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“A great experience to be had... ”

Riad Kniza Restaurant
Ranked #70 of 895 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$78
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Allow me to be honest and upfront from the outset. I do not enjoy Morrocan food however I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kniza. Riad Kniza is a hidden gem among the hassle and bustle of the old city. This in itself can pose quite the challenge when attempting to seek out such a treasure. Thankfully we advised reception we were on our way and they sent out one of their colleagues to greet us at the closest taxi drop off. As aliens in foregein lands we truly appreciated the gesture. We then got to enjoy an ad hoc tour of our surroundings followed by an breathtaking walk around the Riad itself. I did not enjoy the food but the dining experience was gold and our host of the evening welcoming and friendly. Dinner is accompanied by traditional Arabic music and overall experience provided a genuine sensory indulgence of what Morroco has to offer.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Dining here was a great experience. It is a luxury Riad, so seeing the building and furnishings was a treat for us. But we came to eat.
There were five courses that we thought were reasonably traditional. Vegetable soup (Harira?) was followed by an exquisite Bastilla - chicken and almonds in a flaky pastry with a dusting of icing sugar. Salads (8 or so small dishes of good vegetables) and small rolled pastries with fish, chicken and beef were next. Then tagines - chicken and lamb - and strawberries on a super thin pastry with cream to finish. Everything was between very good and excellent. Service was truly first class - always there but never obtrusive, and always extremely polite and friendly.
With a couple of bottles of respectable Moroccan wine the bill for three came to 1800 Dirhams. That may seem expensive by local standards, but we saw it as very good value for what ate and experienced.
It seems to me you wouldn't be reading down this far in the review if you are not interested in food and eating well. That being the case, do yourself a favour and go there if you can.

1  Thank WillWaWa
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We came here by chance, after reading the wonderful reviews left by previous customers on Tripadvisor, and we can confidently say it is the best place we visited in Marrakech for dining so far. From beginning to end, the experience was beyond perfect- service was incredible, nice and attentive yet very discrete. The riad itself is sublime, with a lovely perfume of roses that fills every room. The food was delicious- I could keep writing for hours, but all I can say is go and visit and try it yourself, you will not be disappointed. Thank you for an unforgettable experience Riad Kniza!!!!

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Thank igilardini
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Fabulous morrocan cuisine with excellent service! yum!
The best tagine and pastilla in town- served in a lovely be cushioned dining room with traditional musicians....

Thank wanderlustbelfast
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Perfect service, wonderful place, extremely romantic, however the food was not up to what we had expected. Excellent chicken pastilla though.

Thank svarstad
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