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Axum

#308 of 2,470 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Stadsdeel Zuid
African, Ethiopian
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Utrechtsedwarsstraat 85, 1017 WD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6228389
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A trip down memory lane to my youth in Ethiopia

In 1958 my father took up a teaching post in Debre Zeit Ethiopia for three years. So I spent three of my very formative years growing up there. My younger brother Julian and I have been back only once two years ago (subject of a TripAdvisor report). Well .................two nights ago Julian and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
JonathanSuch2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

In 1958 my father took up a teaching post in Debre Zeit Ethiopia for three years. So I spent three of my very formative years growing up there. My younger brother Julian and I have been back only once two years ago (subject of a TripAdvisor report). Well .................two nights ago Julian and I went for a boys night out... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I am living in Scotland at the moment, and my husband is from America, but living in S.Korea. Yes we are having a long distance relationship, and had a short trip to Amsterdam in last February. The last night of the trip, we went this restaurant. The restaurant was romantic, friendly, great service and tasty food, it is one of... More 

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Holland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant is a little gem in the Utrechtsedwarsstraat, not very far from "De Mageren Brug". We used it as our dinner location before we went to the "Muziektheater". Arrived early, and got a warm welcome from the waitress. The food is authentic Ethiopian, which means: eating with your fingers. Price/quality is great - a full dinner for 2 including... More 

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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The hostess is sweet and kind, she explains everything you need to know about the menu. The place is little, simple but cosy. The food is wonderful, be aware of the spicy. They have gluten free meals.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

On a night we did not feel like cooking we discovered AXUM, an Ethiopian restaurant close to the Amstel river. The hostess is wonderful - take her advise when studying the menu. Very tasty real food at affordable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Cosy environment, very nice people and great food, try palm or banana bier(very sweet), dishes with meat very nice and a bit spicy, Price very affordable and place outside of the mess of the mess but in the center, I'll come back soon. PS they speak italian as well one of my favorite places in amsterdam

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Kelowna, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our bed and breakfast hosts. Friendly atmosphere. Good food. Relaxed. Enjoyable evening

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Last Thursday I ordered delicious Ethiopian snacks for a business celebration. The AXUM owner Belaynesh made 5 different snacks for 35 people and we finished all. She brought the dishes her selves and told our guest about the ingredients. I think more people jointed the meeting because of these special and unusual Ethiopian flavors.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a Lovely place to have had my Birthday Diner! With 12 Friends we shared one large table to enjoy a superb original Ethiopian buffet. In a cosy warm and relaxed atmosphere we felt completely at home. And we all loved eating with our hands.... The charming Owner did her best to serve and provide a Delicious meal and for... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful experience, we were a group of two and shared a few dishes on a huge platter. Really enjoy the ethiopian style and I tried the banana beer too. I highly recommend this restaurant, the food was cooked fresh and the seasoning was perfect. It is a bit of a walk from the centre of town, but a lovely one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 85, 1017 WD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: 020-6228389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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