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Albert Cuypstraat 40, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 679 62 25
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious meal

I don't know much about Turkish food but proposed Orontes for dinner with a friend based on the TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed! We had a reservation but for a Thursday night it was relatively quiet. We started with the calamari, which was just ok, as well as the fried/sauteed spinach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I don't know much about Turkish food but proposed Orontes for dinner with a friend based on the TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed! We had a reservation but for a Thursday night it was relatively quiet. We started with the calamari, which was just ok, as well as the fried/sauteed spinach with garlic and yogurt. The spinach was delicious.... More 

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant was busy on the Saturday night and stayed so after 9 (late for Amsterdam). It was a fun atmosphere with friendly staff. The Turkish menu suited both meat eaters and vegetarians well. There was a reasonable selection of wine at different prices and a good choice of tasty food, with excellent flatbread.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The selection of mezze to share for 2 or 3 people is a very good, delicious value for price choice (€34, and €49, respectively). We spent three hours over there, utterly delighted by the 10-12 small dishes they brought us. They have a good selection of Turkish wines, if you fancy that, at €20-30 the bottle. And Turkish coffee and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Albert Cuypstraat 40, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 (0) 20 679 62 25
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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