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Moroccan food in Seattle?

melanieinthesky Jan 17, 2014 02:17 PM

Just watched Secret of the Grain last night and now wanting to find an authentic place to eat in Seattle (or close by). Any good experiences?

  1. MsMaryMc Jan 19, 2014 05:16 AM

    I have no idea if it's authentic--I know very little about genuine Moroccan food!--but we've enjoyed Kasbah, up on NW 85th near 15th Avenue NW in Crown Hill.

    I was a little less impressed with Marrakesh in Belltown, but it's another decent option.

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    1. re: MsMaryMc
      melanieinthesky Jan 20, 2014 03:24 PM

      Thanks, MsMaryMc -- I've heard of Kasbah but not been yet. It's my husband's 39th birthday coming up and Moroccan seems conducive to good group dining. Maybe belly dancing? ;)

      1. re: melanieinthesky
        MsMaryMc Jan 20, 2014 04:17 PM

        Call ahead and find out when the belly dancer is performing--we were disappointed last visit (particularly my husband!) They said they look at when they have the most reservations on a given evening, and schedule her around that. We ate late, and missed her.

        1. re: MsMaryMc
          melanieinthesky Jan 20, 2014 04:31 PM

          Good to know! I was sort of hoping for the entire experience, including belly dancing.

          1. re: melanieinthesky
            MsMaryMc Jan 20, 2014 04:35 PM

            It's definitely part of the fun!

      2. re: MsMaryMc
        HungWeiLo Jan 21, 2014 10:27 AM

        Kasbah has better food than Marrakesh. Service is good and brisk. Kasbah is authentic, albeit a bit cleaner and more well-presented than the street food I had when I was there.

        Trying to see the belly dancer is a crap shoot. I've been there at least 6-8 times on Friday/Saturday nights and have seen the belly dancer only 2-3 times. It seems like she's always "sick".

        And depending on the crowd at the restaurant, sometimes it turns into a gaudy display full of bro-types whipping out their dollar bills out of habit at the first beats of the dance music. Another time, it was a bunch of Mercedes-driving Saudi exchange student skinhounds making quite a scene. But absent these elements which may bother some people, it's quite a lot of fun.

        1. re: HungWeiLo
          melanieinthesky Jan 21, 2014 01:38 PM

          thanks! i've witnessed the whole brouhaha which seems to accompany belly dancing (at times) and i'm okay with that. ;) nice to know the food is worthwhile.

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