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Jan 18, 2008 11:06 AM

Moroccan restaurant?

I'm looking for a good moroccan restaurant, preferably in the SFV, near Silverlake/hollywood, or Santa Monica/West LA. Prefer inexpensive, but willing to splurge if it's great. Belly dancers a plus. :)

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  1. Sometimes belly dancers are a minus.. Depends on who's belly dancing that night! =D

    1. Tagine on Roberston is the belly dancers, but cool place with amazing food and terrific service!

      1. dar maghreb on sunset blvd. decor is like straight out of morocco, belly dancers, and a multicoursed meal! very fun!

        1. Cheamu is quite good though also sans belly dancers.

          1. Tagine and Chameau are "foodie" places; no belly-dancers, decor and background music not notably ethnic (when I was last at Tagine, it was 70's rock. not an improvement. . . . ), no "all eat from one plate" ritual. I think Chameau is actually the better of the two; I actually found service at Tagine indifferent.

            Dar Magreb and Moun of Tunis are the flip side of that experience, whether authentic or not, with music, decor, service intended to evoke a more exotic location than Sunset near Fairfax. . .

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            1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

              I've only ever had great service at Tagine, and I believe you can request belly dancers if your party wants them. Tagine is on Robertson in Beverly Hills. I also like Chameau, which is on Fairfax.



              1. re: DanaB

                Trying to imagine how much of a belly dancer you could even SEE at Tagine, which was one of the darkest restaurants I've ever eaten in...

              2. re: silverlakebodhisattva

                Yep, Tagine is more of a modernized Moroccan: no belly dancers & no "family style" eating. The food was pretty good, though I found the service sub-par. And yes, it is very dark!

                My blog post + photos from a recent trip there: