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“"Enjoyable evening and food"” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Jardins de Bala

Les Jardins de Bala
Ranked #128 of 790 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Naples, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“"Enjoyable evening and food"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I were returning from our walking tour of the Medina when we passed the Hotel Les Jardins de La Koutoubia and spotted the sign for Les Jardins de Bala. Our guide explained that the restaurant was well noted in Marrakech for good food and we should try it during our stay. Well we did and were pleasantly surprised. I had not read the reviews on trip advisor prior to going so didn’t realise how mixed they were
It was dusk when we arrived so the atmosphere on the rooftop was lovely with the Koutoubia Mosque in the background lit up. We found the wait staff attentative but not intrusive and the food delicious.
Personally we would return as we enjoyed the Samosas Vegetarian, Tikka Masala, Agneau Jal frezi and Riz Basmati Pulao. We didn’t have any wine, only sparkling water and the bill came to approximately US 46.00. I can’t comment on the Indian authenticity of the food as some have however our dinner was tasty and based on our experience we would certainly return to Les Jardins de Bala again

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice setting, rest is just a waste of time and money!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Go there for poor service, wrong food, cold food and not so great tasting Indian food!
Asked for vegetarian samosas, got lamb samosas, then was given cold vegetarian samosas - no apology given, only excuses! Main meal was tangy and bitter. Nan bread only thing which was ok. Don't waste your time going there

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Cant say im a little suprised by the many bad reviews online; the only reason we went was due to staying in the hotel... Thankfully we did go...
Food ... Fantastic.... Service... Great.
Maybe judging on the reviews we were just lucky? I will be going again on this trip

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Marrakech, Morocco
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Avoid-bland food, terrible service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

We live in Marrakech, and we are often desperate for non-Moroccan food. This is the only Indian restaurant in the medina (one of the only in town). We love Indian food and have eaten it all over the world. We had a few bland and expensive meals at this restaurant last year, but we were so desperate for Indian, we went back tonight. It was a perfect Marrakech spring evening-around 70 degrees (21 c), the sun setting over the Koutoubia-so we asked to please be seated in their very impressive rooftop terrace. The manager curtly said no and walked away. He didn't even try to accommodate us. I asked why not-it's beautiful out-and he said "I decide"! He was just rude. The place was completely empty, with 5 waiters standing around doing nothing. Terrible management, bland food. Avoid.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Food was OK, service was terrible”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The food was reasonably good, not very spicy. The setting is beautiful, on the roof of the Jardins De La Koutoubia (rose petals under the glasses were a nice touch). The service is so bad I would have given this restaurant two stars if the food had been worse. First, they brought out a different dish than the one we ordered. Second, they neglected to bring out one of the dishes we ordered. When we clarified that we had ordered the Aloo Gobi which never came, instead of taking care of it, the waiter came over to point out to us that we never ordered it because he did not write it on the ticket (why not just take care of it and get the Aloo Gobi on the table?). When the bill came, we were charged for four Aloo Gobi orders instead of one. When we asked the waiter to correct the bill, he was cursing us under his breath. Would not dine here again.

Visited April 2013
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