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“Good little restaurant to escape the madness”
Review of Kui-Zin

Ranked #19 of 886 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Cafe nice restaurant in the medina of Marrakech, offers a varied and quick cooking: Italian cuisine: lazagnes, tagliatelle and ravioli ... Salads, Moroccan, and French. Drinks: Nespresso coffee, coffee with milk, variety of juice, water and soda (the restaurant does not serve wine) Open all day for breakfast, lunch and diner.Pour those who prefer to eat at home, we offer dishes to take away.
Oslo, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good little restaurant to escape the madness”
Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We saw this restaurant here on tripadvisor and decided to eat lunch here. We got detailed directions from our Riad and promptly proceeded to get lost. We wandered in the general direction and tried the map function on TA, but it's the Medina and it will not be mapped. We gave up any hope of finding it and looked up to get our bearings and there it was, right up the street. So, we got there after all. Ha.
This place is nice and quiet, at least at lunch. Very clean inside. Good, straight forward menu, free wifi and pretty cheap. We both were tangined out, so we ordered chicken with 5 spices with garlic potatoes. It was ok. Nothing mind blowing. It tasted like the chicken had possibly been slow cooked in the same pot with some lamb. So it gave the chicken a distinct lamb taste. Not bad, just a strange sensation. We enjoyed our break from the craziness of the Marrakech streets. Go here and enjoy friendly waiters and the peace! To give you an idea on price, 2 people eating an entree, 2 Cokes and a water was 190MAD.

Thank norwegianwife
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, but a bit austere ”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We went for an evening meal. The menu is pretty limited, but the dishes we had were very good - I had the chicken with five herbs, and my partner had the chicken curry - and were an interesting variation on the usual Moroccan staples of tajine or cous cous. However, portions were a little on the small side (for my appetite, anyway), and service was rather slow (although that could be due to things being cooked from scratch, which is generally worth waiting for). They gave us bread (as is usual) some of which was a distinctly salty brown variety, which was excellent. One thing to note is that the restaurant is fairly spartan in decor - aka "modern" and "informal", I suppose - and whilst it's a change from the usual Morrocan traditional trappings, it consequently lacks much atmosphere. It would be fine for lunch, but was rather austere for an evening meal. Music was also atypical for Marrakech - 1960s rock'n'roll, rather than anything traditional and/or local. It certainly made a change, although I'm not sure it was necessarily for the better. Overall, the quality was good, but value was only middling for Marrakech (in our admittedly limited experience).

Thank SpiderJon
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little gem in a hustle bustle medina”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

This was a place very near our Riad. A very clean, very welcoming and very pleasant ambience. The staff were very friendly and spoke both French and English. The service was five star and very prompt. The complementary warm focaccia bread topped with cherry tomato served with 2 types of olives was delicious. The Manu had wide choice to cater for veg & non- veg taste buds. The food was freshly prepared and very professionally served with high quality. The price of a main course at 60 drh with a bottle of water of such high quality was unbelievable. The portions were more than enough keeping room for their pastry of the day desserts. We ate there twice during our very short stay in Marrakech. The experience was very consistent.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Prakash132013
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Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Same Old Dog, New Tricks”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

After reading some good reviews we sourced Kui-Zin out and had some familiar classics, Lamb Tagine with apricots and Kefta Tagine. Before our meals arrived we noticed that things were a bit different here. The server was in a tie and fitted shirt, the owner strolled around the place with an easy confidence that spokeof his pride, not a shred of desperation and not a salesman in sight. Thoughtfully baked bread encrusted with cherry tomatoes were quickly served along side some tapenad and another spread. The service was attentive and highly professional. We suddenly realized that we were in a "proper" restaurant.

The Tagines were right on point, excellent slow-cooked flavor, incredibly aromatic and simple (in a good way).
My Keftas were seasoned with fennel seed and the spice wasn't cluttered, the fennel was the star and it was unexpected, bold and the perfect surprise.

Their daily rotation of dessert options was also pretty impressive and reminded me of a little patisserie in Paris.
Good value, good food, Good people, Good ambience.

Merci chef,

Happy Eating :)

- A

You wont regret it.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Alex R
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Lucca, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“simple but good - limited menu”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

OK. had pastilla... very good, pizza was simple but OK... not alot on menu but clean and nice ambience

Visited November 2013
Thank Rupert B
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