Although I haven’t been there for ages, Momo the Moroccan restaurant in London has in the past been one of my favourites. An invitation to 404 in Paris, with the same Moroccan owners, was definitely worth accepting.
I went as part of a group. Is this a good idea? I’m not sure. The benefit was that because there were so many us we had the opportunity of tasting more dishes than if I had been left to choose on my own. On the other hand, I prefer choosing what I want to eat as having too much choice results in an overload of food and not fully appreciating all the different flavours and tastes of the individual dishes. My opinion, it might not be yours. Read a more detailed account of my experience on the foodtripper website at:
Whichever way you go, for Moroccan food and a lively atmosphere, 404 is a fun place to visit. If in a group of up to ten, book the elevated area which provides some privacy while being incorporated into the main restaurant, and where you can still enjoy the buzzy atmosphere.
There is also an outside courtyard where the smokers congregate even in the cold that looks very enticing. Somewhere to try when the weather gets warmer and they start serving food outside.
69 Rue des Gravilliers, Paris 3e, France
T. 0033 142 74 57 81