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Melnie Muki

Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 29 979 729
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“perch” (6 reviews)
“meat skewers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll 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 142 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Nadia I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My colleague and I had the cream of mushroom, which tasted quite good, but we both got sick from it. The rest of the food seemed fine but this was the only item we both ordered. Notwithstanding this major problem, prices were reasonable, ambiance was...More

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Was very excited to have dinner here before the opera. The service was good, waitress was hesitant to give recommendations but finally told me the pork was popular. I ordered the pork and it was amazing. It was sadly paired with some veggies and mashed...More

Thank TisTravels
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We really wanted pasta and stopped by this place by chance. I had the vegetarian pasta dish, gnocchi with spinach and sun dried tomatoes. The dish was a real treat, topped with a lot of freshly grated Parmesan (a bit fatty). My boyfriend ordered the...More

Thank Hanne M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We happened upon this restaurant on our last night and would note from another review that many restaurants do not serve tap water in the older parts of town as it is not that great, we had been told not to drink it. I ordered...More

Thank Lodgelady12
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 29 979 729
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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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