Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.43mi
  2. Distance: 1.65mi
  3. Distance: 1.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.91mi
  1. Distance: 1.43mi
  2. Distance: 1.65mi
  3. Distance: 1.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.91mi
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Vasili's KitchenVasili's Kitchen
(355)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 27 times today
Not Your Average Joe's GaithersburgNot Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg
(1329)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 38 times today
Buca di Beppo - GaithersburgBuca di Beppo - Gaithersburg
(548)
$$$$
Italian | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 1 time today
Uncle Julio's - GaithersburgUncle Julio's - Gaithersburg
(282)
$$$$
Mexican | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 17 times today
Copper Canyon Grill - GaithersburgCopper Canyon Grill - Gaithersburg
(609)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 36 times today
Ruth's Chris Steak House - GaithersburgRuth's Chris Steak House - Gaithersburg
(423)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 27 times today
Old Town Pour House - GaithersburgOld Town Pour House - Gaithersburg
(236)
$$$$
American | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 35 times today
Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum BarPaladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar
(384)
$$$$
Latin American | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 14 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - GaithersburgFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gaithersburg
(177)
$$$$
American | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 42 times today
The Melting Pot - GaithersburgThe Melting Pot - Gaithersburg
(1689)
$$$$
Fondue | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 34 times today
Ted's Bulletin - Crown FarmTed's Bulletin - Crown Farm
(53)
$$$$
American | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 2 times today
Nantucket's ReefNantucket's Reef
(777)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Rockville, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 22 times today
Fontina GrilleFontina Grille
(595)
$$$$
Italian | Rockville, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 17 times today
Barking Mad CafeBarking Mad Cafe
(91)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 18 times today
BotaneroBotanero
(211)
$$$$
American | Rockville, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 11 times today

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.43mi
  2. Distance: 1.65mi
  3. Distance: 1.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.91mi
  1. Distance: 1.43mi
  2. Distance: 1.65mi
  3. Distance: 1.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.91mi

About Permanently Closed - Pasha Land

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

644 Center Point Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Moroccan, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar open until 1:30am

Cross Street:
Main Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 216-2223

Website:
http://www.pashaland.com/

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!

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.

Parking Details:
At Pasha Land (Previously Pasha Lounge), parking is never a problem, our parking lot can hold up to 600 cars or more.

Public Transit:
bus 56 from landmark mall

Executive Chef:
Haj Zouine Elfassi

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: (301) 216-2223

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Pasha Land - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Live Music (4)
See All
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sort by
S
173 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Pasha Land had two padlocks on the doors and was closed despite Open Table confirming my reservation and continuing to post availability of reservations. Also, Pasha Land was listed as a recommended local favorite dining establishment on the same day as I made the reservation even though it was no longer open. It was very disappointing to arrive at the restaurant and find it closed!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on October 3, 2017

I made my reservation, but when we arrived the place was closed!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The appetizers of eggplant and hummus was outstanding. The Moroccan dishes were disappointing, even though they cannot serve the food in a Tagine it lacked the Moroccan spices and the combination of ingredients that you find in Morocco.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Love this place. The food is fantastic and they have a belly dancer on Friday and Saturday

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

A hidden authentic Moroccan gem of a restaurant in the suburb of Maryland. This place has everything including the decors, music, belly dancers, specially poured mint tea Moroccan style and kind owner who comes by to talk to you. The lamb dishes here are delicious and inexpensive. A nice place for an exotic dining with your special guests.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great experience, delicious food, excellent service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much. We each had lamb that was cooked perfectly and we were pleasantly surprised by the Moroccan red wine that we had with our meal!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I would recommend Pasha Land to anyone who's looking for a great atmosphere and delicious dessert. The almond creme cake is to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was delicious, owner was kind and present, and there was live music and a belly dancer! The prices were very reasonable which is good because there are a lot more dishes I want to try there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of our favorites; this quaint restaurant is traditionally decorated (not tacky). Live music and belly dancing (frequently). The Food is fantastic (my wife is Moroccan; and I we are tough critics). Family owned and ran; Ahmed Zouine (owner) and his wife and kids are warm, inviting, fun and informative. They frequently make amazing pastry specials which are 100% authentic, 1000% delicious. Please please support this family owned small business. They cater large events as well...would make a great company catered event or an amazing wedding catering service.

Top notch; you will agree. Visit and enjoy!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

On a Thursday night our group of four were among only a few diners, so noise was nearly non-existent and service was impeccable. Two of us had lamb chops, one had lamb cous-cous, and the other chicken kabob. All were wonderful, as were the humi chicken, humi lamb, and lentil soup. The taste of cardamom is prominent in the cappuccino, so don't expect Starbucks. Overall, highly recommended.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food and ambience (great Moroccan live music and dance performance). Great and attentive service. Owner is also very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had a lovely dinner. Service was great. Food was exceptional, as always. Ambiance is fun. Enjoyed the music by live performers, and the belly dancer which started shortly before we left.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on July 22, 2017

PashaLand is one of my son and my favorite restaurants for dinner out. The food is delicious - and well presented. There is clear pride in the dishes they do. Waitstaff is friendly and helpful. Owner is very welcoming and warm.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Casual, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Omaha)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Excellent food. Service was good, but only had one person who was waiter and bartender, so a little slow.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

A really fun evening. Food was excellent, service was outstanding, and the restaurant pours a full glass of wine. The Moroccan coffee was a great after dinner treat along with the delicious Baklava.

There was entertainment that set the mood - the elder members of this family restaurant played music through most of the evening. A performance by the belly dancer is a regular Saturday night event.

The owner comes around to greet each of the patrons. The waiter was very attentive and courteous.

My wife and I enjoy this restaurant for an enjoyable date night out. We have always had a great meal here.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was ok; service was very slow; house wines; not much choice of wines; entertainment was good.

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The owner is wonderful and was very kind to kids and members of our party with physical challenges. The food is delicious. I wish them continued success.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Seasonal, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food at reasonable prices. We loved the plush seating!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Went here with a friend and our three teenagers. The food was outstanding. My one complaint is that I made a reservation on Open Table about 3 hours prior to coming. There were plenty of time slots available. When I got to the restaurant they told me that they didn't have my reservation because I made it "after 3 pm". The owner said he "told Open Table not to accept reservations after that time". Sounds like a problem between OT and the restaurant - but not my problem! He seated us anyway and there remained plenty of open tables throughout the evening.

The belly dancer is a little in-your-face aggressive. I'd definitely go back for the food but maybe at a time when there is no belly dancing!

Tags: Live Music, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food is very good. The belly dancing is fun and great fun to see customers joining in.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Excellent food in a fun atmosphere. Many food options for all tastes and entertainment that brings smiles to folks of all ages.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This was our second time Pasha Land and we enjoyed it very much. The owner is from Morocco and since we had just returned from Morocco, we wanted to go to the restaurant again. We enjoyed it even more this time since we were more familiar with the Moroccan decor and of course the food.
The wait staff is excellent, the food is delicious, the live music very well done and the entire time we were there we enjoyed ourselves.
Do make reservations as they are very popular.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Music, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 30, 2017

It was pretty early on a Thursday night, so probably quieter than normal (which was exactly what we wanted). It started to fill up as the night went on. I wasn't as impressed with the food as I thought I would be, based on the reviews. I thought it was average, maybe I ordered the wrong thing (I had chicken kebsa, which was flavorful, but the chicken had a lot of tiny bones in it and the ratio was a lot of rice to chicken). My teenager liked her kebob and was thrilled with the cheesecake at dessert!

The service was impeccable and the ambience was charming. The owner came out at the end of the meal to ask if everything went well and he was so nice and engaging. I'd go back but would try another dish next time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Happened to be in the area and found this restaurant. A very nice experience. Family operated, friendly , nicely prepared and generously portioned food. Good wines and very good mixed drinks. All very fairly priced. The owners were clearly invested in showing us a good time. Saturday they had belly dancing and live North African music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Live Music, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Friendly and personable service in a charming Moroccan style interior, with live (but not overpoweringly loud) music. Very good Moroccan stews and bastilles along with nice, compatible selection of wines.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The owner came out from the kitchen to check on us and on our meals 2 or 3 times - he is charming and has a good sense of humor. We enjoyed talking with him. We each had a different lamb dish - both were very good and good value. The portion size was large. Try Pasha Land!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with our daughter's family. The service wasnvery good. The server was patient with our grandchildren's questions, even the one who follows a vegan diet. The food was excellent, as always. Love the authentic ambiance.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Super food. There was live music that was nice and the service was super. Portions were fair and the tastiness of the food was amazing.

Recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is a great restaurant that I've been to before for a birthday party. The food was great and the birthday girl got cake and a dance lesson. This time however Valentine's Day and our anniversary, didn't go as planned. We invited 10 people and raved about the food AND the affordability of the menu. When we arrived per reservations we learned of the $40/person pri-fix menu! It was very limited and hardly anything I wanted to order. It was a disappointment. The lamb chops were still good but I wish we had the chance to get the authentic menu choices. Ballet dancer was awesome and the owner as well. Will go back. But make sure call on special occasions for menu options.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Wonderful people and service and the food is fantastic! We enjoyed a special Valentines menu and can't wait to go again

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Live Music, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vegan, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We visited Pasha with a party of 10 for family birthdays. The middle east music is relaxing and the belly dancing was fantastically fun. My toddler was mesmerized and there were several small children in the audience. The owner visited us and did some magic tricks with candy for the kids in our party. One of the most fun evenings we have probably ever had as a family at a restaurant. A good time for all ages.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We went with a group for Valentine's Day. It was a great experience to share with two other couples. Food was great atmosphere was good and we will definitely back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Tapas, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We went to the restaurant with my husband for the date out. We came there at 5.30, the restaurant was empty, the waitress gave us the table for two when one partner is sitting on the coach, while another on a very uncomfortable chair. It was evident that the married couple came to have some peace time without kids. Right after a lady with 6 years old boy came and they entered them next table to us ( the restaurant was EMPTY!). Then the waitress forgot part of the order, and we were waiting for the food almost 25 minutes ( I am not talking about the meat, I am talking about hummus and salad which is supposed to be on the table immediately. We did not feel that the restaurant staff tried to make our visit comfortable. The food was okey, it was fresh and cooked from the scratch which is nice. But we will not return to this restaurant anymore. We are not welcomed there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food, ambience and belly dancing were a blast, however the service was very very slow. It took 30 minutes for appetizers to be served and another 45 minutes for dinner to come. We kept asking for a dessert menu but that also took 20 more minutes to come. What made it especially frustrating was this restaurant is pretty small and had at least five waiters but it still took forever to get service. Overall I would definitely eat here again, but order everything at once to save on time!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We come here often for the chicken bastilla and home made hummus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Above average food. Flavorful and well presented. Small place with one room. Visited a couple of times and service was slow. Each time there was an apology from the owner and explanation why. We'll be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Our first visit to Pasha Land was a bit disappointing. Although we were the only aprons in the restaurant the service was both slow and inattentive. The lunch menu is rather limited, especially in the appetizers -- four kinds of hummus but not much else. There were some soup, salad, and sandwich options. The falafel sandwich had wonderful falafel, but the pita bread was dry and crumbly. The Moroccan soup that had was rather bland in taste, not much in the way of herbs or seasonings, but it was hot and good for a cold winter's day. My companion's salad was fresh and fairly substantial.
I would be interested in seeing how the dinner menu differs; hopefully there are many more options and better service.
The decor is quite Moroccan, and while a small confine, inviting to the eyes.
Hopefully they do more business than what we experienced on our visit.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food is wonderful, aromatic with wonderful flavor. Lots of vegetarian selections. Lentil soup is warming on a cool evening and the vegetable bastilla was tangy with a bit of sweetness.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

The food was decent but the service was subpar. It seemed that there weren't enough servers working. After we ordered our drinks, it took about 15 minutes for the waitress to say that they didn't have the ingredients to make a martini. I ordered one of the special drinks off their menu that had champagne in it. The champagne was obviously flat and the drink tastes terrible. The music was so loud, I could barely hear my husband speaking and the belly dancer was intrusive, not to mention that her very long hair was swinging around plates of food which seemed unsanitary.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.