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I Kriti

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Balthasar Floriszstraat 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A rare gem

Very good food, in lrge portions and quite cheap for Amsterdam standards (we paid 25 euros each for starters, main dish, salads, drinks and an unlimited supply of bread). The service was fast, although there is only the owner (a very nice lady) to serve at the table. Definitely recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Rossella A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very good food, in lrge portions and quite cheap for Amsterdam standards (we paid 25 euros each for starters, main dish, salads, drinks and an unlimited supply of bread). The service was fast, although there is only the owner (a very nice lady) to serve at the table. Definitely recommended!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If a craving for original Greek (and Cretan) food hits you and you are looking for a cozy evening out, I Kriti is the place to go. It is a tiny restaurant hidden in a side street of Cornelis Troost Plein, but full of character and energy. The food is simply amazing prepared with love and passion, plenty to choose... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good Greek food (Cretan too). I love the octopus starter: The immediate cause of our visit, and of course to hear Yannis sing after dinner, enjoying some raki.

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Thank schelp
The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you want to go to a little out of the way restaurant with great food, then this is for you. If you stay after the kitchen has closed, you will be treated to dancing and singing with Yiannis. A real gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

What a great little local place. The grilled dishes, salad, bread were great. Very lightly flavored and not to heavy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Real Greek food and music. The owners were absolutely lovely. We had six different appetizers and were totally stuffed after the dinner. Retsina was on the milder side, personally I prefer stronger flavour but maybe this is more popular with non-retsina enthusiasts. Pricing was reasonable.

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Thank Janna78
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a simple yet very cosy place, with the ultrawelcoming hearty hostess. They even use old fashioned electric non economy bulbs! Which adds to the warmth of the atmosphere. I enjoyed my time while eating simple yet fairly prepared muzaka. It was Monday, and the menu offer was for 9 euros, offering a decent plate of fresh vegetables followed... More 

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Thank Matthew C
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Really charming and cosy place to spend a night out. Great value on special menu, nice red wine. The restaurant is also very funny and the location is great. You have to go there at least once if you are in Amsterdam!

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Thank il_viandante91
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This restaurant looks very much like its owner: friendly and welcoming. The food is from Greece and Crete. You better be very hungry and not on a diet if you eat there, because the dishes are large and the stews quite heavy. Overall, I found it very good and will go again at my next visit in Amsterdam.

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Thank Bob L
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

The place is a small Greek island in the midst of Amsterdam. Not easy to find, but your efforts will be reworded by warmest welcoming, that makes you feel as if you are at home, sweet home. Staff is very attentive and cheerful. Go for lamb stew - it is exceptional! I recommend this place if you are looking for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balthasar Floriszstraat 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Neighborhood Profile
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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