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“Elevated Moroccan Food -- A Rare Find”
Review of Nur Restaurant

Nur Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 247 Restaurants in Fes
Price range: USD 45 - USD 89
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Nur Restaurant is situated in the heart of the Fez Medina: the cradle of Moroccan gastronomy. The medina is filled with local markets offering a cornucopia of seasonal flavors. From wild local mushrooms to the hallmark mint and coriander, lean chickens and camel's milk, it boasts a feast for senses on every level. The goal of NUR (Arabic for "light") is to shine a light on the potential of Moroccan gastronomy.
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Wow, this restaurant is so good. I think my husband realized my culture shock at being in Morocco for the first time and kindly booked a nice meal for us. There are not a lot of places that do elevated Moroccan cuisine and that is what this is – with a bit of Spanish flair. So if you have the opportunity to come here, definitely do it! It was easy to get a reservation (I think my husband only booked a day or two in advance) and the food came out very timely. The staff were great and the food was delicious and beautiful to look at. The space is really nice and I’m so happy to have been able to have dinner here. There’s a great article in the NYTimes about this restaurant so if you are undecided, go and check it out. It is a set tasting menu and costs $75 per person. It’s a decent price for a 10 course tasting.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Throw out whatever impression of what "Moroccan" food will be like when you come to Nur. True, the spices and ingredients are purely Moroccan, but the things Najat does with them are unexpected and unmatched for their creativity and deliciousness. I found myself saying many times, "wow, what a marvelous surprise and how delicious!). They have a fine local wine list that nicely accompanies all the dishes. The service is attentive and efficient. You will enjoy Michelin Star food, in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We loved our time with chef Najat! What a wonderful and inspiring woman. Her restaurant and tours were by far our favorite part of Fes, and indeed our time in Morocco. Dining at Nur is a true *experience* like no other. Each dish was creative and delicious and looked like a work of art. We also joined Najat for a cooking class where we learned all about Morocco’s culture through its staple food: bread! We had such a good time, that we booked a tour of the medina for the next day and we tried food from all of Chef’s favourite haunts. Honestly, everything this woman touches turns to gold. Could not recommend enough.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We booked table a couple of day before. It was quite easy to find with google maps and gps. At first the restaurant decoration looked a bit cold in the daylight, but as the sun set it looked better. The 10 dish degustation menu was more like 8 dishes + shot of juice and couple of wafer sticks. Food was very delicious and we liked all the 8 dishes. All of the staff were polite and friendly, but only some of then spoke good english so the introduction to some of the dishes weren't always up to par.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We dined at Nur last evening and had we more nights to stay in Fes we would be back. The chef is inventive, creative and incredibly artistic in her presentation and marrying of flavours and textures. The meal was 7-9 courses at about $150USD which for a meal like this of exceptional quality was priced well. Liquor is extra and this is the only fault I can find with this place - they could do better with their wine and water service and sell far more than they do but they are busy and that was slightly slow and lacking. Otherwise wait staff is well informed, excited and enthusiastic about the food they serve and happy to share every detail on the plate. There was a 5.00 porter fee added when you book online which we did and just thought it was some type of fee that Moroccan restaurants charged but it is for a porter to pick you up at your hotel to help you navigate the sometimes very difficult alleyways in the Medina. It would be nice to have known this ahead of time but when dining we talked about it with a server who explained it and they did offer to take us home. We would highly recommend dining here and also highly recommend you book ahead of time - you will not be disappointed if you enjoy fine food.

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