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US$5 - US$22
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Latvian, European, Eastern European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

We visited for lunch and took the 3 courses for 9 Euros Lunch Menu. The restaurant itself is immaculate and has a lovely ambience. The food was absolutely beautiful. We had the Beef Goulash soup to start, Pork Ribs for the main course and Thin...Pancakes with homemade apricot jam for dessert. All 3 courses were beautiful. Service was excellent too. You will go a long way to find such good food and service for this price. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020

I have frequented the Niklas for many years and always been very satisfied. The chef and her staf have done a wonderfull job. But why change a winning team ? The former meny had a good selection of Latvian dishes and more continental ones and...a Chess sugestion. Now the meny is smal with some 5-6 main courses, some starters and deserts. They have even tanken away the typical latvian grey pesa with bacon. The quality is good, but not to the same level as earlier. Sory to say, it was not up to earlier standards.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Friendly staff and great food. I totally recommend this place for a nice visit to Riga. Amazing food actually.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

Great service, location and ambient. But dont go here if you are hungry, the portions are small unless you order more than the main course

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2019

Dinner was very tasty. The waitress kidded around --not inappropriately-- in excellent English. As everywhere in Riga, and Latvia in general, the bread is wonderful! They served us an assortment with tiny dabs of different flavored butter: tomato, pesto, (was it hemp?), and a beet...hummus (how wild is that?), which was excellent. We ordered a dish of the famous Latvian grey peas, which are not gray at all, prepared with bacon and mushrooms in a cream broth. Yummy! Then we got potato pancakes with smoked salmon. And duck with pumpkin/sweet potato puree, broccoli and a lemon sauce. Excellent, every morsel. For dessert I got a marzipan ice cream cake, and my husband the local specialty that tasted like mousse -- strawberry? It was a memorable dinner! I highly recommend this establishment.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Dear Nitvoyodelo, Thank you for your nice comments you shared on Tripadvisor about our restaurant Niklavs. You are always welcome back to discover new tastes. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile/Sales manager

Reviewed 21 October 2019

We had our first full restsurant meal at Niklavs in Riga.We stopped off for lunch here on the 18th October.I had a 3 course lunch and my girlfriend had 2 courses.I had a beer and she had a glass of wine.The total reoresented tremendous value...for money at just 24 euros in total.The business/set lunch is strictly set in that there is no variety of options:just 1 starter on offer,1 mains and 1 dessert.Luckily,all 3 main dishes were amazing and of high quality.We both enjoyed a really flavoursome salad,a pork mains with an amazing sauce and a really good roulade dessert.Service was attentive and goid and our waitress Agnes spoke English as well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2019

Dear Marco B, Thank you for your positive feedback you shared on Tripadvisor about restaurant Niklavs, food on lunch and waitress Agnes. You are kindly welcome back to discover taste of our a'la carte, too! Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales Manager

Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

I ordered some of the chef selections on the menu. Very clever mix of foods and great presentation. Had the whipped goat cheese and beet salad and sorrel soup. Delicious mix of flavors. The dessert was of a pear surrounded by warm chocolate cake and...red raspberries and cream.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

Dear 724elaineq, On behalf of our chef and hotel personal we would like to thank you about lovely comments you shared on TripAdvisor about our restaurant Niklavs and Chef's special MENU. You are kindly welcome back to discover more tastes from our a'la carte menu...More

Reviewed 9 October 2019

I have eaten here for breakfast many times and the fool is always great with an excellent selection. Additionally I have tried the dinner menu and it was top notch. It has the feel of a high-end restaurant yet the prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

Dear Jason K, Thank you for your positive feedback you shared about restaurant Niklavs on TripAdvisor. You are always welcome back to discover new tastes. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales Manager

Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

Good service, very delicious food and the way they serve it - too. The menu itself is fine too. I can advise this place to visit for sure.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2019

Dear Lidia2311, Thank you for your nice review about restaurant Niklavs you shared on TripAdvisor. Thank you for recommending us! Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales Manager

Reviewed 12 September 2019

Excellent authentic Latvian restaurant , delicious and fresh cuisine, the staff were very kind and Smiley, excellent experience ! I DO RECOMMEND THIS VERY GOOD RESTAURANT!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Dear Karim T, Thank you very much for positive review about restaurant Niklavs and our food, staff. You are kindly welcome back to discover new tastes. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales manager

Reviewed 7 September 2019

We had been wandering around trying to find a good spot for dinner in the old town and came across this one. We all had very different meals ranging from black pudding, pumpkin stew and seafood soup and we all enjoyed our choices tremendously. The...wait staff were very attentive and gave us very good explanation of the meals.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear jennyandchris2015, Thank you for your positive feedback you shared on TripAdvisor about restaurant Niklavs. You are welcome back to discover new tastes. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales Manager

Reviewed 4 September 2019

We enjoyed our dinner here and the opportunity to taste traditional Latvian cuisine. Ordered the small serving of pork knuckle and it was huge, so delicious but I couldn’t finish it all, chicken main was also delicious. If you are staying at the hotel you...receive a 20% discount on Latvian food.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear NswAustraliaDidi, Thank you for your positive comments you shared on Tripadvisor about your experience at restaurant Niklavs. You are welcome back to discover new tastes. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales Manager

Reviewed 3 September 2019

We ate at many restaurants while staying in Riga. Niklavs Restaurant was the best of the best! Our server Datsa was very informative and delightful, our service and food was excellent!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear Califgurle1, Thank you for your positive comments you shared on Tripadvisor about your experience at restaurant Niklavs. You are welcome back to discover new tastes. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales Manager

Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Excellent Latvian food at the heart of riga. Wonderful wait staff and the food was absolutely amazing.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear MarkusP815, Thank you for you positive comment you shared on Tripadvisor about restaurant Niklavs. Looking forward to welcome you back to discover new tastes. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile Sales Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2019

While stayiing in the Radi un Draughi hotel this is where they serve your breakfast and it is fab. Good staff and a very clean environment to eat in. A wide selection of food for breakfast including amazing fresh juices, scrambled and boiled eggs, bacon,...creps, hotdogs, mixed meats and cheeses, bread selection, cakes, cereals and yogurts, including a variety of salads. Inclusive auto Coffee machine a bit naff but did the trick for a hit of caffeine. You can buy a coffee over the counter too if you want. We ate here 5 mornings and each one was a good experience all round. Sitting outside on the terrace was an extra treat with the lovely views too.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

Dear Colin D, Thank you for your positive comments you shared on Tripadvisor about your breakfast at restaurant Niklavs, hotel Radi un draugi! Thank you for making positive notes and sharing it with other people as recommendation. Looking forward to welcome you back in Riga...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4