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“Delicious! And very accommodating for a Vegetarian”

Riad Kniza Restaurant
Ranked #55 of 860 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$71
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious! And very accommodating for a Vegetarian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Delicious tagines, cous cous and pastries. We ate here for one dinner, one lunch and four breakfasts. Delicious. Also, the kitchen is spotless!

Service is impeccable. Eat up on the roof terrace if you can and watch the sun set.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Very friendly and helpful staff, food OK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The best thing about this restaurant is the location in the beautiful Riad which has been restored beautifully. You can choose to dine either at the rooftop (preferred) or near the courtyard on the ground floor. The traditional Moroccan food is good, but nothing to write home about. The tajines were the best and the salads were pretty good. There was no space for dessert after the meal, which was very filling. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful in arranging enough food for us.

  • Visited September 2013
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Marrakech, Morocco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It lives on the laurels of the past...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

This is the restaurant of the homonym riad in the Medina of Marrakech.
Because of its excellent reputation I reserved a table in the occasion of the visit of a dear friend, architect in London, to whom at the same time I wanted to show the splendor of a beautiful traditional riad in Morocco and to taste the excellence of the Moroccan cuisine.
In short I wanted to spend a good evening with a friend and at the same time impress him a bit.
Certainly I reached my first goal because the riad is very decorated with intricate sculptural plaster works on the the walls and other precious handicrafts .. but concerning the food, we were completely dissatisfied with ... All the dishes were not noteworthy, bland , but of all, the chicken tajine was really bad.. At the light of te poor results I wonder why they ask by mail to make in advance te choice of the main course...My wife looked at me desolate all the time and I was very frustrated. Forget about the wines...a nonexistent choice.

Definitely this restaurant lives on the laurels of the past, and due also to the expensive prices charged, I suggest to forget about.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Traditional food, creative twist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great dinner with a traditional Moroccan base and then some. One of the best dinners of our trip. Book ahead for a place on the roof terrace for a relaxing, atmospheric and delicious meal.

Visited October 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Very nice riad and good dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

This is one the restaurants in Marrakech with the best set of reviews in Tripadvisor, and altogether I think that it is worth this position, or nearly so, depending on what you are looking for.
You should obtain precise information on the location. Bab Doukala is crowded, and you might miss the sign for Derb Hotel. Hint: some maps for smartphone/GPS indicate the hotel Riad Armelle, which is on the same alley only about 20 away from the door of Riad Kniza.
The setting is very nice, and the service excellent. You hear music coming form a small court, alternating recording and a live player.
The food is very good, although only one course was at the level of surprising you for the taste and the overall quality. Also, we were surprised that asking for wine, we were offered to choose between one red and one white one. We went for the latter, which appeared to be rather fine, because we already knew the red - which we do not consider fine.
So, altogether, a nice place to have dinner, but more for the setting than for the food.

  • Visited October 2013
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