The food and ambience were great! It felt like a neighborhood café in Morocco. We ordered the chicken tagine with couscous, kefta kebab, vegetarian bastilla, and artichoke salad, as well as mint tea. We also had this fantastic rice pudding for dessert. Everything was delicious! Our server was also so kind and friendly, I think she might be one of the owners. It was a wonderful experience, I would definitely recommended it to anyone!
Great food, great prices. No charge for BYO. Love this place!
Amazing food, we're loyal customers
Fantastic food, loved savoury green pea lamb tagine ! Service outstanding
I come here all the time, and have introduced many friends to this place who also love it! The food is amazing! I've tried another Moroccan restaurant nearby and it was nowhere near as good.
Amazing tasting food and great service
Had the best beef kebabs ever in a restaurant. Lamb shank was outstanding. Small restaurant with excellent food, so reservations are recommended. We will be regulars.
The food was wonderful and authentic. The staff was friendly and responsive. A great location for our concert at The Masonic.
Went here due to reviews on Open table. When we got here, we were the only table and we almost had second thoughts. Glad we stayed. Great food at a great price. They don't serve alcohol but they had glasses and wine opener for us to open the wine that we brought with us. We'd definitely go back here again when we're in the area. I wouldn't call this a destination restaurant - but great if you're in the area and want a good meal at an inexpensive price. It's always easy to find expensive restaurants in SF - so glad that this one is on our radar.
Great & generous Salad, lamb tangene with almonds & prunes and Royal kebab combo plate. The Mint tea was terrific --we had two pots. Would be nice if the 2nd pot is "bigger" in size. We also had the satisfying flan dessert.
Amazing moroccan food. Lots of choices, including vegetarian. There was a lot of food (good portion size!) and it all tasted good. The service was great. They work hard there. Food arrived hot, and plentiful. Servers happy to explain ingredients to those of us unfamiliar with some of the seasonings. Friendly fellow diners. The only reason there's one 4 star rating is because it did get a little noisy at times. We will definitely come back here. It's well priced, great food, excellent service. Delicious! Thank you to the chefs and staff.
Great food at reasonable prices. The chicken tagine won over my somewhat skeptical teenager. Lamb kebabs were perfectly cooked.
The bastilla was best but my lamb kebobs were very good as well. Initially they were over cooked, but the took them back and brought another order which was fine. Nice service but the atmoshphere is a bit austere.
We enjoyed dinner at Aicha/ it was a nice change of pace. The menu is a bit limited for those who don't eat lamb, but our dishes were very tastey. We had the chicken tagine and the chicken couscous. the ambiance is relaxed and feels very authentic - lots of tapestries and silver took us back to wonderful memories of Fez, and we'll be going again soon! (to Aicha:-)
This is my location of choice when I have friends or family visiting the city (especially vegetarians) and I want to show them a unique experience of San Francisco and Polk street.
The restaurant is small and not ostentatious. But every single time I've been here, the service has been fantastic, the food (I think I've tried everything on the menu at this point) has been delicious, hot, flavourful with high quality ingredients.
The mint green tea is a great way to relax into our meal, taking our time, and the staff honors opentable reservations reserving comfortable seats every time. I feel welcome.
We decided to try something different on our visit to SF, so we pick Aicha. It is a very small restaurant so if it's busy it may feel cramped. We were seated immediately and ordered the Basille (which was wonderful) and a variety of Couscous. All the food was delicious; our entrees came out at different times which was a little strange but we were okay with it. Service was decent.
We dined at 7pm. Quiet and 1/2 full atmosphere on a Sunday night. We had chicken bastilla and the olive combo for apps, split between the four of us. Great flavors. We had brought our own wine, which is customary and without charge. Our main courses were three tagines (lamb with peas & carrots, lamb with prunes and almonds, and chicken) and a chicken kebab. All were well-prepared and perfectly seasoned. This is not a large venue and we were able to talk easily at our table for four. A very enjoyable dining experience - we will be back!
Fresh, flavorful choices to satisfy both carnivores and vegetarians, adults and children. Kids devoured the kebabs. Definitely get mint tea for the table.
Best, most authentic Maroccan menu - excellent flavor combinations within this type of cuisine. Lamb tagine with prunes is great, as is the Kefta...wow, that's good! And the trio of salads is such a great diversity. I go here most every work trip taken to San Francisco, and the pricing is the best, making it a true value - a rarity in San Francisco with it's questionable service record. Not to be missed! Bon Appétit!
No wine there to enjoy with the delicious food, but the Lamb Tagine and the Chicken Maghdour were terrific! Turns out mint tea works with it just fine.
BYOB here -- they don't have a license, but are happy to let you pour your own. We had a great meal for 5 and the check was under $100.
Better than expected. We like the chicken kebab and the couscous royale. I was going to order dessert but they gave us the bill instead so that's fine. We went elsewhere for sweets.
Flavors were either bland or non-distinct. Service was spotty.
This restaurant is not luxurious but it does serve good food. the bastillas we had to start were excellent and the tagine was pleasant. Service was good but beware there is no licence, but you are free to take your own alcohol
We found this on Opentable. It was close to our hotel and the reviews were good. We were not disappointed. We loved everything we had- Zaalook, Lamb Kabob and the Royal Couscous. They do not serve alcohol, but we had been to Napa that day and just brought our own wine. They provided a corkscrew and glasses, perfect! The restaurant is a worn storefront. Don't be fooled by the simple setting, the food is great. We want to go back so we can try the lamb tangine.
This was my first time at Aicha. The food was outstanding. They had all the classic Moroccan dishes, used fresh ingredients and had friendly service. No alcohol is served but you can bring your own beer and wine. The decor is simple but the space is clean and inviting. I will go again.
Food was amazing. Service was great. This will be a recommend for my friends
We loved our meals - 3 out of 4 of us had the melt-in-your-mouth lamb tagine. Can't remember the other dish. Eggplant appetizer, too. All so flavorful and comforting! Service excellent, too
This is a wonderful little restaurant. Great food for the money. The bastilla is fabulous, the lamb tangine is wonderful and the chicken couscous is divine.
I tried many of the Moroccan places in SF. The quality of the food here is unparalleled. The others are probably flashier. However, this place cuts right into it and gives you the best food.
A tasty dinner!
First night of vacation and we wanted to find something different. Aicha fit the bill.
We were greeted with a warm welcome and sat immediately.
We started with the chicken b'stilla, tasty & flaky. For mains, I had the Kefta Tagine, and my wife had the Chicken Tagine. Both were delicious and arrived quickly. The service was warm, fast and friendly.
The food was just delicious. The royal couscous contained all kinds of meats they serve and all of them tasted much better than similar restaurants. The merquiz (moroccan lamb sausage) is not to be missed. The baklawa was OK.
Excellent food, good service. Casual spot. Bastilla's were a highlight.
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~
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.
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?
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!
Wish the hanging lamps were working ones
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!
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!