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Sonny Falafel

#667 of 2,533 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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De Pijp
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Eerste van der Helststraat 43, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 206 767 612
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Falafel Ever !

Trying out this place was a decision I will never regret and forget. This was the best falafel I ever had! I took the option with the smoked aubergine mousse, simply fantastic! The selection of veggies, spices, and sauces (which is self service) was very fresh and appealing, and of course, super... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Trying out this place was a decision I will never regret and forget. This was the best falafel I ever had! I took the option with the smoked aubergine mousse, simply fantastic! The selection of veggies, spices, and sauces (which is self service) was very fresh and appealing, and of course, super tasty! The owner was super friendly and we... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Sonny has his falafel stand just steps off of Albert Cuyp market. He has excellent falafel with many toppings. And he has marvelous french fries!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Don't get me wrong: I know that Sonny will serve you much more than just a snack - the falafel here, topped up with super fresh additions and / or amazing grilled aubergine paste (highly recommended to order the paste + feta cheese combo!) will fill you up for long hours. And if you decide to add some yummy, natural... More 

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australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well I've been to this place once and I must say that this small restaurant has been a very tasty food.. Friendly staff.. Good value for money.. I will definitely go back just to eat again the amazing falafel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Deep fried falafel cooked as we ordered on a choice of brown or white homemade pita. Than you pack it with a gorgeous array of salads and dressings of your choice As much as you pack in. All freshly prepared and really inventive. Nice friendly people and a superb market location. Greatest, tastiest fast food ever. Brilliant price too.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Simple quick tasty healthy. Nom. Standard falafel fare and you fill up with your own salad selection.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

This was my first falafel sandwich, so I will leave it to others that say this is one of the best. All I can say is that it was delicious. A wide variety of fresh toppings and sauces are also provided. I also had fries with mayo that were very good. You can't get more Dutch than that combo these... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is exactly what one expects when ordering a falafel, fill the pita with your choice of veggies and you're done. There is seating in front of this take-away which is fine in the summer months. Thanks fellow Trip advisors for this one.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Their website states they are open until 23:00 during the summer. Arrived just before 22:00 only to be told they were closed. A bit frustrating. I was not the only one turned away and when the couple ahead of me indicated the hours posted on their site, they got an "oh well" shrug.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our Falafel sandwiches ... The sauces to put on your sandwich were delicious. Everything is fresh and you get to pick and "self stuff" your falafel sandwhich from among a nice fresh variety of veggies/rice/beans and more! We will go back!

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Address: Eerste van der Helststraat 43, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 206 767 612
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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  • Address: Eerste van der Helststraat 43, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighborhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 206 767 612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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