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“Not worth the money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ksar Es Saoussan

Ksar Es Saoussan
Rue des Ksour 3 Derb El Messaoudyenne, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
0524440632
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Ranked #32 of 556 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant because of some of the good reviews on here, we wish that we hadn't bothered.
It's a beautiful inside & the staff we're friendly but it just a tourist trap. We had the smallest set menu which cost 700 Dirham in total (about £55.00) it certainly wasn't worth the money.
All the alcohol that was included tasted really watered down. The meat dishes were fatty & the slarters were just like cold slop dosh!
It's difficult to find & not worth it once you get there which is a real shame.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“AVOID!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is in a lovely building but the food was terrible! Traditional Morroccan salad which was basically 8 different types of boiled veg. We were also given a tray of olives to start which were lovely but the main dish was chicken tagine which was basically chicken with olives. Very average to say the least.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Very atmospheric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Adviced by friends to go to this restaurant and were very pleased that we did
A hidden Riad tucked away down a alley
Food OK but definately worth going for the experience
Large helpings even for the small menu

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A perfect evening...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We took the opportunity of finding this restaurant in daylight because it can be quite tricky as other reviewers have said, Going back later then proved very easy - about 5 min walk from the square (assuming you take the right exit). We were warmly welcomed into this fab restored riad and were invited to go up to the other floor along with the magnificent roof terrace with expansive views over the medina. There are 3 set menus at different prices and different choices; each set menu includes an aperitif and 1/2 bottle of wine per person. The food was as authentic as I've eaten in Marrakesh (I've been 3 times); unhurried courteous service. A most delicious meal without any negatives at all. Set menu price (excl service) starts at 350 dirham per person. If you're concerned about getting back to the main street, there is a very tall doorman who is happy to accompany you.

  • Visited February 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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“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for an evening to remember for a long time to come (for all the right reasons) then you shouldn't miss dining at Ksar Es Saoussan.

Tucked down a dead end side street behind a huge wooden door is a lovingly restored Moroccan palace, delicately lit by candles and perfumed with sweet spices. You are invited to look around the house and, on the first floor, a galleried landing reveals a sumptuous salon with a grand piano. On returning to the ground floor piano music starts to play from the gallery above, you are invited to wash your hands using a traditional arab jug and bowl and shown to your table. The scene is set...

There is a choice of three levels of menu depending on your appetite. In all honesty don't choose anything other than the light menu because you will still be over faced even with that. Included in the price is an aperitif to start and mint tea with pastries to finish. Water and a half bottle of wine per person are also included in the meal. The service is utterly impeccable, the food divine and the setting sublime. Do not miss this experience when visiting Marrakech, you won't be disappointed.

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