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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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
CindyY8
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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Berlin, Germany
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Have enjoyed eating here three times! Good price, nice portions, decent service (just rather slow and inattentive), and it just makes for something different. An extensive menu, friendly atmosphere and colorful plates! You get served African pancakes and can pick a type of curry (I recommend the white fish) and it is serviced on a pancake with lentils, spinach, salad... More 

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Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After a view at the menu it's dificult to make a choice, the best is to take a combi dinerbowl. Everything is tastfull and a bit spicy. Great diner from Afrika

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I went there twice and the food is mouthwatering. Both times, I shared the platter for two people. The only downside to the restaurant (and I find this to be true for many places in the NL) is the service, it seems they're doing you a favor by bringing you your order. Still, I would recommend it for the food,... More 

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

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  • 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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