Khamsa Restaurant

4.5
247 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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDGarch
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outdoors on the patio under a heater - quiet there. The food was really good - especially liked the shrimp and the carrot appetizers, the vegetable, duck and lamb tagines, and the honey cake for dessert. Excellent wine. Attentive service, personable owners. We've been there probably 3-4 times before and will be coming again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Not authentic Moroccan food, bland and Americanized, but service was good.

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NasNasNas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khamsa is wonderful, food is outstanding, staff is great. Overall experience is great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service

CB
vipClairB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to see Khamsa filled with happy food fans - we missed you! The food is better than ever, the service as always warm and pleasant. While Khamsa's interior is one of the jewels of SF dining, the garden is a lovely spot for an alfresco dinner with a friend - or a small group. Congratulations to Adil and his wonderful team for making it through COVID with grace, intelligence and good humor!

JP
vipJakeP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Khamsa's simple yet somehow complete-feeling menu is perfect for family style with (a) friend(s). The outdoor patio is cloistered but intimate. Only complaint is that they seemed mildly understaffed. Would recommend and will certainly be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Food was spectacular!

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vipGr8bites
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an array of appetizers that catered to the vegetarian in our group as well as the meat eaters. All were scrumptious from the meatballs and warm olives to the cauliflower and bread. Our meals comprised of the couscous, veggies, and lamb with lamb shanks and fruit couscous to the vegetarian entree. All were delicious and the wine and tea we had were just as good!
Recommend this gem in the mission.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khamsa was recommended to my friend and I by a Lyft driver. The food, ambiance and service was excellent. The food came out very quickly. I would highly recommend the Berber couscous dish and the calmar- absolutely delicious ! The Berber couscous taste like a hearty homemade meal.

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RNNN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Was disappointed in the experience. Didn't think the food was great, and staff wasn't very nice. The ambience was good, and the same itself is nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was perfect, staff attentive and friendly but not obtrusive, space was lovely.

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EH12
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

food was decent; however, the portion sizes were way too small especially given the price (i.e. $14 cauliflower dish only had 4 pieces of cauliflower, a side of rice costed $7).

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Stonyhill
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not a Moroccan dining experience but not bad. More Mediterranean fusion. Enjoyed the Palestinian wine. Wished for the olives, harissa, and khobz round bread that I’m accustomed to on Moroccan classic dinners

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vipSteveK
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience except really felt we were being rushed to order and then through the meal service.

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vipTheLL
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time dining there. The food was GREAT. Sort of pan south Mediterranean menu. One of those places where everything looks good in the menu and they all turn out to live up to the description

Beer and on one menu offer selections from the same region and are interesting

Overall, a particularly good meal

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David
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Wine list may keep you wanting but not a reason to overlook this restaurant with a great outdoor space

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MichaelB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
Nice ambiance
GREAT food
Incredible staff

Third time going here - always recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor patio area with heaters which was comfortable. We loved the bastilla and honey cake dessert but felt the chicken and fish tagine were both pretty bland (especially considering the price) and the khamsa salad was also good but not great.

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JacquelineA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little hidden gem! The food was great, service respectful and fast. We sat inside thinking that outside would too open and cold....well, it wasn't. Heat lamps everywhere and the most popular place to sit. 1st time there... and it won't be our last.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and the food is consistently delicious! At the lamb shank and basteeya!

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vipPalefire71
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top-drawer tagines, friendly staff, reasonable prices, nice enclosed outdoor space. A great find.

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Shirley
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, healthy, nice balance of flavors and letting fresh ingredients shine.

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CristinaB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience with perfectly spiced/prepared & cooked food - we had the cauliflower app, the lamb tagine, and beef tagine with the saffron rice. Really well done with very friendly & on-point service.

Definitely recommend!

GE
vipGoodEgg
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor and ambiance. The service is exceptionally hospitable and the dishes we ordered were all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience. Satisfying food, good environment and a kind staff. Would visit again.

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vipsarah
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff very friendly! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food!

CB
ChristineB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was really nice. Nestled between buildings it was protected from wind and more private. The wait staff was excellent. Very good food.

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MsKitty
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Had a date with the bf for the first time in awhile. Lovely ambience and service was attentive. We ordered the stuffed calamari, chicken tagine, salmon, and rice. The chicken was the best since it was very tender and flavors were great. The salmon was overcooked and rice was cold. Flavors were pretty good and wines from Morocco were delicious. The food overall could have been a lot hotter in temperature. Cold rice was disappointing especially since we had to pay an additional amount for it. Didn't come with our entrees. The food not coming out very hot overall was pretty disappointing. Maybe they were having an off day?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming atmosphere, Very authentic food and great service

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vipDanielC
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu provides so many great options to explore and share plates. We found the size of the appetizers and starters to be a bit small, given the price ranges and comparing them to the main dishes.

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TheFrenchies
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Khamsa, delicious Moroccan food, impeccable service

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SierraW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to eat for outside dining! Food is amazing as is the service. Definitely recommend their tea and baklava.

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vipOmnidiner
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent, but oh my goodness, the baklawa was to die for! I've generally found baklava to be pleasant enough, but I've never really been a fan of it, so I had no idea I'd ever have some that qualified as one of the most delectable desserts I've ever tasted. Absolutely astonishing!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for Valentine’s dinner. They had a set menu for the evening but literally everything on it was delicious. From appetizer to dessert It was all delicious. The flavors were so rich and warm. I can’t wait to go back and try more. And the service was terrific too! Absolutely wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The expectation of the food was high from looking at the pictures before going there, but the food was extremely underwhelming once we ate there. It felt like a lot of the appetizers had cheap pasta sauce mixed with the foods and the lamb and beef just wasn't good at all. Also, I put that I was on a date for our reservation and I was stuck behind the an open door next to our table next to the entrance.
I know it's covid and I really didn't want to leave a bad review but it was just a bad experience especially for the price.

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Spartan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since it was outdoor dining, it was a bit chilly. There were heaters, but they weren't enough. Food wise, we ordered grilled calamari and kefta for starters, lamb tajine for the main course and a side of okra. Kefta and okra stood out and it was the best I had. Tajine was a bit disappointing as it was dry and overpriced. The pita bread was fresh and tasty with okra and kefta. Overall a decent experience but on the pricier side.

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

Delicious food and very good Wine list! Great service and ambience. We will be back! ☺️☺️☺️☺️

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant. The atmosphere was wonderful in the patio. Good and thoughtful service. We had an amazing Berber couscous.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was amazing! Thanks!

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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 (628) 233-1503.

Khamsa Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 247 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.