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Girassol

#877 of 2,497 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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47 reviews
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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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6 reviews
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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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15 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 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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
6 restaurant reviews
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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
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28 restaurant reviews
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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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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: 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: 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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