Pasha Land
Pasha Land

Pasha Land

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.pashaland.com/
  • Phone: 3012162223
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar open until 1:30am
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Haj Zouine Elfassi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call us three days ahead of your event, ask about our catering menu packages, choose the one that suits your budget, and let us team up to please even the most discerning taste buds. Our catering menu ranges from 35 to 65 dollars per person.
  • Private Party Facilities: Come celebrate your event at Pasha Land restaurant. We host weddings, private parties, and Mitzvahs for up to seventy people. As a natural crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Morocco’s cuisine has been influenced by both Spanish and French culture, while still maintaining its traditional tagines and couscous.
  • Private Party Contact: Ahmed Zouine 3012162223
  • Entertainment: Belly dancing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm with live music. Free Salsa lesson on Fridays at 9:30pm and Latino night until 2:00am Saturdays, International music from 10:00pm until 2:00am Special events welcome!
  • Special Events: You can reserve Pasha Land for your special event any day except Friday night and Saturday night. Call to find out about our reasonable room fees.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Ave
  • Public Transit: bus 56 from landmark mall
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: At Pasha Land (Previously Pasha Lounge), parking is never a problem, our parking lot can hold up to 600 cars or more.
A word from Pasha Land
Enjoy the best homemade authentic Moroccan & Mediterranean food you've ever had. We offer a friendly family atmosphere and are located in the unique Kentland’s Square Market Shopping center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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Pasha Land reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (8)special occasion (7)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Wow, how is this place not famous
    eatinout
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food: amazing. Service: outstanding. We had the Walima feast for two. The soups were subtly seasoned, and a good introduction to the flavors to come. The chicken bastilla is now on my top ten list of favorite foods ever. The lamb was delicate and delicious, and the chicken with lemon and olives a nice balance to it, for a very well-rounded selection of flavors in a single meal. I like the idea of a variety of dishes in one meal :) And do yourself a favor, leave room for dessert. We had both the baklava that came with our feast, and a piece of syruped cake that still managed to feel light and not unhealthy, and oh so delicious. All in all, a fabulous dining experience, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    Elladan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had the feast for two and it was awesome. Soup, salad, Bastilla (this was especially good), lemon and olive chicken (ok), lamb and baklava (surprisingly not too sweet!). We ordered a bottle of wine, but they only had a partially bottle of the one we wanted. They we so apologetic and, of course, gave it to us at a discount. The service was awesome and very polite. We went on a Friday night and they had a belly dancer and a Moraccan guitar/hand cymbals which was awesome. We stayed after a while to see the show. The mint tea was the perfect topper to the evening. Go with your partner, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an14je
    an14je
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, soup, drink. Attentive service by waiter. Music and belly dancer very lively. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and experience!
    YnotEatgood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took my friend here for her birthday and had a great time, they even had the band sing to her. The belly dancing was wonderful and very enjoyable...don't be surprised if she wants you to join her :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Morrocan food
    mussels
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Average morrocan fare. Pip rice is reasonable and has live entertainment Friday/Saturday nights with an excellent musician and belly dancer. No cover charge for the entertainment .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lamb dishes to go for!
    OHBoyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Spacious dining hall ethinically decorated, a different but nice experience. Dined here 3x - group lunch, mother's day dinner, and lunch, all were excellent. The lamb shank, tender meat off the bone, crunchy almond = delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    9livesleft
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Pasha land is Moroccan food prepared by Moroccans and the authenticity and care put into the food make it stand out. From Bastilla, a chicken dish cased in flaky pastry, to perfectly cooked steaks there is something for everyone. Loved the eggplant salad and the lamb tagine. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice night out, without going to DC
    ASHK
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Pasha was a good local neighborhood spot. Food was good. The bastila was unique and very good. You would not think that a chicken dish, wrapped in pastry dough and dusted with powdered sugar would be good, but trust me, it was. Great recommendation by the waiter. The couscous however, was a little underwhelming. A bit bland. Lamb shank was cooked well, nice and tender, but I wish it had a little more flavor. Pass on the baklava also, very dry. Belly dancer was a nice touch and made the night our special. Nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Mediterranean Food
    PeaceLover
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ambiance was good with live Moroccan music. Service was friendly but appeared overwhelmed due to a sudden surge of customers. Good place for a Friday evening dinner if you like Mediterranean food. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie4FunVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good food and energetic music with belly dancing on the weekends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Friday night
    TrayCeilingsVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went for the first time on a Friday night. There was live music and belly dancing, which was really fun, but it makes the place VERY loud after 8:30. Don't go if you want a quiet place to talk. Food (kabobs, chicken tagine, hummus, almond cake, baklava, mint tea) was all delicious. Only thing I didn't like was the seafood bastilla, the seafood in it was not very fresh and had a heavy seafood taste to it. Our service was fantastic. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Gem!
    AvidDiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent food and service! The eggplant and humus appetizers were excellent, as well as the salads. We came here searching for very good lamb dishes and we found them. The lamb shank was excellent, and we'll try the lamb chops next time, which were highly recommended by the owner. The red snapper also sounded very good and I look forward to trying that in the future. The owner and staff were very attentive, and the live music and belly dancing really added to the ambiance. We can' wait to try this gem again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasha Land - great food
    Paige
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I went to Pasha Land with a group and everybody really enjoyed the food, the service is amazing, and we love supporting authentic Moroccan food made by Moroccans. My husband and I will be going back on Saturday nights when they have live music and entertainment!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a Pasha Indeed!
    EatAndRun
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    In town to visit our parents, I chose Pasha Land from online reviews, and hit the jackpot. The owner gave us wonderful personal attention - recommending dishes and bringing samples, attentive but not hovering. We ordered two family-style meals for 6 people - more than enough (and a steal at $20/person). The quality was exceptional. Bastilla is complex - sweet/savory, crispy/stew-y. Chicken and lamb were fall-off-the-bone tender, a great duo. Pair with Lebanese red wine. Small (in a good way) not-too-heavy pastry and richly-scented mint tea closed. Noise on belly dancing nights is conversation challenging; outdoors is quiet. Pasha Land is inexpensive enough to be a regular spot, but unusual and special enough for a celebratory meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Pasha Land reviews archive.
  • An Entertaining Evening
    Fremen
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    If you are looking for a vibrant dining experience Pasha Land is the place. It has an authentic feel and a lively atmosphere. The service was spectacular from the owner down to every server. I had a meat dish and my wife had a chicken stew dish. Both were fabulous. It was a Saturday night so there was a belly dancer who started at 8 pm. She was engaging and involved numerous people. It was good fun. The best part was the bill. 4 drinks, and 4 courses between 2 people totaled $93. Enough said.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Belly Dancing in the Kentlands!!!
    ArtfulDodgerVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This family run restaurant is great! Totally did not expect to find this authentic outpost in the center of an upscale Montgomery County shopping center. The belly dancer was an added treat. Music accompanied our meal and the atmosphere was lovely. We were there for a birthday celebration and Pasha Land went out of their way to make it a VERY memorable evening. Thank you Pasha Land!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great!!
    Eljohn
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Paaha Land, food was yummy. I came at the end of the belly dancer performance. But that was still fun! The staff was so gracious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The belly dancer and music
    DancerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    The belly dancer and music were excellent and made the evening more than just a dinner. I recommend it to anyone looking for some great Moroccan food and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morocco in the Suburbs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Everyone loves this place. It has something for everyone, grandmas, kids, ladies night out, something different for a romantic couple. Everyone is treated like family. The food is authentic and filling. I have had better bastilla, but this is plenty good enough for Gaithersburg. The menu also has many choices for those that like meaty and those that like veggie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting evening
    Scotty66VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We went to this restaurant to try some different food. I was not aware of the belly dancing which was an unexpected pleasure. The food was rather bland to my taste, but the hostess and waiter were accommodating. Even without the dancing, the music is rather loud and inhibits conversation at the table and was commented upon by a few diners. Try to be seated away from the musicians if you want to talk.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for fun night
    Izze
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    This was my second time eating there and again, it was very pleasant. The waiter was very attentive, and friendly. The food was great and large portions. The atmosphere was very energetic. It is a great place for a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable Find
    gritmuncher
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Were from out of town & wanted to celebrate a special anniversary. Walking into the place felt like walking into a restaurant in Morocco based on the decor and the folks eating there. Were greeted warmly by the Arabic owner who showed us to our table. Were served by what I think was an Ethiopian beauty. The humus was one of the best we have had. The main meals (we had lamb with raisin & almonds and spicy chicken) were phenomenal. The spices they use stay in your mouth for hours. The sauce that came with the chicken was slightly too hot. The Moroccan red wine tasted really good with the lamb and is highly recommend. Was a bit disappointed that they did not serve Arabic coffee, but the baklava was also one of the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was warm and friendly,
    JohnsonVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    The service was warm and friendly, the food was very good with generous portions. The highlight for us was the dessert. If you like almonds (We love them!) then you’ll love the cake. Perfect texture and a pleasant well balanced almond flavor. Great find, glad they were on opentable or we would have never eaten here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    RickVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    First, the service was unbeatable. Everyone is so friendly and attentive that this place puts much more expensive restaurants to shame. Second, the food was delicious. I had the lamb (which was their recommendation) and it was outstanding. So tender and tasty. We had the soup (delicious), hummus (delicious), eggplant (delicious), and tea (delicious). I could have stayed and ate all day. I will have to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solo with an annoyance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Six of us went for dinner. The food was okay, although the menu did not indicate that some dishes were dusted with powdered sugar which presented a problem for the diabetic who ordered it. Service was poor; it appears that one server was covering all of the tables. Without any mention on the menu, the bill included a 20% gratuity (which was not warranted by the quality of the service). To top it off, the credit card receipt suggested a tip based on the bill which already included a tip.
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  • Treated Like Family
    Out2Lunch
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Took my 85-year old mom to Pasha Land for midday dinner on Easter Sunday. For most of the time, we were the only ones in the restaurant. The owner and his wife treated us like family. The owner's wife does the cooking and everything we ordered was delicious and clearly freshly made. She also came to the table several times to check on us as well as to make suggestions about our food selections. She recommended a traditional Morrocan soup that was excellent. I also had the Chicken Bastilla-chicken, herbs, and ground almond mixture baked in phyllo and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon. I have had this dish before a few times but never as good as this. On our way out the door, the owner gave mom a container of the soup to have later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On a Saturday night, Pasha
    malindakaymd
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    On a Saturday night, Pasha Land was an obvious destination spot. The menu is not extensive but the food is delicious and well prepared. The lamb dishes in particular stood out for us. Moroccan music was fun and the restaurant was full.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What an unexpected find! We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    What an unexpected find! We felt like we had dropped in on a happy family gathering. Interesting and delicious food. Fascinating entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food to die for!! family
    Eljohn
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Food to die for!! family friendly! SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great night out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    If I could give 6 stars for atmosphere and ambience I would. I got a table at 8 o'clock, just before the belly dancer came out. The show was incredible. The owner/ manager of the place went out of his way to make sure everyone in the house had a great seat. I'm not an expert on Moroccan food, but the five course meals for two are great. By the end of the night, my date and I felt like we had been part of a big family get together. Kids are encouraged to dance with the music and everyone I saw was having a great time. I recommend calling ahead to confirm when the show starts and getting a reservation for just before. Otherwise your waitress will be challenged to get you your order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambiance is great at Pasha
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The ambiance is great at Pasha Land! I specifically love the energy in the restaurant during the live shows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We had one of the most amazing experiences at Pasha Land. There was a real Moroccan wedding the night we went. The whole atmosphere was warm and inviting to begin with. The food, music, and belly dancer were all wonderful. As we were leaving we talked to the owner who was just beaming all night about the wedding and asked if he knew the couple. He said bride called him and asked about having the wedding there. The owner learned that she had no family in the U.S. so he and his wife made all the special arrangements and just charged the couple for the food. What a wonderful gift!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very friendly neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Very friendly neighborhood type of restaurant. Great food for excellent prices! The music & belly dance added good entertainment to my B'day celebration. Friendly environment for families with children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice different birthday outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    When we first arrived around 6pm. The restaurant owner came around and greeted us. He was very friendly and so were the staff and other patrons. We really enjoyed ourselves and the live Moroccan musician couple. Around 8pm people began to fill up the restaurant which caused the level of service to decrease substantially. There seemed to be only one waitress. Overall the service was good and the owner rectified any issues we had. This was especially appreciated since it was my birthday celebration. I would recommend that they hire more staff, especially when the whole facility is reserved. The space is small but cozy. I plan to go again with my husband. Belly dancer was nice and included patrons in the dance which was fun.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    The food was good, except one in our party who ordered soup as a first course thought it was bland. We were a party of four, and one did not get the entree until the other three had finished eating. There was a large party being served at the same time, and perhaps in preparing that order they forgot to prepare the one entree from our party. Though there were apologies, an offer of at least refills on the mint tea would have been nice. All-in-all, this is a very nice place. The ambiance is great, and the menu offers wide selections. Knowing that every restaurant has a bad night, I would definitely go back, and I would recommend it to others.
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  • The food is to die for, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    The food is to die for, and you also get a good-natured belly dancing show!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an absolutely DELICIOUS
    FlexSis
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    We had an absolutely DELICIOUS meal, and will definitely be back for more - with friends! The belly dancing was quite entertaining, and the staff were all very friendly and charming. Great find.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kebabs and belly dancing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    This was an interesting Moroccon restaurant. The highlight of the evening was the belly dancer (check their website, some dancers are better than others). It is a very loud restaurant with a singer from the beginning to end. It is more appropriate for groups. If you are going as a couple, request to be seated more by the window side as it is less noisy. Overall, we enjoyed our night. The food was a bit on the dry side but overall, not bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    The food was excellent. I went to Pasha Land for the entertainment, which was incredible
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went there for my 49th
    Samuel
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    We went there for my 49th bday. Had a group of 12 including children. Food was great atmosphere was wonderful and I even participated with the belly dancer as part of my special day celebration. This was our 3rd time and we look forward to enjoying many more returns.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic