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Purna Indian Restaurant

#570 of 2,768 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: telephone: 020-623-67-72

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food - geat locaton

There really is a grandmother in the back doing the cooking. The food is real Indian, not tourist Indian. The presentation was pretty and you can ask for more spicy. The staff is friendly and helpful to people who are unfamiliar with Indian food. The atmosphere is very friendly and the staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Alice S
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There really is a grandmother in the back doing the cooking. The food is real Indian, not tourist Indian. The presentation was pretty and you can ask for more spicy. The staff is friendly and helpful to people who are unfamiliar with Indian food. The atmosphere is very friendly and the staff made all people feel welcome. We ate here... More 

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Thank Alice S
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had a nice dinner, but the service was slow and just forgetful. The place was full of locals, which encouraged us, and indeed we had a very good meal, the set menu is 3 courses for 10.5 euros, a very good deal.

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Thank MElder7
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We found this restaurant by chance. We were a bit sceptical to enter with 2 small children as the restaurant is rather small. The waiter was very friendly, made us a special table to be more comfy with our kids and brought us super delicious Indian food. Another person of the staff even took our baby for a while that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, testy authentic food and good service! The place clean and comfortable......................

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Frauenfeld
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This family runned restaurant is really nice. Excellent food, good price, friendly staff and nice ambience. It is in a very nice neighbourhood, the “negen straatjes” with plenty of shops in the centre of the city. Will go there again !!!

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Thank Boo00
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank lincolngirl61
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank kelly h
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank keverhart
Belleair Beach, FL
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank dodsonmd
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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