Where to eat the best couscous in Marseille?

Originally from the Maghreb, couscous is a culinary speciality made from durum wheat semolina, vegetables, spices, olive oil and meat or fish. This typical Berber dish is one of the oriental dishes combining flavour and generosity that can be enjoyed with family, friends or as a couple. Finding a good address to enjoy a traditional couscous is not always easy. We have therefore compiled a list of the best restaurants where you can eat couscous in Marseille. Some of them are even available for delivery.

Le Fémina

Founded in 1921, Le Fémina – formerly known as “Le Kachetel” – is a must for oriental gastronomy. Its main speciality? Couscous, which is traditionally prepared with wheat semolina, but also with barley semolina resembling bulgur. This restaurant thus perfectly combines originality and tradition. Try it out when you visit the city of Marseille!

La Fontaine

Located near the Place Castellane in Marseille, the restaurant La Fontaine offers various Tunisian specialities such as couscous, tajines and oriental pastries. It is possible to eat a couscous with octopus, the restaurant’s signature dish. A starter-main course-dessert menu for only €18 is available on request.

La Kahena

With its ten or so couscous à la carte, the restaurant La Kahena offers oriental cuisine next to the Old Port of Marseille. Whatever your choice of couscous (lamb, chicken, merguez, meatballs, vegetables…), you will enjoy a succulent dish with a thousand Mediterranean flavours.

Le Souk

Close to the Hôtel de Ville in Marseille, Le Souk is a restaurant where Moroccan cuisine takes the spotlight. On the menu, various couscous and tajines (sweet and savoury) are offered as well as grilled meats and gourmet salads to delight each guest. If you wish to finish your meal on a sweet note, you can choose one of the many oriental pastries, each as succulent as the next.

The Saf Saf

Beware of appearances! From the outside, the restaurant Le Saf Saf does not have the most attractive façade in Marseille. However, inside, you can eat divinely well! Located near the Belsunce district, this establishment offers all-inclusive formulas at only 16€ per person (couscous, lemonade and home-made pastries). With its generous portions, a wide variety of teas, dishes will certainly tickle your taste buds. You will be pleasantly surprised by its oriental flavours.

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Couscous festival

Every year, a festival is organised throughout the city to celebrate this multi-millennial dish, which is listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO!