HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Discussion

what to order at aziza?

going to aziza tomorrow for my b-day dinner. it'll just be the bf and myself.

what should we order?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Kefta skewers, spreads, basteeya, rabbit.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Morton the Mousse

      second the spreads. i'd suggest asking for one more pita too... you run out of pita before you run out of spread.

      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        Forgot to add:

        The coriander beef stew is incredible soul satisfying on a cold, foggy night. The kitchen really knows how to braise.

      2. Any appetizer with
        Lamb Shank
        Vegetable Tagine

        or

        Lamb Sausauge
        Giant Lima Beans
        B'stilla (basteeya)

        1. Get the chef's tasting menu which will not only give you tons of various flavors (including the spreads, B'stilla, and other hors d'oeuvres), but leave your choice down to the entree; I've always loved the game meats and rabbit as well as the lamb.

          Also, make sure to order a cocktail! They are amazing!

          1. Aboid the lamb shank unless you like really sweet meat dishes.

            2 Replies
            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I agree with this. The basteeya gets very mixed reviews too. Do not skip dessert.

              1. re: Atomica

                The basteeya was the best I've had. Filling wasn't sweet and they went very easy on the powdered sugar (which I hate). Splitting one between four on the tasting menu was a modest helping.

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            2. The giant lima beans with ras el hanout tomato sauce and feta are incredible.
              Love the spicy sausage.
              Mushroom phyllo triangles also great.

              Couscous! Every one on the menu is differently seasoned and you have never had couscous that tastes this good. I even love the vegetarian one.

              It's not in season right now but last March I had a cardoon salad with pounded garlic, preserved lemon and olive oil that blew my mind.

              Fish claypot is great, so is the prawn tagine. I normally don't like sweet meats but loved the lamb shank.

              Outrageously good desserts, very interesting and enticing.

              Bastilla only if you have enough people that it won't fill you up too much for the other food.

              2 Replies
              1. re: Armoise

                Mrs. Mousse and I always get the basteeya for two. We eat half there and take half home. It reheats well and makes for a fantastic breakfast.

                1. re: Morton the Mousse

                  Cardoons are in season now. That sounds great.

              2. The rabbit is excellent, and desserts are some of the best in town.

                1. A Harissa Bloody Mary and the Tasting Menu. Cannot go wrong there.

                  1. I will second the Haoibut Clay pot with green olives. Out of this world good.

                    that is what i will be having when we go next week.

                    The giant lima beans are also very excellent. I am not a big fan of the Bastilla (or however you spell it) but that is cause when we went last time they dumped WAY to much powedered sugar on top and i have a thing about hot raisins, which they included in the mix.

                    The Lentil soup is quite good too.