Aziza

4.3
3184 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

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michelin starred aziza presents inventive takes on california influenced, mediterranean & moroccan dishes, all enhance with western style service, beverages & desserts - adapted to a fine-dining setting. organic & locally produced ingredients are prominently featured on the menu that portrays mourad lahlou’s unique creations & modern versions of moroccan classics.
the dinner menu is designed for flexibility with a diverse range of meal options. the inspired starter menu presents refreshing appetizer choices, or can serve as a basis for a complete meal. moroccan classics are well represented & are accompanied by signature & innovative selections. the tasting menu is designed for family-style dining & highlights the flavors & textures which encompass the entire range of the menu.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.1
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3.6
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vipJin94121
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Aziza in a few years even though I live nearby. Friend suggested we go there and I'm glad she did, everything from our cocktails to our appetizers to our mains and even dessert were absolutely delicious. Service staff was top notch, almost too solicitous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have enjoyed Aziza over the years. It was still quite good, particularly the favorites, but was not as exceptional as it used to be. It is a trek that used to be worth making, but unless one is in the Sunset there are superior options elsewhere in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes were spectacular in presentation, and the quality of food was exceptional.

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vipGeorgeH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

like it better than Mourad. (same family). The team is very proud of their food and it shows. They like to present it and talk about it and assure you enjoy it. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is very good, extremely flavorful, Moroccan inspired but really all over the map. The lamb was extremely tender and the basteeya was on point. The desserts are extremely creative and delicious. It's got a romantic ambiance but is a bit noisy. Also the price point is about 20% higher than I'd expect for a place like this, so get ready for your wallet to take a pounding.

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Rupi
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was great, as was the service. However, the entrees were pricey and small. For $32, I got four little cubes of chicken! The noise level was very high, sadly, due to a noisy group of three men sitting at at table behind me.
Would not go back.

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Avideater
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, the staff especially accommodating, a thoroughly enjoyable evening that impressed our New York friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My family came here a couple years ago and had a delicious tasting menu. This time the food was just very average and there was no real tasting menu. Instead they offer a selection from the a la carte menu to create a family-style tasting experience but you are at the mercy of the chef..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Mother's Day and very sad to see it closed.

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Gregstew
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was quite good. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. Great help and recommendations with wine.

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IsabellaR
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yummy food and fantastic mixed drinks, but the drinks were the most memorable. The place is small so you can hear everyone, but the crowd was not loud this evening. The windows were tinted blue except the front one, making the room very bright. We shared the hummus spreads and they were all very good. The short ribs were tasty but were not hot. I had the pastry with the duck inside. It was my favorite. The pastry was nice a flaky, and the duck stuffing was hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth it!

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vipSfdiner
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This was sixth or seventh time here and definitely the worst. I was really excited to have my bday dinner here based on my past experiences with the restaurant. Not sure what happened, but the food was average and the service was bad. Pretty disappointing for a place of this caliber. I don't think I will be back.

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vipJafman
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The bastilla is sensational and the food is very fine. The portions for the price are a bit small, and the wine by the glass pours are very light. That is my only complaint as the flavors are bold and creative. If the wine pour were normal, I would raise the rating to five stars.

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SFtripper
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aziza is perfect. The food is extraordinary, service is excellent, ambience is casual yet special at the same time. Great cocktails and wine list. All this and it's easy to have a conversation too.

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vipTejD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I enjoyed Aziza, the "spreads" appetizer was delicious as was the lamb. The chicken was just OK and it took a while to get our drinks from the bar.

Overall it was an enjoyable experience.

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leac
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was great, wonderful flavors, beautifully presented, and just the right amounts. their were 4 ( big foodies)of us and we shared appetizers and main courses and we really enjoyed everything! we would highly recommend this spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Not all I remember. The basteeya with duck was better years ago with chicken - more flavor. The spreads were sumptuous, and the beet salad delicious. So we had an excellent meal, with great service, but probably even better years ago. But then my memory can be fading . . .

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vipRalphW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Best characterized by expensive without any value. Their fancy drinks were closely associated with Kool-Aid! The plates appeared interesting but had little taste, not to mention very small servings. No bread or any little "extras" were offered. For these prices there are many restaurants in San Francisco that offer superb food, this is not one of them. There are also many, many San Francisco restaurants that are at least 20% cheaper that offer far better food.
The restaurant itself has become seedy, for example, the flooring in the main dining room saw its prime years ago, it is simply worn out! Never again!

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Ronitush
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and flavorful dishes with stunning presentations.
Great service, pleasant ambience.
Definitely worth the long drive!

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Austintatious
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was over the top! It is a great place for a couple or in our case a memorable three generation feast. Our grandkids have never eaten Moroccan food and loved everything which was a surprise. They will never forget this experience.

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Bahara
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service was excellent but the ambiance was ok. I would recommend this restaurant.

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vipchris
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully served. We began with the pita and 3 different sauces, then shared the couscous and lamb dish. The spices and sauces that were used were out of this world. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was sooo dilicious, out of this world. But only problem is that being an upscale restaurant the serving sizes are too small. All fancy but small helpings. Or may be it were just us because we loved the food so much that we were looking for a lot more. On serious note yes we were not very happy with the servings but this is a place I would recommend to my friends to go at least once.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took my girl to Aziza and honestly was a little bit let down -- the portions were small and overpriced. Food was quality ingredients and cooked with skill but I was disappointed in the lack of menu options and ultimately in the lack of flavor in the meals we received. We got the spread plate which was tasty but my entre of lamb was really bland and disappointing.

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vipYalek
San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Have dined at Aziza a few times. The latest experience was the least excited. First, we ordered two cocktails, all named after vegetables, are very sweet. The syrup shadows all the ingredients of the cocktail.
The menu of Aziza is very limited, 5 entrees. Then, the server told us one of the entrees was not available. It was 8pm on Friday night. I don't know what would they serve at 11pm. Two of us shared an appetizer and each of us had the entree. The spread had three spreads plus the flatbread. The flatbread was crisp with the aroma of the herbs. The eggplant spread was smooth but lack of the smoky favor from the eggplant. The yogurt-dill was refreshing and the tahnin was the best amount all three. The spread was smooth and sweet but not overpowered. The nutty finish elevated the spread perfectly with the flatbread.
The short rib was not available so I had the chicken roulade and my friend had the cod. The chicken was tender but very bland. It cried for some S&P. The baby kale and the herb butter did not provide enough help to the dish. The cod was perfectly cooked but the dish was also on the bland side.
This experience indicated that the owner put the origin restaurant to auto-pilot and it hurts its performance. The service was impeccable. I will give Aziza another shot since I had so many good experience with them. I hope the owner will be able to find a good help to run this place. However, they really need to jazz up the menu. Otherwise, people will forget this poor sister of Mourad.

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vipItalophile
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience2

7:30pm rez. Our hostess initially tried to seat us in the front room next to a couple with a small child. We quietly objected and asked to be reseated, but the doting parents got openly huffy. The hostess handled the situation expertly. Peace reigned. The food was very good -- delicious, attractively presented, and well described by servers. Great variety of appetizers, short list of entrees. Pleasant ambiance, though nothing special. It became very noisy (de rigueur in SF) as the evening progressed. Note: $25 corkage. Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality ingredients, expertly prepared. Wasn't a single thing we ordered that we didn't enjoy. Portions are perfect, if you are looking for healthy portion sizes - i.e. Not the standard oversized American portions that are truly more than you should eat. Place is quiet and service is very good. We had questions about ingredients we didn't know and the server was extremely well versed in how each item was prepared and what all the ingredients were. Would highly recommend!

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PhilipF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Portions were incredibly small considering the high prices. That said, the food was delicious.

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vipUrsula
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable. Basteeya!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Very pricy, food taste was good but quantity was poor, I felt like I should have eaten before going to Aziza

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had been looking forward to our visit to Aziza. Unfortunately we had slow forgetful service. Waitress was distracted and never filled our water. The entrees were served cold! We didn't bother complaining. Just wanted to leave. A waste of time and money.

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MichelleG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended by friends, this was a fabulous dining choice! The food was fabulous, and we had the best time with our waitress!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were very fun. Well balanced. I never had a cocktail made with Laphroaig, and I was pleasantly surprised. The pastry with the duck and raisins was very delicious, and the cod was very tender and well flavored. I will definitely go back, for cocktails and/or dinner, both were equally satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is wonderful: very creative food inspired by Moroccan roots but developed into something completely different and refined. A true modern re-invention of some traditional classics of Moroccan cuisine. Everything is extremely well prepared; every course a surprising mix of flavors. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service, our server (tall big nice guy, sorry miss his name) gave us a warm welcome and was attentive all night, water was served all the time, food very good, my husband loved his 'basteeya' meat pastry, a little pricey but it's fine dining. I did not like we were place at the back dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The wait before getting our table was a little bit long but the dinner experience was well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Until you've had their hand rolled couscous you haven't had couscous. Food is excellent as are the drinks. And I love that a place off the beaten track with a chef who isn't classically trained has a Michelin star. +1 for creative passion.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food tasted great, but the portions are minuscule. No list at all for side orders.

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vipSwatiD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My husband and I went to Aziza with our friends and were greeted and escorted to our table quickly. The experience went downhill from there. We placed our order within the first 10 minutes. The portions were extremely small and we had to wait for almost an hour after the appetizers to get our main course. The rest of the tables were also sitting without their food for a very long time.

In a nutshell. I was embarrassed that I suggested this place and then a bad service and long waiting time ruined our evening.

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Aziza is rated 4.3 stars by 3184 OpenTable diners.