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Jan 11, 2008 03:40 AM


good morning,
just off to work, but happy as it's Fri....girls night out tonight and I am wondering if anyone could suggest a Moroccan place somewhere downtown...Had great food back in the summer when travelling in Morocco and have cravings for it...I work around King & Yonge, but the place does not have to be too near by, thanks a lot! A.

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  1. The Sultans the heart of downtown...

    49 Front St. E., 416-961-0601

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    1. re: warlock

      A dissenting opinion here (no offense, warlock) -- The Sultan's Tent is a mediocre, over-priced tourist trap. Bad food, cheesy "entertainment" (belly dancer) and a set menu full of upcharge opportunities.

      Sadly, the one good Moroccan place I knew of, Boujadi, is closed. I'm not aware of any other place that specializes in the cuisine. Perhaps someone else would know...

      Citizen restaurant has a merguez sausage app that has all the lovely flavours of Moroccan cuisine, but it's only the one dish.

      1. re: TorontoJo

        I would agree with TorontoJo, the Sultan's Tent is little more than a tourist trap, their $45 "prix-fixe" meal can often reach $80 pp with all the add ons...however their mint tea at the end of the meal is good.

        I don't mind sitting in "Cafe Maroc" which is their bar area, without the set menu and belly dancing show and having an appetizer, but the now closed (and missed) Boujadi was a much better choice for Moroccan food. <Sigh>

        1. re: TorontoJo

          none taken TorontoJo...the OP wanted a suggestion for something downtown and that was what sprang to be honest i am not a big fan of this place

      2. 93 Harbord. I'm not sure that its Moroccan, but it has north African dishes including a lamb tagine, which is very good.

        1. I can relate to your craving for Moroccan food, a. l. After Boujadi closed, I don't think that there is another good Moroccan restaurant in Toronto. I have not been, but would love to try Djerba La Douce, a Tunisian restaurant on the Danforth. Here's a link to a recent thread:

          I spent a month in Morocco, years ago, and the memory of the food and country is still strong. I have a couple of cookbooks out at the moment by Paula Wolfert, and am currently preparing some preserved lemons from her simple recipe. Good luck with your dinner.

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          1. re: Yongeman

            Djerba LaDouce has good food, some of it vaguely Moroccan. I like it a lot. But don't go there expecting a Moroccan or Tunisian restaurant.

            They describe themselves as serving Halal Tunisian/Moroccan/Italian/French fusion food. It's quirky, they can't handle even small crowds, and some of the food is insanely rich even for me (and I love rich food). Go, but be aware of what you'll be getting.

          2. BTW, if you're interested in having a drink before dinner, I would recommend the Foundation Room. It's on Church, just south of Front, so it's barely a half block from Sultan's Tent. Great cocktails and atmosphere -- perfect for a girl's night. :)

            1. it's a stretch, but butler's pantry in mirvish village has a moroccan veg tagine that i love. they also have a dish called kosharee (i think) that's essentially egyptian street food, or so i'm told. it's affordable, either way.

              Butler's Pantry
              591 Markham St, Toronto, ON M6G2L7, CA