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Dar Maghreb or Moun of Tunis?

I am looking for a fun place with at least reasonably good food for a (my) birthday celebration on a Sunday evening. We will be a party of 13 with ages ranging from 3 to 74. Two of my grandsons are teenagers so I am looking for a place where they won't be bored. I think that the little ones (ages 3 and five) will get a kick out of sitting on pillows and watching the entertainment. Of course, I want the parents of our five grandchildren to enjoy the experience as well. I've read that Dar Maghreb has new owners so I'm not sure how to evaluate the reviews.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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    1. I agree...Dar Maghreb. The food is superb and the belly dancers are fun

      1. Dar Maghreb, great room, eat with your hands, sit on pillows, good food, dancers...

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        1. re: cls

          I agree and only add that the ambiance is very nice and begins at the front door -- floor, walls and sky. The dinning areas are also very nice. I could live on that chicken pie thing....

        2. Moun of Tunis, for me. You get the pillows, the dancers, eating with hands, a nice pro-kid of all ages policy, a selection of pre-set "feasts", fabulous service and lots of fun!

          I love Moun of Tunis. Plus, they give KCRW Fringe Benefits members a nice discount!

          http://mounoftunisrestaurant.com/clie...

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          1. re: Diana

            Diana,

            We had to cancel our reservation there because our daughter was ill. I can't wait to reschedule our dinner there. I couldn't believe how nice they were when I had to cancel. I had left an apologetic message earlier in the day and the person who called me back said that he was doing so only because he didn't want me to feel bad! Thanks for pointing out the KCRW Fringe Benefits discount.

          2. Any suggestions if I'm looking for the great Moroccan food without the belly dancers? Great bastilla is even better!

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            1. re: ElJeffe

              Not sure if he has b'stilla, but Simon's Cafe in Sherman Oaks has amazing moroccan food sands dancers (sometimes live music-jazz or something)

              1. re: ElJeffe

                Koutoubia, on Westwood Bv. between Olympic and Pico.

              2. As it turned out, we had to cancel our reservation at Moun of Tunis because our daugther was ill and I wasn't about to celebrate my birthday without her. The people on the phone there were extraordinarily welcoming when I made the reservationn and even more gracious when I had to cancel. If for no other reason than that, we will be going when we can. I had first called Dar Maghreb but wasn't at all happy with the attitude of the manager when I asked if we could bring two bottles of wine. We certainly were not looking to save money and were willing to pay whatever corkage they deemed appropriate for bringing more than one bottle. It was the wine itself that we wanted to bring to complement their food. I didn't even care that much about the wine and it is certainly their right to impose a limit; it was the attitude that disturbed me. While I was at it, I asked if they were under new ownership since I had read something about that on this board. Answer was that the new owners had not yet taken over and that, when they did, they would be deciding whether to close the restaurant temporarily in order to remodel. We haven't been there in many years and I will keep an eye on it to see what happens since we have always enjoyed our dining experiences there.