Little Marakesh

Upper Dublin

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In a Nutshell

Berber tagine, couscous, and shish kabobs served amid belly dancers and Moroccan decor

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Promotional value expires May 29, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 11/1/12. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for the Sultan feast for two (a $64 value)
  • $49 for the Sultan feast for four (a $128 value)
  • $69 for the Sultan feast for six (a $174 value)<p>

The Sultan feast includes:

  • Casablanca salad with homemade hummus and pita bread
  • Atlas Bastilla—a filo-dough pastry filled with chicken, spiced eggs, and almonds
  • Berber tagine—chicken braised with herbs, onions, and lemon
  • Casbah couscous with caramelized onions, raisins, and chickpeas
  • Your choice of beef, chicken, lamb, or vegetable shish kabob
  • Moroccan baklava
  • Hot mint tea
  • Vegetarian substitutes available upon request<p>

Little Marakesh

Stretched amidst pillows, berber rugs, and the glow of brass lamps, diners at Little Marakesh must balance their attention between feeding their own stomachs and watching those of the performers. Belly dancers twirl past tabletops on Friday and Saturday night, feeding the warm, ethereal ambiance of the Moroccan hideaway. Surrounded by red and gold decor, the diners dig into house specialties such as the Atlas Bastille—shredded chicken with herbs, spiced eggs, and almonds stuffed in a sugar-speckled filo-dough pastry. They can order dishes à la carte or as part of a prix fixe feast, which includes salad, chicken tagine, and couscous.

According to Philadelphia magazine, native Moroccan Terry Manfa founded the restaurant out of nostalgia for his country. Commissioning a team of chefs to craft authentic shish kebabs, grape leaves, and hummus was only one part of relieving his homesickness—he eventually added a hookah menu and a bazaar, where patrons can browse handmade pottery, bags, and other goods from Moroccan artisans. The captivating belly-dance shows and communal atmosphere lend themselves to dinner gatherings, whether groups are celebrating a birthday or showing coworkers how to dress on casual-midriff Fridays.

Customer Reviews

A delightful, inexpensive way for a group of people to spend an evening. Was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, they are only open on Friday and Saturday nights (strange) and are somewhat hard to find, at least for us.
Leonard F. · June 30, 2013
Owner and staff are very friendly and make certain that customers are enjoying the food and ambiance. Food is wonderful and plentiful. We plan to come back again!
Laura B. · June 13, 2013
Wonderful Moroccan food and perfect atmosphere! I love this place! 7 courses, belly dancers, a hookah, and wonderful service. Thank you!
Jessica S. · May 17, 2013

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