The Best Moroccan Restaurants in Leeds

· Katie Wells · Food and Drink

Mouthwatering Moroccan food awaits at these Leeds restaurants.

Mogador Moroccan Restaurant

If you’re in need of your falafel fix, these Moroccan restaurants have got you covered…

Morocco is home to some of the most delicious cuisines in the world. Taking its culinary influences from Africa, Europe and the Middle East, you can bet every bite will tantalise your tastebuds with bold flavours and spices. We’re talking garlicky hummus, marinated meats and saffron-infused tagines. But where can you go to fill your belly with Moroccan delights in Leeds? We’ve rounded up the best restaurants, so all you need to do is book a table or order a takeaway and prepare to get feasting!

Oranaise Cafe

Oranaise Cafe

When it comes to Moroccan food in Leeds, Oranaise Cafe never disappoints. It’s been a Hyde Park staple since it opened in 2002, and with a packed menu of authentic recipes, it’s easy to see why. You can fill up on slow-cooked sweet chicken tagine or wrap your chops around a vegan falafel wrap full of lip-smacking North African spices. They also have an Arabian bakery, so why not treat yourself to a slice of homemade baklava for dessert? Pair it with Moroccan mint tea to complete the experience.

Oranaise Cafe, 1 The Crescent, Woodhouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2NW.

M’Deena

Moroccan Food

M’Deena is a charming eatery run by Nadir Dedar – he’s a proud Algerian who wanted to bring a taste of North Africa to Otley, so you can expect a menu full of hearty, traditional recipes. Look forward to dunking pitta into bowls of baba ghanouj and labneh to start, before moving onto one of nine different tagines, from king prawn to green lentil. Prefer flatbreads? Load yours with halloumi, lamb kofta or chicken shawarma. Make sure you leave room for dessert though, because their sticky orange-blossom soaked semolina cake is not to be missed.

M’Deena Restaurant, 12 Market Place, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AQ.

Mogador

Mogador Moroccan Restaurant

Huge mezze platters, tender grilled meats and bubbling tagines await at Mogador. It’s one of the best Moroccan restaurants in Leeds, so prepare for a delicious feed. Try their chicken brochette wrap – the meat is flame grilled until it’s juicy and tender, then smothered in Mogador’s secret sauce and piled onto a soft flatbread with a colourful salad. It’s best enjoyed with a side of their signature spiced potatoes. No meat? No problem. They have an array of plant-based kebab, stew and cous cous dishes for you to snaffle.

Mogador, 142 Cardigan Road, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1LU.

Kada’s

Kadas food

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Kada’s is the oldest shisha bar in Leeds. Since 1997, it’s combined traditional shisha with delectable Middle Eastern and North African food to recreate a little slice of the Mediterranean in Leeds. They have a menu of light bites, including a Moroccan-style panini, which you can get stuffed with everything from Persian kofta to Mediterranean veg, before it’s toasted and filled with hummus, tzatziki or fiery harissa. Spoilt for choice? Mix and match Middle Eastern tapas like homemade falafel, dolmeh and spicy sausage, to enjoy with scrumptious flatbreads and dips.

Kada’s, 5 Crown Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DA.

La Princesse

Moroccan Food

The folk at La Princesse have spent 20 years perfecting their North African delights, and boy, can you tell. The menu celebrates the French influences on Moroccan cuisine and boasts an array of unusual flavour combinations that you’ve simply got to try. Take the filo pastry parcel for example – they spread hummus, add a mix of goat’s cheese, parsley, mint and cinnamon (yes, cinnamon!) before baking it ’til flaky and golden. The exotic flavours don’t stop there – their lamb tagine slow-simmers tender morsels of meat in apricots and prunes to create a sweet ’n’ sticky stew.

La Princesse, 49 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3PD.

Moreno’s

Moroccan Food

When it comes to Moroccan restaurants in Leeds, Moreno’s is a little different. This charming, family-run dining room brings together North African flavours with modern Spanish classics to give you a real taste of the Mediterranean. Dishes like Moroccan lamb meatballs and chicken a la Marocaine sit alongside a whole menu of tagines – from chicken apricot to oven-baked fish and even a vegan version, you’re spoilt for choice. Pair these Moroccan favourites with Spanish classics like patatas bravas and garlic king prawns for a sea-crossing feast.

Moreno’s, 54-56 Temple Newsam Road, Halton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0DR. 

AlKhaleej Arabic Restaurant

Alkhaleej Arabic Restaurant Moroccan Wrap

This down-to-earth takeaway might not look like much from the outside, but inside, AlKhaleej whip up traditional Arabian bites you won’t find elsewhere. Of course they have the classics like falafel wraps and tabouleh salads, but there are loads of adventurous options to try too. How about the mandi sea bass? It’s coated in spices and yoghurt, grilled whole, then served up on a bed of coriander and raisin rice, ready for you to devour. You can also get meat and potato curries – they pair perfectly with a cooling glass of laban, a traditional yoghurt-based drink.

AlKhaleej Arabic Restaurant, 27 Hyde Park Road, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1PY.

Moroccoriental

Moroccoriental Restaurant

Shawarma meat cooked on a charcoal grill, succulent chicken infused with saffron, roasted bell peppers stuffed-to-bursting with spiced minced meat – sound tempting? You can fill up on all this North African goodness and more at Moroccoriental. It’s one of the best Moroccan restaurants in Leeds, and with such a tantalising array of home-style recipes, it’s no wonder. Each dish is prepared using authentic ingredients and traditional methods so every bite is as delicious as the last and bursts with exotic spices – what more could you want?

Moroccoriental, 106 Burley Road, Woodhouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1JP.