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Serengeti

Eerste van Swindenstraat 44A, 1093 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-4638388
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Ranked #1,517 of 2,288 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Limited menu but really interesting food. Surprising and good drink selection. Went there twice and enjoyed both times. The service can be a little slow, but ok. The owner is quite a character and I enjoy talking to her. The prices are on the expensive end. The restaurant is in a bit of an inobvious place. Definitely not in the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Treats a good friends dinner here and it turns out very relaxing space and cheerful owner and tasty foods, also child-friendly with yummy kids menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I was very disappointed by this place. It is very sad to say this, because it has the potential to be fantastic. Great menu. Tasty dishes. Unique flavours and choice of alcohol from Africa. However it is let down by its service. It truly seemed like the two waiters were on drugs of some sort the entire time they served... More

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Tasty Ethiopian food, big choice of vegan dishes, the service in good and the staff very friendly. Pity it's a bit out of the centre, but if I happen to be in that area again I will probably go back. Good value for money as well!

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Sitges, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

It was my first time eating Ethiopian food. I wasn't sure what to expect, but thank you Marise Silveira, who was the manager/waitress at the restaurant. She made it a memorable experience, and I would definitely go there again. Not sure what to order? Ask Marise! Very good food, at reasonable price.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I confess I am addicted to this kind of food, and hard to find (at least a good restaurant) in plenty of cities/countries. I was glad last year that I found this one in Amsterdam. Food is outrageously great. Atmosphere is really great. Be sure to visit if you enjoy spicy "hands-on" food. Honestly one of the best places to... More

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Hereford
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We found Serengeti by accident, looking for somewhere to eat. Most places nearby looked rather ordinary but this restaurant had bright, colourful decor, and the lady we met outside (who turned out to be the chef's girlfriend) did a very good job of tempting us in. The African tea and quinoa beers were good; we hadn't tried them before. The... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Having had African food many times but never Ethiopian, my husband and I decided to try the Serengeti. Unwisely as it turned out. The food was mediocre, there was very little difference between the lamb my husband ordered and the sliced beef (which in fact was minced beef) which I ordered. Not sure whethere the sauces were the same but... More

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Surrey - UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

Rented a houseboat in the Zeeburg (North East ish) area of Amsterdam and stumbled upon this restaurant. There wasnt a great deal of choice locally, but this place looked inviting, was almost full (usually a good sign) and the menu was completely new to us. Upon entering, the decor is bright yet not too much. The tables are close, but... More

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