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“Best food in Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dar Najat's Kitchen

Dar Najat's Kitchen
Ranked #108 of 762 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $39
Cuisines: Moroccan, Vegetarian, Halal
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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. We are open for the Ramadan's period but just on order dear friends. Cheers,Olli.
London, United Kingdom
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“Best food in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Riad Dar Najat is an oasis of calm in the loud and chaotic city. We had slight trouble finding it though but it seems to be normal in the maze of little narrow streets of Marrakech.
The owner and staff were very friendly and welcoming; the place itself is nicely decorated with atmospheric lighting and pleasant background music. The restaurant is on the terrace with jacuzzi, which we were welcome to use even though we didn't stay at the hotel and came just for drinks or dinner.
I have never been a big fan of Moroccan cuisine but I loved that meal. We got a selection of crunchy salads, green beans and okra with argan oil for starters and then ordered what I thought was the best tagine possible: soft juicy beef, with excellent sauce and plums, served with slightly sweet cinnamon rice with toasted almonds. The portions were so generous that we barely touched the fruit that came after the the main course.
The beer was overpriced but we were happy to pay as it seemed to be the only place selling alcohol during Ramadan.
After having such an amazing evening meal on the first night, the rest of the journey around Morocco was culinarily disappointing. So if you want to taste the best of Morocco, this is definitely the place to go to.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Fun and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A guide is necessary to find this discreet Riad in the Medina. Once found, it is an oasis of calm amidst the chaos. Traditional tagines, prefaced by an assortment of salads. All beautifully prepared and served with a smile. As others have noted, the ambience is terrific on the rooftop terrace and a great evening was had by all.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Great food, ambiance and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Dinner is served on the rooftop terrace, decorated with wonderful lighting and great music. Intimate setting, not a lot of tables so it's best to reserve ahead of time. Good size portions, usually a salad, a vegetable dish, then the delicious tajine, either lamb, chicken, etc and of course, their great mint tea. Definitely give it a try!

Visited July 2013
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“Superb food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This was our first meal on arrival to Marrakech and it was excellent! We had a little trouble finding it (but were very kindly guided by people) so would suggest getting transport there. We preordered the set menu and it was excellent, and ch mark to set all other meals in Marrakech against. The couscous and tagine were both excellent as were the starters of salads and the courgette soup. Come on a very hungry stomach, the portion sizes are extremely generous.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Hidden splendour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I emailed the restaurant the morning of our visit to book, following such good reviews on here. We weren't disappointed!

We arrived a little early before the restaurant opened, as it's ramadan, the owners were still finishing eating (they did tell us this) Despite us feeling rude about not realising how early we were, we were warmly greeted and guided to the top floor seated area. Its truly lovely! We sipped mint tea in the beautiful surroundings of the rhiad before being called down to the lower level roof terrace for dinner. The set menu very reasonable at around £25 The starters were a lovely mixture of moroccan salad, garlic green beans, aubergine, and courgettes all delicious in their own way..large portions too. Mains were a choice of lemon chicken or lamb and prune tagine served with vegetables and rice. Betweeb the three of us there was a lot of food! Both chicken and lamb were beautiful. Dessert was fruit with cinnamon. .delicious and light. I'd definitely recommend as its such good food; friendly and cosy. Not necessarily just for couples, I was with two female friends and we had a lovely evening!



  • Visited July 2013
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