After shuttering his beloved Aziza in 2016, Chef Mourad Lahlou has finally made a triumphant return with this freshly minted spot. Dressed up with pale hues and a colorful bar, this remarkable menu offers a fresh take on the chef's signature Moroccan fare. As for the staff? They are (as always) gracious and well-informed.
Chef Lahlou is famous for weaving California staples into dishes with stunning results. Loyalists will be happy to know the iconic specialty, Basteeya, remains—with golden phyllo wrapped around a delicious mix of shredded chicken and spiced almonds. Other staples include the slow-roasted, bone-in chicken thigh, served with crisped potato, olives, and house-made curry. Match it with buttery couscous for an utterly memorable meal.