Maroush is a Moroccan restaurant in Crowne Plaza hotel, owned by the same group behind Frontpage and Anatolia.

Along with Al-Nafoura (Lebanese food), it is among the best fine dining Arab restaurants in Jakarta. It is great both for the atmosphere and for the food, and while it remains much more expensive than your usual warung, I think it is affordable by Western standards (approximately Rp250,000 for a 2-course meal with drinks).

Maroush is not very big, with one main dining room and one private area (for 15 people). Both have a chic, ethnic design, with dim-lighting and antique furniture. It is very similar to Hazara. If you have the choice, it is best to come at night: As they light up candles, the place looks even more gorgeous and intimate. Also, every evening from Tuesday to Saturday, they have a belly dancer from Morocco. At last, I should mention that Shisha is available.

I ate Tabouleh (Rp38,000++) for appetizer and Yayla Kebab (Rp115,000++) for main dish. Both were delicious, easily the best you can get in Jakarta. The chef as of August 2011, Abderrahim Touqo, is from Morocco as well and he has already many years of experience in Jakarta. He used to work for El-Wadj, a popular Middle Eastern restaurant which closed down a few years ago. I was only disappointed with my orange juice, which tasted as if it had been diluted with water.
Tabouleh (Rp38,000++)
Yayla Kebab (Rp115,000++)
Overall: As I said, one of the best Arab restaurants in Jakarta, so if you feel like eating couscous, tagine, kebab or hummus, this is a top place to go to.
Opening hours:
Everyday from 11.30am to 10pm (11pm on weekends)
Maroush Jakarta
Crowne Plaza Hotel 2nd Floor,
Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto Kav 2-3

Phone number: +62-21 5289 2431 / +62-21 9277 2277
Fax: +62-21 5289 2433
Email: info.nomiinc@gmail.com

If you like Arab food, you should read my Top 10 Arab Restaurants in Jakarta.

11 comments to '' Maroush (Moroccan Fine Dining Cuisine) "

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  1. I know this place, it's may be expensive but so good and tasty. I highly recommend it as well. PhAp

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  2. is it "dry"? I take this opportunity to thank the writers for their excellent advices, this website is a gold mine!

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  3. Thanks for your comment Anonymous.. What do you mean "dry"?

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  4. Dry=absense of alcohol

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  5. Authentic Moroccan food and decor! A real gem!

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  6. i was eat there..yeah a bit expensive but taste soo delicious

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  7. Amazing place! I wish the crowne plaza hilton head island can also come up with something like that for my next trip.

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  8. That's not real tabbouleh you would have to got to a Lebanese restaurant

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  9. They have lunch buffet every Sunday with 99k
    Amazing food with fantastic price

    With the same money that u need for a kebab u can have
    everything

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  10. I had my annviersary dinner at this restaurant. It was certainly one of the most memorable dining we had, because the food was amazing and the price was also amazingly...expensive. But it was worth it tho. The atmosphere really highlights the night

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  11. Permanently closed.

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