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NIKLAVS Restaurant

€€ - €€€, European, Eastern European
Marstalu iela 1 | Old Riga Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 20 019 156
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork knuckle” (12 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Latvian, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Marstalu iela 1 | Old Riga Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast recently and loved it. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and offered to make me a fresh Latte. The food was good and a great spread. Would recommend.More

Thank DoItLikeLuke
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear DoltLikeLuke, Thank you for your lovely comments about breakfast at our restaurant Niklavs. We do all the best to make happy every guest. You are kindly welcome back to Riga and our restaurant to discover new tastes from our a' la carte as well....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read some reviews of this restaurant when researching somewhere to eat in Riga and felt it might be the sort of place I was looking for. I was travelling solo, arrived quite early evening and it was quiet - only another couple of...More

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

Dear Wittaslsland, Thank you for your positive feedback you shared about restaurant Niklavs and waitress on Tripadvisor. We do all the best to make welcoming feeling of every guest and it's make us happy to read that you enjoyed your dinner. Thank you for recommendations...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the potato pancakes with trout roe are worth the visit. good beer, friendly service, lovely experience

Thank hedgehogsaysno
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear hedgehogsaysno, Thank you for you nice comments you shared on Tripadvisor and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our pancakes. You are kindly welcome back to discover new tastes in restaurant Niklavs. Kind regards, Ieva Smeile/Sales Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Riga was made even better by visiting this restaurant. It has a relaxed, modern vibe and the food is simply delicious. I had the slow cooked calf cheek which simply melts in your mouth, and the accompanying fried onions and potato...More

Thank EmSchled
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear EmSchled, On behalf of hotel personal I would like to thank you for lovely comets you described about your experience in the restaurant Niklavs. It really makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and it was delicious. You are always welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 6 September 2018

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 5 weeks 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 4 September 2018

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 5 weeks 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 September 2018 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 5 weeks 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 21 August 2018 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 22 August 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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