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Moroccan Restaurant Menara

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41 E Gish Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-4802 (North 1st Street)
+1 408-453-1983
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, which was an excellent pastry with very flavorful fillings. We also ordered the Lab and... More 

Thank HaithamHamed
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 free glass of wine! We were a large group; and it was confusing splitting the... More 

Thank Debs2422013
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Waimea, Hawaii
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572 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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
Sacramento CA
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159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 

Thank jonthethird
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank ips28
Port Huron, Michigan
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

Thank PenguinRob
Champlin, Minnesota
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lucian B
San Jose, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 

Thank Jennifer A
1 review
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 

Thank Małgorzata G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Moroccan, African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?