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“Excellent meal and service” 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 #14 of 527 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $34 - $88
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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
france
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent meal and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had a fantastic dinner in the very cosy Riad. Might not have the cheapest meal we had during the trip but was totally worth it.
Service was really friendly.
The Riad is beautiful, the dining room was very cosy with a fireplace and delicate presentation.
We truly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Can barely fault it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We ate at Riad Kniza on our last night in Marrakech. The meal was the most expensive we had but the food was up there with the best.

The service in the restaurant was impeccable, couldn't have asked for anything more. Make sure you go with an appetite as there is plenty to eat!

The food itself was very good. I couldn't pick out an individual element which was better than the same dish I'd had here or there in Marrakech but the overall package was certainly by far the best in terms of consistency.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

While the food was good, we had even better during our stay in Marrakesh but the service and atmosphere were so wonderful, truly exquisite that it's worth the visit to experience it. Definitely expensive but the portions are large and the food tasty so you leave all in all satisfied.

Visited March 2013
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Washington, Ct
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Moroccan food on fine china”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Semi private room with staff attending to all your whims. The food is very local and though I would prefer more spices than sweets the dining there is an exquisite and unforgettable experience

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A memorable dinner in a stunning location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our visit to Riad Kniza was the best night of our holiday in Morocco. The food was good, honest, flavoursome Moroccan food, not fine dining, and not trying to be. It's not the best food we've ever eaten but we thoroughly enjoyed it, although we wished we'd skipped lunch because there was so much to eat!

What really sets this place apart though is the breathtaking beauty of the Riad itself, the warmth of the hospitality and the standard of service, which is second to none.

We weren't staying there, but from the moment we arrived the very genial and charming owner, Haj Mohamed Bouskri, and his wonderful staff went out of their way to make us feel like honoured guests in a family home. After a brief tour we were seated at a petal strewn table in a candlelit private dining room resplendent with Moroccan artefacts and opulent fabrics, and with a log fire burning at one end: perfect for a romantic dinner, but still very much appreciated by our family of five!

The waiter was a star - full of smiles and enthusiasm despite being rushed off his feet (we only realised afterwards that service hadn't been included so we went back the next day with a tip). The owner checked on us several times and eventually joined us at the table to chat about the history of the Riad, give us the benefit of his vast experience as a tour guide, and provide our daughters with some wise, philosophical advice about always treating your neighbours with kindness.

Ironically he suggested we visit Kasbah Tamadot for coffee on our trip to the High Atlas, and I'm quite sure he'd have been shocked to learn that we were turned away! Kasbah Tamadot, look and learn, Riad Kniza knows EXACTLY how to attract and retain custom.

All in all, a very memorable night, and we very much look forward to returning to Riad Kniza in the future.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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