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Riad Kniza Restaurant

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34 Derb L'Hotel | Bab Doukala Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5 24 37 69 42
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Super people, average food

The restaurant is in a large but nicely restored riad (you'll be struck by the particularly bling chandeliers). The reception is charming and the staff as a whole couldn't be more pleasant. The traditional Moroccan food is less successful - the salads, so often a high point of Moroccan meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Holland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Chicago, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited many riads during our trip and riad Kniza was the most beautifully restored riad of all. The owner was there during our visit and is an friendly, warm personality. Food is simple Moroccan fare prepared and served with excellent service. The price I believe is very high for the value received in the end. I would pay a... More 

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Holland
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74 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The restaurant is in a large but nicely restored riad (you'll be struck by the particularly bling chandeliers). The reception is charming and the staff as a whole couldn't be more pleasant. The traditional Moroccan food is less successful - the salads, so often a high point of Moroccan meals, were small, obviously preplated and too cold while the three... More 

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had three dinners at the Riad Knazi restaurant during our stay at the riad. We arrived after an overnight flight and had arranged for a lamb tagine dinner. It was an excellent introduction to Moroccan food. On our final night, we opted for a break from Moroccan fare and had fresh Mediterranean fish. We had a typical Moroccan breakfast... More 

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connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our only regret is that we did not arrange to stay at this Riad. We had dinner here and it was excellent. We also had the pleasure of having the owner as our guide for the afternoon. The food was wonderful at the restaurant . We had a tour of the hotel with its spa. I really can't say enough... More 

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United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This restaurant was amazing. We opted to have dinner on the roof and it was a great time. The table, within a roof cabana, was set for our arrival with rose petals, wine, champagne. it was a very nice environment to sit outside under the sky and have a dinner. The food itself was top notch as well. The Tangine... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed at the "La Maison Arabe" (which was fantastic!) for a week and felt we needed to eat somewhere else for a change... "Riad Kniza" Restaurant was an enchanting experience in every way! The Riad hotel part itself is most likely one of the most beautiful buildings of this type around (ask for a tour!)! It is like entering... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very traditional moroccan menue with good food, very beautiful ambience and attentive staff. Very popular.

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worcs
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46 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we were prebooked with friends and they were taken ill that afternoon so just 2 of us.The owner could have been awkward but was actually the opposite and very pleasant.Similarly the setting and ambience was perfect as were the staff.So what was the problem?Simply that the food was ok not great and it is pretty expensive for average to good... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is a set meal of many courses with a choice of Tagine. You need to be hungry because it is all delicious. Service is very good & the dining room is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My fiancé and I enjoyed dinner here on our first night of recent visit to Marrakech, it was the best meal during our stay! The food was simply amazing and the service was impeccable. If we come back to Marrakech we would choose to stay here as well so that we could get the complete Riad Kniza experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Derb L'Hotel | Bab Doukala Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech
  • Phone Number: +212 5 24 37 69 42

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 70

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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