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Axum

#797 of 2,822 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Best food, Best Service, and great atmosphere.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
leajosephine911
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank Frank H
Santiago, Chile
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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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Thank FernaG
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Thank francina2015
1 review
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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Thank Guy D
Kelowna, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Thank DaveBritishColumbia
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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Thank Anne A
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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Thank Brechtart
Vienna, Austria
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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Thank Finnbar_Oooh
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I decided to stop here for dinner after noticing the sign in a side street, and I'm so glad. The food was great - it'd been a while since I had rated Ethiopian food and this was just as good as my favorite spot at home. The staff was very nice too.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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