The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10 to 15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Morocco with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $42 worth of Moroccan cuisine and drinks at Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant on Northwest 85th Street.
A gourmet gate to the kingdom of Morocco, Kasbah coats hungry tongues with a spread of authentic Moroccan fare. Visit the a la carte menu to discover chicken and veggie brochettes chaperoned by saffron rice ($15.95) or Kasbah couscous with chicken, vegetables, garbanzo beans, and raisins ($15.95). Parties of two or more can try the three-course dinner ($20 per person) or indulge in the five-course d'yaffa feast ($29.95 per person)—after slurping tomato-based harira soup, diners mow through a trio of salads and enjoy bastilla, which consists of filo dough filled with chicken, eggs, and almonds, then dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Then guests tempt tonsils with one of 13 succulent entrees such as the mrouzia, lamb seasoned with exotic spices and served with almond, honey, and sesame seeds. The gastronomic safari ends with the chef's selection of dessert and mint tea.
Kasbah was voted as one of the Best of Citysearch in five categories in 2010. The restaurant's romantic ambience is ideal for a first date or a routine root canal, and the eatery's interior teems with belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.
Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant
Though Kasbah’s dining room sits thousands of miles away from the deserts of North Africa, one would hardly know based on the food itself. Each dish owes its faithfulness to the restaurant’s chefs, who moved to Seattle from Casablanca but never stopped cooking the cuisine of their native land. Their menu reflects the diverse cultural influences that have been brought to bear on Morocco’s traditional cuisine, from recipes imported by Arabs and Jews to those of the country’s native Berbers. Kasbah also doesn’t skip a beat when it comes to cultivating a truly Moroccan sense of hospitality, welcoming all manner of humans to dine while banning spitting camels from the premises.
1471 NW 85th St.
Seattle, Washington 98117Get Directions