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Discerning Tastes Jan 25, 2014 09:39 PM

Any Moroccan type restaurants in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area?

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    chewbacca RE: Discerning Tastes Jan 26, 2014 03:09 AM

    I like the decor and food at The Persian Room. The fountain and cool formal decor are nice and the food is terrific. Try the tahdigh with stews as an app plus kabobs. Very magic carpet ride!

    Other than that, you might try Edens Grill Inn. Are you looking for that "vibe" or authentic food? Are you leaning more towards African food? If that's the case maybe Juja or Cafe Lalibela. More specifics please? Do you want to sit on the floor and eat with your hands?

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      chewbacca RE: chewbacca Jan 26, 2014 05:12 AM

      What about. Mijana in Tempe? Belly dancing lessons at 6pm!

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        Discerning Tastes RE: chewbacca Jan 26, 2014 07:19 PM

        I have been to both the Persian Room and Edens Grill. Both are very good, however I was looking for preferably a Moroccan restaurant where you sit on low stools, similar to a few that I had eaten at in Los Angeles some years back. Actually, maybe some one should open one here in Scottsdale or Phoenix.

        By the way, I love tah Diq with the stews!!! YUM YUM!!!

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          Dmnkly RE: Discerning Tastes Jan 26, 2014 07:41 PM

          Al Zohour is not the show that Dar Maghreb is. It's a small seating area separated from a market by a low wall with standard tables and chairs, and it's decidedly downscale. But the food is outstanding.

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            Discerning Tastes RE: Dmnkly Jan 27, 2014 10:39 AM

            Thank you for the info. It's quite a drive away from where I live but I'll be sure to try it!!!

      2. exit2lef RE: Discerning Tastes Jan 26, 2014 05:13 AM

        Alzohour at 27th Ave & Northern on the west side of Phoenix


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          chewbacca RE: Discerning Tastes Jan 27, 2014 01:41 PM

          Has anyone checked the vendors down by the mosques? Fridays are probably a hood bet. Will try to explore myself and keep posted!

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            exit2lef RE: chewbacca Jan 27, 2014 03:08 PM

            Do you mean the Islamic Cultural Center in Tempe? I've been by there on Fridays and occasionally seen some baked goods sold along the street but no full meal vendors. Or maybe you're talking about a different mosque.

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            chewbacca RE: Discerning Tastes Jan 29, 2014 12:53 PM

            I just noticed that the omni resort in Scottsdale, Montelucia has a Kasbah pool, lots of tiles and Arabic gardens. At least the vibe is right and I think there are 3 restaurants there......all Mediterranean.

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