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“Not worth the hassle” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dar Najat's Kitchen

Dar Najat's Kitchen
Ranked #105 of 761 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $39
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Dar Najat's Kitchen-"best home made gastronomy restaurant", part of the Riad Dar Najat. Traditional Moroccan food, reservations accepted the day before or before two o'clock for the same day. PLEASE, BE KIND TO REACH ME BACK ON MAIL for any booking or on phone. ps website in Maintenance,bookings on request only. Cheers,Olli.
Caterham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not worth the hassle”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Having read the reviews, I emailed Oliver and made a reservation for Monday 4th March at 8.30 for 6 adults and requested a taxi to take us to the restaurant from our Riad. Oliver confirmed by email, that this would be possible and said the taxi would collect us from our Riad Amssafah at 8.15
The taxi did not arrive. We waited for 15 mins then we asked our hotel to telephone the restaurant, when connected I asked about our booking and was told ‘it was not possible; (twice) there was no booking’. This was despite the fact that I had several confirmation emails in my hands. I put the phone down and we went elsewhere and had a fantastic meal in the Souk within the Medina.
My opinion – don’t bother trying to book this restaurant by email or any other form; it is a total waste of time. They are not bothered about your custom.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Lin M
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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Dar Najat's Kitchen, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are totally guilty on this booking as i did mixed 14..and 4th!
i did email the guest to appologize but was apparently not enough as it is the second time that he posted a very bad review with the lowest rating possible even if for sure the customer didn't eat in Dar Najat's kitchen.
Again sorry for the the wrong date,cheers! Oliver.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best Traditional Moroccan restaurant in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The food served at Dar Najats Kitchen is delicious.

We had two evening meals here, one was the Kefta Tagine, it was perfect. The other was a chicken tagine, the chicken was cooked to perfection, the meat was melting away and the sauce was delicious.

The restaurant serves a 3 course meal, the starters are a variety of vegetables, we had four different dishes, then you have your main course and then a desert.

The cost of the meal was very reasonable and the portions we got we very generous. One thing is for sure, you will be completely full by the time you leave Dar Najat's Kitchen.

Visited January 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Another restaurant visit based on the rave reviews found on Trip Advisor, we visited Dar Najat's Kitchen on the first night of our stay in Marrakech.

Very hard to locate within the medina and tucked away in the backstreets, we had to ask for directions on a couple of occasions. Oddly, for a Saturday night we were the only customers in the Riad for dinner and we thought there must be something wrong with the place despite the brilliant reviews.
Fair to say, this is a little gem. The food is fantastic and by far the best and most authentic tagine we had on our entire trip and in abdunance. However, be careful, as pretty much 5 mins in we were accosted by the owner, Oliver, who befriended us and subsequently would not leave us alone and played his 'DJ playlist' repeatedly on a high volume. Initially he was charming saying how he loved London, but it became tiresome especially when he inisited my boyfriend networked with him for work purposes. This didn't match the calm surroundings, but we forgave this incessant behaviour because the food was great.

My advice to Dar Najat's Kitchen is focus on ambiance and not promoting your nightlife/DJ scene. Less is more in this case.

Lovely Riad and food, annoying manager.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Alicia K
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RiadDarNajat, Owner at Dar Najat's Kitchen, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Hi Dear Customer and sorry for late answer.
sorry again.if i annoyed you with my music&co..just thought giving you my personla history about music was a good touch which ddin't seem to be the case and sorry if my idea to stay connect with you didn't match my expectations too..and thanks anyway for the comments ablout the food..
Yours,Oliver.
ps:sometimes..you can be wrong as i was with you ..thinking that a nice little tchat with guests is a nice touch or that music could be one of the hightlight of your visit..
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Paris, France
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“Une perle dans Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

An excellent restaurant with a wonderful food. But, much more than that you feel like if you were with your own friends. If you don't find the restaurant no preblem just call them and one of them will come to help you.
The place is such beautiful and the people so kind that we felt being in a dream or in a movie.
We will be in Marrackech on 2013 and i am sure we will go there once again.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Christelle G
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“Best food we had!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Best food we had, no one met us at the square as planned, so I would organise a taxi to take you to the little square next to the restaurant, or slip a little urchin 20 shlotties to guide you there! ( he will tell you it " is nothing, not enough! " tell him to be on his way! you WILL NOT find it on your own!
But the place rocks the food was amazing, the staff lovely, and the owner ... Completely off his tree! Jase

  • Visited September 2012
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