Little Marakesh

 1825 Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA

Authentic delights. BYO and offering live entertainment, you

Try to imagine walking into a restaurant and feeling like you have been totally transported to another country. That is the feeling you get when you step into Little Marakesh ! it is worth a trip outside of Philadelphia. This lively Moroccan restaurant has been in business for more than 13 years and it’s easy to see why !Great food, great atmosphere.Staff appeared to enjoy there work and take a real interest in the food they were serving, After ordering The Sultan feast , the server brought a brass pitcher and ewer to the table for a traditional hand washing. Warm rose water, fragrant with infused jasmine, was poured over our hands to clean them for use while eating.We were treated like a cross between royalty and favourite relatives !!
The food was freshly cooked, The multi-course (seven) has very authentic dishes. The Casablanca Salad (carrots, tomatoes, eggplant and hummus, among other treats) and the Berber Tagine (chicken in aromatic spices), Casbah Couscous, and so much more full of flavour and divine !!! great Moroccan Chef came out to talk to us a few times throughout the night , appeared to have only one goal – to do everything they could to make our night unforgettable .I really loved this place colorful pillows, Berber carpets, and exposed brick walls, brass lamps, hand-engraved tabletops, Berber carpets, fezzes for the waiters !
To say that you will get your money’s worth is surely an understatement. The weekend “Sultan” feast is a seven-course of authentic delights with being a BYO and offering live entertainment, you truly get a lot for your money
Will definitely go there again. One of the best Moroccan restaurants I’ve visited on 4 continents

Sultan Feast

After ordering, the server brought a brass pitcher and ewer to the table for a traditional hand washing. Warm water, fragrant with infused jasmine, was poured over our hands to clean them for use while eating.
Despite the utensils provided, we used our freshly cleaned hands, and a basket of pita bread, for scooping and dipping the first course. A beautiful platter of smooth, creamy hummus (pureed chickpea dip), tangy baba ganoush (chopped eggplant dip), herby sweet and soft carrot salad, and cool refreshing cucumber salad arrived and we dug in.
Since we chose the Sultan’s Feast, the next course was Chicken Bastilla – a phyllo mound with a detailed camel stenciled atop in powdered sugar and cinnamon. After a moment admiring the artwork, we broke through the flakey dough to find tender shreds of spiced chicken intermingled with crunchy bits of almonds.
An extremely hot, dome-covered plate arrived next. It had been cooked for four hours, so the meat fell right off the bone of the whole chicken pieces and was thoroughly infused with tart lemon and tangy green olive flavors.
Couscous followed this to cool things down, and the plain, sand-sized grains of pasta were jazzed up with sautéed onions, puffed sweet raisins, and whole chickpeas.
Small kabobs were the final course before dessert, and we chose the lamb, and varied herbed vegetables. We enjoyed the tiny bites of lemon spiked meat, but were especially happy with the zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms since it had been four courses since we had seen vegetables.
Dessert diamonds of Baklava layered sweet honey glazed phyllo and chopped nuts, and although tasty, we were too full to eat more than one sticky bite. The mint tea served alongside was lovely and calmed our full bellies.
At every turn the food at Little Marakesh provides something unexpected. The juxtaposition of savory and sweet, or tart and tangy flavors may be a little out of the American palate’s comfort zone, but that is what makes this place such a diamond in the rough

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