Berber

4.4
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Moroccan
Escape to a hidden oasis in the heart of San Francisco. Recognized in Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand 2021, our modern Moroccan menu offers an aromatic dining experience to fully immerse the senses and simulate a night out in the exotic Mediterranean. With noteworthy dishes rooted in traditional North African culture, we combine age-old cooking techniques and imported spices with modernized California flair.

Inspired by the warm hospitality of the aboriginal Berbers — also known as the noble, free people — each meal is sensory and satisfying, from the first to the last course. Ideal for parties, private events, date nights, and gatherings for all types of celebrations, we combine our love of showmanship and community for all walks of life to enjoy modern Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine.
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Experiences

  • Berber's Got Talent — A Cirque Battle Show

    $20.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 23, 2022 only

    Berber's Got Talent (BGT) is a no-holds-barred cirque talent show where the audience decides who is victorious. Our talented and diverse set of performers are taking the competition to new heights to their claim their right as champion. This battle between ballerinas, jugglers, aerialists, and dancers will bring out only the best talent in San Francisco acts for you to enjoy. Dine à la carte with a Michelin-acclaimed menu and a new craft cocktail list for this captivating 3-hour event. Hosted by our resident jinn — the unforgettable Mss Vee — who will bring the show to life with her clever quips and marvelous costumes.
  • Flamenco Night

    $20.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 30, 2022 only

    A soundscape experience, full of rhythm and soul. The art of flamenco is known to passionately connect with the audience and stir deep emotions. Get ready to dance and dine à la carte all evening long with world-renowned flamenco dancer Fanny Ara and her live band. Anticipate heart-pounding entertainment as the art of passionate movement comes alive at Berber. Our dining room is formatted to emphasize live music and percussion to provide superior listening quality to enjoy while dining.
  • A Riad Rendezvous: 4-Course Valentine's Day Menu

    $135.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Treat yourself and your loved one to a little hedonism this Valentine's Day. Escape from a busy world and into one of extravagant romance, passionate music, and an exotic gourmet feast. Our award-winning chef will set the ambiance with a luxurious 4-course tasting menu, combining Moroccan aphrodisiacs and spices to seduce your senses while dining. Your culinary experience includes a live concert performance to whisk you away to a romantic rendezvous in the Mediterranean. Please note: this experience does not include a live cirque show.
  • Adagio In Africa: 4-Course Valentine's Cirque Show

    $175.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Culinary art and acrobatics come together for a sensual feast for your eyes and palate this Valentine's Day. Get lost in a romantic atmosphere where acrobats and aerialists are accompanied by a modern Moroccan 4-course menu, comprised of edible aphrodisiacs and exotic spices from North Africa. Our live cirque performances will craft an intimate evening of magic, seduction, and passion for you and your loved one to be swept away to Algiers.
  • Adagio In Africa: 5-Course Valentine's Cirque Show

    $195.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Culinary art and acrobatics come together for a sensual feast for your eyes and palate this Valentine's Day. Get lost in a romantic atmosphere where acrobats and aerialists are accompanied by a modern Moroccan 5-course menu, comprised of edible aphrodisiacs and exotic spices from North Africa. Our live cirque performances will craft an intimate evening of magic, seduction, and passion for you and your loved one to be swept away to Algiers.
  • Twilight Show

    $115.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a Michelin-acclaimed 4-course menu while watching a live cirque show in a hidden Moroccan speakeasy. A perfect night out with your loved one or a celebratory experience with friends.
  • Sunset Show

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a Michelin-acclaimed 3-course menu while watching a live cirque show in a hidden Moroccan speakeasy. A perfect night out with your loved one, or a celebratory experience with friends.

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    Sun 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Wed - Sat 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 9:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 42 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a quiet evening dinner. Service was excellent but the saffron chicken was a bit cool by the time it got to me and the spices not quite as flavorful as I was hoping. The sea bass tagine was good along with the couscous. Service from all the staff was excellent though. I think the lamb tagine was what smelled so good from the neighboring guests and if I didn’t have my own personal taste preference against lamb I would have gotten it too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 all around!

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RaniG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the staff were excellent at this restaurant. The cocktail drinks are absolutely outstanding. The lamb tagline, the brazini, the chicken were lovely.

My only complaint about this restaurant is the ambiance/comfort: it was very cold inside, the chairs were a little too low for the table though the side banquets were fine, and due to the hard surfaces is very echoey and difficult to hear others at our table. These are minor inconveniences.

I’m looking forward to going back for the dance and music night on Fridays and Saturdays!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

All good except music from performance in the back was discordant with music in front, which is irritating. For performance nights, I would advise they build a door and close off the back room.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an immersive experience even if you don’t catch the cirque performance. Sumptuous decor with cocktails and food to match. Staff look and act the part as well while providing great service. We will absolutely be back.

Berber
Responded on January 14, 2022

Hi, thank you for your 5-star review! We're very pleased to hear you had a memorable time with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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MoroccoinSF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and the ambience was just what I was looking for.

Berber
Responded on January 14, 2022

Hi Moroccoin, happy to hear you had a wonderful time with us and enjoyed all we have to offer. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Extremely cold inside the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Awesome cocktails, super delicious homemade bread and mezzi dips. Had the tagine lamb which was delicious with a savory/sweet broth and baked quince which was a unique addition. Roasted Brussels with a lemon based glaze were crisped perfectly and the sour of the lemon wasn't overpowering. Def will be back.

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HeleneL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good marocain cuisine ! Nice and warm ambiance

Berber
Responded on January 14, 2022

Hi Helene, thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you had a memorable time with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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ReeH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We were a group of 8 and were swayed by the waiter to get the pre-course fixed meal. The food wasn't worth the price. Would have rather ordered and gotten more variety. The main course of meat skewers and veggie tagine was underwhelming. I would come again to try it and order what I want.

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SandeepK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing show!!! Food was excellent. Definitely recommend the show

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When first walking i remembered why i love this place so much. From the person at the host stand, the music, the food, and the overall energy of this place it is outstanding. One of my favorite places to go in SF!!!

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vipSnobot
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We liked the appetizer much more than the main course. We had the lamb tangier, the ox tail Tangia and the camel burger for the main course. They are all $30+ and was not that big. The Brussel Sprout appetizer was good. All in all, ok dinner but don't think it is worth the price.

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DJShammyShams
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Great for meze and atmosphere! The service was very good albeit slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such an incredible experience at this place. Love the food, drinks, ambiance and awesome staff.

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Isabella
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience! 10/10 cocktail creativity

IO
IsmaelO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We will definitely be returning to try more of the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service used to be much better

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun entertainment with the dancers and participatin

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice place with delicious food. It can get extremely noisy so be prepared. We didn’t want to pay the $15 cover for flamingo dance/music so opted to be sat in the back room. Even with the doors closed it was extremely loud. During the breaks loud dance music was piped in but they turned off our speaker and we could converse a bit. Server was helpful, if not a bit pushy. All in all great food in a very noisy location.

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Shanna
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing in every aspect. I think it's incredibly underrated and was sad to see it wasn't jam packed on a Friday night, since it hit the mark in terms of service, ambiance, food, drinks, and value. It would be incredibly sad to see this place not take off. I'm telling all of my friends to go here! It took me straight back to Morocco with an incredibly approachable, fun, and innovative menu. 10/10 will go again!

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JerryG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first time dining at Berber. We were attracted to the interior design while strolling by weeks before (I'm an architect). It is was fresh and modern, with lots of daylight at this time of year. We rarely eat before 9:00, but expecting a Friday crowd we made a 6:30 reservation. In the 90 minutes we were there, only 4-5 tables were occupied in the main dining room (out of about 30). There were several patrons in the adjacent bar area, but the whole time it was the quietest restaurant we've been to in years. The background music was the loudest element, but was enjoyable. There was a fairly steady stream of customers filing into the back supper club, which has live entertainment and a prix fixe menu. Service was very good - but then the main dining room wasn't too busy. Wine by the glass was expensive. The food was well prepared, though I somehow expected it to be a bit more spicy (I'd only eaten North African cuisine a few times previously, so had nothing to compare it to). Overall it was a pleasant experience, tasty but not amazing, and on the expensive side. I would recommend it to a friend with all these caveats, but probably won't be rushing back too soon. Maybe the private circus is the big draw?

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DanielleS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was bland for Moroccan food. I expected more spices in the ravine and couscous.

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vipCassie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and perfect service. Great wine list but small pours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambience. Will definitely be back.

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Iliveherenow
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and value

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Berber is very well decorated, but the food and entertainment was not the best I've had. The food was exciting sounding, but in reality all the things we ate (except for the cocktails and baklava) were pretty bland. The entertainment component was honestly a little awkward. I was there for brunch, and I guess for dinner the entertainment is in another room with a stage and lighting and such, so the dinner experience would probably be better. For brunch, they just had people performing in the front room right next to tables, and I was a bit nervous that I'd get hit by a hula hoop or a sword the whole time. I think it'd be more fun for dinner.

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vipMariyaL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service were both very good. I enjoyed the dancing as well. Thought it was a nice Mother’s Day breakfast. The meat in the steak and eggs was overdone but everything else was delicious! The Bloody Mary was really good!! Just the right amount of spice. Definitely do the pancakes. They were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Took them 50 min to seat us for our reservation. Then another 15 min to get water after asking 5 times. Drinks were 30 min in and first bite to eat 45 min.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so happy Berber is here.
The main dining room is lovely. High ceilings great lighting with soft sand colored walls. It's open and yet still offers intimate conversion and comfortable seating.
Our service on two recent visits was excellent and enthusiastic. Ricardo was very helpful and knowledgeable and was right on about every suggestion.
Our food was such a fun exploration. We didn't know exactly what to expect and each dish was a surprising delight. My vegan buddy was thrilled as was I.
There is such s a nice balance of meats dishes and vegan items.. and you do not need to be a vegan to enjoy these healthy unique and flavorful dishes.
The wine list was approachable, so we felt free to enjoy more than we usually do with fine/casual city dining pricing.
The cocktails where big and pretty on our first visit.
and the Aperol spritz was beautiful big and glowing on our second visit, so several of those where enjoyed :)
I'm looking forward to hosting a birthday in the dinner theater room in back.
It's looks super fun & sexy back there and we caught a sneak peek of the belly dancers and other performers, More exotic and fresh experiences to check out!
Can't wait.
Cheers Julia

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llouis2000
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

This restaurant is very beautiful. A true success for the decor and the atmosphere. But... Please, please make authentic Moroccan food using the flavorful Moroccan spices. Make the dishes less bland. We were a party of 5, we shared appetizers and 4 different tagines. We all agreed that all the dishes were ok, but not amazing. We want to love this place since we love Moroccan cuisine and in SF there is not a good Moroccan restaurant. I hope they improve.

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super classy and unpretentious restaurant- fine dining experience with personality and excellent ambiance. The staff and the manager were incredible! And if you're lucky enough to get a table in the back room for the show on a Friday or Saturday night, you will not be disappointed!!

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vipCasey
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun front dining hall experience even without the theater option.

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vipMonkskettle
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The ambiance is incredibly cool but I thought the food was a bit underwhelming and the service a little unattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I worked in Morocco for 18 months and thought the food and ambiance was phenomenal!!! Very authentic

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Magical
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! I can’t stop coming back. Everything is excellent! Ambience, food and service.

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vipKarla
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Berber just opened a couple of months ago, so of course they will be working to smooth out the service. I’m confident once they get everyone working in sync, it will be wonderful. While it’s still in the works, it’s worth a visit.

Some observations.
-Make reserving the dinner with entertainment more clear. We thought entertainment was part of the general dining experience. We were told you must call the restaurant directly to reserve the tables in the back where the entertainment takes place.
-Make the cushions along the walls a little slimmer. They are so thick they make you sit quite high up over the table. It’s uncomfortable, especially for taller people.
-Lower the music volume just a little. It’s so loud that we watched other patrons leaning across the table to have even a brief conversation with their friends as we had.
- Improve the service. Our waitress was not very responsive. After waiting too long to order drinks, we thought she’d be more attentive to take the main orders. At one point, we tried to get her attention, but she was so engrossed in conversation with the owner/manager by the computer she was not paying attention to her tables. The staff that assist the waiters were much more conscientious about taking our additional orders. I’d give them the waiting job!
The Sommelier was superb. She was spot on with her recommendation. Plus, she pitched in to bring us a couple of our orders that were yet to arrive.

The food was quite good. The lamb was delicious, the semolina bread was very flavorful as were the beets with goat cheese! Friends opined that the saffron chicken was a little too salty and lacked saffron.

Overall we enjoyed the food, desserts and the ambience. We’ll be back in a couple months to enjoy Berber again.

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Anapqa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the second time I’m at Berber. First time in the back room for a private party, everything was good. This time in a large party of 8 everything was just perfect. From the welcoming throughout the service was impecable, food came at perfect timing and was delicious and I have to say it was very reasonable. An excellent experience overall.
It is loud but I would call it happening and fun.

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SunitaS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend if you like delicious food, knowledgeable service, good music and great ambiance!

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vipFoodieGirl
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berber is a new restaurant in San Francisco on the corner of Broadway and Van Ness in a nice neighborhood, with fabulous ambiance, dinner & a show option on Saturday nights with musicians and performers. The food is very tasty and unique. I felt transformed into the exotics of North Africa, Tunisia I visited last summer. Very unique, elegant, romantic, relaxing new hot spot in the City. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Berber offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 800-7767.

Berber is rated 4.4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.