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Khamsa Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Khamsa Restaurant

4.5
4.5
404 Reviews
$30 and under
Moroccan
Khamsa is a California-Morocco fusion concept with unique wine selections. The focus is traditional flavors juxtaposed with clean, locally sourced ingredients and a California culinary twist. Like the food, Khamsa's interior is a mixture of ornate quintessential Morocco with a hip, modernist California design sensibility. The location is both vibrant and intimate, especially with its cozy outdoor patio, which is perfect for warm nights and weekend brunch. And 95% of our dishes are halal!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, Halal
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 757-0269
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Khamsa Restaurant can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 851-3022
  • Neighborhood
    Mission District
  • Cross street
    South Van Ness Ave and 15th street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 404 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

404 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Well, I was surprised due to all the reviews I saw here that were simply fantastic I was so under impressed! The food was so bland and understaffed, and simply not exciting at all the food was edible. Don’t get me wrong, but seriously, so lacking in flavor Also Indefinite need of seasoned staff.  definitely a lackluster experience so that I will not have again at this restaurant.

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  2. SteveC

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent and cozy neighborhood spot. Great chicken tagine. Even better service. Really interesting wine-by-the-glass list, including pours from Greece, Croatia, Morocco, etc.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food and excellent service. Will be back!

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  4. MichaelL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want authentic Moroccan cuisine, this is the place to go. The food is absolutely fresh and delicious, as good as what you might eat in Tangier or Fez or Marrakech. It's a small, intimate restaurant with zelige tilework and a North African vibe. The host, Zakaria, is completely on top of things, friendly and efficient. You can even have a conversation without competing with music, although you might hear a hypnotic Berber soundtrack. The made-to-order baklava and mint tea are a perfect ending.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hospitality was spectacularly warm and friendly.

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  6. Lala

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, would have liked more eggplant in the vegetable tagline. Also, would help to tell patrons harissa can be “ hot.” Will definitely come again!

    1 person found this helpful

  7. AnanyaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent and we had a quiet, enjoyable dinner.

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  8. JoeyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent, wait staff was very kind and didn't try to rush us out. Delicious, leisurely meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. MichaelH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time; everyone liked pretty much everything! We chose it, in part, b/c of various picky eaters (one vegetarian, some carnivores, some spice-lovers, some vanilla palettes). Everyone was happy.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere! Would definitely go again!

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  11. Manu

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, good wine, friendly service. Such a beautiful, nicely lit, calm space. Great dining experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. MatthewL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely and delicious restaurant, good service, comfortable, quiet and beautifully decorated. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. BethT

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had two good appetizers: the carrots and kale salad; however the lamb dishes were very disappointing. The Berber Couscous was supposed to have lamb, zucchini, squash, and garbanzo beans. It was loaded with plain carrots and there was perhaps a tablespoon of squash and two small pieces of zucchini. Since I had carrots as an appetizer, I was looking forward to a variety of vegetables. The dish was so bland that I had to ask for some harissa sauce. My friend's Lamb Tanjia had too much cinnamon, and was served with only olives. Our waiter was excellent and let us taste a number of the wines before making a selection.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing dinner there last weekend. Everything we ate was amazing and service incredible! Thanks for making my husband’s birthday special!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and food, very unique and tasteful, portions a little small for the price but at the end of the day it was mostly worth it. Would go back

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  16. DooreyC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here on a date and the service was attentive and the food was great. Nice quiet ambience and attractive Moroccan decor. Only trouble was finding the entrance! The date went well.

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  17. Julie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered. The lamb was tender and delicious.

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  18. IrinaK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal - delicious food. The restaurant wasn’t packed, we were not bothered and had an amazing time. The food was really good - we had two tangines and pastry with chicken, and desert. All were extremely delicious. Will come back.

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  19. Noesurf

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently delicious food. Service is good, friendly and at times slightly slow.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time at this restaurant. The service is friendly and the food is good. As with most restaurants, not everything a menu can truly shine. I would return to try the other dishes on the menu

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  21. CFoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but service was not the greatest. Description on menu didn't match the items that they brought out. Also, we were almost overcharged for an item we didn't order.

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  22. Disappointed

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Duck tagine ($32) consisted of 2 bony pieces of a skinny bird, several dried apricots and a few figs cut in half, in a broth. Lamb shank was rather dry. Bastilla filling was primarily a yellow, soft egg mixture. Had to flag down the waiter repeatedly for water refills. When we asked for a container to take home the leftovers, the waiter removed all silverware and empty dishes from the table, leaving just the plate of leftovers for us to slop into the take-out box.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food! Cant go wrong with any item! Had a great time

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  24. PaulB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent food. Hard to find good Moroccan anywhere and this is absolutely fantastic.

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  25. Jonathan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was inattentive, otherwise outstanding meal.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked a reservation and they were closed by the time we got there

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  27. KelliP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just delicious food. Friendly service too and easy to reserve a table.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time with Perfect dinner, excellent foods and services. A must- Bastilla!!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. ArthurA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Khamsa and most certainly not the last...!!! Thank you!!

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  30. MarkH

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing. The eggplant starter and the Chicken with almond appetizer were stars!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great!! Waiters were super nice and attentive and food was to die for!!

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  32. KBnightout

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. Quick service. Decent options if you’re a vegetarian. The rice seemed a little over cooked. Tables are really close to each other but that might be an SF thing

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  33. HappyVisitor

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delish food and attentive staff. Good for vegetarians and omnivores

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  34. MichelleC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit to Khamsa, and their flavors continue to impress. We had the tanjia, fish tagine, and chicken tagine - I'm convinced preserved lemons are magic. The honey cake is a must try, wonderful texture and not too sweet. The wine list is excellent as well!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my second time eating here so I had preconceived expectations of the food and service. We ordered the duck tagine as our main dish. Not only did we have to remind them about our order well after we finished our appetizers, but the dish was cold and the duck was over cooked. Very disappointing. I don’t think we’ll go back again.

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  36. Pompy

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered a variety of items. Best dish was the okra. Tajine lamb was a light stew - meat over cooked. They ran out of saffron rice so we had to order the couscous which I’m not very fond of. Service was excellent. Nice variety of middle eastern wines. Decor authentic. Overall good!

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  37. Kangna

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing, she helped to accommodate 6 people indoors when it started to rain. We ordered almost everything and bastilla, tagine and chicken tangine were delicious! Their bread was very fresh and flavourful, it’s not mentioned in the menu but you can ask. The desserts were a amazing as well. We went with honey cake and baklava which is baked fresh and tasted heavenly!!

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  38. BruceK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was freezing and I had to keep my hat and jacket on the entire meal. Not a comfortable experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant doesn’t carry any diet sodas :(

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  40. julianar

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Dined on a Friday evening. We were on time for an 8:30 reservation, but not seated till 9:30. Salad & entrees came at same time and told kitchen closing at 10. Due to the delay, we were given a free dessert, which arrived while still eating entrees. We were told later it would have tasted better if we ate it right away while it was still warm! A rushed and disappointing celebration of my wife's birthday. They know how to take a reservation, but they don't know how to honor it. No return visit for us.

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You can order delivery directly from Khamsa Restaurant using the Order Online button. Khamsa Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 757-0269.

Khamsa Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 404 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Khamsa Restaurant

1503 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Cross street
    South Van Ness Ave and 15th street
  • Neighborhood
    Mission District
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, Halal
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 757-0269
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Khamsa Restaurant can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 851-3022
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