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Melnie Muki

#44 of 739 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Jana seta 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 29 979 729
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by my Son who ate here in February. Absolutely fantastic food, staff, atmosphere and value. A must for Riga diners.

Thank steven p
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent - if you enjoy fine food at very little cost then this is the place to go - top quality food and service

Thank 59laney
Yaxham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a cold snowy night found this place and the large outside terrace area was perfect for my smoking partner to have a puff whilst sheltering from the snow. The food was nicely presented and was good to taste , the pumpkin soup had just the right amount of spice and salt to overcome the normal sweetness. Agree with previous... More 

Thank epaulp
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is a good place to relax a bit with some quality food. If you're looking specifically for local food, there might be better options, and if you're looking for a quick and cheap bite, there are lots of options around the corner. We were there two times, and items like caprese salad, ceasar salad, "Black Monk" burger, smoked salmon... More 

Thank Vladimir P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had a splendid meal in this delightful Riga Old Town restaurant at a very reasonable price. The selection was wide, the food delicious and the service stellar.

Thank llensenirahtac
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Food is fine. €6 water! Fairly cheap food presented fancy. Tastes OK. Don't buy the water! Do not buy it.

Thank woodrow_l
Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our first meal in Riga was great value for money. The service was helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. The food was excellent and tasty. The mussels were gorgeous and a good size for a starter. The soup was lovely and the home-made cheesecake was fabulous. Our waiter was really pleasant and helped us with our Latvian, we... More 

Thank FlorenceAnglaise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with great atmosphere and very good service. Meals were excellent. The was a live music (piano). Recommends to visit this place.

Thank BellaBaharev
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Quiet place to sit down and eat. I have tried Salmon tartar and Cesar salad with Chicken. Both dishes were amazing.

Thank Tomas A
Leamington Spa
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This restaurant is attached to a hotel, and was evidently once very smart, but now a little tired (lots of the lightbulbs were dud, and the decor needed refurbishment). But the food was excellent, the service very friendly and helpful, and the price was quite reasonable.

Thank ederyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$26
European, Latvian, Eastern European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?