We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Moroccan Restaurant Menara

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802 (North 1st Street)
+1 408-453-1983
Website
Today
06:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 44: English reviews
Sacramento CA
Level Contributor
148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Me and my companions shared Rabati dinner. All the dishes were well prepared, very tasty with unique favors. We were too early for the belly dancer entertainment, and too tired to wait (missed out on that.) This is more of a place for a romantic dinner then one with work companions. We were staying across the street and did not... More 

Helpful?
Thank jonthethird
MA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ambience is really awesome and heard belly dancing on Thu-Sun. Not much varieties for Vegetarians as food is very dry (thats how the cuisine is), but what ever the options are, food is really good. Not much kid friendly food. But you should definitely visit for an experience.

Helpful?
Thank ips28
Port Huron, Michigan
Level Contributor
123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My wife, son and I visited Menara since we hadn't had any Moroccan food in quite awhile. We were very happy with our choice! The decor looked just like an old Morocco restaurant. And the food was wonderful, rich flavor and spicy intoxicating. We truly felt like we were back in Morocco. They even had a belly dancer, although I... More 

Helpful?
Thank PenguinRob
Champlin, Minnesota
Level Contributor
57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I would say a different kind of food but everything was tasty and good. the meal had several course and food was cooked to perfection.of course sometimes I had to ask what was the food but nothing really out of the norm. Music and the whole atmosphere really help to increase the dining experience. Belly dancing is not everyday so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lucian B
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The hubby and I came here for a date night and Loved it. Most of the seating is on the floor with many pillows for your comfort. We were greeted by a wonderful older gentleman inauthentic garb. We were seated and immediately given the tea service. The menu is best enjoyed if you order one of the pre fix meals,this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Both food and service were great. I really liked the menu as it was not too long but enough to find a tasty meal for everybody. The place inside was really interesting with Maroccan music. They've already started opening during lunch times so there were only us this noon, I can't wait to come back here and try their dinner... More 

Helpful?
Thank Małgorzata G
Dunsmuir, California
Level Contributor
123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Dinner at Menara is an interesting and fun adventure. A little dated, but I would recommend. You sit on pillows on the floor so this might not be the place for super oldsters. There is a belly dancer that puts on a show at 8 and 9pm, both of the women were talented, attractive and very pleasant The waiters are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brook B
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Level Contributor
74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Fun place to go with friends. Don't worry if you can't plop down on the ottomans, there is bench seating too for people with bad knees. We had a 6 course meal that was delicious for just over $35, wine or beer not included. Those who are afraid of stuff being too spicy will not have a problem here. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marsha S
Sedro Woolley, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

First time for Moroccan food. Was very tasty and fun experience. Neighborhood is a little off-putting, but it is nice inside the restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank 273maddy
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

From the outside, the place looks a little scary, and the neighborhood looks more than a little questionable. Don't let any of that run you off. Our understanding is that the restaurant has been in the location for well over twenty years. I'm sure lots of things have changed in that time. The inside was very nice, and we had... More 

Helpful?
Thank 75070KP68

Travellers who viewed Moroccan Restaurant Menara also viewed

 

Been to Moroccan Restaurant Menara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Moroccan Restaurant Menara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?