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Girassol

#989 of 2,542 Restaurants in Amsterdam
#1,087 of 2,740 Places to Eat in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
European, Portuguese
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A taste of Portugal with view to the Amstel

My friends and I had a pleasant dinner by the Amstel. It was a lovely summer evening and the staff promptly found us a table outside. We had polvo à lagareiro and grelhada mista de peixe. It was noticeable that the fish was not freshly picked, however the dishes were well prepared and the recipes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Mafalda M
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Porto, Portugal
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Milan, Italy
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The location is wonderful: over one of the greatest canal of Amsterdam, maybe not the most romantic but for sure very nice! And also the style and the atmosphere of the restaurat are apreciable to have a dinner in a very Portuguese style. I tried fish and it was something special!I give only three stars cause is very expensive. I... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My friends and I had a pleasant dinner by the Amstel. It was a lovely summer evening and the staff promptly found us a table outside. We had polvo à lagareiro and grelhada mista de peixe. It was noticeable that the fish was not freshly picked, however the dishes were well prepared and the recipes were typical Portuguese. Beer and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have visited Girassol for a couple of times now, mainly during sunny summerdays, and over the years I have seen them grow - service got better and better. And these days they are doing very well. Went for a cool beer on their terrace, with some fingerfood on the side. Ordered a platter with fried Portuguese items, which were... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

after having questioned the freshness (doubtful) of my octopus salad I made myself insulted by a woman of restaurant as aggressively then her dirty appearance. When she was coming to our table, all we think it was a homeless woman asking for money but not, it was the woman of the restaurant shooting to us ! Absolutely awfull experience... pass... More 

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

Having booked a table online, when we arrived we were told our booking had not been confirmed but were sat by the bar (and kitchen! Very hot!) to wait for a table. In the twenty minutes we waited, we received no apology for the booking's failure (even though I showed the confirmation email I had received) and didn't even have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were staying nearby and visited just because it was closest... Glad we did! It was a quieter night it seemed, and the service was great along with the food and sangria. We recommend a visit for sure.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is our third time returning to Girassol and our first time enjoying the sandy outdoor venue they have overlooking the Amstel. Wilma and Carlos are terrific people and the food is fabulous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went for dinner with colleagues. Service was good. The food was good though it attempted to take traditional Portuguese dishes and present them in a modern way. The Bacalhao was interesting, but confess I prefer the traditional form. Dessert was great - pastel de Nata - but again more fancy the presentation than what was needed.

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CarloT72, Eigenaar at Girassol, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor. The way we decorate our plates is to give these authentic dishes a modern twist. If you prefer the traditional way we can always make exceptions for our guests. We hope to see you soon! Dear regards, Wilma and Carlos Teixeira More 

Zug, Switzerland
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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
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Girassol

Address: Weesperzijde 135, 1091 ES Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020 6923471
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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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: European, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?