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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” (14 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
“black pudding” (4 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
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 143 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Niklavs serve traditional Latvian cuisine as well as international food. Staff is friendly, food is very tasty and the prices will not empty your wallet.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Smalgangen
Reviewed 12 November 2018

|Niklavs restaurant in the middle of old Riga had the best Latvian food on our November visit. There was also a 20% discount on the Traditional Latvian menu we cut out from Riga This Week. Really good find!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rhod007
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Rhod007, Thank you for your comments you shared on Tripadvisor about restaurant Niklavs. You are welcome back in Riga and our restaurant to discover new tastes next time. Sincerely yours, Ieva Smeile/Sales & marketing manager

Reviewed 6 November 2018

My wife, daughter and I spent 4 nights in Riga but only used Niklavs on one of these. They advertise the offer of traditional food and they really do provide this, to a very high standard. My wife was not too keen on going "native"...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank 41des
Ieva S, Director of Sales at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Dear by41des, Thank you for lovely comments you described about your experience at our restauarant Niklavs. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and where loyal only to our restaurant during your visit in Riga! You are welcome back to "Niklāvs"...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

We had dinner here during our stay in Riga and were very pleased with the food and service. My husband is Latvian and I am of Estonian descent so we were immediately drawn to the Latvian selections on the menu. My husband had the calves...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank adniL717
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening at the restaurant - very tasty meat dish and a vegetarian dish made of pumpkin. The local part of the menu tasts very good! The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the service was superb! All in all perfect. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ronald B
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Dear Ronald, Thank you vor lovely comments you shared on Tripadvisor about our hotel restaurant Niklavs. We do our best to provide high quality of service and it makes us happy to read that guests find it as superb! You are welcome back to Riga...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DoItLikeLuke
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

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 5 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WittasIsland
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

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 28 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hedgehogsaysno
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

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 26 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank EmSchled
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

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 16 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Marc F
Ieva S, Manager at NIKLAVS Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

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

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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