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No quality Moroccan in NYC? Seriously?

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I used to love Lotfi's.

Zerza in the East Village is a joke.

Never been to Le Souk but from the numerous reviews I've read both here and on various sites say its best for drinks and party/bar scene and short on food.

I am eager to try Tagine Gallery but again, reviews here and elsewhere are spotty at best.

Where in NYC can I go for the Morocan "experience" and maybe belly dancing that ALSO has great food?

Is there no such place?

Bistro Lamazou?

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

Tagine Dining Gallery
537 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Le Souk Harem
510 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Bistro Lamazou
344 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

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  1. Bistro Lamazou? Absolutely! Aziz and Nancy Lamazou are from Morocco, and while the menu is not strictly Moroccan, there are many traditional dishes from that cuisine. Most importantly, the food is perfectly prepared and delicious. Our most recent of several visits to Bistro Lamazou was this past Sunday for dinner. A thoroughly enjoyable meal.

    Bistro Lamazou does not have belly dancing, but there is a piano, and they sometimes have events with a singer. Check the website for announcements.

    Bistro Lamazou photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    P.S. We loved Lotfi's!

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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    Bistro Lamazou
    344 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

    1. We had our rehearsal dinner at Tagine Gallery about a year and a half ago (our family had traveled to Morocco a few years ago so we thought it would be fun - plus, who doesn't love a belly dancer) and everyone loved it. The owners are from Morocco and we found them wonderful and the food very authentic and delicious. It is sort of in a weird location, but I think it's some of the best Moroccan food I've had in New York. The food at Le Souk is okay but it is definitely way more focused on the scene, which is just a little over the top for me.

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      Tagine Dining Gallery
      537 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

      Le Souk Harem
      510 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: mahler5

          Sorry, I meant it was fun for the party atmosphere that we were going for... which, by the way, is way different than the bachelorette party atmosphere at Le Souk