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“Oasis of calm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dar Donab Le Restaurant

Dar Donab Le Restaurant
53, Dar El Basha-Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco
+212(0)524441897
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Ranked #90 of 534 restaurants in Marrakech
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Aquitaine
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Oasis of calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

On our penultimate night in Morocco and our first in Marrakech, we fell gratefully into this calm, beautiful palatial place when lost, trying to find somewhere someone had sent us.
Our young waiter - another highly educated Moroccan speaking perfect English (what a resource Morocco has -is wasting?- in its wonderful people) was informative, interesting and interested.
I am ashamed to say we ate Italian, maybe there is an Italian chef here as several Italian items were on the menu, as we were completely tagined-out after 10 days in Morocco. It was very good.
And not expensive, and they took cards and served very cold beer and good red wine.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful Moroccan food in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Our family recently had lunch at this beautiful venue. The architecture and decor of the building are just magnificent! The restaurant is set around the tranquil swimming pool in the courtyard. It's a really quiet space in the heart of hustling and bustling Marrakech. The service was excellent and the food also really delicious. They serve traditional Moroccan food like tagines etc and they have a good wine list to choose from. The prices were really good, especially if one takes the setting and the quality of the food in mind. All in all it was a great experience!

  • Visited April 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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Richland, Washington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“What a lovely experience...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

After the hustle and bustle of the streets and alleyways of Marrakech, the Donab restaurant was a little like finding an oasis.....it is a beautiful spot located in the palace of the Pasha once upon a time...and it felt like a palace! We ate outside by the pool...watched the full moon above the open courtyard, smelled the flowers and spices and were waited upon royally! The food was delicious, the prices reasonable and the staff friendly and helpful. We also looked around the place so my esteemed spouse could take pictures...and what a beautiful place it was indeed! It is located in the Riad Donab, but you don't need to be a guest there to enjoy their restaurant...so when you need a quiet spot in which to feel spoiled...try this! It is located right on the Dar el Basha...so not too difficult to find...by Marrakech standards!!

  • 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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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious moroccan food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Our best dinner in Marrakech. The building is simply beautiful and the food is very delicious. We had the lamb tajine shish kebab, which both were made of high quality meat. In addition they serve alcohol. The waiters are very attentive. Best value for money we found.

  • Visited March 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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Uppsala, Sweden
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Recommended visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Not so well-known restaurant. The building is very impressive (palace of the old Pasha Glaui) and alone worth the visit. The food was very good and at lower prices compared to other high-end restaurants. We were the only people eating there and the service was very good. It was romantic to eat alone in the grand room.

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