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Aziza

5800 Geary St. (22nd Ave.) Send to Phone
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Slow and romantic California-inspired Moroccan cuisine. Aziza: Dessert #1 (Beet Sorbet) by KidItamae / CC BY 2.0
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4.5 rating over 6 reviews
Aziza, San Francisco, CA

Aziza Restaurant Review

: Mention Aziza in San Francisco company and you're likely to hear quiet murmurs of deep approval for chef Mourad Lahlou, whose second project, Mourad, opened in 2015. Far from the downtown throngs, this romantic escape on Geary Street culls an in-the-know crowd. Without showmanship or pretense, chef Lahlou imbues each dish here with soul, using only premium ingredients and textures and spices so masterfully layered they unfold like exotic stories in the mouth. Put yourself in his hands for the best experience, though the farm-fresh menu is fun to peruse (and reads like a who's who of top local purveyors). Light salads are composed of seasonal produce and fruits, nuts, fresh cheeses and flavorful vinaigrettes --- a simple plate of avocado and grapefruit alone can be remarkable. B’stilla is greaseless, light-yet-dense, and unpacks with movements of sweet-upon-savory flavor of saffron-braised chicken, sugar and cinnamon. Though happy to service vegetarians with stews and tagines, Lahlou truly excels with meat. Paine Farm squab comes rich with thyme and blended Moroccan ras el hanout spices. Muddled cocktails are equally balanced, and a small list of well-chosen wines, teas and Blue Bottle coffee also complements the feast. Desserts continue the restaurant’s unique approach, featuring bright flavors and clever names to boot.

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