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“lovely” 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 #23 of 602 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful riad, well signposted on fairly main street, but then you will need to be very confident to find it yourself down the little alleys. However, very helpful (name-badged) doorman on main street is there to assist! Very good salad starter, average tagine, average dessert, tea and Morroccan petit fours. This for what initially looked to be a steepish 350MAD pp - however, the aperitif (alcoholic) and wine (house, but very drinkable) were included - much to our surprise - which made it good value for money (particularly when compared with some others). Just be careful at the end, when the over-optimistic waiter pours tea from high, as splashes will get you...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chamisal, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Memorable, Old Marrakesh Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Food great, service great but the environment is the reason to go especially if you are not staying nearby.

  • Visited April 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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London
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A lovely experience for a first time visit to Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Ksar is a good restaurant for anyone on a first visit to Marrakech. They serve all the Moroccan classic dishes to a good standard in lovely surroundings. It is an especially good choice if you are not staying in a riad as it is an opportunity to experience life in a Moroccan courtyard. The building itself is stunning. On arrival you will be offered the chance to have a wander around the upper floors and take photo. When you go back downstairs you can wash your hands in rosewater and will be seated. The food arrives in truly vast amounts. We have enormous appetites but the "medium" option was too much even for us to finish. So you may want to consider choosing the "petite" dinner then sample each other's dishes. Or just splurge! If you fear finding the restaurant yourself in the streets of the medina, you can arrange for a dramatic gentleman to meet you at the nearest gate into the old town. He will also lead you back out when it's time to leave.

  • 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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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Has Lost None Of Its Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A real treat. We first ate here ten years ago. A decade later it has lost none of its charm. The petit menu was more than enough. The sevice is simply first class.

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