Other Resources

Bay Area Clubs/Restaurants, Vendors, Studios, Musicians & Bands ~ This page is updated as we receive news about Other Resources of interest to dancers.  Please notify us if you know of other resources not yet on this page or if you see any resources that are no longer available.

Clubs/Restaurants (includes SF, East Bay, South Bay, North Bay)

San Francisco

Al Masri
4031 Balboa Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
415-876-2300 ~ http://www.almasrisfca.com/

Casablanca Cafe
1609 Polk at Sacramento, San Francisco, CA 94109
415-567-6091 ~ http://www.casablancacafesf.com

El Mansour
3119 Clement, San Francisco, CA 94121
415-751-2312 ~ http://www.elmansour.com

Kan Zaman
793 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
415-751-9656 ~

Marrakech Moroccan
419 O’Farrell, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-776-6717 ~ http://www.marrakechsf.com

Pena Pachamama
1630 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
415-646-0018 or 415-751-6090 ~ http://www.penapachamama.com

Pride of the Mediterranean
1761 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-1150 ~ http://www.ilovehookahsf.com

East Bay

1690 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-935-1972 ~ http://www.bijanrestaurant.net

El Morocco
2203 Morello Avenue, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925-671-0132 ~ http://www.elmorocco.net

India 4 U
5759 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531
925-757-7475 ~ http://www.india-4-u.com

Pride of the Mediterranean
3407 Blackhawk Plaza, Danville, CA 94506
925-648-1550 ~ http://www.ilovehookahbh.com

901 1st Street, Benicia, CA 94510
707-746-0505 ~ http://www.saharabenicia.com

Silk Road
1440 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-932-9090 ~ http://www.silkroadwalnutcreek.com

Tanjia Moroccan Cuisine
4905 Telegraph, Oakland, CA 94609
510-653-8691 ~ http://www.tanjias.com

South Bay

39935 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94526
510-440-1755 ~ http://bijanrestaurant.net

2725 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-241-1200 ~ http://chatanogaonline.com

Menara Moroccan Restaurant
41 E. Gish Road, San Jose, CA 95112
408-453-1983 ~ http://www.menara41.com

Negeen Restaurant
801 W. Hamilton, Campbell, CA 95008
408-866-6400 ~ http://www.negeenrestaurant.com

Sinbad Restaurant
150 E. 4th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
650-347-6060 ~ http://www.sinbadgrill.com

Tannourine Restaurant
120 W. 25th Avenue, San Mateo, CA
650-638-1960 ~ http://www.tannourinecuisine.com

Taverna Gyros
133 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
408-735-9971 ~ http://www.tavernabistro.com

North Bay

Apadana Restaurant
555 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
415-460-6456 ~ http://www.apadanaofmarin.com

Papa’s Taverna
5688 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma, CA 94954
707-769-8545 ~ http://www.papastaverna.com

Sizzling Tandoor Indian Restaurant
409 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707-579-5999 ~ http://www.sizzlingtandoor.com


Belly Dance Boutiques – Belly Dance Vendors – Store-front boutiques – some are by appointment only, so visit their websites for details about hours and location.

Adira Dance & Costume (San Jose)http://www.AdiraDance.com
Bellydance Odyssey Store (Santa Cruz)http://store.bellydanceodyssey.com
Lunatic Fringe (Sunnyvale)http://www.lunaticfringebde.com/home.html
MultiKulti (San Francisco)http://www.yelp.com/biz/multikulti-san-francisco
World Dance Fitness (San Anselmo)http://worlddancefitness.com/boutique
Ma*Shuqa (San Jose)http://www.mashuqa.com

Regional Belly Dance Vendors – These vendors are local, but operate out of their homes attending festivals and events throughout the region.  Please visit their websites and contact them for their latest scheduled appearance or to set up an appointment to shop.

Geisha Mothhttp://www.geishamoth.com
Wicked Smileyshttp://www.wickedsmileys.com/
Artemis Importshttp://www.artemisimports.com
Judith’s Headhttp://www.judithshead.com
Arubas Oasishttp://www.arubasoasis.com/
Isis Collection/ Ancient Egyptian Collectionhttp://isis-collection.com/
Jewels by Oliviahttp://www.jewelsbyolivia.com/
Dhyanis’ Divine Designhttp://www.dhyanis.com/
Shiny Sparkly Thingshttp://www.shinysparklythings.com
Tatanya Jardine – The Real Mystiquehttp://www.geocities.com/tatanyajardine/

Belly Dance Vendors Worldwide – This is by no means an exhaustive list of vendors, rather, a selection of links chosen from vendors who have supported local Bay Area events.

Dancing Rahanahttp://www.dancingrahana.com
The Velvet Gypsyhttp://www.thevelvetgypsy.com
Horus and Isishttp://www.horusandisis.com
Dahlal Internationalhttp://www.dahlal.com
Scheherezade Importshttp://scheherezadeimports.com/
Anja’s Glitzy Gypsyhttp://www.glitzygypsy.com/
Originals by Faye http://www.faye4u.com/
L. Rose Designshttp://www.lrosedesigns.com/
Turquoise Internationalhttp://www.turquoiseintl.com/
Fatima’s Bazaarhttp://www.fatimasbazaar.com/
Judeen / Esau Companyhttp://www.esausboutique.com/
Babylon Breezehttp://www.babylonbreeze.com/
Ganesha Bazaarhttp://www.ganeshabazaar.com/
Simply Stylishhttp://www.simplystylish.us/


Fabric Stores

Chains – The fabric stores listed immediately below all have multiple locations.  Visit their websites to locate the store nearest you.

Hancock Fabricshttp://www.hancockfabrics.com/
Calico Cornershttp://www.calicocorners.com/
Jo Ann’s http://www.joann.com/fabric/
Discount Fabricshttp://www.discountfabrics-sf.com/

Specialty Fabric Stores – the stores listed below includes many of the most popular stores throughout the Bay Area.  If the store does not have a website, we’ve included links to Yelp where you can read reviews and get location information.

Britex SF (San Francisco)http://www.britexfabrics.com
Mendels/Far Out Fabrics (San Francisco)http://www.mendels.com/mendels.html
Stone Mountain & Daughter (Berkeley)http://www.stonemountainfabric.com/
Eddie’s Quilting Bee (Sunnyvale) http://www.quiltingbee.com/
Fabrics R Us (San Jose)– (no website) – http://www.yelp.com/biz/fabrics-r-us-san-jose
Lacis (Berkeley)http://www.lacis.com/
India Fabric Imports http://www.yelp.com/biz/india-fabric-imports-berkeley
Silk Road Fabric (Oakland)http://www.silkroadfabric.com/
Exotic Silks (Mountain View)http://www.exoticsilks.com/
Thai Silks (Los Altos)http://www.thaisilks.com/



Peninsula & South Bay

Dance~Fit & Drum Studio
1400 Hemlock Avenue – San Mateo, CA  94401  ~ Phone: 650-343-8626
http://nadias-belly-bling.com ~ belly.bling@yahoo.com

Halanda Studio for Dance and Fitness
1062 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125 ~ Phone: 408-246-1129

South Bay Location
Email: ghanima1@ghanimag.com

Lunatic Fringe
182 Murphy Street, Ste A, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 ~ Phone: 408-732-2405

San Francisco / North Bay

Amina Goodyear
829 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco CA 94114 ~ Phone: 415-282-7910

Fat Chance Bellydance
670 South Van Ness Ave., San Francisco CA

San Francisco Dance Center
26 – 7th Street, San Francisco, CA

40 Greenfield, San Anselmo, CA 94960 ~ Phone:415-457-8787

East Bay

SJE Creations
Currently moving to a new location – check website for updates…
~ Phone:510-614-5823

Suhaila Salimpour
425 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 ~ Phone: 510-527-2400

Sirens In Sanity
949 Grant Street, Suite I, Benicia, CA 94510 ~ Phone: 707-235-3880

Santa Cruz

Dance Odyssey Studio
4641 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95703 ~ Phone: 831-462-4590


Redwood Raks World Dance Studio
824 L Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Old Creamery Building
P.O. Box 1086, Arcata, CA 95518

Musicians & Bands

San Francisco Bay Area:

Al Azifoon – plays Arabic dance and other classics

Bay Area Entertainers – Middle Eastern musicians, singers, dancers

Meridian Band – plays dance classics

Tahneen – All Girl All Middle Eastern Belly Dance Band plays dance and other classics

Mary Ellen Donald – Percussion instructor, plays dance and other classics

West Coast outside of S. F. Bay Area:

Americanistan – Oregon

Flowers of the Nile – Sacramento

Mediterranean Raqs Band – Seattle, WA

Pangia – Oregon

Last Revised: November 24, 2012