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Aug 29, 2007 10:43 AM

Must order at Aziza?

Thanks to much SF-board guidance, the SO and I have planned a meal at Aziza during our trip to SF this weekend. Any dishes that we must be sure not to miss?

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thanks for the link. I did think to search "aziza" (which yields a lot of posts where it is named but no dishes are recommended) before I posted, but I didn't think to use all of those search terms. I appreciate the help.

    2. Their lentil soup is great. I wasn't impressed with their bastilla (which they spell basteeya) but I'd order it anyway. For my money even so-so bastilla is a great dish.

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      1. re: charliemyboy

        Some people don't like sweet-savory dishes, though, so if you're one of those, basteeya may not be for you. A recent visitor reported that she found the tasting menu to be heavy and too much food. Is is a lot of food, so if you're not a big eater, order courses a la carte and share and/or choose your options with an eye toward a balance of lighter and heavier dishes.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          I usually dislike bastilla, but liked Aziza's since it wasn't sweet, or barely so. None of that gross powdered sugar.

          If you don't like sweet meat, skip the lamb shank.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            Another option in making the tasting menu lighter is to order several vegetarian-based dishes.

        2. Their couscous is hand-rolled and blows me away. Lately, I have been enamored with the rabbit, lamb shank, and tuna dishes.

          Order the tasting menu and specify you want the spreads - stunning.

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          1. Their spreads are great. I also like the bastilla, though many don't. Enjoy!

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            1. re: dinnerout

              They are the extremely rare restaurant that does a good job with espresso. They use Blue Bottle, and the bar tender takes his barista duties very seriously.

              1. re: TopoTail

                Mushrooms in Phyllo! Cous Cous Aziza! Merguez with frommage blanc!!

              2. re: dinnerout

                Second on the spreads. Absolutely a must have! The bastilla is hit or miss. It has a lot more raisins and other sweet things in it than other bastillas in the city, so you can decide if that's up your alley.

              3. thanks to all who replied. I am definitely a big eater, so I think the tasting menu with spreads might be in order.