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Eerste van Swindenstraat 44a, 1093 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-4638388
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and kind people!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
Michael K
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Paris, France
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Unusual food mostly curry based food served on a pancake. However we did enjoy the food but would've enjoyed it more if we had knives, forks and napkins available to us as we were expected to eat with our hands. The staff particularly the owners were quite strange. When we asked for the bill the member of staff asked if... More 

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Roma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cozy atmosphere, very nice location, amazing food and service, the owners are kind and helpful, not expensive at all... Definitely a lovely experience and one of the best places to have an ethnic meal in Amsterdam! p.s. vegetarians and vegans are very welcome

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eerste van Swindenstraat 44a, 1093 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020-4638388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African
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

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