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“romantic & delicious - an elegant way to see old Marrakech” 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 #26 of 699 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $72
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Marina del Rey
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“romantic & delicious - an elegant way to see old Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Riad Kniza is already rated #1 for its restaurant but the Raid itself is totally first class. Why stay in a hotel when you can experience the old Medina in such an elegant way? The suites are spacious and beautifully furnished by the owner, a Moroccan antique dealer. Breakfast is full of the freshest fruits, breads and cremes, and the Moroccan dinners (already rated #1) are not to be believed! The owner has purchased the building next door and created a spa that looks seamless to the original structure but includes all the modern amenities & treatments. We were introduced to wonderful guides who took us through the Medina and the Berber villages in the mountains, and yes they will negotiate for you! BTW The rooftop is an oasis that should not be missed, nor should the owner's gallery! We will definitely be returning.

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Hampshire,UK
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“True taste of Morocco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

Had 2 lovely meals at the Riad Kniza while staying there for 4 nights with my family. Lovely food, beautifully presented and served and for my husband's birthday - even though we arrived late - they still brought out a birthday cake and sang Happy Birthday!
I would have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant and have already recommended the Riad itself.

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Umbria Italy
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“Romantic venue for a special place in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

My husband and I pre-booked online to eat here (after reading previous reviews)
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening - the stunning riad is an oasis of calm after the busy streets of Marrakech - and this is experienced by going through just one wooden door from the small dusty street of Derb l'Hotel into a place of tranquility.
It is not the easiest place to find - but is anywhere within the medina? We decided to find the riad the evening before our meal, so as not to be stressed out when yet another alleyway would lead to the wrong destination! The staff are very attentitive and the meal was the best we had during our stay. We also opted to have a Hannam and massage there on the Sunday before we left - We suspect this is not the cheapest location for such, however just to experience the building, it's ambience - was well worth it - especially with the kind thoughts of providing us tea and almond biscuits after.
We would certainly visit Riad Kniza again, and hope that this is not too far in the future.

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Switzerland
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“wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

Riad Kniza was a great experience ! We took 2h cooking lesson with a young chef - this was really great. We learn how to make typical moroccan bread, salads and side dishes as well as a wonderful lamb tagine with prunes, apricots and cinnamon. We had much fun and really good time together. The food was very tasty, the service was excellent and people are incredibly nice and kind. We had our 2 years baby boy with us that evening. The staff was very helpful. They took care of the baby while we were eating. We would definitely recommend this place as well as cooking lessons.

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Dallas
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“This is a small piece of heaven on earth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

Riad Kniza, it's staff and its ambience reflect Marrakech to perfection. Courtesy, warmth, comfort and caring surrounded us the whole time we were there. The awesome food, traditional music and their wonderful roof garden- these were like gems, all contributing to making our stay at the Riad Kniza extra beautiful. The owners and staff were incredibly helpful and attentive to our every need. They helped make Marrakech the highlight of my trip!
I would definitely go back to Riad Kniza and stay there the next time I get to visit Marrakech.

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