Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro Has Closed Its Doors After 16 Years Serving San Diego

July 17, 2021

The owner of Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro has announced his restaurant's permanent closure after a 16 year tenure in San Diego's Hillcrest. 

"KousKous San Diego is done, forever closed," announced owner Moumen Nouri in a post on Facebook. "KousKous lasted 16 amazing years, before that, another 10 years of dreaming, saving money, planning, designing and building…KousKous gave me the great opportunity to meet and know you, feed you, share stories, laugh and dance with you through the nights…and all those memories will never fade away. And for that I’m the luckiest man."

Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro was founded in 2006 by owner and chef Mahmoun Nouri, who drew inspiration from the food he enjoyed during his upbringing in Marrakech, Morocco. With plans to bring flavors of his home town to a new audience, Nouri moved to the United States in 1996 with a culinary chef degree, a college degree in hospitality management and experience in one of the top resorts in his hometown of Marrakech. Nouri has plans to reopen Kous Kous later this year in Baja's famed wine region of Valle de Guadalupe.

For more information, visit kouskousrestaurant.com.