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Orontes

Albert Cuypstraat 40, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 679 62 25
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Ranked #312 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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- Sep 16, 2014
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like mezes and great grilled fishes this is the place to go. The owner is very friendly! The mezes are delicious and it is not expensive.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I'm just finished a very tortuous and long trip. Tired. Starving. Jet lagged. Wandering around, saw the other reviews and decided to give it a shot. 1) Efes beer is delicious. 2) the mixed grill was out of this world - maybe the best I've ever had. 3) same for the Greek salad 4) my waitress was amazing. I had... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The image of Turkish restaurants in Europe is largely dominated by on-the-go Doner Kebap. If this is what you are looking for, Orontes is not the place you are looking for. The name of the restaurant refers to a river reaching the Mediterranean in the Antalya region, and the restaurant specializes on dishes from that region. A true highlight, a... More

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Cervia, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The dishes are very good: the tastes is exactly the one that I am used when travelling in the mediterranean, the price is well in line with the restaurants around (and in general, in the Netherlands). The lamb chops were superb. Furthermore, the kitchen closes a bit later than other restaurant in the netherlands. I would go there again.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I went there with my husband and we loved it. The place is very simple and cozy, with photographs from 1980s in Istanbul hanging on the wall. The food was absolutely great, full of flavour and the service was good. We had cheese sigara, baba ganouch, oruk, lamb skewers and dorade fish, served with complimentary fresh baked bread. And of... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were looking for a pleasant and calm place to dine after a small walk... 3 restaurants afterwards, all with closed kitchen due to a major game, this was our last try. The place was really calm, with only a few tables occupied, but we were really welcomed. We had a delicious meal, and stayed until quite late having drinks.... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Lentil soup was delicious. Service was good. Server very pleasant. It seemed to have a lot of locals eating there and we enjoyed that as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Really had a mixed experience here, which hesitates me from recommending to go back... Pro's - - Able to adjust reservation at last minute from 4 to 6 people - Food was pretty good (fish tasty), mains were large (but starters small) - Value for money is reasonable (we tried the house Turkish white, surprisingly good) Con's - - Service... More

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Amsterdam
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had 6 different mezzes, all tasty, well executed, with fresh products and generously portioned. The service was quick and courteous. With a full bottle of wine we ate for less than 50 euros for two. Quite good for Amsterdam!

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Not only the best grilled fish - succulent and perfectly seasoned, generous in size, never over cooked (and I've tried a lot of grilled dorade dishes around this town) - but also one of the few places where I can order the walnotensalade which is made with pomegranate syrup for a very special flavor. Also the best hummus I've tasted... More

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