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Melnie Muki

€€ - €€€European, , Eastern European
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 29 979 729
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meat skewers” (3 reviews)
“perch” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch for no better reason than it was in the right place at the right time. The food wasn't great despite the efforts in presentation. The restaurant was completely empty and there was a smell of sewage in the dining room.

Thank Marla7
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Pike perch didn’t have any seasoning and the meal was cold. 2/4 of our party had a bad meal... would not go again

Thank Sini E
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We went in on a Sunday and the place was virtually empty. It's a nice place to sit but we kind of felt that we were a bit of an inconvenience for them and they'd rather have been elsewhere that evening. The food was good...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Have been to this restaurant twice - first time waitress accidentally poured soup to may white jacket and later on anyways asked me to pay for it (no cleaning service was offered), the second time after dinner I ended up vomiting - I am not...More

Thank Liene_Grinus
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

My mum and I went here during a long weekend in Riga. It’s quite popular but we were lucky to get a table without booking. Good and wine were very nice and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. Mid-range prices but worth it.

1  Thank Nadia I
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This restaurant has a cosy ambiance and good food, but a lack of sides (egbpotatoes); over priced wine and water. The night was ruined when i turned the tap in the bathroom from cold to hot - it was scolding and VERY dangerous. The temperature...More

2  Thank sarah_clarke55
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderfull dinner at Melnie Muki. Fresh and delicious food for a very reasonable price. Recommended!

1  Thank PixieLouise
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This restaurant was about 3 blocks from our hotel and as we walked by I said to my husband that this restaurant looked as if it was a great place to dine. We decided to try it the next evening. I loved the cozy atmosphere...More

Thank 7wonderstraveler
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice place in old city. Food was great with piano music in the background. If you're looking for nice dinner this is the place!

Thank Eitan S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We booked a table for two for 8.30 and arrived about 10 minutes before that, seated and menus given, waited 15 to 20 minutes for a waiter who was lovely and recommended the house wine rather than a more expensive bottle and it was very...More

1  Thank Kate H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 29 979 729
  • E-mail
On the gastronomic map of Riga "Melnie Muki" (Black Monks) is one of the few restaurants, which continues functioning for many years offering classic and relaxing atmosphere an¬d perfect service to its customers. The name Black Monks was given to the restaurant thanks to the old monastery, whose rooms have been serving as a place for social life already for fifteen years. Even though the slightly renewed interior and new accents the main value - the ancient brick walls of Old Riga - remain unchanged. The restaurant is very much in step with the times and offers to the customers the best there is while preserving the image built over many years. The waiters of the restaurant take not long to wait for and offer the menu as soon as the customers have sit down at a table.
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