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Girassol

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Weesperzijde 135, 1091 ES Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 6923471
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely

Although the service can be somewhat slow the food, wine and atmosphere are the best. Located on the Amstel river you can eat out on the terrace. Great desserts; molotov and the must try chocolate mouse!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
dionschuit
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Zug, Switzerland
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  • Late Night
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Zug, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Although the service can be somewhat slow the food, wine and atmosphere are the best. Located on the Amstel river you can eat out on the terrace. Great desserts; molotov and the must try chocolate mouse!!!

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CarloT72, Eigenaar at Girassol, responded to this review

Dear Dion Schuit, Thank you for your lovely words and hopefully till soon. Dear regards, Wilma and Carlos Teixeira More 

Vermont
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This place is really not to be missed -- for its family hospitality, its charming decor, its outstanding food, and superior, authentic fado music. A few others have mentioned slow service. Who cares, when what comes is absolutely extraordinary? Go to Girassol when you have time to drink in the essence of Portugal for a whole evening. I reserved because... More 

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CarloT72, Eigenaar at Girassol, responded to this review

How it pleases us to hear such nice things about our service, food and restaurant. Thank you for your kind words and hopefully till soon. Dear regards, Wilma and Carlos Teixeira More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a restaurant where you can have something out-of-the ordinary, and still specifically Portuguese. I had octopus on a bed of vegetables and my boyfriend had goat in the oven. I hadn't seen goat meat on a restaurant's menu before, in Amsterdam. They were both delicious. We had a couple of Portuguese beers, so the total was less than... More 

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CarloT72, Eigenaar at Girassol, responded to this review

Dear luciarux, We are glad to hear you had such a nice time at our restaurant. Goat meat is not common indeed in Holland. We find that a shame since it is such a tasteful Portuguese delicacy. We are currently working on a new menu and we hope you will try it out soon. Warm regards, Wilma, Carlos & the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Girassol was recommended to us by a waiter at another restaurant. We made reservations on what turned out to be a Fado evening of Portuguese music. We had a bike breakdown on our way to the restaurant and were going to need to secure a large taxi to pick up our bikes and get us back to our hotel. The... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great food! Awesome terrace in front of the Amstel. Services takes a bit too much time but it's worth it!

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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I rented bicycles during our visit to Amsterdam and on Sunday, while cycling around the city, we came across Girassol. It looked like a very charming restaurant so we decided to try it out for lunch. We sat outside right on the river. The decoration was wonderful, with actual sand on the ground. Everything we ate was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had the best service and food we have had on our Europe trip so far. I give it 110%! My partner and I had the tasting plate to share for starters and the salmon as fish of the day and the octopus! we also had the sangria which was just as good. I could not fault this place. Beautiful... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a very satisfying dinner at this friendly restaurant. The rolicking Portuguese music added to the atmosphere. They have an olive and paprika chutney that comes with the bread. I found that very good. The salmon was great.

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Cambridge U.K.
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Friendly place with good atmosphere in good location on the side of the Amstel river, and good value quality eating.

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Amsterdam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised of this small neighbourhood restaurant along the Amstel. I went for the Swordfish served with asparagus, anchovies, tomatoes and fried potatoes and would highly recommend it. We went on a Friday evening around 19:00h and was very lucky to get a seat. For the next time, I would definitely make a reservation. Service was slow and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Weesperzijde 135, 1091 ES Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020 6923471

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?