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- 83%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%Luxury Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 66%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (11)
- AzizaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 18, 2013
Everything at this swanky, sexy Richmond-neighborhood restaurant is delicious and surprising, as it adapts classic Moroccan to a modern, fine-dining palate. But though food like the prawn tajine or the smoky eggplant spread is spectacular, what Aziza really does better than just about anyone else is innovative, inspiring, and just plain delicious cocktails. The bar and the kitchen collaborate on their herb-infused concotions, so the drink menu is always changing according to what’s in season. But expect flavors like a kefir and cardamom mojito, a margarita made with rose blossom water, or a fresh pomegranate mimosa. A menu like this might seem gimmicky or pretentious, but these concoctionists know what they’re doing – after all, Moroccan mixologists have been making marvelous mint tea for just about ever – and manage to combine organic liquors, high-end champagnes, fresh herbs, and even tea leaves with an expertise usually reserved for entrees.
- AzizaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 22, 2013
You can take the chef out of the medinas of Marrakech, Morocco, but his soul will stay. Which is a great thing for patrons of Aziza: Mourad Lahlou recreates traditional Moroccan dishes, but with a San Francisco cuisine twist. Dishes blend disparate ingredients effortlessly -- beets with peanuts or a carrot jam. Even the cocktails are unlike anything you've ever had -- muddled wild arugula or cantaloupe with pink peppercorns.
- AzizaJan 10, 2013
Definitely one of the very best restaurants in SF. I've been 5-6 times and each time they've hit out of the park. Wildly inventive dishes that use the freshest of ingredients.
Favorite dish is the Basteeya (both Duck and Chicken are excellent).
You must try their desserts. Even though I have no idea what desserts will be on the menu on any given day, I can guarantee that they will be incredible.
- AzizaSep 09, 2012
Moroccan-Californian by a real Moroccan chef. Definitely get the tasting menu, Lamb shank, Chicken Basteeya, everything is amazing, really hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. Oh and Melissa Chou (awesome name) won rising star for pastry in 2010, should be reason enough to go.
- AzizaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Ingenious creativity with flawless execution. That summarized my first experience with Aziza. I was impressed, very impressed actually, with the innovative menu and the amazing quality of the food. It is so far the best meal I had this year. The food was mesmerizing in all senses.
I like Down About Town and all other special restaurant week events but a lot of times the experience could be haphazard. Many restaurants offer what I call 'a designer handbag knock off'. It might have the style of the real thing but in closer examination you will realize it is just made out of cheap material and lacked all the important details. This is not the case here at Aziza. Everything they offer on the DAT menu is part of their regular menu. It is one of the few restaurants that really showcased their best through this event.
Our Dinner Menu
coconut milk cream
passion fruit semifreddo
There were not one thing I was not impressed with (even the bread rolls were wonderful). It was hard to even pick a favorite. At the end it all came down to personal preference. The word amazing doesn't even describe my experience. It is one of the very few places that I truly believe is as good as it gets.
The meatballs starter that a lot of people raved about is not over-hyped at all. The combination of meat and grape was perfect. The white shrimp is my favorite among the entrees (beef cheeks and chicken were both close second). The first bite of the shrimp seemed a bit salty. I was ready to dismiss this dish until I eat it with the side. The slightly sourness of the sauce had a chemical reaction with the shrimp. The result is this tingling sensation and lingers in your mouth. The desserts were simply made out of love and passion.
I couldn't remember when was the last time I went to a restaurant and was impressed by every single dish. Especially consider the amount of different things I tried in this one dinner.
Wear that michelin star and 4.5 stars yelp review with pride. It is well earned.
- AzizaJul 04, 2012
This is probably deserving of four stars, but I'm giving it the extra star for the awesome and delightful recommendations of the helpful service staff as well as their huge variety on the dine-about-town menu.
I've actually never been asked so many times whether or not I was sure of my selection than I was at this place. Of course, my heart was not set on anything as I wasn't sure what I could be set on in a place I've never been to before. However, the waitress was absolutely fantastic at suggesting not only great tasting food but fantastic beverages that they make! IF YOU GO please do try their cocktails because you will NOT be disappointed!
The food in general is tasty and well flavored, most importantly, very well cooked. Great experience indeed :)