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“A Hidden Gem” 4 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 #51 of 699 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
COLCHESTER
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We were just out wandering, looking for something to eat, when we came across a sign to Ksar Es Saoussan. We had come across it on Tripadvisor and had decided to eat there but as often happened to us in our meanderings through the souk we came across it unexpectedly. What a find. We were led down a narrow alley into this absolutely divine palace. The staff were delightful-unobtrusive but there when you needed them. We had the small fixed menu and could not do it justice. The food was beautifully cooked and tasted delicious. I really cannot fault this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Leeds
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“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very atmospheric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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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“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
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