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De smaak van Afrika

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Goudsesingel 342a, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31(0)102135566
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing food, great service

Cozy atmosphere, great service, delicious food, great value for money..definitely try all their flavored beers and if you're in a big group don't over order because the portions are big

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Irene B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Surprising little gem. The menu consisted mostly of dishes I'd never heard of. All the dishes we tried were really tasty and really well prepared. Staff were extremely friendly and service was first class. The dining area was a little dark, but the ambience was very good with a pleasant mix of African music playing gently in the background. Prices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, great service, delicious food, great value for money..definitely try all their flavored beers and if you're in a big group don't over order because the portions are big

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Thank Irene B
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I went here with my husband because we want to eat Ethiopian food,the food was very testy and delicious,we had the best time and i felt like i am home.

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Thank 14queenxena
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had dinner here with 6 persons and we all ordered the Eastern African dishes. A few of us were first timers eating African food so we all ordered different dishes to try out. The lamb stew (Kelwa) of my boyfriend was tough and somewhat tasteless, but my chicken dish was really nice and had a nice spiciness to it... More 

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Thank CindyY8
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You are in for a tasty treat if you havent tried the cuisine. Even if you have, the place keeps calling you back. Great meats, different veggies and serves in the traditional Ethiopian style make this restaurant unique. You had a great collection of African beers as well. Reservations arent always necessary but a good idea during busy times.

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Taipei
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The most important thing in a restaurant is mood, but this dinner destroy our nice day. Our hotel tell us Smaak offer crocodiles is very cool and special that we never try before, so we try this restaurant. Menu with lots of African name that we never seen before, and we don’t know how to choose the meal, waitress recommend... More 

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Thank Alderis
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Because of the location, this restaurant isn't the one where you're pushed against your neighbours while you try to eat. It's always fun-busy, which makes the atmosphere great. The food is a-mazing, next to that I also love the way of traditions they bring in (eat with your hands and a local pancake, feed your neighbor 'cause it shows friendship).... More 

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Thank kjbooij
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Try order the Oost Afrika Special (there's chicken, fish, lamb and beef in one plate) and some other menu like ZGNI Special (beef) and ASSA/KELWA Special (pangasius fish). You can order some menus in one big platter and eat them with your hands (if you prefer to). Price is very reasonable for great taste they gave. Oh, it's better to... More 

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Thank Fresa Y
Berlin, Germany
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Rotterdam. Absolutely delicious and a little exotic. Some of the dishes are served to eat by hand using the pancake-like bread. The atmosphere is also somehow African with a lot of decorations. Even better, prices are quite affordable. Absolutely good value!

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Thank nzlatev
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The restaurant boasts East, West and South African food on the menu, but I can only speak to the Ehtiopian food. I generally like Ethiopian food -- the pancakes and the spicy meats and the mix of flavors -- but I rarely encounter Ethiopian food that is cooked with any real artistry. In De Smaak Van Afrika, the food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Goudsesingel 342a, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam>  > Stadsdriehoek
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdriehoek
  • Phone Number: +31(0)102135566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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