A highly popular spot with a consistent queue, Moroccan Soup Bar is a small restaurant that serves vegetarian food.
After reading raves about their food on Urbanspoon, I really wanted to try the place out for myself and so began my exasperated attempts.They don’t take reservations for less than 6 ppl, and walk-in usually results in around a two hour wait. Keeping in mind that despite arriving at 5pm upon their opening, unless you’re one of the early fews (of 2 ppl), the next available slot would be around 2 hours later.
Finally, on the 4th try, went at 5pm and made a booking for 4 people for the next available slot which was 6.30pm. Left, and came back.The previous times we went, the service was really rude.That night the waitress was alright.
They only have a verbal menu, and BYO takeaway boxes. Although I already planned to have the Banquet (after reading about the comments on Urbanspoon), I didn’t like the idea of a verbal menu. Well, it not only makes it difficult for the customer to catch all the dishes, choose and order but also frustrates the waitress if she has to repeat it. Therefore in a way, customers are compelled to simply go with the Banquet for ease.
We had the Banquet for 4 ($20 p.p) and added the Soup of the Day.
Banquet consisted of Mint Tea, Flat Bread with Dips, Chickpea Bake, Eggplant & Couscous, Lentil Curry, Mixed Veg Curry, Potato Curry, Coffee and Sweets.
Besides that, I didn’t enjoy the rest of the dishes as I’m not a fan of Greek yogurt which was used excessively in most of the other dishes.
The coffee was strong and had a bitter taste to it, but it was offset by the very sweet baklava.
Overall, it was good but not great, and portions were plentiful. However, I doubt I will be returning soon. Might consider takeaways but generally, it’s just too troublesome to get a table.
★ relatively good, still worth a try
$ under $15 per main, $20 for Banquet p.p