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Marrakesh Restaurant

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Amazing experience, intimate atmosphere

From the greeting at the door to the personal goodbye, this is an experience that will transport you to another place, as you are invited to partake in a feast in a Moroccan home. The owner and his wife take great care to make you feel welcomed and ensure you are completely stuffed with perfectly prepared dishes, from carrot and cucumber salads to the spicy chicken to the warm sweet peppermint tea. One of the must-tr... view more

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I'd do it again

I went to Marrakesh for my anniversary. Hubbie didn't like it much but I thought it was good. I will go again with some girlfriends to get a second feel for it. I was expecting so much more than what I actually got, as far as the experience went. I read lots of reviews before going so the bar was set pretty high and my experience didn't reach that bar. Pros: Spicy chicken, three salad appetizer, pita bread, that swee... view more

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I beg you, GO TO THIS PLACE!

If I lived closer to this restaurant, I would be broke. I could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at Marrakesh. You knock on the door and get greeted by their very attentive staff. The ambience is dim, romantic, and fabulous. You enter a room with what looks to be antique metal tables embossed with detail surrounded by couches full of tapestries and pillows. You sit comfortable and close to your guests and/or loved one... view more

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You'll forget you're in an alley

The restaurant is a little tricky to find but it's like a gem! It was very welcoming and like visiting a friend's house, you either have to use the knocker or ring the doorbell to be let in. The entire place is lavishly decorated and it's just absolutely beautiful! It is a little dark and we were a larger group, seated upstairs. I would be careful in that area because there are very small steps at the top. Our waitre... view more

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Food, service and language skills are all quite fine

I've been to Marrakesh on several occasions and in groups of varying sizes, and several things have been consistent: the food has been great, the service has been friendly, and the staff speaks English as well as the waitstaff in any other Philadelphia eatery. I've therefore been somewhat shocked by the other comments on this site indicating indifferent service or language problems, as I've encountered neither before... view more

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OK food, terrible staff and terrible belly dancer!

Food is ok, but the wait staff are just a few high school kids who could care less about you. I'm no belly dancer connoseur, but it was one reason we came. The belly dancer looks about 14 years old and she couldn't dance at all and did moves that looked more like stripping to crappy arabic techno music. It was embarrassing and so inappropriate. This place looks like it is run by high schoolers - what is up with that?... view more

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A new dining experience

My family and I went to Marrakesh for a birthday dinner and experience something totally new. The restaurant was beautiful, and every staff member was polite and helpful. The food not only smelled delicious but tasted the same. Prepare to be there for at least 2 hours and you must go on a day when the belly dancing is there (usually wednesday or friday). The price was reasonable and you will leave with your taste bud... view more

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AMAZING dining experience!!!

I went with my fiancee for her birthday (she said she wanted Moroccan)...You go into an alley off of south street (by an iced cream shop between 4th and 5th) and KNOCK on the door!! You then go in and the waiters are dressed in AWESOME clothes and the atmosphere is top notch. You sit down on very comfortable, low to the ground sort of semi circle sofas, and they wash your hands and give you big towels to put over you... view more

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Great food & Cozy Atmosphere

Tucked in an alley way off of South Street, this hidden gem feels like you stepped away to another world. The decor sets the mood with vibrant colors and cozy pillows. The food had so much flavor and the meats were cooked perfectly. It was so good I left with a Gift Certificate to give as a gift. Just note that the meal is looonnng. Don't go if you're rushed. It's 7 courses. We got there at 5:30 and left at 8:15. Gre... view more

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Cozy with strangers.

I love Moroccan food, but my main experience of it had been a small restaurant in Savannah, GA that I adore. As you might imagine, I was very excited to come to a highly recommended Moroccan establishment in a much larger city. Unfortunately, Marrakesh failed my expectations on almost every point. While nothing was bad, not a single dish was stellar and the entire experience cost me twice as much as the better Morocc... view more

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