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“Gorgeous hotel, wonderful atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of International Restaurant at Amanjena

International Restaurant at Amanjena
Ranked #372 of 848 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Houston, TX
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285 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,051 helpful votes
“Gorgeous hotel, wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

While in Marrakech, we had dinner one evening at the Amanjena which was located about 15 miles outside the city center in the desert. Everything about the Amanjena was exquisite but the honey toned decor was especially elegant.

When we arrived, we were ushered the golden-hued bar which had a roaring fire, cozy seating areas and a fellow dressed in a traditional outft played a Moroccan-style flute. Afterwards we had dinner in Amanjena's Moroccan-Mediterranean restaurant which resembled a palace with its graceful arches, marble columns and low slung seating areas.

Dinner began with a miniature smoked salmon roulade as an ameuse bouche. I had had the goat cheese salad as an appetizer and then the roasted chicken canelloni for my main course. Both dishes were good, but not great. As for my husband, he had an excellent dish of garlic broiled shrimp as a starter and then a very tasty lamb tagine with couscous afterwards. We did not order dessert but were offered a dish of complimentary Moroccan cookies.

On to practical matters, taxis to/from the center of Marrakech cost 150 dirhams each way and took about 15-20 minutes. We made dinner reservations in advance by emailing the Amanjena at the email address listed on their website. In addition to the restaurant where we ate, the Amanjena also had a restaurant which served Thai specialties.

Definitely give the Amanjena a try if you want an understatedly luxurious evening in Marrakech!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chester
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Thai Restaurant at Amanjena -Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

What a beautiful setting, dining to exquisite Thai food whilst watching MococcanTrio of Men playing beautiful traditional music...Very Romantic, lovely experience and not over priced!

Visited October 2011
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Marrakech, Morocco
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“i love the thai food for lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

the thai food is so gooooood here!!!!! i like to come here at lunch so to sit outside take some sun and the amanjena has this very relaxing feel to it light green and pink surrounding with water pools every where subtle and zen.
but i absolutely find their thai indoor restaurant on the sad side. the moroccan indoor restaurant is quiet beautiful.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Storrington, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Perhaps the best - and most expensive - restraunt in Marrakech?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2010

We had a lovely meal at this restraunt. The location is about 20 mins from Marrakech and that is about the only drawback. The setting is luxurious and the food excellent. The menu is divided into three sections - Moroccan, Thai and Mediterranean. We both ate from the Thai menu and the food was as good as I have had anywhere. The wine list is as extensive as it is expensive and a good local wine comes in at around €35, whilst the sky is the limit for some of the imported wines - several bottles are priced at over €1,000 per bottle! Best not to order a wine if you are feeling tipsy or you could have a nasty shock at the end of the evening.

The atmosphere is very good and the entertainment does not distract from conversation. If you want an excellent meal in excellent surroundings and don't mind spending a few bob, then this is the place to go to.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank A319
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