats if you prefer). The food is AMAZING! Although not the cheapest, but "you get what you pay for" works perfectly here. On Saturday night when we visited you also get to enjoy belly dancers show to compliment the Moroccan atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "What a great find in San Jose! Something a little different. A wonderful ambiance and first date spot. It's an interactive place with belly dancers who make you get up and dance :) Overall, a great night! Definitely worth checking out!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I've been going since the 1980's and every time has made a wonderful memory for me and my guests! I do miss the male belly dancer as well as the young lady with the dagger tattoo on her belly, but I suppose everyone has to learn and should be given an opportunity to showcase their talent. I had to change my reservation time at the last minute and they were very accommodating. I also had two very picky eater children with me and they were kind enough not to charge me for them both (charged me for one person for the two of them). The kids had a grand time!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This place is a great place to go for a celebration. Highly recommend. Food and service are always A++ I took my sister for her birthday and she loved it. Her desert had "Happy Birthday" written on it. Very awesome place."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Different, but wonderful. The food was really great. The service good and I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "The baklava was mediocre (a bit stale, too dry, bland, and too small) -- kind of odd because the b'stilla is excellent. Everything else ranged from good to very good. Belly dancer was competent but lacking spark"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "First visit here at the restaurant and I wasn't impressed. Although the food was decent, the portions were small. I felt I didn't get what I paid for. I probably wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2013