I headed into Seoul last Sunday, with my taste buds itching to taste some delicious Moroccan offerings. Our monthly lunch group were feasting on the buffet at Marrakesh Night in Itaewon. For anyone who doesn’t know, Itaewon is Seoul’s foreign enclave, and home to some great international dining. These days the neighborhood is trendy with Koreans and foreigners. The Marrakesh Night is conveniently located at Itaewon Station, Line 6, Exit 1. Come out, turn around, and you will see the sign. We arrived at 1pm, to the aroma of a delicious Middle Eastern buffet.
The 3rd floor restaurant is nicely furnished, with lots of windows.
The buffet, offering numerous dishes from chicken to cauliflower to couscous, and all with that distinctive Moroccan flavor.
My favorite dish… yummy curried cauliflower.
What’s a buffet without some dessert?
And perhaps the most important ingredient of all… a wonderful group of people!
Diners have a choice of the buffet at an affordable 18,000W (approx. 18.00US), or an a la carte menu. We all chose the buffet. I have to say that I was a little disappointed. While the food was very flavorful, it was for the most part cold. Each chafing dish was on its own electric hot plate, but either they weren’t on, or the heat was too low. My other beef was the fact that none of the dishes were labeled. One of our group had arrived early, and the staff went through the buffet with her. She shared that info. with me, but frankly having the dishes labeled would have been so much better. I will go back sometime, but will probably order from the menu. I’ve read that they serve up great hummus, falafel, babbagonush, and Moroccan bread. All of which, I want to try.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. I searched for a phone number, but no luck.
Have you ever tried Moroccan food? What’s your favorite?