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Taste of Marrakesh on 9th Street

butterfly | Mar 4, 2004 07:32 PM

We just had dinner tonight at Taste of Marrakesh on 9th Street (east side on the block south of U Street; two blocks from the U Street Metro stop).

The menu consists of tagines, couscous, kufta, lentils, caraway soup, etc.

I had the chicken tagine. SO had the kufta. Both were excellent and tasted like home cooking. The chicken tagine was a sort of stew with hints of olive and perhaps mint. The kufta was the best I've ever had--incredibly tender and moist--nothing like the dry lumps one often sees. There is a choice of rice or bread. The bread was fresh baked and very nice.

After we had egyptian and moroccan tea. The moroccan tea was mint and very sweet. A nice end to the meal.

It's mainly a carryout, there's one small table downstairs and a dining room upstairs--though don't expect much (or really anything) in the way of ambiance. On a positive note, there is a small room for prayer purposes--an amenity you won't find at most local restaurants. Apparently, they also deliver. The owners were very welcoming. Can't wait to delve more into the menu.

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