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Aziza

5800 Geary San Francisco, CA 94121 | Richmond (Outer) | 415-752-2222

Location Description:

Over Aziza's lifespan, the restaurant has undergone a quasi-mystical metamorphosis: What started out as San Francisco's best Moroccan restaurant, serving refined versions of classic salads and tajines, has turned into one of the city's best restaurants, period. Chef-owner Mourad Lahlou has embraced many of the techniques and aesthetics of modernist cuisine, but infused them with warmth and complex spicing. Long-simmered stews have evolved into precise stripes of sauce, artfully poached vegetables, and meats whose uniform pinkness identifies them as having been cooked sous-vide. Melissa Chou's desserts are of a piece with the savory food, and the cocktail list reads like a mixologist's oxy-addled scribblings -- but the drinks themselves unexpectedly work.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): African, Moroccan
  • Hours: Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa
  • Extra Info: Parking: valet available, otherwise difficult. Muni: 29, 38.
  • Features: Delivery, Family Style, Private Party, Prix Fixe, Takeout

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