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“excellent dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riad Kniza Restaurant

Riad Kniza Restaurant
34 Derb L'Hotel | Bab Doukala Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5 24 37 69 42
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Ranked #23 of 615 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $70
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“excellent dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Dined at this restaurant on a recent trip to Marrakech. Food was great, service good and the ambiance wonderful. Definitely recommend

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We recently wnet to Marrakech for a long weekend and were looking (at short notice) for a proper Moroccan place to eat and somewhere a little special. Found this on Trip Advisor and called them to see if available that same evening. They were. They ask you to order before hand so that the food is all prepared for you.

It was a little difficult getting here as the Taxi driver wasn't sure where to go and called the restaurant himself to find directions but once we arrived the manager of the Raid came out personally to meet us and lead us to the place. Its true what they say.. on the outside the Moroccans don't show wealth on their buildings and the raid didn't look that inviting down a tiny backstreet but once inside I was blown away. It was beautiful. We were even given a tour of the raid and I really wanted to stay there.(they had photos of quite a few celebrities that had
We were lead to a small and intimate room with 6 tables in all covered in rose petals, with beautiful relaxing music playing. The staff there were amazing very attentive when we needed them to be but didn't crowd us or keep coming up to the table to ask if we were ok which can sometimes be annoying. The food was beautiful and served on beautiful plates. Be warned though pace your self there is a lot to eat.

I recommend this place to anyone wanting something truely Moroccan and very special. I can't praise it enough

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Riad was absolutely beautiful inside and the staff so welcoming. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and set out so nicely. The food was superb and each course complimented the next. We went for my husband's birthday and the Riad made him a special birthday cake which was not expected. We had an absolutely wonderful time.

Visited January 2013
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Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Intimate and special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ate at the Riad on our first night in Marrakech - it was a pretty cold and rainy evening so it was lovely to be shown into a small, cosy and intimate room with a roaring fire. We were residents so may have had a slightly different menu to other diners, but we had a delicious selection of starters, followed by a tagine and a lovely crispy "pastila" dessert. Great service, cosy ambience and a special Riad.

Visited January 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So tasty and cosy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We ate every evening there. It always was tasty and very special. I normally never eat in the hotel where I stay but I felt this is the best you can get in the Medina. We loved the privacy at the fireplace.

Visited January 2013
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