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Aziza

Map & Directions 5800 Geary
San Francisco, CA 94121
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415-752-2222
  • African, Moroccan
  • Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Delivery, Family Style, Private Party, Prix Fixe, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Street, Valet

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SF Weekly's 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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  • Eater on 12/01/10

    Mourad Lahlou is a chef that should/will soon be on the national radar. His Cal-Moroccan cuisine is only getting better with three-star chef Louis Maldonado aboard. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 02/24/11

    Pastry chef Melissa Chou balances 3 diverse culinary traditions in her desserts—American, Chinese & Moroccan. Must order: burnt vanilla ice cream w/huckleberry, brioche French toast, & almond.

  • 7x7 Magazine on 01/27/10

    Strange but delicious: meatballs with grapes...it's #63 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.

  • Foodspotting on 12/10/10

    Try the Basteeya and spot it on Foodspotting!

  • Reid Y. on 01/24/10

    LAMB SHANK

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