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April 3, 2005
Using his homeland for inspiration, Mourad Lahlou modernizes his native Moroccan cuisine with lighter techniques and organic ingredients, giving even the long-cooked dishes a fresh perspective. The three dining rooms each have a different mood; you can choose to sit on low benches and cushions or at traditional Western tables, but in all cases the feeling is slightly exotic. You can order a la carte, although the five-course tasting menu is the best deal and shows off Lahlou's culinary talents.
Specialities: Five-course tasting menu ($39); bastilla; lavender honey-braised lamb shank; couscous with stewed lamb; grilled meat and fish; braised squab.
5800 Geary Blvd. (at 22nd Avenue)
Tel. (415) 752-2222
Hours: Open for dinner 5:30-10:30 p.m. Wed.- Mon.