Khamsa Restaurant

4.5
263 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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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCliff100
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They try to rush you. Just send it back. No need to hurry.

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vipNakissaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Servers and staff did not comply with local mask or COVID 19 mandates/protocols.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moroccan perfect, from the start to the end. Thank you very much !

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Hill
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience here! The food was hot and tasty. The patio was like being in a secret garden. Excellent service, which is hard to find post- COVID closures.

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vipTimZin
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious - thoughtfully prepared and presented

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vipSimba
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, service needs improvement

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very friendly and the food was delicious and authentic! The way they presented each of the dishes was fantastic and they had such attention to detail. Highly recommend!

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Dimaf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy very cute restaurant in San Francisco. Food is so tasty. Great service. Nice Moroccan decoration.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipJohnR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Adil is a wonderful host. The restaurant is intimate and well staffed. A real neighborhbood treat.

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SharonW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, delicious food, easy parking. I'll be back again soon.

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

Attentive restaurant with delightful food and a unique wine list!

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vipSimba
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, outstanding North African Cuisine. Friendly staff. We

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anthonyjv
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khamsa was a great experience from being welcomed by the friendly staff through dessert. Our party of 5 shared two appetizers and I highly recommend the bastilla. The chicken tagine was the favorite of the entrees. Portions are not huge but that is a ok because you want to have dessert. Our party liked the baklava the most as it was not the ordinary type and it was served with a delicious ice cream. And, if you are a tea drinker, don’t miss the great mint tea.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is good but service and tables can improved

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vipDGarch
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
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 on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

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

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NasNasNas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
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

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vipClairB
San Francisco
20 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!

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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
47 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
6 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
49 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!

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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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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 263 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.