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Axum

#304 of 2,504 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Scrumptious

Our family visited this restaurant at the beginning of June - three of us complete newbies when it comes to African and Ethiopian cuisine, but what can I say - the food was delicious! There is an ample choice of vegetarian dishes as well as meat and we had our food served on a big plate for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
BeckyS123
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our family visited this restaurant at the beginning of June - three of us complete newbies when it comes to African and Ethiopian cuisine, but what can I say - the food was delicious! There is an ample choice of vegetarian dishes as well as meat and we had our food served on a big plate for everyone to share,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking to eat something different for dinner. The interior is small, clean and the music is not loud. Typical Ethiopian cuisine served on 1 large plate with pancake. Reasonable choice, also vegetarian. Prices were around €14 per main course which was quite filling. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were not rushed. Although you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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
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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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Address: Utrechtsedwarsstraat 85, 1017 WD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-6228389
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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  • 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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