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Menara Moroccan Restaurant

41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
+1 408-453-1983
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“couscous” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“belly dancing” (12 reviews)
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Moroccan, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean, Halal
$$ - $$$
41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW WOW WOT, we would of never found this place if we didn't stay in the hotel across the street. We were wondering around and saw the sign but their were no windows to "peek" into but we went in and found an authentic Moroccan...More

Thank KristyMorrison
Reviewed 30 January 2018

we made reservation and the place seems empty on Saturday 6:45PM . Guests starting to show up with large parties as there Belly Dancing on weekend around 8PM. Dinning room has dim lighting, a fountain upon entrance, decoration reminds me of Aladdin, traditional couch /...More

Thank 9za
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I was staying in a nearby hotel and I'm so glad I stopped in. The exterior doesn't do it justice. The unique dining room is dimly lit with low couches and pillows. The decor and music definitely add to the experience. Although I was alone...More

Thank bluewater0211
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner while traveling through San Jose. The food was eceellent, but service was quite slow. There were several other tables near us that were also being mostly ignored. They didn't seem particularly busy.

Thank Justin G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Really good Moroccan food - friendly staff. Have made this one of the local restaurants that I like to visit when I am in the area. Several of my co-workers agree - good place to eat!

Thank woodjn2017
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The dining experience is unique with pillows to sit on the floor and low tables (they also have sofa seats if you don't want to or cannot sit on the floor). The food I ordered was very good and the wait staff were very polite...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It is my first time to Menara. I have heard about this place on account of a belly dancer during dinner times. But never got to know the quality of the food. But, in this visit I got to try three dishes the Lamb Bastilla,...More

Thank HaithamHamed
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The manager was extremely rude; they forgot to bring a second glass of wine over after me asking for it twice then it showed up on the bill. When I pointed out that they had overcharged - he accused me of trying to get a...More

2  Thank Debs2422013
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on Tuesday. Missed the belly dance. However the restaurant has a nice ambience. Service is excellent and food is great. Great place to try Moroccon food.

Thank Amoghw
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I ordered the lamb tagine expecting a great meal. The shank was mostly bone with 3 bites of lamb. Very disappointing compared to the cooking here a few years ago. The belly dancer was unexpected and was the highlight of the meal.

Thank BigIsleFoodie
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Response from HaithamHamed | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely! Especially couscous dish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$42
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802
    (North 1st Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Rail (VTA) at Gish Road Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-453-1983
  • E-mail
Menara Moroccan Restaurant has been serving the San Jose area for 40 years. Providing an authentic experience with plush cushions and low seating. Our ambiance is only matched by our delicious menu and award winning belly dancers. We our open seven days a week for dinner and weekdays for lunch. Leave the hustle of Silicon Valley and escape to a Casblanca adventure right here in San Jose!
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