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Riad Kniza Restaurant

34 Derb L'Hotel | Bab Doukala Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5 24 37 69 42
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Ranked #13 of 529 restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $87
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So many delicious samples of local dishes in beautiful surroundings. The staff were charming. The meal was accompanied by local musicians who played discreetly in the background which just added to the overall atmosphere. Understated charm.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Marrakech offers an abundance of opportunities to dine, most of them very good. Riad Kniza is a cut above. You enter into a sumptuous, elegant dining area having passed through an incredibly stylish and beautifully executed Riad. The service could not have been better, friendly, courteous and unpretentious. The meal was perhaps the best you can get in Marrakech, endless... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Food hers was very tasty , in abundance and reasonably priced. We had Moroccan salads and then tagine. Beautifully laid out with fantastic flavours and all freshly cooked . Service as always at this Riad was superb, charming and everything delivered with smiles .

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had dinner here for my 50th last week and the whole experience was everything I could have wished for. Beautifully restored building with some of the best service I have ever received. The meal was fabulous and managed to even please 2 fussy daughters! The surprise birthday cake and being sung Happy Birthday to by Moroccan musicians is an experience... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On arriving at restaurant we didn't know what to find as soon as we got there in the middle of nowhere it's was just a gem of a place . Where we all amazed by the decor and the raid itself was amazing . The service was nothing like it the food was delicious . It's was a fantastic night... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was a fantastic authentic experience. The waiter met us on the main road (as the Riad is hard to find) and took us to this beautiful oasis. The RIad was just beautiful and the food did not disappoint. We had salads, a pastilla, tagines, an assortment of cakes, desserts and tea. It was just delicious and we were treated... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I've been in Marrakech for 8 days now, have eaten at many fine places including La Sultana and Ksar Essaoussan, and it's my opinion that Riad Kniza is the finest place to eat in the old city. It's not often that a dining experience can bring me to the verge of tears but this did; beautiful food, genuinely helpful and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is one of the more traditionally restored Riads - and the food matches. Excellent hospitality and service, excellent Pastilla. At the same time, it's quite discreet: tables are spaced quite well apart, there's lovely live music, but without the excesses of belly-dancing. Great for a romantic night out

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

I went to this restaurant as it was one of the recomendations for monday evening (when a lot of restaurants in Marrakech are closed) and I was impressed by the place... It was just stunning, authentic Moroccan style, detailed to perfection, warm welcome and smilling staff... Once seated we have been offered a drink (they do serve wine) and after... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Allow me to be honest and upfront from the outset. I do not enjoy Morrocan food however I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kniza. Riad Kniza is a hidden gem among the hassle and bustle of the old city. This in itself can pose quite the challenge when attempting to seek out such a treasure. Thankfully we advised reception we... More

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