Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant (Belltown)

2334 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 956-0500

Categories: Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • It's Moroccan food with all the traditional and slightly theatrical accompaniments: the pillows to lounge against, the minty tea poured from a great height, scented water poured over the hands. And the food is quite good: fragrant stews over couscous, a flaky, buttery chicken pie, chicken with preserved lemons.
  • Features: Good for Groups
  • Cuisine: African/Pan-African/Moroccan
  • Price Range: $$

The Stranger's Reviews of Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant


Average Rating:
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
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Close but no cigar

I've been to many Moroccan restaurants and had the full on, full senses experience; so I decided to make my sons Birthday celebration a Moroccan one.
I read the reviews (all old) of the Marrakesh and looked at the photo gallery and thought great lets do it. Four of us arrived at 6:00 p.m. with a reservation at 7:00 p.m. but they accommodated us as it wasn't that busy. But from that point on, I've never felt that rushed in any eatery. I wanted to relax on the worn out and food encrusted furnishings as I took in the dust covered decor. But with every bite of the average food served by the unsmiling waitress,that wanted to keep removing our plates and get to the next course I knew that the relax part wasn't going to happen. We wanted to linger to at least see the belly dancer who was to perform but we were told that it would be fifteen minutes or "who knows".
I had indicated upon arrival that this was a celebratory visit and I recalled that the web info. said Wed-Sun from 5:00p.m. on, but it also gave prices that weren't current either. When the dancer did come on the scene, she dance mostly to the front half of the place and that wasn't where we were. Plainly dressed, is how I would describe her and when she came through the back half I gave my son a five dollar tip to give to her and she over reacted to his approach and told him not to touch her, but he could slip the money into her waist line that she was holding open. I was almost glad that it was over,with "Hold your hand out for rose water" and "Here's your check". Our hands had barely time to dry before our tea was removed and we here out of there.
Posted by seattlesslicker10 on October 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this

belly dancing beauties!

delicious food, great price, attentive staff and beautiful belly dancers. a great spot for a first date!
Posted by babysonfire on August 30, 2007 at 2:58 PM · Report this


I came here with a very large group and was treated to one of the finest feasts I've ever had. Fantastic service, great atmosphere, AMAZING food and wine, and bellydancing to boot. In the future, I plan on booking in advance, but they did a great job accomodating 45 unexpected guests.
Posted by FutureDoc on August 13, 2007 at 12:26 AM · Report this

An exotic trip for your senses

My only bone to pick with Marrakesh is that on a busy night you can end up feeling a little squashed as the seating (of which they offer the traditional floor pillows and cushioned banquette variety) is quite "dense". Other than that, I've had several wonderful dining experiences here. The food is consistently excellent (although the menu doesn't stray from the most traditional well-known Moroccan dishes), as is the service.
Posted by YetiSpaghetti on July 27, 2007 at 2:46 PM · Report this

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