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NIKLAVS Restaurant

Marstalu iela 1 | Old Riga Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 20 019 156
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork knuckle” (12 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
“black pudding” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latvian, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Marstalu iela 1 | Old Riga Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Niklavs on our first night in Riga, and it was the best meal that we had during our trip to the Baltic states. You pay a little more than you would in many other places in the Baltics (especially if you've travelled...More

Thank Marc F
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Marc F, Thank you for your nice review about restaurant Niklavs. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and recommend our place to other guests visiting Riga. Sincerely yours, Ieva Smeile/Sales Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

I like to eat early so getting a table at this very popular (and deservedly so restaurant) was not a problem for me - I was even luckier in that it happened to be outside. They serve real authentic Latvian food here - all freshly...More

Thank June A
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear June A, Thank you for nice comments you wrote on TripAdvisor about your experience in restaurant Niklavs. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your meal, drinks at atmosphere we create in our restaurant. You are always welcome back when you are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't often stay in hotels and when I do, I don't eat in the restaurant unless it has great reviews or I have limited time. This place had great reviews, as a guest you a free drink and discount for some foods. Plus they...More

Thank Geeena
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Geeena, Thank you for your nice comments you shared about restaurant Niklavs. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your meal. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile/Sales Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting menu options, real Latvian food, top service. Often taken by groups it is highly recommended to make a reservation

Thank pinturicchio1
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear pinturicchio1, Thank you for your positive feedback you shared on Tripadvisor about restaurant Niklavs. You are always welcome back! Kind regards, Ieva Smeile/Sales manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had one night in Riga en route to Tallinn and got lucky finding this place in the old town. I was a little sceptical as restaurants in tourist traps like old towns aren’t always great, but no such fears here. Everything was great, we had...More

Thank Jason K
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jason K, Thank you for your review about your experience in restaurant Niklavs and thank you for further recommendations. You are also welcome back to Riga and our restaurant Niklavs. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile/Sales Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food at this easy to find place in Riga’s old town. It is quite popular so be prepared for a wait for the food, but it is well worth the wait. Amazing potato pancakes and smoked salmon, and pike perch with creamed carrot...More

Thank travelsbysss
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear travelsbysss, Thank you for your positive comments you shared on Tripadvisor about our restaurant "Niklavs". Looking forward to welcome you back to try new tastes and desserts as well! Kind regards, Ieva Smeile/sales manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had pork knuckles and pike perch, both were delicious. A little bit pricey compared to many restaurants in Riga. The restaurant itself could have been cozier, it felt more like a cafe. Would totally recommend though!More

Thank Kristiina S
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kristiina S, Thank you for your review about restaurant Niklavs. It makes us happy to read that you would recommend our place. Looking forward to welcome you back to try new dishes, as from today we have new a' la carte available! kind regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, helpful staff and fantastic location. Choice of traditional Latvian or classic cuisine. We will be back.

Thank M0nti8
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear M0ntis8, Thank you for your comments you shared on Tripadvisor about restaurant "Niklāvs". It makes us happy to read that you have enjoyed your meal and will come back next time, too! You are always welcome to our restaurant! Kind regards, Ieva Smeile/Sales Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel above, and tried Niklavs on a number of evenings. The Latvian food was well presented, tasted great and was served by helpful and accomodating staff. Would eat there again.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We stayed in the hotel for three nights and could have tried the restaurant on the first day but we were not very hungry. On the third night, we ate at Niklavs's and we feel sorry for not trying this restaurant earlier. We were delighted...More

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Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Dear allaroundvoayager, There is nothing we love to hear more than our guests loving their experience with us! Our staff from waiters to chefs truly cares for our guests and we love to see that shine through. We look forward to your next visit! Kind...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marstalu iela 1 | Old Riga Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 20 019 156
  • E-mail
Description
The restaurant ,,Niklavs" is situated in one of the most popular quarters of Rīga's Old Town - at the crossroads of Grēcinieku and Mārstaļu streets, close to St Peter's Church and the ,,Galerija Centrs" shopping arcade. ,,Niklāvs" is comfortable and airy. It is dominated by light colours which are interwoven with Latvian traditional elements. The focus of the interior is modernist Latvian art and on display are reproductions of works by Strunke, Padegs and others. Most importantly is its functionality - the centrepiece is a large bar around which are tables of various sizes. There is plenty of space without disturbing other diners. ,,Niklāvs" motto is - ,,a place where art flourishes", as the dishes offered are expressions of our Chef's creativity. Our Chef, Sarmīte Neimane, demonstrates her individuality through her Classical menus as well as her Latvian menus, where simple dishes such as black pudding or herring are presented in her particular and unusual style. Each month our Chef offers a special menu which reflects the seasonal variations of Latvian products. If you are in Rīga's Old Town during lunch time on a weekday, we invite you to try our daily specials.
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