620 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914739.940570 -75.145894
Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 10:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 11:30 PM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: South Philadelphia, Queen Village/ Pennsport
Glad – My Saturday night 7-course "feast" at Fez provided a fun distraction from the din of the holiday season. I was glad I was there with good company because the night stretched out longer than anyone could have anticipated.
The delicious pickled carrots that came with the salad and the truly excellent whole chicken that we tore into like savages. The meal was a decent value for the $25 price tag.
The belly dancer brought her A-game, dancing at least four sets of 15-20 minutes apiece, with ~30 minute breaks in between. The crowd really got into it, and many people got up to dance with and tip her. Now, if you do the math on the time-frames that I listed, you will see that we were at Fez for a LONG TIME. In fact, we were there for well over 4 hours. We enjoyed the pace of the first half of our meal, and were pleased that we were not being overly rushed.
We ordered a "Tangerine Dream" hookah, which ended up being a surprise highlight of the night since we had ordered it primarily for the novelty. The smoke was very smooth, and the flavor was pleasantly reminiscent of Tang, leading to amused speculation that perhaps it is what the astronauts smoke.
Good food and reasonable prices. I've been with 2 large groups of about 10, and a trio. All were comfortably and quickly seated. The seafood bastilla and mint tea were easily the best part for the meal. The decor is cozy, if a bit cheesy. It feels like walking into a hideaway of some 50's movie about the desert, more than a slice of Moroccan culture. Unfortunately, I've yet to go on a night with belly dancers
Sets the standard – This kind of sets the standard for what I consider to be an awesome hookah place in a strange new city. We rolled in around 10pm on Sunday, knowing from the Yelp app full-well that they were going to close at 11pm. So we get seated and get right to it - we want the tequila sunrise hookah because that name just sounds awesome.
The decoration is legit & authentic. The walls are covered with cloth, the windows are blacked out from the street with the same cloth, there are the cloth hangings coming off the wall, and the lighting is dim to make it seem authentic, something straight out of one thousand and one nights. The tables are round and are organized in a lavish lounge sort of setting. The waiter guy was nice, friendly, and was doing a rockstar job of checking in on us and the coals.
Hookah for three people came out to $27. Not exactly cheap, but at least not exorbitant compared to some hookah places across the country I have unfortunately visited.
My return visit scheduled and on the books has already incorporated this place into the itinerary.
Great for a first date – Great place for a first date. Food is authentic. Staff is very friendly. They have an eight course meal that leaves you satisfied. You also feel like you ar ein Morocco when you ar eeating there
Tastiest chicken in the world – food the best! very good service, very intimate, chicken that they have is the tastiest chicken in the world, and plus i love to eat with hands:)
Fun and romantic – A fun and romantic place to go when you are tired of traditional dining. The hookas, low seats and weekend bellydancers are a bonus to the delicious food.
there are better restaurants – Fez is dark inside and rather small. Some of the food was tasty, most was unexceptional. The 'experience' is eating very messy food with your hands on an etched brass table that would be difficult to clean well. the soup was served with wooden spoons to eat with. How does the board of health let them do this? The service was OK, our waiter was pleasant. Service is very leisurely, they don't rush you. Dessert was oranges, apples and bananas. I can eat that at home. The belly dancer was fun and tried to engage the customers. There are much better restaurants, I won't go back here.
Ludicrous – Sneaky, profit hungry, and just wrong!! I went with a group of 11 people to enjoy the "Weekend Special" Fez Feast...your typical moroccan outing. The menu is misleading..and the prices on the bill pop-up from nowhere. We were charged a 20% gratuity - as stated on the menu for parties greater than 5 - which is completely understandable to me, being a waitress, although should be the the guests choice to tip above 18%, according to service. On top of the gratuity we were charged a $105 clean-up fee..which clean up is normally a part of the job description for a waiter. Our grand total including some martinis and mixed drinks came to $650!!! The food came to $275..so the rest comes from some crazy place (not everyone was drinking). The menu is misleading...it doesnt mention the price of the hooka...just says "available upon request" The food was not very good...i could've made it myself..not an exaggerating! The fruit at the end is whole fruit. I love exotic food and countries, but i would have rather spent that money at a really nice delicious restaurant. My advice is to save yourself and everyone you know some stress and money and DO NOT go there!!! Please spread the word.
This is wrong. We never charge a clean up fee. Our website states that a hookah costs $20, and whoever asks, we will tell them that is the cost of a hookah. If there was an issue with your bill or a mistake, you could have at least spoken to your server or management, and we would've taken care of the problem.
worst restaurant ever! – this was my first time at a morrocan restaurant and i hated it! i was so excited to come here for my 21st bday with a group of 11 friends of whom made reservations but we had to wait 20 mins(it was freezing and raining outside)! the place was dark scary and had a zombie movie vibe. i was unsure the moment i walked in. The waiters were unattentive. there are no options on the weekend, must get 7 course meal! He spilled soup on two of my friends, there wasn't enough room to fit us i was very dissappointed. The service was horrible, based on additional reasons we left as soon as soup came out and they made us pay for the whole meal regardless if we took the food with us or not. and added gratuity when we didnt' even stay for more than 20 mins. we took the food bc we were paying for it, tried it and threw it away. i was asking for my cake and they said one of my friends took it already i asked if he was sure and he said yes. so when i meet up with all my friends at home, they said none of them had my cake! that place ruined my birthday! everything i tasted was so bland, no flavor at all. not worth your money. you're better off going to your favorite restaurant even if you go all the time. theres a reason you go there all the time. listen to these reviews!
Will be back!! Favorite Restaurant – Fez is a very exciting restaurant to go and eat at. First of all, we had a birthday party for my wife, a group of 8 people. This wasn't the first time we went to the restaurant, we have been there several times. My wife told me she wanted to have her birthday party at Fez, so we did. It was a Saturday, and we had the great 8 course meal. The food was excellent! We brought a cake with us and gave to the waiter to keep it refrigerated while we ate. The belly dancer brought the cake out while they played a "Happy Birthday" song with a sparkling candle on the cake. The belly dancer did a couple shows during the night. We had 2 hookahs, with 2 different fruit flavors. The food there is excellent. The style of the restaurant is very diverse from many other restaurants that you would normally eat at. It has a very beautiful Moroccan theme, the waiters also dress like they are from Morocco. The service from the waiters is very good, they make the time much better. We recommend Fez for any amount of people and for any occasion. Everyone should come and eat at Fez restaurant.
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