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Menara Moroccan Restaurant

486 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm

Daily 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
(408) 453-1983
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Moroccan food from 25 to 500 guests at any location.
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Cross street
North 1st Street
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Parking details
There is parking in Menara's own private lot next to the restaurant, or street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
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Belly dancing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 486 People Are Saying
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FeedMeGudFud (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day.

- Mark up price for a special love day; the norm
- a few Mylar balloons to give it The V day feel; tacky
- The prefixed meal was no different than an average day
- Service was mediocre, nothing worth noting
- The feeling was... being herded like a flock of sheep; sit, eat, and go

Overall, it’s an experience. Belly dancing was entertaining, for a bit.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service, food and drinks. Looking forward to our next Date Night!

vipMochaTrpl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A fun experience on a Saturday evening. Mesmerizing entertainment is a must see! Delicious food from Kebabs to four course meals.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Amazing place! Will take my wife and kids here!

Kevin (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

This was my first visit and I was extermely disappointed. It took a long time to take our order, the food as ok but I was expecting a better quality. The service was so bad that at some point we felt forgotten in the resturant.
It was surprising that they charge you a tip for party of 5 or more.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was courteous. The entertainment was fun and friendly. They even prepared a surprise dessert for us.

Dragonflydeb (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

A group of 6 of us went to Menara Moroccan for the adventure! Some of us had been before, others had not. As usual, Menara does not disappoint. For newbies to Moroccan food, the fixed price menus off are great way to try a number of different things. The service was very good, and we were lucky enough to have a belly dancer (we went on Sunday, and there is usually not a belly dancer on Sundays). I believe her name was Kai and she was absolutely wonderful!

Menara Moroccan is a great place for parties and large group events. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is a lot of fun. Be prepared to get up and belly dance!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a reservation and were quickly seated when the restaurant opened at 6pm. The tables had not all been set up in advance, so staff were shuttling plates and napkins from one table to the next or gathering more from elsewhere. The staff were assisting other customers who arrived after us and seating a large group, so it took 10 minutes to place our drink order and another 15 minutes before we were able to place our dinner order. The group of 12-15 people was celebrating an anniversary and were seated next to us. The bar drinks were okay but nothing too special. The food, however, that came in 6 different rounds was fabulous! We highly recommend the Cornish Game Hen and Lamb dishes. The noise level of the piped in music was too high for our tastes and the large group next to us was loudly celebrating, so unfortunately we "almost 70 year olds" were not able to carry on regular conversation for our Date Night. We really appreciated the Belly Dancer at 7pm, that we did not expect on a Sunday night, and tipped her for the excellent performance. This is certainly a location for a Moroccan experience with hand washing at your table and a Mint Tea finale! We do plan to return, hopefully on a quieter night.

Foodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Great service and food. The view of the sunset was amazing!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food!!! Lovely belly dancing overall a fantastic restaurant 👍🏻

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Good food and reasonable prices for lunch. We were a little skeptical since we were the ONLY table there for lunch. Apparently the restaurant has been in business for 40 years, open only at night, and only just started lunch hours a year ago. The ambience is more fitting for dinner hours, dim, but unique decor.

I definitely recommend this restaurant!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

I enjoyed the environment and the entertainment. Food was delivered very fast and consumed quickly

SudM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

It was a great experience... food was really good as well. The total experience was well worth it. Not for people in a rush. Go early and stay late, it's definitely worth the time.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Fun place for a birthday party but the service was not very good. We had asked for our drinks several times and never received the tea service.

Tess (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

The place is very energetic, the staff is very welcoming. Perfect for a birthday and they have a nice entertainment.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

I ordered Tagine on a Thursday evening and the dish was quite good. I've been craving good Morrocan food since my trip to Montreal and this was a gem for a cuisine that's not common in San Jose. You do have to be prepared to sit traditional style on floor cushions with pillows and low tables and really low lighting for dinner. It goes with the ambiance but might not be comfortable for your back and be a tad dark for some folks in certain nooks.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful from start to finish!!!! Would definitely recommend to others!!

nabila (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

we ordered one kabob platter and fish tagine. The kabob platter was good but they didnt serve tagine on the pot what it was supposed to serve on and the taste was bland. really loved the belly dancing part. If I go again i will be going for belly dancing not for food.

GraSan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Delightfully Enriching experience for all the senses!! I highly recommend it. I have been eating here since 1977.
It has grown to be even better.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

I had the Cornish hen the apricots. Great flavor, large serving. I was concerned about the bones. So tender even the bones fell off into the couscous. Nect time I will order a dish without the bones. I look forward to trying dinner and seeing the belly dancers.