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Surya

#220 of 2,542 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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De Pijp
Indian, Asian, Nepali
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Ceintuurbaan 147, 1072 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 6767 985
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Surya - Amsterdam's Premier Indian Kitchen. Located in the trendy De Pijp...
Surya - Amsterdam's Premier Indian Kitchen. Located in the trendy De Pijp neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Surya invites you to experience an exquisite selection of Indian, Nepalese and Oriental cuisines, presented with unexpected and adventurous flavours. With a broad selection encompassing vegetarian, meat and fish dishes, you'll enjoy culinary mastery and impeccable service within a contemporary atmosphere that reference hints of ethnicity. In addition we offer a superior and distinctive drinks list, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Some of which, are exclusively available in Amsterdam only at Surya. Surya is located within walking distance from the infamous Albert Cuyp market and the Heineken Experience. For the more information and to share your experience, join us on Facebook by searching, "Surya Restaurant"
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Look no further for excellent indian and napalese food

We first went to this restaurant three plus years ago when it was new. Going again we found the food, service and ambience just as good. We ate from the Napalese part of the menu and the food was tasty with a good size serving, especially the Dal Bhat Masu. The naan bread was beautiful. Easy to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Neil E
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Bunbury, Australia
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Bunbury, Australia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We first went to this restaurant three plus years ago when it was new. Going again we found the food, service and ambience just as good. We ate from the Napalese part of the menu and the food was tasty with a good size serving, especially the Dal Bhat Masu. The naan bread was beautiful. Easy to get to on... More 

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SuryaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Welcome back Neil! Great to read that you'd enjoyed your meal with us, and thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We'll look forward to welcoming you back again, although you don't have to wait three years until the next time. ;) More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

went to this restaurant for Team dinner with colleagues. Food was good and service was also good. But something which I would never do if I visit this restaurant again is- Never order any Vindaloo dishes. The way Vindaloo is prepared in India is different. To make it fire like hot, I think they had added chilly powder after preparing... More 

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SuryaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Hi Travelnowornever, unfortunately we brought a few tears to your eyes, but as you will have read in the menu, our Vindaloo isn't for the faint-hearted. ;) Likewise, we're glad that your team dinner was a success and that the food and service were exactly how we would like to hear it to be. More 

Almere
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had an important business meeting, team of 5 people. Due excellent food and environment, Pleasant handling and advices of all waitresses, business meeting went well. Heard that an interesting 3rd Surya restaurant will open in Utrecht, Excellent central, can not wait for my next bizz-plannings.

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SuryaManagement, Public Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Many thanks for the warm comments, and very happy that your business meeting was a success. If you ever need a tailored meeting space, we can of course assist. Just send us a mail to: query@suryarestaurant.nl. More 

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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As a person of indian heritage after reading the reviews and being recommended this restaurant from the concierge at our hotel we decided to eat here. The food was average at best and far too hot in spice even for my palate and I can handle my heat! When I mentioned this the waitress simply said this is authentic that... More 

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SuryaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Dear Prav123, Thank you very much for your feedback. We're disappointed that you didn't have an enjoyable experience at Surya. As you'll know, those familiar with the Indian kitchen will naturally have a slightly different approach to how traditional recipes are prepared and cooked. Our chefs are no different, and being some of the best in the business here in... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to Surya in Hilversum (same owner as in Amsterdam) and had a wonderful meal. Great Indian food and super ambiance. Loved the place and still dreaming about the food :-)

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SuryaManagement, Public Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Hi Harald, Thank you for the feedback. You're always welcome any time :)) More 

Timisoara, Romania
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was so difficult to find vegan food in Amsterdam and we were happy to find Surya nearby our hotel. They serve meat based and vegetarian dishes, but they also have some vegan options available (ask the waitress). We had dinner there two times and it was really delicious, I would recommend the mushroom based vegan stew. The place was... More 

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SuryaManagement, Public Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Greetings Alexandra, Many thanks for writing these comments. We're glad that we could cater to your needs and it makes us especially happy that you had enjoyed your dining experience at Surya. You're always welcome back. :) More 

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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

this restaurant is a great experience. not only is the interior making you feel as if you are far away from home, also the food is giving you a taste of India. the service was very nice and the price/quality ratio is decent. i will be back for sure!

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SuryaManagement, Public Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Many thanks Najima for your kind words. You're always welcome back any time. :) More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Excellent service, wonderful spicey indian food. Definatly worth a visit! Don't miss out on their gin/tonic specials.

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SuryaManagement, Public Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you'd treated yourself to own of our G&Ts Caroline. Thank you very much for the feedback. More 

Hoorn, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is one of those restaurants where I could easily come back every week and enjoy it like the first time. The food is AMAZING!, full of flavor, well presented and it is good value for money. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is a place where you can relax and have a great evening. I have recommended... More 

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SuryaManagement, Public Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Maria, thank you for your wonderful words and for recommending us. You're always welcome whenever you're in Amsterdam. Best wishes. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Surya because other higher-rated restaurants in Amsterdam were not available on short notice. I'm really happy we came across this little place! Modern decor, pleasant staff and oh my, the butter chicken is to die for! I seriously don't understand why other Indian restaurant score so much better on TripAdvisor, while their food is bland compared to... More 

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SuryaManagement, Public Relations Manager at Surya, responded to this review

Dear Joanna, Thank you for the kind words. You're always welcome back. Surya and our Butter Chicken awaits you! ;) More 

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Additional Information about Surya

Address: Ceintuurbaan 147, 1072 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 6767 985
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Nepali

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ceintuurbaan 147, 1072 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighborhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: 020 6767 985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Nepali

Description

Surya - Amsterdam's Premier Indian Kitchen. Located in the trendy De Pijp neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Surya invites you to experience an exquisite selection of Indian, Nepalese and Oriental cuisines, presented with unexpected and adventurous flavours. With a broad selection encompassing vegetarian, meat and fish dishes, you'll enjoy culinary mastery and impeccable service within a contemporary atmosphere that reference hints of ethnicity. In addition we offer a superior and distinctive drinks list, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Some of which, are exclusively available in Amsterdam only at Surya. Surya is located within walking distance from the infamous Albert Cuyp market and the Heineken Experience. For the more information and to share your experience, join us on Facebook by searching, "Surya Restaurant"
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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