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Looking for a Moroccan restaurant anywhere in Manhattan

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Karen K Dec 15, 2010 11:22 AM

The subject line says it all.

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    gutsofsteel Dec 15, 2010 11:28 AM

    The Kiosk
    E. 116th St.
    sweet place, very friendly owner

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      gloriousfood Dec 15, 2010 04:56 PM

      What would you recommend there?

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        rose water Dec 17, 2010 07:46 AM

        their menu is tiny, and i'm not a huge fan of moroccan food, so i've not been, but the place looks lovely, and i've been curious about it. glad to hear you like it, gutsofsteel. i'm also curious to know more about what you like there.

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      urafoodoosh Dec 15, 2010 11:31 AM

      Barbes
      36th street and Madison

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        Pan Dec 15, 2010 01:58 PM

        In the East Village, there are three:

        Cafe Mogador (some Middle Eastern and French items, but Moroccan specialties like Couscous and Tagines are featured).

        Nomad (actually a more generally Maghrebi restaurant which also makes some Tunisian and Algerian items, I believe)

        Zerza

        Of the three, the one I know best is Mogador. I have been to Nomad several times, found it good but somewhat inconsistent, but want to give it another try. I haven't been to Zerza in so long that my impression of a long-ago meal may not be relevant.

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        Cafe Mogador
        101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

        Zerza
        308 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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          sheio Dec 15, 2010 02:12 PM

          Zerza is great, I've been a couple times this year. Definitely recommend the lamb tagine, bastilla if you're adventurous and don't mind the sweet/savory, fig ice cream to finish.

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          Zerza
          308 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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            Pan Dec 15, 2010 02:18 PM

            One question: The one meal I had at Zerza, within the first couple of weeks after it opened, was so aggressively fatty that I haven't been back since, though I intend to go back. Is their food very fatty, nowadays?

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              sheio Dec 16, 2010 08:52 AM

              I didn't have an issue with fattiness, but of course our palates may differ. For dinner it's one of the less expensive options in the city, so if you're willing to venture back for Moroccan I'd love to hear what you think!

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                Pan Dec 16, 2010 06:03 PM

                I'll report back if/when I go.

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          Stuartmc910 Dec 16, 2010 12:39 PM

          I would suggest going to Astoria instead. Search the outer boroughs board.

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