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Shama, Seattle, WA

Shama

4.5
4.5
19 Reviews
$30 and under
Moroccan

Located in the heart of the famous Seattle Pike Place Market. SHAMA is a Modern Moroccan cuisine in a warm welcoming atmosphere. It boasts a diverse healthy and balanced Mediterranean menu. We serve deliciously crafted cocktails, and an extensive wine list handpicked by sommelier and co-owner, Hamid Majdi.

Shama is a perfect place for a romantic dinner, work event, social night out, a place to grab an a glass of wine or a place to have lunch/brunch as you are walking downtown Seattle and the market.

DIRECTIONS: From the main Pike Place Market sign (where they throw the fish), take the stairs down, or from western Ave (across from Kasala Furniture) take the stairs up. Elevator access available as well.

PARKING: street parking on westeren or Pike or 1st ave, or one of the main pike place market public parking garages

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Moroccan, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 381-3400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Middle Eastern

  • Catering

    We do have a special menu for your catering events. Moroccan cuisine is about family, work, and friend's gathering for a cheerful memories. Contact us for your next event at (206) 382-3400

  • Private party facilities

    SHAMA AT THE MARKET is a beautiful modern moroccan located in the famous Pike Place Market. At SHAMA we can accommodates groups of up to 40 guests in our beautiful tent glass room. Please contact the restaurant directly at (206) 381-3400 or email us at shamaseattle@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Seattle Center / Lower Queen Anne

  • Cross street

    Western Ave (walk up) OR pike place market (fish throwing ) (walk down)

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Second floor on Pike Place Market.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Special Bar Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM,Sat - 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    We do offer bar menu on weekend that start at 2pm.

Menu

Salads & Starters

  • Shama's Salad$12.00

    baby kale, Medjool dates, roasted almonds & argan oil

    • L'barba Salad$12.00

      baby arugula, beets, goat cheese, & candied walnuts

      • Maslalla$6.00

        moroccan spiced olives, Atlas olive oil & khoubz

        • Basteella$18.00

          chicken pie, savory onions, eggs, almonds & apricots

          Tagines & Entrées

          • D'jaj Bi Zetoun$32.00

            chicken, homemade preserved lemons, moroccan green olives, onions & saffron broth

            • M'rouzia$36.00

              braised lamb shank, ras-el-hanout, prunes, sesame seeds & roasted almonds

              • Carré D'Agneau*$38.00

                lamb cutlets, beurre noisette couscous, raisins, almonds & port glaze

                • Ambassador Steak*$38.00

                  New York steak, moroccan rub, fig-demi & potatoes

                  • Couscous$26.00

                    moroccan couscous semolina, vegetables, garbanzo beans & saffron broth

                    • Tagine Bi Lhoute

                      sharmoula baked fish of the day, bell peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, Kalamata olives & homemade preserved lemons

                      • Mp

                    Machoui

                    Please call ahead to order. Serves a minimum of 4 guests & more

                    • Moroccan Style Family Dinner

                      roasted local lamb shoulder, moroccan saffron rub, served with an assortment of side dishes

                      • per person$65.00

                    Sweets

                    • Halwa$12.00

                      homemade trio cookies

                      • Olive Oil Cake$12.00

                        lemon curd & candied orange

                        • Crème Brûlée$12.00

                          white chocolate & cardamon custard

                          Sides

                          • Khoubz$3.00

                            • Moroccan Spiced Olives$3.00

                              • Couscous Semolina$4.00

                                • Hummus$4.00

                                  • Market Veggies$4.00

                                    • Harissa$2.00

                                      • Saffron Rice$4.00

                                        Last updated: February 27, 2022

                                        What 19 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.5
                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.4Food
                                        • 4.6Service
                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                        • 4.2Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Seattle

                                          11 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Superb experience. Will absolutely be back. Highly recommend.

                                        2. RP

                                          RobinP

                                          Seattle

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Great food and attentive service.

                                        3. RS

                                          RichS

                                          Seattle

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Great food and drink and outstanding service. A wonderful place for dinner and conversation.

                                        4. SR

                                          SeattleRoma

                                          Jackson Hole

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful service, beautiful presentation, lovely setting. I ate here with family and they loved it. If you're very familiar with Moroccan cuisine I would rate it good, not great. The bastilla was little greasy and had more of an egg and chicken texture to the filling and not as much of that nice almond and minced chicken texture I've had elsewhere. The mint tea was just a Stash mint teabag in a mug - not the strong, sweet mint tea with beautiful tea service I associate with Moroccan meals. The chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olive was excellent, as was the veggie couscous with nice stewed apricots. The online menu says they offer Halwa and Olive Oil cake for dessert, but at the restaurant menu they only offered gelato or creme brûlée, which was disappointing as Moroccan sweets are something to look forward to. So overall, it was enjoyable and I'd go again. I'd just temper your expectations if you're excited for full-on Moroccan.

                                        5. IE

                                          IEatFood

                                          San Francisco

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had a party of 6. We started with a round of cocktails and then ordered one of every appetizer and entree along with a few bottles of wine to pair with various dishes. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We were there for 2.5 hours and never felt rushed. We were thrilled to discover that they have a couple of sommeliers (both made excellent recommendations) and we plan to arrive early next time so that we can enjoy the bar. I hope that they invest in some heaters for the patio so that we can sit out there next time. We found it a bit too cool out there though we probably would have been fine if we'd kept our coats on.

                                        6. E

                                          Elton

                                          Seattle

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Great service and very flavorful dishes at a reasonable price! There were a couple of individual items that I didn't love, but I at least liked them and I loved everything else. I would definitely go back!

                                        7. p

                                          purist

                                          San Francisco

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Seattle had always needed more options like Shama. Glad to finally have a Moroccan place with great wines. Perfect for a romantic night out or a celebratory night with friends. Great ambiance as well.

                                        8. k

                                          karels

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          This is a delightful restaurant serving Tajins in the middle of Pike Place market. The dining room is pleasant and bright (at least in the Seattle Spring and summer). They even have a little greenhouse that one can dine in. The food is at the fancy end of Moroccan. The place is well-run, especially given that it is relatively new.

                                        9. NH

                                          NadjaH

                                          Los Angeles

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                          Food was nothing special, seemed a bit watered down :/ the restaurant was pretty empty.

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Seattle

                                          25 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          25 reviews

                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wow. Wow. Wow. The food is amazing! The setting is beautiful and the personal service is on point. Again, just WOW

                                        11. l

                                          literallyaseal

                                          Seattle

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          A great new addition to the Seattle food scene. As someone who grew up in Paris, I never miss a chance to have good Moroccan food when given the chance and Shama did not disappoint. Looking forward to going back with a bigger group for the mechoui.

                                        12. A

                                          Alex

                                          Seattle

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall3food2service5ambience4

                                          Great service and nice atmosphere (covered patio seating is fun), but the food quality fell short and everything was on the bland side. I hope they'd improve it very soon.

                                        13. MC

                                          MichelleC

                                          Raleigh

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Ambience was lovely for a date night. Felt classy and the food was delicious.

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Seattle

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                          overall3food5service3ambience3

                                          We waited more than a full hour for our food and were told there was a miscommunication in the kitchen. Food was very good but unfortunately the was excessive.

                                        15. AB

                                          AkhtarB

                                          Seattle

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                          Nice place with good food. Our family enjoyed being there.

                                        16. d

                                          dianes

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was wonderful- brought back delicious memories of our trip to Morocco

                                        17. S

                                          Simone

                                          Seattle

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on March 25, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          The sommelier (and owner) was so informative, welcome and helpful. There was so much thoughtfulness behind his information about the menu etc. we had the lamb shank and it was deeeelicious

                                        18. J

                                          John

                                          Seattle

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wow! What a fantastic place to experience Moroccan cuisine! The decor is fabulous. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is amazingly tasty!

                                        19. A

                                          Adam

                                          Seattle

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on March 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing host, great delicious food, amazing classy Atmosphere with an awesome bar and great music. Finally some amazing North African And Mediterranean food in the market loved it. They’re also open for LUN, super exciting

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                        • Protective equipment

                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                        FAQs

                                        Shama is rated 4.5 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                        Booked 6 times today
                                        Google Map for Shama

                                        1501 Pike Pl #200 Seattle, WA 98101

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          Western Ave (walk up) OR pike place market (fish throwing ) (walk down)

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Seattle Center / Lower Queen Anne

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Moroccan, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Parking details

                                          Street Parking

                                        • Public transit

                                          Second floor on Pike Place Market.

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Owned/operated by

                                          Black/African American, Middle Eastern

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (206) 381-3400

                                        • Catering

                                          We do have a special menu for your catering events. Moroccan cuisine is about family, work, and friend's gathering for a cheerful memories. Contact us for your next event at (206) 382-3400

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          SHAMA AT THE MARKET is a beautiful modern moroccan located in the famous Pike Place Market. At SHAMA we can accommodates groups of up to 40 guests in our beautiful tent glass room. Please contact the restaurant directly at (206) 381-3400 or email us at shamaseattle@gmail.com

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