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Axum

Utrechtsedwarsstraat 85, Amsterdam 1017 WD, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-6228389
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Ranked #1,378 of 2,229 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Food was delicious. One of the best I had while in Amsterdam. The waitress was warm, friendly and attentive. The chicken was Delicious. Can't understand why this place was not packed. Wish I had discovered it earlier in my stay so I could have gone more than once.

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International
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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Cozy, friendly, family run, a lovely spot for a night out in couple, with friends or family. Very good value. The lamb was delicious, the beef as well and the fish dish we had was especially delicious. You order to share and eat with your fingers as is traditional so a lovely spot to go in numbers. Very comforting.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I don't have a ton of experience to write a super accurate review-but from what I can say concerning my love of FOOD, service, and the experience, our group of four had a great time here. We were looking for a place to eat, and we were a bit...timid. Whiners. Meat pies and Moroccan was all we had sampled out... More

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Heerhugowaard
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The restaurant had a cosy ethiopian athomsphere, also the food was solid ethiopian staple food with good injera basis. Only my favourite sauce of them all, shiro wot, was a disappointment, therefore one minus point. But for anyone wanting to experience an african meal, but not necessarily being fond of very spicy food, a good place to start.

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York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Highly recommended for unusual and delicious food as well as an intimate and friendly atmosphere. We felt as though we were eating in someone's home rather than an impersonal restaurant. The food was full of flavour, fragrant with a touch of spice, and very reasonably priced. Try the wonderful Ethiopian coffee - rich and aromatic. A real find.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

If you are looking for something different and yiu have never tried Ethiopian food give this a go. You eat with you hands to its best to wash them before your food arrives. We had a lamb stew, a beef dish and spicy fish dish. Its is all served with a giant pancake/crepe thingy which vegetables, pickles and other assorted... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

My wife, son and I went to Axum for dinner during a recent trip to Amsterdam. We were very overjoyed as the food was excellent and the lady serving, cooking and everything else was very kind and helpful. We will definitely go back.

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Dunedin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This was our first Ethiopian food experience and we loved it. If you want a quick meal, this may not be the place for you. The food was so different to what we normally have at home and it is a very relaxed wee eating place. Go there and experience something totally unique. 111 euros for one course for 8... More

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Oakland, CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

A mother-daughter operation - we happened on this little place off Utrechtstraat - greeted warmly, left to ponder the menu. Ordered beers and waited for our food. Noticed everyone else's food looked and smelled really good. We tried a goulash-like stew which she made not-too-spicy for us, a minced lamb stew that was on the bland/mild side; but the second... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

We are walking around the neighborhoods of Fredericksplein and ended up at this restaurant by chance. It was an amazing discovery. The food is extremely delicious. The lady who owns the place is very nice. She customized the food to our requirements, replacing milk with other delicious ingredients. We spent a long time talking about ethiopia with her. It's not... More

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