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Menara Moroccan Restaurant

4.1
4.1
487 Reviews
$30 and under
Moroccan
Menara Moroccan Restaurant has been serving the Bay area for 30 years. An award winning menu and belly dancing makes this a premier dining place in San Jose. Near the junction of 101 and 880 Freeway at the 1st Street exit and Gish Road Station, Menara Moroccan Restaurant is conveniently located near major hotels, the convention center and airport. Romance, fantasy, fun. Have your own little Casablanca today.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Moroccan
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm Dinner Daily 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (408) 453-1983
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Moroccan food from 25 to 500 guests at any location.
  • Private party facilities
    Perfect place for Corporate events, Holiday Parties, Weddings, Birthdays & private party from 25-300 guests. Belly Dancing, Full bar, extensive wine menu & custom dinner menu available. Full Service or Elegant Buffet. We customize every event to the clients needs.
  • Private party contact
    Anand Shah: (408) 453-1983
  • Neighborhood
    San Jose
  • Cross street
    North 1st Street
  • Parking details
    There is parking in Menara's own private lot next to the restaurant, or street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
  • Entertainment
    Belly dancing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 487 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 1.5Value

NoiseModerate

473 Reviews
  1. BartonQ

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, shared among our table. We chose the Shrimp and Lamb dishes in the prix fixe meal. Having to sit on cushions on the floor added to the ambiance. The belly dancer was lovely and made it fun.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good belly dancing, food could be better.

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  3. Axadouie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing, I got the rabbit and my husband got the lamb with onions and we were very happy with the food. The only thing bad I could say is the seating was dirty.

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  4. KenyettaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here four Valentine's dinner and had a wonderful time. The food was great and the belly dancers were very fun and even taught us a couple moves. It was a great experience.

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  5. Diva

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I dont know if its because i reserved my table through open table but i was given a table in a corner of the restaurant even though i made the reservations well in advance. The belly dancing was not visible from this corner. The food was also cold and the service was not good at all. The waiters seemed to be preoccupied and were not courteous at all.

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  6. 4dfood

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delish food, interesting and welcoming decor, entertainment and reasonable prices. What’s not to like?

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  7. Mike

    Houston

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly disappointing. Big fan of traditional Moroccan and this turned out to be a low-budget version with poor disinterested service. Food wasn’t terrible, but not good either. Tea tasted like gutter runoff- like confusingly bad and undrinkable.

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  8. GwenB

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, well presented. Belly dancing show was lively and entertaining. Service was very attentive and professional.

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  9. NatalliaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food! Great ambience! Good quantity for a price.

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  10. VidaW

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been several times before and loved it. We went for NYE and were a bit disappointed. The food was still great, but rather than getting the genuine cultural experience we have had in the past—eating with hands, towels in place of napkins, fancy tea pouring, etc, they seem to have caved to the American way of things. This time it was silverware and napkins, no fancy tea pouring. The waitress we had didn’t just seem new, she’s seemed down right clueless. When I asked what kind of vodka they had she said, “I don’t know. I don’t make the drinks, I just take the orders for them.” She didn’t improve. I hope it was an off night due to the holiday because we have always really enjoyed going there in the past. We will give it another shot.

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Menara Moroccan Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Menara Moroccan Restaurant

41 East Gish Rd., San Jose, CA 95112

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North 1st Street
  • Neighborhood
    San Jose
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm Dinner Daily 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Moroccan
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is parking in Menara's own private lot next to the restaurant, or street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Belly dancing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (408) 453-1983
  • Catering
    Moroccan food from 25 to 500 guests at any location.
  • Private party facilities
    Perfect place for Corporate events, Holiday Parties, Weddings, Birthdays & private party from 25-300 guests. Belly Dancing, Full bar, extensive wine menu & custom dinner menu available. Full Service or Elegant Buffet. We customize every event to the clients needs.
  • Private party contact
    Anand Shah: (408) 453-1983
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