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Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 - 683 07 92
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Ranked #445 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great service, delicious dishes (ours were served on a dry, savoury pancake) tasty beers served in a coconut... A great setting to the St. Valentines dinner we treated ourselves to. Definitely a place we will visit again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent high quality food in a gorgeous setting. Check out the inlaid walls seating etc A pleasant surprise!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was a little worried about eating African food as I can be quite fussy. However if felt very friendly and unlike some other reviews I did find our waiter warm and helpful. Mine and my boyfriends food came together on this big flat, spongy, citric bread stuff. (Not sure what It's called) I'd gone for a mild lamb dish... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have had Ethiopian food in several US cities. We love it but the food here was superior to anything we had before. Just loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for something unique for dinner and stumbled across this restaurant. Neither my husband nor myself had ever had African food and figured we'd give this restaurant a shot. The food was delicious! We got the combo platter and another lamb dish. I was surprised at how spicy the food was (in hindsight, I should've ordered it all... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The food was interesting, though I was not crazy about the pancake like bread with which you are expected to scoop the food instead of forks. It became soggy and was cold and rubbery. It can be somewhat disconcerting to eat with just your hands if you've never done it before. I ended up wearing much of my dinner. Service... More 

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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was solo on a business weekend in Amsterdam and the Concious hotel recommended this to me. I arrived at about 9:30pm on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full and they staff wer not waiting at the door, but I made my way to the bar and they seated me at the last open table for 2. They brought... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The food and service was friendly and efficient. The food was Ethiopian. We do not want to spoil a delightful surprise when you dine at this restaurant. We ordered a dish that consisted of a wide variety of ethnic foods which were well prepared and had many different flavours. It was a great experience recommended by our superb host, Peter... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was a great food experience. So glad we did not miss it! I was tempted to go three stars only because the service left a bit to be desired. This place gets high marks on the ambiance and decor and music etc. Very authentic. Our server was not all that friendly and never warmed up, all though another server... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The staff were a little shy at first ( all from Eritrea ) but super friendly after you started talking to them. The food was served on a large platter on what I call sponge bread, like a large soft spongy wrap which you rip off and eat the various portions of food on top. The food was excellent and... More 

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Address: Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 - 683 07 92
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Cuisine: African

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