Kous Kous

Dining

Run by a Moroccan family, this newer addition to the San Diego dining scene has achieved a legendary status. If you're persistent enough to find it in its basement location below street level, you are rewarded by a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that conjures up images of a Bedouin tent in the desert. The Lamb Tangine comes melting off the shank after baking in a traditional ceramic vessel for hours. Inclusive menus start at a fixed price, but a wise diner could do a little better by ordering à la carte.

Location:  3940 4th Avenue

Business hours:  Su-Th 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Fr-Sa 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.