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43-45 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 2 9977 0055
18:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 15:30
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:30
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Can't fault the food, it was all delicious. I can highly recommend a visit. You definitely won't be disappointed.

Thank kanestepps
Hong Kong, China
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409 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I had been waiting to come to this restaurant for at least the past couple of years during intermittent visits to Sydney. The experience did not disappoint and, in fact, turned out to be well worth the wait. The tajines made heavy use of stone fruit. The flavours did not pall -and managed to be both delicious... More 

1 Thank Perry B
Manly, Australia
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140 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I took the risk to invite a Canberra-based Moroccan diplomat to Out of Africa. It was a measured risk because I had dined in this restaurant on several occasions with different friends, and none of us has ever bed disappointed. My lamb couscous was great, and my guest found his tajine as good as he normally would have in the... More 

Thank Sam G
Sydney, Australia
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Manly has pretty much every culture covered and most are excellent and this is no exception. Great food and service so you will have a wonderful evening.

Thank MichaelandTherese
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

After 20 yrs this fine restaurant institution will close next month (Aug 16). Chef/owner Hassan M'Souli has been inventive with his great Moroccan food ideas and has just gotten better all the time. The Soul Sardines, Mazza Platter, Tribal Chicken, Sud Afric Lamb Sosaties, Citrus Chilli Fish & fabulous Moroccan Meat Balls are all fantastic food. Hassan says he needs... More 

Thank Steve B
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had a wonderful evening, it was duirng the week, so not many customers. The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only problem was that it was cold. It's good we had warming meals, but even then you need good clothing.

1 Thank Pavlina S
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

On a rainy evening after having arrived in Manly with the help of a ferry, I found myself famished and wet. Lo and behold, as I was walking towards my friend's apartment I stumbled upon a white and gold sign that said "Out of Africa". My mind suddenly awakened nostalgic scenes from my life back home and I had hoped... More 

1 Thank Misimba
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Nothing like a zoo or animal park. We are from Los Angeles and this was such an amazing experience....

1 Thank Sal90650
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We recently had lunch there and the food was very good! The staff is very friendly and the level of service was great. Will come again..

1 Thank AndreaandOzzie
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Amazing quaint little restaurant just walking distance from Manly wharf. Super friendly staff. Interesting decor, in keeping with theme. Food was impeccable. Tasty trio of starters with nice bread. Followed by the tastiest meatball and lamb tagines. Full of flavour, incredibly well cooked and the perfect portion sizes. Not the cheapest of places to dine in Manly but 100% worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$75
African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-45 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9977 0055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?