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Harlem Soul Food

#307 of 2,531 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Haarlemmerstraat 77,, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+3120-330 1498
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
More of a bar than restaurant

It is more of a bar than restaurant but that said it is still very nice. Very small but food was good and service was excellent. Not sure if I would recommend but would say a reliable if passing. Little heart sweets with the bill were a nice touch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Devonian10
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England
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  • Late Night
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England
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is more of a bar than restaurant but that said it is still very nice. Very small but food was good and service was excellent. Not sure if I would recommend but would say a reliable if passing. Little heart sweets with the bill were a nice touch.

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NOTTINGHAM
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this gem on our way back to the hotel one nigh, it was wonderful! Lovely local atmosphere, mouth watering food (the New York Strip steak was fantastic and big!). The staff were very helpful and friendly, great value for money, good beer! Would definitely go back when we return to Amsterdam1

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food here isn't fancy but it is exceptionally tasty! I had a Jamaican chicken dish which was probably the best chicken I have ever had- lots of different flavours on the plate which were all fantastic. The restaurant has a great atmosphere too and the staff are really friendly. Highly recommended if you want down to earth, tasty food.

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Perth, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Love this place- a small place that looks unassuming on the outside but was a gem of a find. €7.50 for a pint of Heineken and bottle of coke. Then we decided to share a burger which was delicious and homemade. The music is definitely chilled and soul, the whole place is homely and laid back. Definitely worth a look

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've goto Cafe Harleem every time I come into town from the states or Africa to get my my reset to Amsterdam. Great and friendly bar tenders. Guests are awesome and quite beautiful. Especially fun in winter when the Dutch women take of all of those layers of sweaters to reveal their "cat suits". I normally walk there from Amsterdam... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Following a disappointing visit to Barney's for food, we were just glad to eat. It was very small, with minimal seating so we sat at the bar mostly. No smoking at all, and they'll move tables around to accommodate group sizes where possible. Very steep stairs for the bathroom (note for those to whom it matters). We both had a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went with a friend on a Sunday night. It's in the Jordaan neighborhood of Amsterdam which reminds me of SoHo a bit. I had the gumbo, which was blackeyed peas, rice, tomatoes, chicken and shrimp with a two-bone slab of bbq ribs on top. Not exactly what I was expecting, but very good. On the bartenders recommendation, my friend had... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great service and a 'buzzy' atmosphere. It's a small bar, but there is seating outside and at the bar. The food is tasty and the beer plentiful.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After wandering around the sleazy Amsterdam streets looking for a place to sit down and have a simple but decent dinner after constant disappointments regarding the food in this town,we ended up here out of pure luck. The place looks sleazy as it's surroundings but has that unique character of Amsterdam's coffee houses and bistros with trendy music to help... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As mentioned by others, the nachos are grand! Chips really tasty and fresh toppings. Waiters were very friendly and quick to refill our beers - always nice. Location and outdoor seating make it a great stop at anytime of the day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haarlemmerstraat 77,, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +3120-330 1498

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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