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Review of Riad Nejma - CLOSED

Riad Nejma
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Les Halles
Description: Le Riad Nejma est situé en face du centre Georges Pompidou.Le Riad Nejma s'est inspiré d'un Riad pour créer une ambiance unique en plein Paris. Laissez vous envoûter par son ambiance et par des plats marocains qui en feront rêver plus d'un et vous feront oublier Paris le temps d'une soirée ou d'un repas.Avec plus de 370 couverts, le restaurant vous propose de privatiser une partie ou la totalité des salons du restaurant pour vos soirées entreprises et vos soirées privées (Mariages, conventions, séminaires...)
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Huge, beautifully decorated restaurant just across from Centre Pompidou. The servers were pleasant and our food arrived relatively quickly (given it was a relatively slow night and we arrived just as it was opening). We chose a handful of different dishes (most veg.) and all were delicious! If you want a centrally-located restaurant and a break from the bread and cheese of la France, Riad Nejma is a good bet!

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Thank IndigoChrist
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Very nicely placed, just in front of Center Pompidou, near the Brancusi Atellier, walking distance from Notre Dame. Nothing special but reliable Moroccan food, as you can test it in Rabat or Fez. Have spent some time in Morroco eating from railways stations to 5 stars hotels in Casablanca and I truly enjoy this tastefully, round cuisine. The starters are good, with excellent salad combinations involving eggplant, bell papers, onions. Of course, the famous briouats have to be tasted. Here maybe a bit too deep fried for our western habits but for sure done as they use to do it in regular Kasbah restaurants. Pastilla (Bastia) was full of aromas but also slightly with too much olive oil. The aromas in Moroccan cuisine are fantastic, one only can guess from time to time what it is in the vegetables or in the kefta. The Berber Couscus was an experience with a serving being possible to be shared easily by 3-4 adults. Tanjine, as usual, was my favorite ( the chicken with preserved lemon) and this one was again, honestly made. Good kefta, but maybe a bit more aromas and spices would have been closer to the original. Was probably a sacrifice of tradition to the French customs. For the finish I’ll recommend to go either for the Moroccan pastries or (again my favorite) for the Milk Pastilla. Absolutely do not spend money on the national wines. We couldn’t go farther than the first drops. But we shouldn’t expect much on the wine side from a country which is Muslim for more than 1450 years. It is a pity though they do not make homemade lemonade.
One in all, was a decent experience, plenty of food for very affordable prices, very nice and authentic atmosphere and decorations and nice and helpful young attendants, of course of Moroccan origin.
I herd "404" is a better Moroccan Restaurant in Paris, but it is only opened for dinners.

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1  Thank Nicolae I
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Beautiful building, authentically decorated with original moroccan furnishings. Had the set menus and they were good value including some wine and cocktails and suited those of us who were vegetarians. Some of the dishes were better than others and the portions were generous - all the staff were pleasant.

Thank UkTrina
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We chose this restaurant to celebrate the graduation of a friend. The decor and place is beautiful in itself and the food was very good however we were very disappointed by the service.
It all started with getting the menus.. it took us 30 minutes to get them and only after I personally got up to get a server..
Then all throughout the dinner the plates took forever to get to us and to end this "amazing" service they forgot our desserts which were part of the menu we ordered...
I don't write reviews habitually but this time I am sorry but I had to share with everyone and with the management : when you have such a beautiful place and serve delicious food don't ruin it all by providing a very disappointing service.. after all this is what hospitality is all about...

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Thank Safa N
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We've been to this restaurant 3 or 4 times in the past couple years, most recently last night. It does set off the tourist-trap alarm with the decor and occasional bouts of belly dancing, but some of the food is very good -- considerably better than several other Moroccan restaurants we've tried in Paris. I suggest the chicken pastilla and the pear and honey chicken tajine. Both have been consistently very good. I also suggest going on a reasonably busy evening -- the food seems to be better. Service can be slow, but we have never had problems like some of the other commenters.

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2  Thank compatidude
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