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Weesperzijde 135, 1091 ES Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 6923471
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Ranked #490 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $29 - $36
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

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
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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
45 helpful votes 45 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
9 reviews 9 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.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We went to the Girassol twice on our recent visit to Amsterdam. The first time was on the recommendation of our B&B host and the second time was try the dish a neighbouring table had that looked interesting. Our first visit was lovely. We were greeted warmly at the door and seated quickly. We had a little appetizer at our... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

When I first moved here I heard from different people within the Portuguese community that there was a "real" Portuguese restaurant in town. Years later Girassol is still one of my favorite restaurants. And it's not just my nostalgic craving of our typical dishes. Whenever I go there most customers seemed to be a loyal crowd of local Dutch, mixed... 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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