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Sonny Falafel

#748 of 2,470 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Stadsdeel Zuid
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Eerste van der Helststraat 43, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 206 767 612
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  • 29
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  • 17
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  • 2
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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
One of the absolute best snacks in the city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Bath, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

All products are freshly made. Normally I am not a big take away fan, but this is an outstanding alternative. Falafel and fries would be a star offer for any restaurant. I went here a few times and the quality is consistently high. Wider range of good quality sauces for the fries. Previous reviewer mentioned the carrots. Definitely hot, but... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Decent food, not much variety but enough for fast food. Decent price for the city of amsterdam (nothing is cheap). Not friendly service, as a tourist i felt some hostility(it was the only place where i felt that in Amsterdam).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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