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“Just outstanding”

Riad Kniza Restaurant
Ranked #59 of 861 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $72
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Just outstanding”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Dining here was a great experience. It is a luxury Riad, so seeing the building and furnishings was a treat for us. But we came to eat.
There were five courses that we thought were reasonably traditional. Vegetable soup (Harira?) was followed by an exquisite Bastilla - chicken and almonds in a flaky pastry with a dusting of icing sugar. Salads (8 or so small dishes of good vegetables) and small rolled pastries with fish, chicken and beef were next. Then tagines - chicken and lamb - and strawberries on a super thin pastry with cream to finish. Everything was between very good and excellent. Service was truly first class - always there but never obtrusive, and always extremely polite and friendly.
With a couple of bottles of respectable Moroccan wine the bill for three came to 1800 Dirhams. That may seem expensive by local standards, but we saw it as very good value for what ate and experienced.
It seems to me you wouldn't be reading down this far in the review if you are not interested in food and eating well. That being the case, do yourself a favour and go there if you can.

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“Best Moroccan experience”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We came here by chance, after reading the wonderful reviews left by previous customers on Tripadvisor, and we can confidently say it is the best place we visited in Marrakech for dining so far. From beginning to end, the experience was beyond perfect- service was incredible, nice and attentive yet very discrete. The riad itself is sublime, with a lovely perfume of roses that fills every room. The food was delicious- I could keep writing for hours, but all I can say is go and visit and try it yourself, you will not be disappointed. Thank you for an unforgettable experience Riad Kniza!!!!

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belfast
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59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“delicious!!”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Fabulous morrocan cuisine with excellent service! yum!
The best tagine and pastilla in town- served in a lovely be cushioned dining room with traditional musicians....

Visited April 2014
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Oslo
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Incredible service”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Perfect service, wonderful place, extremely romantic, however the food was not up to what we had expected. Excellent chicken pastilla though.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and unbelievable service”
Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

From beginning to end I have never received as warm a welcome!

The food was truly amazing, two people, five course and one bottle of lovely Moroccan wine, all for 990 dirhams.

Visited March 2014
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