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Eerste van Swindenstraat 44a, 1093 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-4638388
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Ranked #1,803 of 2,444 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had been looking forward to this meal for a while having heard very good reviews from friends. Service was unbelievably slow, we must have been waiting for over 2 hours for food (and I was warned it would not be quick). I don't even believe I got what I ordered. Food was ok but nothing special and for what... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant is a great place to have dinner, the owner is a very kind woman who explains every single detail about the food and makes you feel very welcome. The food is delicious and the prices are ok if you consider that is in Amsterdam, the flavors are very authentic and the restaurant is nicely decorated. Totally recommended especially... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Address: Eerste van Swindenstraat 44a, 1093 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-4638388
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: African

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