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Semhar

Marnixstraat 259, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #189 of 2,253 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Traditional Ethiopian cooking at a very reasonable price. You eat with your fingers and use bread to scoop up your food. We had a two share meal dish with a variety of meats and vegetables followed by the traditional coffee which was delicious. The menu is quite small but the staff were very helpful in explaining the dishes. It's certainly... More

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Clamart, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We come to eat their traditional ethiopian dish each of our visits in Amstedam. Grateful !! Try & you will return there...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We called late on a Saturday night as we were a bit peckish, we chose this place as it was literally next door to our apartment, so glad we did although the staff explained that the kitchen had in fact closed they could still rustle something up for us and they returned with a large bowl full of both vegetable... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Great authentic Ethiopian food. Nice and friendly staff and the food is amazing. Lot's of vegetarian options. We will definately eat here again and again

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Praia da Vitoria, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The experience itselfs is mind blowing. Eating with our own hands is something not very common for europeans so get ready for getting' dirty. The food is spicy but very good and the staff is very helpful and friendly. Piece of advice: ask for the special coffee after ending your meal. You wont regret.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

A perfect spot to get the Ethiopian experience in the evening sun. Service is quick and friendly, no pushy up selling or anything, which I prefer. The food is excellent and the portions are good, and I'm a big eater! A nice, fairly cheap place to eat, I recommend to check it out for yourself!

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I love Ethiopian food and was so happy to find a place while visiting Amsterdam! The food was amazing and service was great. We went with Dutch friends who has been there before and they got the vegetarian platter and we got the vegetarian with fish platter. Loved most of everything. Some things were a bit different to other places... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very good tasty food, especially the vegetarian dishes, lovely people running this restaurant, great atmosphere!!! Love it!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Really positive, warm atmosphere. Prices were reasonable for Amsterdam, an the food was bloody lovely. Very filling, very sociable meals, with good vegetarian options available if you're that way inclined. Came away stuffed and feeling very satisfied.

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Amsterdam
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have had quite a few meals in this Ethopian restuarant. Often together with a lot of friends and at least with all family members present. And very time it was a joy. Vegetarian options are excellent. A meal consists of a large plate with a varity of food. Lentils, stewed beef, a range of vegetable dishes, cheese. That comes... More

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