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Purna Indian Restaurant

#499 of 2,542 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Hartenstraat 29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: telephone: 020-623-67-72

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mother/Daughter trip

Can't say enough about this family owned restaurant 27+ years Delicious -ranks as one of our favorite Indian Food Tastings Mom's recipes are light and very tasty! We sat out front, love this street, and neighborhood vibe, run don't walk

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Can't say enough about this family owned restaurant 27+ years Delicious -ranks as one of our favorite Indian Food Tastings Mom's recipes are light and very tasty! We sat out front, love this street, and neighborhood vibe, run don't walk

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had an amazing meal at Purna after a long day in Amsterdam. Service was the best we have experienced, it was like eating with the host family. Can't wait for our next visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tucked in the Jordaan neighborhood, close to the Anne Frank house, we stumbled across this cute little restaurant serving a variety of tandoori and traditional meat based Indian dishes. Vegetarian selections are also available. Mild to moderately spicy, we had the Chicken Tikka, Palak Paneer, Samosas and extra helpings of naan. One of our crew had not eaten Indian before... More 

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Belleair Beach, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

While the meal had good flavors, the sauces were too watery. When you put rice on your plate in an Indian restaurant, the lower part of the rice should not be floating in water. We had the butter chicken which was flavorful, but the chicken could have been more tender. The palak paneer was once again excellently flavored, but was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's just near the pretty 9 streets area, orders Persian style chicken tikka biryani and taste seems not bad however quantity is too less (at least for the price charged and comparable to the other restaurants). Ordered sweet lassi and it turned out to be very dilute. However service is good and owners are attentive.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food here is excellent. The staff are very friendly. It's a bit cramped, but most European restaurants are like that.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It so nice to taste real indian food in the Netherlands. High quality: balance of flavours, fresh products, indiginious recepies. And the owner is a great and welcoming. Gem of indian culture in Amsterdam.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is the most authentic Indian food I have ever eaten in a restaurant (I am indian)! The people working here (I think it was the owners of the place) were all lovely and very welcoming. Restaurant had a lovely feel to it, even though it was quite small.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stumbled across Hartenstraat and liked the look of this restaurant and were not disappointed Food was delicious and the bill was very reasonable for two courses and wine £46 when converted Lady who ran it was very friendly and nice and helpful I would have gone again the next day it was so yummy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Since I live just down the street from this place I thought I'd give it a go. And I was very disappointed. They're pricey and the food is not what you'd expect from an Indian restaurant. All the curries had strange, unnatural bright colours. But the taste was bland and not pleasant. I won't be going back here.

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Additional Information about Purna Indian Restaurant

Address: Hartenstraat 29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hartenstraat 29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

telephone: 020-623-67-72
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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