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“Yum! The real deal.” 5 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 #11 of 533 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $33 - $87
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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
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“Yum! The real deal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

After eating at 6 different high end restaurants of Marrakech, I can say the Riad Kniza holds its own. Yummy, authentic Moroccan food served by a gracious staff in a tasteful and quiet setting -- with fireplaces roaring none the less! Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't use Google Maps! Fabulous service that's worth the walk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had a very special dinner at Riad Kniza, but stayed elsewhere. There are many formula dinners in Marrakech, but the quality and professionalism of the staff was second to none.

*Note: google maps has an incorrect location for this property!!! We got quite lost among crumbly ruins and quiet residential corridors by way of our iPhone. The riad's staff told us that they have tried at length to get Google to resolve this. If you ask for directions, beware of false guides, who were particularly aggressive in this area.

All that being said, once you enter the Riad, everything is splendid, and worth the walk.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This riad is well worth a visit - tucked away down a back street in Marrakech it is like stepping back in time - an oasis in the madness of the souk! Food was fantastic - can't recommend highly enough

Visited February 2013
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10 helpful votes 10 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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