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Surya

Ceintuurbaan 147, 1072 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 6767 985
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Ranked #320 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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"
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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"
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This Restaurant did not turn out the way i expected it to be. i was disappointed in fact. The lamb meat was terrible, not tender hard to bite, very dry both in the mixed grill tandoori plate and in the lamb curry.

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

Dear Yousef, Thank you for your remarks. It's very unfortunate that the lamb didn't meet your expectations. We always try to make sure that all our dishes are of the highest standard before leaving the kitchen. Unfortunately on this occasion, it may not have been the case. We hope that this isolated incident didn't ruin your overall dining experience at... More

Basel, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I know almost every Indian Restaurant in Amsterdam. The expensive and the cheap. Surya is very moderate in price but the food is great! The service was excellent and very friendly. The visit is an experience! The Interior is modern and stylish. The background music modern Indian! Exceptionally also styled dishes. We had Chicken Korma and Tandoori Chicken Tikka with... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. You're always welcome at Surya! :) More

Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having eaten here twice this year ad both meals were pretty decent, I felt that I shuld share the experience with others. If you like a good curry then you wont be disappointed with the Surya, the food is more like a top curry in the UK as opposed to a bland Uncle Bens in Amsterdam as often I have... More

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

Thank you so much Glen for the kind words. You're always welcome! More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Excellent Indian food, great atmosphere and lovely staff. Well priced food that was beautifully cooked and presented, some dishes were a little obver spiced with chilli powder, rather than a mix of spices but it was all very tasty.

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

Thank you Steven for your feedback. Upon you're next visit, please let us know which dishes you felt were over-spiced, and we'll correct this accordingly. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

In Amsterdam there are only two restaurants which are really good. That is Surya and Diya. Unfortunately Diya has been bomb blasted, hopefully they will reopen. Surya is a very good alternative. Friendly staff, food is good, mixture of different herbs. Where Diya is more traditional, Surya gives all the traditional dishes a modern twist.

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

Amit, your feedback is much appreciated, and you're always welcome to visit us again. Best regards. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We decided to dine here after being referred by a colleague. It is located away from all the touristic attractions and is easily accessible by tram. Booking a table in advance is recommended.It is well furnished,clean restaurant with great ambiance.Very attentive and friendly staff.They do have a couple of Nepalese dishes on the menu which are interesting.The service was hit... More

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

Thank you very much for giving us your feedback. As you'll know, all of our dishes are cooked fresh upon ordering. Likewise, we're continuously improving to make sure that the food leaves the kitchen, and onto your table in the quickest time possible. You're always welcome back. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The first thing you will enjoy about this restaurant is the clean and modern interior. Provides a classy but relaxing ambiance. The service received is impeccable and very helpful and friendly staff. The portions provided are plenty and a great selection of items to chose from. My personal favorite is the Chicken Korma....delicious! I have always dined here with a... More

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

Thank you so much ALeJune for your review. You and your friends are always welcome to dine at Surya anytime. Warm regards. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Surya must be one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Amsterdam as the place was jam-packed on a Tuesday evening. The mixed starter comprising of mainly deeply fried bites and snacks was pretty OK, but just that. Then we had to wait over an hour before the main dishes were served which were slightly disappointing. The chicken madras was... More

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

Thank you Venneper for your honest review. Your feedback has been forwarded to the management. We hope you'll give us another chance, and that your experience will be better next time. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a restaurant that serves very good tasting food in a nice environment. Personnel is friendly. Cook does take his time making food, for us that's no problem at all. Chicken paneer and saag paneer - very nice. Sometimes the whole place is full so make a reservation on buzy days.

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Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Lovely decor and intimate lighting. The fried entrees were pretty tasteless, paneer pakora and bhaji onion very disappointing. Hot chicken wings good. Pappadum's and sauces that were offered were good. We shared 4 entrees and 5 mains. Ok but nothing special. Highlight was the tandoori fish. Basmati rice was terrible. Bill was expensive €174 for 4 of us. Definitely would... More

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

Dear Frangipani12, Many thanks for your feedback. We're always trying to improve the Surya dining experience and while we noted how much you'd enjoyed the cosy atmosphere, we would like to express that we're always open to create dishes to the individual tastes of our diners. If you find yourself in Amsterdam again, we would like to be given another... More

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