Modern Moroccan

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  • 2015 Best Dessert Menus
  • 2015 Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

Mourad Lahlou, the celebrated chef behind Aziza, opened Mourad in early 2015, featuring his signature California-meets-Moroccan cuisine in a refined, industrial-chic space in a historic downtown building. His splurge-worthy tasting menu best shows off his range and fine dining prowess while a la carte offerings include his stellar duck liver, layered pastry-like with pistachio genoise and dark chocolate. Linger over inspired, culinary (pulling ingredients from the kitchen) cocktails at the sleek, long bar or pair dishes with wines from an extensive, international list. 

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“The whole roast chicken is exceptional. It’s brined in lemon, olives and saffron, flavors found in a traditional tagine. The same liquefied ingredients are continuously brushed on during roasting to produce a dark mahogany skin that carries a hint of sweetness. The chicken is accompanied by three sauces — one red from tomatoes and spices; a green chermoula, much like salsa verde; and a house-made chile-infused harrisa. The preparation is destined to become a signature, and is even more impressive when enjoyed in such sophisticated surroundings…One of the best courses is the most traditional: couscous, bright yellow from saffron, and flavored with preserved lemon. It’s set in the center of a wide walnut bowl, and all it needs is the sprinkling of flower petals, radish blossoms, amaranth and other herbs to bring it to four-star status.” – San Francisco Chronicle

From the Chef

[On when a dish should be on the menu] “It has to mean something to the person who made it. It has to mean something to the person who’s consuming it. It has to have a sense of place. It’s got to make you think a little bit, make you feel something you haven’t felt before. If there’s no reaction, then it shouldn’t be on the menu.” – Chef Mourad Lahlou


The stunning Olle Lundberg-designed space, inspired by the legendary night market in Marrakesh, features translucent light boxes stacked to the (soaring) ceiling, dangling starry constellation globes, and a basket-weave marble floor inlaid with squares of antique Moroccan carpets.


  • One Michelin star 2016-2017
  • Three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle 2015
  • Basteeya: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die 2016 — 7x7 Magazine
  • Chef Ian Palazzola: Rising Stars Chef 2016 — StarChefs
  • Tara Patrick: Rising Stars Sommelier 2016 — StarChefs
  • 10 Hottest New Restaurants in SF 2015 — Zagat
  • The 17 Best New Restaurants of 2015 — SFist
  • Five Restaurants to Check Out Now 2015 — 7x7 Magazine
  • Top 100 Restaurants 2015 — San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best of San Francisco 2015 — 7x7 Magazine

140 New Montgomery Street #1
San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Industrial, Modern, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 660-2500
  • Private Dining Room: Yes